Canadians bring home Large Gold Medals

Two Canadians have won Large Gold Medals at the EFIRO 2024 World Stamp Exhibition, held in Bucharest, Romania.

Anestis Karagiannidis, showcasing “Greece: The 1896 Olympic Issue,” and David McLaughlin, presenting “The Maple Leaf Issue of Canada 1897-1898,” were both present to accept their awards at the EFIRO Palmares ceremony, April 20.

McLaughlin shared on Facebook: “Concluding the Traditional Class exhibit of my Maple Leaf of Canada 1897-1898 collection with a Large Gold Medal, scoring 96 points, and receiving a Special Prize at EFIRO 2024 in Bucharest, Romania last night. This marks the fourth FIP Large Gold attained by this exhibit. Additionally, the exhibit now fulfills the criteria of earning three Large Golds in three different years — a 2022 (2), 2023 (1) and 2024(1), — qualifying it to be showcased in the FIP Championship Class for the next 10 years. Gratitude to all the friends who supported me throughout this journey, and special thanks to commissioners Jim Taylor, Charles Verge, Ed Kroft, Ingo Nessel, and Jane Sodero for representing my exhibit at FIP exhibitions from 2015 to 2024. Appreciation also goes to all the judges who provided valuable feedback over the years.”

For the complete Exhibition results, click here.

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