Annual WTSC Exhibition next Tuesday

The West Toronto Stamp Club (WTSC) will host its annual exhibition next week during the club’s regular meeting.

All WTSC members were encouraged to submit an entry in one or more of the three classes. Members not wishing to be judged were also invited to submit entries for display only. The May 9 exhibition will be held at the Fairfield Senior Centre on 80 Lothian Ave. in Etobicoke, Ont.

“The exhibition should be most exciting as we experience the creativity and insights that members will share,” wrote WTSC President Sid Mensinga in the club’s May newsletter. “This year’s exhibits focusing in part on Canada’s 150th will allow us to celebrate the terrific country we have the good fortune to live in.”

Exhibits will be entered in one of three classes:

  • single frame, which will be judged using relaxed national standards by a judge retained for this competition;
  • single page, which will be judged using the Greater Toronto Area Philatelic Alliance (GTAPA) standard evaluation; and
  • multi-page, which will be an entry of any shape or size (two pages or more) in any format to be judged on popularity by balloting among presiding members.


The winner of the single-frame competition will have his or her name engraved on the Drake Trophy, which was donated by Everett Drake.

The winner of the single-page competition will have his or her name engraved on the Frank Alusio Award, which was donated by Gordon Payne and Garfield Portch in honour of Frank Alusio.

Lastly, the winner of the multi-page competition will have his or her name engraved on the Ted Allen Trophy, which was donated by the Etobicoke Philatelic Society (EPS) when it merged with the WTSC in 1996. It is named after Ted Allen, EPS President from 1985-95.

All entrants will receive a certificate.

“Best wishes to all who have challenged themselves to enter a Single Page, Multi-Page and/or One Frame exhibit,” wrote Mensinga. “Our annual club exhibition will again provide attendees and participants with a greater appreciation for the hobby and their own collections.”

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