Volume 48 – #21

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Volume 48#21

January 30 – February 12, 2024

From the left, Canada’s Sam Chiu is with jurors of the picture postcard class including team leader Bernard Jiminez of France; Dr. Seija-Rita Laakso, of Finland, the world’s first accredited juror to judge the picture postcard class; Francisc Ambrus of Romania; and, apprentice Bruce Chadderton from Australia. Absent is Roger Tan of Singapore. The judging took place at the 2023 Thailand World Exhibition where FIP awarded Chiu cross-accreditation as the world’s second picture postcard juror. Photo submitted.

Canadian just the second judge to earn cross-accreditation in postcard class

Canada’s Sam Chiu is only the second exhibition judge in the world to earn the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) cross-accreditation in the newly created postcard class. Chiu, who was already an FIP-accredited postal history, postal stationery and traditional international juror, received his new class after serving as a cross-accreditation candidate at November’s Thailand 2023 World Exhibition. “To me, it’s a big deal … I’m only the second person in the world to get accreditation to judge the picture postcard class in FIP shows,” he tells CSN. “More importantly, I am now able to help other exhibitors in this class and offer my services to future shows to judge in this class.” Continue reading →

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