Canadians earn medals at world exhibition

Several Canadian philatelists have won medals in the competitive exhibition at the ongoing World Stamp Show in New York City.

Released moments ago, some of the winning Canadian exhibitors include David Hobden, who received a Large Gold for his exhibit entitled “In Defense of the Border – Canadian Military Mails, 1867-1885” (Class 3B, Postal History – Americas [except USA]).

Other Canadian winners include:

  • David Handelman, who received a Large Vermeil for his exhibit entitled “US RRR & AR to 1945” (Class 3A, Postal History – USA);
  • Dr. Samuel Chiu, who earned Large Vermeil for his exhibit entitled “Chefoo Local Post, China, 1893-96” (Class 2D – Traditional – Asia, Oceania, Africa);
  • J.J. Danielski, who won a Silver for his exhibit entitled “Novydux HB – A Private Port in Mullajo, Sweden” (Class 13 – Modern);
  • Michael Deery, who earned a Large Vermeil for his exhibit entitled “Postal Censoring Challenges: Dealing with WWII Mail Violations” (Class 3C – Postal History – Europe);
  • Christiane and Jacques Faucher-Poitras, who won a Large Vermeil for “Postal Usages in the Province of Quebec and Lower Canada until 1831” (Class 3B);
  • Anestis Karagiannidis, who earned a Large Gold for “The Small Hermes Heads of Greece, 1886-1901” (Class 2C);
  • Luc Legault, who won a Gold for “Metered Mail 1897-1922” (Class 2D);
  • Graham Lock, who earned a Large Gold for “The Story of the Penny Black – The Plates, Varieties and Usage” (Class 2C);
  • David McLaughlin, who won a Gold for “The Maple Leaf Issue of Canada 1897-1898” (Class 2B);
  • Ted Nixon, who earned a Vermeil for “1852-76 Plain and Numbered Star Cancels on Mail from Paris Central and 39 District Offices” (Class 3C);
  • Kevin O’Reilley, who won a Vermeil for “A Postal History of the Yukon” (Class 3B);
  • Mary Pugh, who received a Large Gold for “Great Britain. George V Commemorative Stamp Issues” (Class 2C);
  • James Taylor, who earned a Large Vermeil for “St. Pierre & Miquelon: Colonial Series Through First Pictorial” (Class 2B);
  • Gregoire Teyssier, who won a Large Vermeil for “Marcophilie de La Ville de Quebec 1763-1851” (Class 3B);
  • Guillaume Vadeboncoeur, who received a Gold for “Canada – The Small Queens of 1840 – 1897” (Class 2B); and
  • John Walsh, who won a Vermeil for his exhibit entitled “Newfoundland Legal Documents: Stampless Precursor and 1898 Queen Victoria First Revenue Types” (Class 9).

Canadian winners in the literature exhibits include:

  • Neil Donen, who earned aLarge Silver for The Flagstaff, journal of the King George V Silver Jubilee Study Circle (Canada);
  • Jon Johnson, who received aLarge Silver for Canadian Stamps With Perforated Initials, Fifth Edition (Canada);  and
  • James Taylor, who won a Large Silver for Mail From The French Shore of Newfoundland, Canada.

For a complete list of medal winners, click here.

The awards will be presented on Thursday.


The World Stamp Show exhibition includes more than 700 competitive exhibits and more than 4,000 frames.


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