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Volume 45#08 Aug 4 – Aug 17, 2020, 2020

Exhibitors focused on importance must ask, ‘Is it worth the effort?’

When it comes to the sometimes muddy waters of judging, there is perhaps no criteria more perplexing than philatelic and subject importance. It’s true for both exhibitors and judges: the former frets over how to justify their exhibit’s importance while the latter is burdened with determining “the challenge in creating the exhibit,” as it’s explained in the Manual of Philatelic Judging and Exhibiting. “Importance, in the arena of exhibiting in the points system, is one of the most challenging and confusing, conflicting areas for the exhibitors and the judges as well,” said Bill Schultz, of West Chester, Pa., who co-wrote the seventh edition of the venerable manual, which was published by the American Philatelic Society in 2016. Continue reading →

From 2015-19, the evolution of Jean Wang’s award-winning thematic exhibit on blood 'brings tears to my eyes,' said long-time philatelic judge Bill Schultz.

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Postmarks tell pandemic story

Beyond stamps and covers, which were explored in parts one and two of this series, collectors focusing on a COVID-19 theme are also well-equipped with pandemic-related postmarks.

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