This page includes The Club News columns from the 1998 issues of Across the Fence Post.
WALCOPEX '97 EXHIBIT WINNINGS
WALCOPEX '97, sponsored by the Walworth County Stamp Cub, was held September 6-7 at the WMCA Building in Lake Geneva, WI. Exhibit awards were:
Postal History Class
1st and Best of Show - Dead Letters of New Hampshire, by Russell White
2nd - Green County, by Dwane Kaplenk
3rd - U.S. Cancels, by Daniel Hammell
1st - World War II Channel Islands, by Russell White
2nd and People's Choice - Denmark: History and Royalty, by Dorothy Valley
3rd - Campione, by Michael Yopp
1st -British Revenues, by Russell White
2nd - Baseball in Wisconsin, by David Valley
3rd -Apollo-Soyuz, by Daniel Hammell
February issue No column this issue
March issue No column this issue
RALPH WEST HONORED BY MILWAUKEE-AREA CLUBS
Milwaukee-area clubs held their 12th annual Distinguished Philatelist Appreciation Dinner on March 15, 1998. This year's honoree was Ralph West. He was selected for the honor because of his repeated demonstration of interest in the hobby of stamp collecting.
The 1998 event was hosted by the Milwaukee Philatelic Society, with Dona Fagan serving as chairman of the Advisory Committee.
FREE EXHIBIT FRAMES
The Outagamie Philatelic Society (Appleton) is disposing of their 81 12-page wood and Plexiglas exhibit frames. The frames were formerly owned by the Milwaukee Philatelic Society and are free to anyone who is willing to pick them up immediately following WISCOPEX '98. Deadline for pickup is Tuesday, April 28.
For further information, contact Verna Shackleton at (920) 734-2417.
BADGER STAMP CLUB AT STATEHOOD WEEKEND EVENT
The Badger Stamp Club will staff a table at Madison's Capitol Square on May 30. In addition to promoting the club to adults, youths will be introduced to the hobby by receiving a tree packet of stamps. BSC also will sell a first-day cover commemorating Wisconsin's 150th anniversary plus another cover with Madison's second-day-of-issue cancel on the Wisconsin Statehood stamp. See "Cover Listing" for descriptions and mail-order instructions.
KENOSHA'S STAMP SHOW '98 EXHIBIT AWARDS
STAMP SHOW '98, sponsored by the Kenosha Stamp and Cover Club, was held February 14-15 at St. Mark's Auditorium in Kenosha. Exhibit awards were as follows:
Best of Show plus 1st in U.S. category and People's Choice - Important Firsts in U.S.
2nd in U.S., category - Postal History Covers, by Lou Perri
First in topical category - Statue of Liberty, by Dennis Mueller
2nd in topical category plus 1st amateur exhibit - Domestic Cats, by Alice Bieda
2nd amateur exhibit - World War II: German Occupation of Poland, by Joe Renkas
2nd amateur exhibit - Collecting Foreign Post-age Stamps, Ed Bieda
POLISH AMERICAN STAMP CLUB HONORS POLISH FEST '98
In honor of POLISH FEST 98 (June 19-21), the Polish American Stamp Club has produced a set of three multicolored postcards featuring the Polish eagle and tile Pope. The postcards are canceled with a special POLISH FEST pictorial postmark. TO order the set of three, send $2 50 and a SASE to: Polish American Stamp Club, Box 1920, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Make checks payable to the Polish American Stamp Club.
CHIPPEWA VALLEY STAMP CLUB SECOND-DAY STATEHOOD COVERS
On May 30, members of tile Chippewa Valley Stamp Club joined (lie U.S. Postal Service at Eau Claire's Chippewa Valley Museum for a Wisconsin Statehood stamp event with a special cancel. The cancel is available a WFSC all-purpose covers via mail order for $1 each and a SASE. Send orders to: Mike Zlotnick, Pres., Chippewa Valley Stamp Club, 227 Country Club Ln., AItoona, WI 54920.
WISCONSIN VALLEY PHILATELIC SOCIETY ANNOUNCES WaUSApex '98
The annual show will be held September 26-27 at the VFW Hall, 388 River Dr., Wausau. Features include exhibits, a U.S. Postal Service substation, youth table, and bourse. To reserve a table at the bourse, contact Jim Johnson at (715) 359-4326.
MILCOPEX '98 IN DIFFERENT STATE FAIR PARK BUILDING
MILCOPEX '98, sponsored by the Milwaukee Philatelic Society, is scheduled for September 18-20 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in Milwaukee/West Allis. Visitors might want to keep in mind that although the show's general location is the same as usual, this Year's ear's event will be held in the Youth Center rather than in the Trade Mart Building.
MILCOPEX '98 is host to the American Helvetia Philatelic Society's annual meeting; Plans are for a 35-dealer bourse.
The exhibit prospectus and entry form is currently available. To request a copy, write to: G.C. Yost, P.O. Box 1013. Milwaukee. WI 53201-1013.
November 1999 marks the Milwaukee Philatelic Society's 100 anniversary!
MILWAUKEE PHILATELIC SOCIETY'S 1998 CIRCUS PARADE COVERS
Circus Parade clown and film star Ernest Borgnine is featured on the multicolored cachet of MPS's 1998 parade cover. Covers were canceled each day of the parade celebration held July 29-August 2 at the lakefront Veterans Park showgrounds. MPS has issued circus parade covers for each year 1971-73 and 1985-98. Cost of the 1998 cover is $1.50 each or $5 for a set of four. Send orders to: MPS Circus Covers, P.O. Box 1980, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Make checks payable to MPS and include a No. 10 SASE.
Expanded Hours at Oshkosh Philatelic Center
Effective July 21, the Collectors Corner. Philatelic Center at the Oshkosh Post Office. 1025 W. 20th Ave., will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NEW LOCATION FOR WISCONSIN VALLEY PHILATELIC SOCIETY STAMP AND COIN FAIRS (BOURSES)
The monthly, fall/winter WVPS stamp and coin fairs have moved to the Cedar Creek Mall, 10101 Market Rd., Mosinee. To get there, take exit 185 off of Highway 51 South.
Dates for the 1998 fairs are November 14 and December 12. 1999 dates are January 9, February 6, and March 13. The April date has not yet been determined. Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fair chairman is Jim Johnson, who can be reached at (715) 359-4326.
Wisconsin Exhibitors at MILCOPEX
MILCOPEX ’98, sponsored by the Milwaukee Philatelic Society, was held September 18-20 at State Fair Park in West Allis. Congratulations to Wisconsin exhibitors at this national level show who won the following awards:
Vermeil plus ATA First - Man Beneath the Sea, by Roland Essig
Silver plus AAPE Award - Greenland: The American Issue, by Charles Shoemaker
Silver-Bronze - Monaco, by Claude Giralte
Silver-Bronze - The Donkey in Man's World, by Robert Mather
Silver-Bronze - British Zululartd, by Gary Zink
Vermeil plus ATA Single-Frame Merit Award - Michael, Gabriel and Associates, by Roland Essig
Vermeil plus AAPE Award - An Incomplete Overview of State Marijuana Tax Stamps, by Robert Henak
Vermeil plus NAYSEC Youth Grand, Boys Town Best of Show, JPA H.E. Harris Ribbon, and ATA Youth Award - Puma Concolor, by Sara Henak
Silver plus JPA Blue Ribbon - Horses Around the World, by Danielle Henak
Silver-Bronze - Dinosaurs, by Michael Brooks
Bronze - Early Victorian Great Britain Stamps and Covers, by Elliott Zink
DANEPEX'98 EXHIBIT WINNINGS
On October 10, the Badger Stamp Club sponsored DANEPEX '98. The show was held at Abundant Life Christian School in Madison. Exhibit judges were Jim Hale and Frank Moertl Exhibit awards were:
1st and Best of Show The Five Cent Revenue Stamps 1862-71, by Lawrence I. Gottlieb
1st plus Most Popular Exhibit - Mountain Climbing, by Bob Gould
2nd -A Philatelic Celebration of Wisconsin's Sesquicentennial, by Robert A. Henak
2nd - American Forces in Bermuda: 1930-l998, by John Pare
3rd - Something Fishy is Going on Here!, by Scott Duffey
3rd - 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition Postal Cards, by Robert Lieb
1st and Best Single-Frame Exhibit - Celebrate Wisconsin, by Karen Weigt
2nd - Greenland: Military and Censored Mail, by Charles Shoemaker
3rd - 1998 Trans-Mississippi Bi-Color Reissue, by Robert Lieb
3rd - Greenland: The 1974 Voyage of the "Lindblad Explorer. " by Charles Shoemaker
1st and Best Youth Exhibit - Puma Concolor, by Sara Henak
2nd - Types of Birds, by Lisa Giss
2nd - The First Fifty Years of Airplanes, by Julie Giss
3rd -American Authors Born in the 18th and 19th Centuries, by Margaret Elvekrog
WauSAUpex '98 DISPLAY WINNINGS
This year's WauSAUpex ‘98 had 10 displays judged by "People's Choice" ballots. Tied for first in the Adult Division were: Wausau and Marathon County Postal History by Bill Grosnick; and Marathon County Post Offices, by Jim Rhyner.
The Grand Prize went to an eight-year-old: M1' Doggone Good Stamp Collectio, by Melanie Tlusty •
TOSAPEX '98 EXHIBIT WINNINGS
The Wauwatosa Philatelic Society’s TOSAPEX '98 was held October 24-25 at Gonzaga Hall in West Allis. Exhibits won the following awards:
Gold plus Best of Show and Most Popular Adult Exhibit - Philately and Color, by Patricia Loehr
Gold - Swimming Pools and Water Sports, by Claude Giralte
Gold - A Philatelic Celebration of Wisconsin's Sesquicentennial, by Robert Henak
Silver - Dominican Republic, by Ken Martin
Gold plus Best Youth Exhibit* - Puma Concolor, by Sara Henak
Gold plus Most Popular Youth Exhibit* - Horses Around the World, by Danielle Henak Silver - Marine Life, by Tessa Yahr
Bronze plus Most Popular Youth Exhibit - Birds are Beautiful, by Becca Yahr
Bronze - Horses, by Kristen Maziarka
Bronze - U. S. Flags on Stamps, by Jessie Girard
*Apparent tie votes
WAICOPEX '98 PEOPLE'S CHOICE EXHIBIT WINNINGS
WALCOPEX '98, sponsored by the Walworth County Philatelic Society, was held September 12 at the YMCA Building in Lake Geneva, WI. People's Choice awards were:
1st - Indian Reservation Hunting Permit Stamps, by Dave Valley
2nd -Space, by Daniel Hammell
3rd - Canadian Revenues, by Russell White
4th - Postal History of Vermont, by Russell White
5th - Swiss Military, Labels, by Michael Yopp
SHEPEX '98 EXHIBIT WINNINGS
On October 3, the Sheboygan Stamp Club sponsored SHEPEX '98 at the Rehabilitation Center of Sheboygan. Exhibit winnings were:
lst -Stamp Smorgasbord, by AI Zerger
2nd - Christmas Stamp Printing Study, by Vern Witt
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