Esteemed Canadian philatelist part of Napex 2018 jury

Esteemed Canadian philatelist Charles Verge will be one of five members of the jury at Napex in Washington, D.C. later this year.

The Napex board of directors recently announced the jury that will judge the exhibits at this year’s show, which will be held on June 8-10. In addition to Verge, the judges include:

  • Jury Chair Mark Banchik, of New York;
  • Elizabeth M. Hisey, of Florida;
  • Stephen Reinhard, of New York; and
  • Timothy G. Wait, of Illinois.

A Fellow of both The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) and Royal Philatelic Society of London (RPSL), Verge is an international and national judge of more than two decades and a past president of both The RPSC and the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors (AAPE). From 2006-11, he also served as treasurer, executive committee member and Canadian delegate for the Federación Inter-Americana de Filatelia (FIAF). He received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for his philatelic achievements in 2002.


Those interested in exhibiting can find the show prospectus and application on the Napex website.

The deadline for submitting an application is April 15, but prospective exhibitors are urged to apply as soon as possible. All of the 230 frames at Napex 2017 were filled several weeks before the official deadline.

Napex 2018 will be held at the Tysons McLean Hilton Hotel on 7920 Jones Branch Dr. in McLean, Va., which is fewer than seven hours away from the Fort Erie, Ont.-Buffalo, N.Y. border.

For more information about Napex, visit

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