Jack Nixon, an eight-year-old from Toronto, was crowned 2017 Youth Grand Champion of Champions at the American Philatelic Society StampShow in Richmond, VA, August 3 - 6, 2017. The competition is sponsored by the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors. His traditional exhibit, entitled “Canada 1952-57 Wildlife Series” qualified for the award by winning the Youth Grand Award at CANPEX 2016. Jack’s exhibit also received Best Traditional Award and Judge’s Choice Award for Treatment of Material. Nixon’s exhibit features several dozen stamps with postal uses as well as posters and photographs issued by the Post Office Department (now Canada Post) and stamps designed by the series’ designers. “We just liked the animals and wanted to use them,” the youngster told Canadian Stamp News in an 2016 interview, when the same exhibit was first entered in the North Toronto Stamp Club’s 73rd Annual Exhibition held during the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show. Continue reading →
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