This page includes The Club News columns from the 1999 issues of Across the Fence Post.
FRED ZIEMANN RECEIVES WISCONSIN VALLEY PHILATELIC SOCIETY SPECIAL AWARD
A highlight of the WVPS's 1998 Christmas party was recognition of several members who have made major contributions to the club. Fred Ziemann received special recognition as outstanding member of the year. Zietnann is the club's treasurer and newsletter editor. He also handles youth activities and coordinated the group's extensive Mara-thon County Wisconsin sesquicentennial cancels project.
ROGER SZYMANSKI HONORED BY MILWAUKEE-AREA CLUBS
Milwaukee-area clubs will hold their l3th annual Distinguished Philatelist Appreciation Dinner on March 21, 1999. This year's honoree is Roger Szymanski. He was selected for the honor because he has repeatedly supported the hobby of stamp collecting. Roger has served several Milwaukee-area clubs over a period of many years.
The Polish American Stamp Club hosts the 1999 event.
KENOSHA' STAMP SHOW '99 EXHIBIT AWARDS
STAMP SHOW '99, sponsored by the Kenosha Stamp and Cover Club, was held February 20-21 at St. Mark's Auditorium in Kenosha. Exhibit awards were as follows:
Best of Show plus lst in theme category - U. S, Postal Tributes to the Native American, by Serge Logan
lst in topical category - U.S. Migratory Birds, by Dennis Mueller
2nd in topical category plus People's Choice - The Brothers Grimm, by Irmgard Daniels 3rd in topical category - Humor on Covers, by Frank Garniss
The club's 28th annual exhibition paid tribute to Kenosha's Native American heritage with a cover depicting a Potawatomi Indian brave. The cancel features a pike, which recalls that Kenosha was once known as the Village of Pike. To mail order, send a No. 10 SASE plus $1.50 each to: Kenosha Stamp and Cover Club, P.O. Box 1524, Kenosha, WI 53141.
MILWAUKEE PHILATELIC SOCIETY CELEBRATES 100th ANNIVERSARY
Congratulations to MPS, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in November 1999. MPS meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Zablocki County Park Pavilion, 3716 W. Howard Ave., Milwaukee.
WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY SOCIETY SURVEYS INTEREST
The WPHS requests you’re input regarding collector interest in a proposed project to catalog covers showing auxiliary (and ancillary) marks from Wisconsin post offices. Such marks were generally rubber stamps and include but aren't limited to: "Returned" for any reason straight line or hand, "Postage Due," "Damaged in Handling," "No such office in state named," and "Unknown. "
If you'd like to see a publication listing these markings, write to: Frank Moertl, Secy., WPHS, N95W32259 County Line Rd., Hartland, WI 53029.
POLISH AMERICAN STAMP CLUB HONORS POLISH FEST'99
In honor of POLISH FEST '99 (June 18-20) the PASC has produced a set of three multicolored postcards featuring Polish pianist Frederic Chopin. The special cancel notes the 150th anniversary of Chopin's death. 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.
MILWAUKEE PHILATELIC SOCIETY'S 1999 CIRCUS PARADE COVERS
The Mother Goose circus wagon is featured on the multicolored cachet of MPS's 1999 circus parade cover. Covers were canceled each day of the parade with a pictorial clown postmark. The parade celebration was held July 6-10 at the lakefront Veterans Park showgrounds.
MPS has issued circus parade covers for each year 1971-73 and 1985-99. Cost of the 1999 cover is $1.50 each or $5 for a set of four. Send orders to: MPS Circus Covers, P.O. Box 1980, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1980. Make checks payable to MPS and include a No. 10 SASE.
KETTLE MORAINE COIN AND STAMP CLUB YOUTH A WINNER
Tesssa Yahr took a fourth place in the age 11 division of the 1998-99 essay contest sponsored by the American Philatelic Society and U.S. Postal Service. Contestants submitted essays on the theme "How Stamps Teach Us About the World" and a presentation of 15 or more postage stamps complementing the text. Tessa received a $100 savings bond.
CHIPPEWA VALLEY STAMP CLUB MEETING LOCATION CORRECTION
The CVSC meets at 7p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Parks and Recreation Building, 1300 First Ave., Eau Claire, WI.
KENOSHA STAMP AND COVER CLUB HONORS MEMBERS AT MAY BANQUET
Alice Bieda and Joseph Renkas were honored as members of the year by receiving the Jack Larsen Memorial Award.
Serge Logan received a special Outstanding Achievement Award for his 10-year service as newsletter editor.
Irmgard Daniels earned the Lifetime Achievement Award for 25 years of member-ship with the club.
MEL STAHL JOINS JANESVILLE STAMP CLUB'S HALL OF FAME
On June 27, 1999, Mel Stahl became the newest member of the JSC's Hall of Fame. Stahl received the honor for his outstanding service to the club and efforts in promoting philately.
WISCONSIN EXHIBITORS AT MILCOPEX
MILCOPEX '99, sponsored by the Milwaukee Philatelic Society, was held September 17-19 at State Fair Park in West Allis. Congratulations to Wisconsin exhibitors who won the following awards at this national-level show:
Gold - Man Beneath the Sea, by Roland Essig
APS Medal of Excellence - 1900-1940
ATA Gold Medal
Gold - Ireland Overprinted Stamps of Great Britain 1922-1937, by James Maher
First - MPS Members 100th Anniv. Award
Vermeil - German Occupation of Czechoslovakia 1939-45, by Robert F. Koschalk Vermeil - The Donkey in Man's World, by Robert J. Mather
Second - MPS Members 100th Anniv. Award
AAPE Award of Honor
Vermeil - Post Offices of Waukesha County, by Prank Moertl
Third - NIPS Members 100th Anniv. Award
Vermeil - Legendary Space Flight, by Jack H. Green
AAPE Creativity Award
Silver - Mountaineering Around the World, by Robert F. Gould
Silver - Great Britain Mulreadys, by Gary Zink
Silver - The World of Golf, by Patricia Ann Loehr
Silver - Swimming Pools and Water Sports, by Claude Giralte
Silver - The Versatile Czeslaw Slania, by Alice Archie
Silver Bronze - Philatelic Story of Great Milwaukee Circus Parade, by Mary Ellen Daniel
Silver Bronze - USA - Foreign Countries Joint Issues, by Alice Archie
Bronze - Wisconsin Sesquicentennial, by Robert R. Henak
Silver - State Marijuana tax Stamps, by Robert R. Henak
Silver Bronze - France 1876-1900 Pence and Commerce, by John Fagan
Bronze - Everything Canceled But the Kitchen Sink, by Mary Ellen Daniel
Bronze -"1983 US Olympic Speed skating Postal Card and Wisconsin's Speed skaters, Blair and Jansen, by Mary Ellen Daniel
Bronze - Recent US Ballet Cancellations, by Robert R. Henak
Bronze - Too Many Stamps, by Robert R. Henak
Vermeil - Types of Birds, by Lisa Giss
NAYSEC Youth Grand Award
JPA Blue Ribbon
Vermeil - Horses Around the World, by Danielle Henak
JPA H.E. Harris Ribbon
ATA Youth Award
Silver - Puma Concolor, by Sara Henak
Silver - A Zodiac Moment, by Sara Henak
Silver Bronze - Washington Stamps of the USA, by Eric Zink
Silver Bronze - Revenue Stamps of the USA, by Elliott Zink
WaUSApex DISPLAY WINNINGS
On September 15, the Wisconsin Valley Philatelic Society sponsored WaUSApex ‘99. Displays were judged by People's Choice ballots with the following results:
lst -The German Shepherd, by Linda Schultz
2nd - U.S. Christmas Postage, by Don Leitzke
3rd - Airplane Cancels, by Paul Nelson
SHEPEX '99 EXHIBIT WINNINGS
SHEPEX '99, sponsored by the Sheboygan Stamp Club, was held on October 2 at the Rehabilitation Center of Sheboygan. Exhibits were judged by Frank Moertl and received the following awards:
lst and Best of Show - Annexations of Canada, by Vern Witt
2nd - Researching the Washington Bicentennials, by AI Zerger
3rd - Exploring Bicycles, by Dave Smith
DANEPEX '99 EXHIBIT WINNINGS
On November 6, the Badger Stamp Club sponsored DANEPEX '99. The show was held at Madison Turners Hall in Madison. Exhibit judges were Frank Moertl, Claude Giralte, and apprentice judge Robert Henak. Exhibit awards were:
lst and Best of Show - Greenland: Military/ Censored Mail, by Charles Shoemaker
1st plus Most Popular Exhibit - Mountaineering - Around the World, by Robert Gould
lst - The London and Local Prints of the Confederacy of 1862, by Gary Zink
DANEPEX '99 EXHIBIT WINNINGS
2nd - Bermuda: The 1940 Half Penny Provisional Overprint, by John A. Pare
lst and Best Single-Frame Exhibit - Turners FDCs, by Robert Gould
2nd - Martin Luther: A Philatelic Biography, by Robert T. Voss
lst and Best Youth Exhibit - Airplanes, by Julie Giss
2nd - Bears and What They Eat, by Brigid Schultz
3rd - Christian Religious Art, by Monica Schultz
Latest update: June 12, 2005