Ontario philatelist Stuart Reddington took home the Grand Award at Canpex for his eight-frame exhibit on Canada’s Small Queen stamps, the country’s longest-running series, which spanned more than 25 years in the late 1800s. The exhibit, entitled “Canada Small Queens, 1870-1897,” earned 97 points to top the field of 30 competitive exhibits at the Oct. 15-16 national-level show in London, Ont. It also earned the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) Excellence Award for material – one of five aspects recognized by the national society – plus the Best BNA (British North America) Exhibit honour from the British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS). “What was striking about his exhibit was the intelligence of its construction,” said jury chair John Wilson, a Toronto-based national-level judge. “It has a lot of very good pieces, it shows usages after every value, which is an interesting way to do this … and it was very well shaped and very pleasantly mounted. It was a very aesthetic experience to look at that exhibit.” Continue reading →
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