Toronto collector and award-winning exhibitor Jean Wang has added another award to her showcase after competing at the annual Garfield-Perry March Party, a U.S. national-level show held this March.
A hematologist and leukemia researcher by day, Wang received a large gold medal with 93 points for her five-frame exhibit, “Blood: A Modern Medicine,” which also won the American Topical Association First Medal. It was the only multi-frame thematic exhibit at the show, hosted each spring by the Garfield-Perry Stamp Club in Ohio.
The club’s 133rd March Party ran from March 17-19 with nearly three dozen exhibits plus a roughly 30-dealer bourse.
As an exhibitor of medical philately in the thematic class, Wang has earned top national and regional honours. In 2019, her five-frame “Blood” exhibit became the first thematic exhibit to win the Grand Award at a national-level exhibition.
Wang also serves many roles in Organized Philately, including as a board member of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation, a member of Canada Post’s 12-person Stamp Advisory Committee, the membership director of the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada and the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada delegate to the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie thematic commission. She also edits several philatelic publications.