CAPEX 22 Grand Prix winners unveiled

Two Canadian exhibitors have won Grand Prix awards at CAPEX 22, Canada’s first international show in more than a quarter-century.

Among the nearly 400 single-frame exhibits and more than 100 literature exhibits evaluated by the international jury during the four-day show, which closes on June 12, Canadian exhibitors took home the top honours in both the “National” and “Digital Literature” categories.

David Hobden, of Hamilton, Ont., received the Grand Prix – National for his exhibit, “Canadian Mails and Dispatches of the War of 1812” (Postal History class, frame 02-116), which received 95 points.

Robin Harris, of Beausejour, Man., won the Grand Prix – Digital Literature for his entry, “Great Britain Machins” (Philatelic Websites class, frame 26-009), which received 90 points.


Also competing among the single frames, Chip Gliedman, of Ridgefield, Conn., won the Grand Prix – Americas for his exhibit, “Mail Routes of Rupert’s Land, British North America” (Postal History class, frame 02-152), which received 95 points.

The Grand Prix de Toronto, awarded for the best overall single-frame exhibit, went to Damian Läge, of Zürich, Switzerland. His exhibit, “The Pigeon Mail of Great Barrier Island – stage setting for the first airmail stamps of the world” (Aerophilately class, frame 04-013), received 95 points.

Rounding out the top awards, Majed Halawi, of the London, England, won the Grand Prix – Literature. His exhibit, “Echoes of Empire, Sierra Leone Philatelic Legacy, 1786–1980” (Printed Philatelic Books class, 20-034), received 93 points.

The remaining exhibit award winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 12, the show’s closing day, at 8:30 a.m. (ET). The ceremony – to be followed by a jury feedback session – will take place in room 104D just outside the bourse.

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