Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs (WFSC)
Across the Fence Post Newsletter
1994 Club News columns



         This page includes The Club News columns from the 1994 issues of Across the Fence Post.



January issue

BADGER STAMP CLUB YOUTH WINS BOOK FOR LOCAL LIBRARY

Fourteen-year-old Alexis Gill, of BSC's youth group, was a winner in the KIDPEX '93 Design-A-Stamp contest. Contest designs focused on the Youth Classics issue theme. As part of Alexis' prize, the 96-page, hardcover book "THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO STAMP COLLECTING," by Neill Granger, was donated to the Middleton Public Library, where BSC regularly meets. The Wisconsin Chapter, JPA and the WFSC sponsored KIDPEX ‘93.


February issue No column this issue


March issue

GREATER MILWAUKEE AREA DISTINGUISHED PHILATELIST APPRECIATION DINNER

Milwaukee-area clubs held their eighth annual Distinguished Philatelist Appreciation Dinner on February 6, 1994, at The Grand Milwaukee Hotel. Mary Ellen Daniel was this year's honoree, and she joins a select group of distinguished philatelists from the Milwaukee area. Criteria for the honor is that the individual must have visibly and repeatedly demonstrated an interest in stamp collecting and the development of interest and enjoyment of the hobby among others.

Hosting of the annual dinner rotates among Milwaukee-area clubs. This year's event was hosted by the General Billy Mitchell Chapter, American Air Mail Society, with Fay Heller serving as chairman of the Advisory Committee.

TRI-PEX: NEW CLUB-SPONSORED BOURSE

Three Milwaukee-area clubs, Italian American Stamp Club, North Shore Philatelic Society, and the Polish American Stamp Club, have banded together to sponsor TRI-PEX, an annual bourse. The 1994 event will be held June 25-26, at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Hall, 1435 So. 92nd St., West Allis, WI. For further information and/or a bourse application, write to: Tri-Pex Stamp Fair 1994, qo Douglas Galaszewski, 9906 W. Grantosa Dr., Wauwatosa, WI 53222-1411.

WISCONSIN VALLEY PHILATELIC SOCIETY ANNOUNCES WaUSApex '94

WaUSApex '94 will be held September 24-25, at the Wausau Inn & Convention Center, Hwy. 51 & Cty. NN, Wausau, WI. The show will include a bourse and exhibits, a U.S. Postal Service substation, show cachet and youth table. For further information, contact: WVPS, P.O. Box 71, Wausau, WI 54402-0071.


April issue No column this issue


May/June issue No column this issue


July/August issue

POLISH AMERICAN STAMP CLUB AND POLISH FEST '94

The 50th anniversary of the World War II battle of Monte Casino is the subject of a set of three souvenir postal cards issued by the Polish American Stamp Club to complement Milwaukee’s 1994 POLISH FEST. The event was held at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park, June 24-26.

The POLISH FEST card designs feature Monte Casino postal stamp designs issued by the World War II Polish government in exile, the Polish Second Corps in Italy, and the postwar Polish government. All are printed on the 19 ¢ U.S. Flag postal card. The Friday card design is printed in gold and black, the Saturday card in green and black, and the Sunday card in red and black.

The U.S. Postal Service in Milwaukee applied a special cancel each day

of POLISH FEST. The cancel depicts military patches of four of the Polish divisions that participated in the Monte Casino assault. See "Cover Listing" on p. 10 for mail order information.

The Polish American Stamp Club is an organization of 50 area stamp collectors and celebrates its 18th anniversary in 1994. It meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, So. 107th St. and W. Oklahoma Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend the meetings.

WAUWATOSA PHILATELIC SOCIETY AUCTION

The Wauwatosa Philatelic Society held their annual stamp auction on Saturday, April 23, at the Wauwatosa Civic Center. Approximately 50 participants were present to bid on the 223 auction lots. The total sale was over $1500. Plans are underway for the next auction, scheduled for March 1995.

SHEPEX '94 EXHIBIT AWARDS ANNOUNCED

SHEPEX '94, sponsored by the Sheboygan Stamp Club, was held April 16-17 at the Rehabilitation Center of Sheboygan, WI. Exhibit awards were as follows:

Open Division

lst - Sheboygan Falls Postal History, by Robert Keppert

1st - The Story of the Bicycle, by David Smith

2nd - Stamps on Money, by Vern Witt

2nd - Large U.S. Revenues, by Vern Witt

2nd - First Day Covers, by Tony Zavl

3rd - Space, by Mel Henrickson

3rd - U.S. Postal Stationery, by Vernon Wernecke

Youth Division

lst- Olympics, by Tracy Zavl


September issue

WaUSApex '94 SINGLE-FRAME EXHIBIT PROSPECTUS NOW AVAILABLE

WaUSApex '94 welcomes exhibits from members of all WFSC clubs. The show, sponsored by the Wisconsin Valley Philatelic Society, will be held September 24-25, at the Wausau Inn & Conference Center, Wausau, WI.

The entire exhibit portion of the show will be devoted to one-frame/16-page exhibits (youth may enter nine pages). The WVPS decided on a 16-page exhibit show for '94 as a "tune-up" for WISCOPEX '95, which will offer a single-frame category. Exhibits related to WaUSApex '94's theme, "Railroading in Wisconsin," are especially welcomed.

If you haven't seen the prospectus and entry form mailed to all WFSC clubs in mid-July, you probably still have time to request those papers. This local show wants your entries!

The show cover cachet will feature the early locomotives of Wisconsin railroads, as well as recognition of the Wisconsin Central, the surviving Wisconsin railroad. Covers will be franked with one of the five new Locomotives booklet stamps. The special cancel features the semaphore that stood in front of most railroad depots of yesteryear. See "Cover Listing" on p. 10 for mail order information.

For further information about the show, an exhibit prospectus, guidelines for preparing a single-frame exhibit, judging criteria, and an entry form, write to: WVPS, P.O. Box 71, Wausau, W I 54402-0071.

NORTH SHORE PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF MILWAUKEE ANNOUNCES ANNUAL STAMP AUCTION

On October 5, the NSPSM will sponsor a stamp auction at Whitefish Bay School, 5205 N. Lydell Ave., White-fish Bay, WI. The auction will start at 7:00 p.m. and will feature over 100 lots of fine stamps and covers.


October issue

BADGER STAMP CLUB PROMISES INNOVATIVE FEATURES FOR WISCOPEX '95

After 21 years, WISCOPEX returns to Madison in 1995, and under the direction of Show Chairman Dan Undersander, BSC aims to make it an event to remember. In addition to the usual convention meetings, activities, bourse, and exhibit competitions, you'll find:

- A single-frame (16 pages) exhibit category,

-Judges’ critique,

• Auction in conjunction with the awards banquet, and

• The WFSC will present its first annual dealer recognition award.

Watch for future notices regarding the prospectus and exhibit entry form and auction rules, which will be available in mid-November. Or, get your name on the list to automatically receive these documents as soon as possible. Write to: WISCOPEX '95, 4184 Rose Ct., Middleton, WI 53562-4339.

CRANES ARE TOSAPEX '94 SHOW THEME

The TOSAPEX '94 show cover focuses on the new Crane stamps issue. The cachet features two cranes and bamboo stalks. Covers are franked with the se-tenant pair.

A special show cancel depicts a flying eagle on the left and a crane on the right, with text in the center reading: "China - USA Joint Issue - Common Effort, TOSAPEX Station, Milwaukee WI 53214, October 29, 1994." An October 30, 1994, cancel date also is available. The show additionally will offer Crane stamp first-day covers. See p. 10 for ordering instructions.

TOSAPEX '94 is the 29th annual exhibition of the Wauwatosa Philatelic Society. It will be held October 29-30 at Gonzaga Hall, 1435 So. 92nd St., West Allis, WI. Show hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.


November issue

RON FRITZ WINS WaUSApex '94 BEST OF SHOW

WaUSApex '94, sponsored by the Wisconsin Valley Philatelic Society, was held September 24-25. This year's show featured single-frame exhibits. Results of the competition follow:

Best of Show - The Voyages of Myonie, by Ron Fritz

Gold - Paddle Wheels to Nuclear, by Gretel Matczak

Silver - U.S. Christmas Postage, by Don Leitzke

Bronze - The German Shepherd, by Linda Schultz

Other entries and non-competitive exhibits:

Postal Stationery - Freaks dc Errors, by Tom Huetter,

A Cover Collector's Dream, by Edmund Kot

Wausau Postal History, by Bill Grosnick

Marathon County Postal History, by Bill Grosnick

Butterflies, by Ruth Hoffman

Portage County Postal History, by Bill Grosnick

Michael, Gabriel & Associates, by Roland Essig

Esperanto - World Language, by Fred Ziemann

Wolf, by Fred Ziemann

Bill Grosnick also provided a display of railroad materials to complement the show's theme.

DANEPEX '94 EXHIBIT AWARDS ANNOUNCED

DANEPEX '94, sponsored by the Badger Stamp Club, was held October 1, at the Holiday Inn Southeast, Madison, WI. Needles to say, a major feature of the show was the U.S. Postal Service Substation, where the clerk canceled MANY Recalled Legends of the West orders. Exhibit awards were as follows:

Open Division

1st and Best of Show - Door County Post Offices, by James B. Hale

1st - Dag Hammarskjold Remembered, by Robert T. Voss

3rd - Confederate States of America, by Gary Zink

Youth Division

1st and Best Youth - Wild Cats, by Alexis Gill

1st - Space: The Final Frontier, by Alexis Gill

2nd - Birds: Comparison of North American and Tropical Species, by Lisa Giss

2nd - On Wisconsin! by David Updike

Most Popular Exhibit

Confederate States of America, by Gary Zink

Non-competitive Exhibits:

Norman Rockwell, by Dick Martin

Stamps of Ireland, by Adrian Stransky

75th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union, by Adrian Stransky

Confederate and Union Auto graphs, by Gary Zink


December issue

WALCOPEX '94 EXHIBIT AWARDS ANNOUNCED

WALCOPEX '94, sponsored by the Walworth County Stamp Club, was held September 10-11 at the Y.M.C.A. Building in Lake Geneva. The show featured 34 frames of exhibits. Exhibits and winnings were as follows:

1st and Best in Show - R.P.O.'s of Iowa County (Wis.), by Dan Hammell

1st - U.S. Postal Cards, by Carol Carlson

1st - South America, by Howard Powell

1st - Baseball in Wisconsin, by Dave Valley

2nd - Postal History of Winnebago County (Ill.), by Dwane Kaplenk

2nd - Denmark: History and Royalty, by Dorothy Valley

3rd - Postal History of Green County (Wis.), by Dwane Kaplenk

Court of Honor - The Soviet Space Program, by Dan Hammell

People's Choice Award - Denmark: History and Royalty, by Dorothy Valley

TOSAPEX '94 WINNINGS

The Wauwatosa Philatelic Society sponsored TOSAPEX '94 on October 29-30. The show was held at Gonzaga Hall in West Allis. The Best in Show award went to a first-time exhibitor. Other awards were as follows:

Best in Show plus ATA Gold - The World of Golf, by Patricia Loehr

Gold plus APS Gold and ATA Silver - Heritage of Richard III, by Don Birschel

Gold plus ATA Silver - Wisconsin First Days, by Mary Ellen Daniel

Silver - Swimming Pool, by Claude Giralte

Bronze - Christmas Seals Save Lives, by Doug Van Beek

People's Choice Award - Wisconsin First Days, by Mary Ellen Daniel



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