Canadian awarded in New York Collectors Club one-frame competition

Exhibitor Jim Taylor, of Calgary, Alta., took home one of five Awards of Merit in the New York Collectors Club’s 2020 One-Frame Competition, which was held virtually this year.

Taylor’s exhibit, “France 1934: Anti-Tuberculosis ‘Stamp’ Campaign,” was one of 32 entries in the virtual competition. The exhibit explores France’s 1934 Calmette “stamp,” a non-postal label (or cinderella) showing French biochemist Albert Calmette alongside two double-barred crosses.

Taylor is the current past president of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, whose international liaison and nominating committees he also serves.

View his full exhibit at bit.ly/3lDGRT5.

Taylor’s exhibit highlights France’s 1934 non-postal label featuring French biochemist Albert Calmette alongside two double-barred crosses.

Vernon Morris won the competition’s Grand Award for “Local Posts of Philadelphia, 1843-1861,” and Steven Walske took home the Reserve Grand Award for  “The United States 1869 Issue on Packet Mail to France, 1869-1871.”

Adhyatman Agarwala, Jean Voruz, Robert Rufe and David Zemer also won Awards of Merit. The Holyoake Friendship Cup – a “people’s choice” award determined by popular vote – went to Roger Brody.

While the winners were announced during a Nov. 4 video conference, Collectors Club officials are hoping to present the awards in person at the club’s annual dinner next May.

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