Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs (WFSC)
Across the Fence Post Newsletter
2002 Club News columns



         This page includes The Club News columns from the 2002 issues of Across the Fence Post.



January issue No column this issue


February issue

WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY SOCIETY PUBLISHES USS WISCONSIN BOOKLET

The WPHS is offering its newest publication titled "The History and Postal History of the Two USS Wisconsin's. " The 52-page booklet contains information compiled by Thomas Becher of Stratford, WI. Frank Moertl of Hartland, WI, edits it.

The booklet includes the history of the original battleship launched in 1898 and the second ship launched in 1943. It depicts postal history items with USS Wisconsin cancels, ship post office documents, commissioning and recommissioning programs, and various photos.

To learn more about the publication and how to purchase a copy, contact: Greg

Schmidt, Treas., WPHS, 1978 Fox Burrow Ct., Neenah, WI 54956, 920-722-1449, gschmidt@vbe.com.

STAMPFEST '02 FEATURES 25 DEALERS

The Milwaukee Philatelic Society's annual spring bourse, STAMPFEST, will be held March 2-3 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Hall, 1435 So. 92nd St., in West Allis. This year's event features 25 dealers from throughout the Mid-west. MPS is offering hourly door prizes. More details can be found in the ad on this issue's back page.

For further information, contact: Roger J. Szymanski, P.O. Box 1980, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1980,414-744-6640.


March issue

CLAUDE GIRALTE HONORED BY MILWAUKEE-AREA CLUBS

Milwaukee-area clubs will hold their 16th annual Distinguished Philatelist Appreciation Dinner on March 17, 2002.

This year's honoree is Claude Giralte, member of the Milwaukee Philatelic Society, Kettle

Moraine Coin and Stamp Club, Wauwatosa Philatelic Society, and American Topical Association Chapter V. Claude will be honored for visibly and repeatedly demonstrating an interest in stamp collecting as well as working to develop interest and, enjoyment of the hobby for others.

The American Air Mail Society, General Billy Mitchell Chapter, with Fay Heller chairing the Advisory Committee, hosts the 2002 event.

New Monroe Stamp and Postcard Club Changes Meeting Date

Meetings are now being held the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Monroe Middle School, 1510 13th Street, Monroe, WI (use south/back door entrance).

For further information, contact Earl Button of Monroe. His daytime phone is 608-328-8960, evenings 608-328-2827, e-mail button@nscdatacenter.com.


April issue

MILCOPEX'02, SEPTEMBER 20-22, SEEKS EXHIBITS

The MILCOPEX '02 prospectus and exhibit entry form is available from: Robert Henak, P.O. Box 170832, Milwaukee, WI 53217-0832, phone 414-351-1519, e-mail henak@acompuserve.com. MILCOPEX, sponsored by the Milwaukee Philatelic Society, is an open show and Wisconsin's only American Philatelic Society World Series of Philately exhibition.

This year's show will be held at a new location: the Wisconsin Products Pavilion (formerly Trade Mart Building) at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee/West Allis.


May/June issue

ROCKFORD STAMP CLUB HONORS CRAIG EDGINGTON

Each year the RSC presents the Perry Arnquist Award to one of its members in recognition of outstanding club service. The 2002 award went to Craig Edgington, who has served as the club's vice president and president. He is the current newsletter editor.

TRI-PEX'02 FEATURES 25 DEALERS

TRI-PEX STAMP FAIR 2002 will be held June 22-23 at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Hall, 1435 So. 92nd St., West Allis. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Polish American Stamp Club, Italian American Stamp Cub, and the North Shore Philatelic Society of Milwaukee sponsor the annual bourse.

SHEBOYGAN STAMP CLUB CHANGES MEETING LOCATION

As of May 1, the SSC will meet at Maple Lanes (bowling alley), 3017 So. Business Dr., Sheboygan, WI. The SSC meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

MONROE STAMP AND POSTCARD CLUB PLANS FALL SHOW

The MSPC is planning to sponsor a fall show with October 12 as a tentative date. Details to follow.

DANEPEX '02 EXHIBIT WINNINGS

On April 6, the Badger Stamp Club sponsored DANEPEX '02. The show was at Madison Turners Hall. Exhibit judges were Claude Giralte and Jack Green, who determined the following awards:

Open Competition

1st and Best of Show - Greenland Mails: Military and Civilian Censorship WWII, by Charles Shoemaker

lst - U. S. Navy Ships and Bases in Bermuda, by John A. Pare

Single-Frame Competition

lst and Best Single-Frame Exhibit - American Issue of Greenland, by Charles Shoemaker

2nd - Private Issue Booklets of Greenland, by Charles Shoemaker

2nd - Uses of the 1940 Bermuda Halfpenny Provisional Stamp, by John A. Pare

2nd and Most Popular Exhibit - Greetings From Wisconsin, by Karen Weigt

2nd - Dog License, by Jay Bigalke

2nd - The 3rd Stamp Issued by Great Britain, by Gary Zink

3rd - African American Musicians on Stamps, by Booker Gardner

Youth Competition

1st and Best Youth Exhibit - Full Speed Ahead, by Jesse Robinson

lst - Conservation, by Jesse Robinson

2nd - Fish, by Abby Henneman

2nd - Let's Go to the Circus, by Kenji Shoe-maker

2nd - Cats, by Noelle Henneman


July/August issue

KETTLE MORAINE COIN AND STAMP CLUB COMMEMORATES ALLENTON, WI, ZIP CODE DAY

The KMCSC has produced an Allenton, WI, ZIP code day cover. Allenton's ZIP code is 53002 and the cover is postmarked May 30, 2002 (5-30-02). The colored cachet features the Allenton Post Office.

Covers may be purchased by sending $1.50 each and an SASE to: KMCSC, P.O. Box 361, West Bend, WI 53095.

Walworth County Stamp Club Covers Wanted

The Walworth County (WI) Stamp Club was founded in November 1968. It disbanded in December 2000. Throughout the years 1970-2000, the group sponsored an annual stamp show (WALCOPEX). It also hosted the 1973 WFSC convention and exhibition.

Collector Daniel Hammell is preparing an exhibit of WCSC covers for a permanent display at the Elkhorn Historical Society. If you can help with material for this exhibit, contact: Daniel Hammell, 1227 Moore St., Beloit, WI 53511. 


September issue

MILWAUKEE PHILATELIC SOCIETY'S 2002 CIRCUS PARADE COVER

"The Golden Age of Chivalry" circus wagon is featured on the multicolored cachet of MPS's 2002 circus parade covers. They were prepared for four days of the parade celebration and include a pictorial cancel depicting two camels. The celebration was held July 10-14 at Milwaukee's lakefront Veterans Park showground’s.

MPS has issued circus parade covers for each year 1971-73 and 1985-2002. Cost of a single 2002 cover is $2. A set of four is $6. 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.

DANEPEX '03 WELCOMES EXHIBITS STATEWIDE

DANEPEX '03, sponsored by the Badger Stamp Club in Madison, WI, will accept exhibit entries from all WFSC club members. DANEPEX has been held annually since 1990, but in the past, only BSC members were allowed to enter exhibits.

Entries for single-frame exhibit competition are especially encouraged. A best single-frame and applicable special awards will be offered.

DANEPEX .'03 will be held April 5. The show uses 16-page frames and certified WFSC judges. Deadline for entries is March 1, 2003, with entries accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as space allows.

For a prospectus and entry form, contact: Charles Shoemaker, 209 Shiloh Dr., Madison, WI 53705; e-mail kenjico@chorus.net.


October issue

KENOSHA STAMP AND COVER CLUB NAMES MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Frank Garniss received the 2001 Jack Larsen Memorial Award. The award honors the club's member of the year.

Fox Cities Monthly Bourse

Dealer Dave Carney, who recently moved to Kimberly, WI, has organized a monthly Fox Cities-area stamp bourse. The bourse will be held the second Sunday of each month beginning on October 13, 2002. Other 2002 dates are November 10 and December 8.

The four-dealer bourse will be held in Darboy, WI, at the Buchanan Town Hall, N178 County Road N (on the east side of the road between County Highways CE and KK). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For further information, contact Dave at P.O. Box 55, Kimberly, WI 54136-0055; phone 920-687-5677. 


November issue

WISCONSIN / WFSC-MEMBER EXHIBITORS AT MILCOPEX

MILCOPEX '02, sponsored by the Milwaukee Philatelic Society, was held September 20-22 at State Fair Park in West Allis. Congratulations to the exhibitors listed below. All are Wisconsin residents except for Tim and Adam Wait, who live in Illinois and hold membership in the Rockford Stamp Club, one of our out-of-state WFSC member clubs. MILCOPEX is Wisconsin's only national-level show.

Open Competition

Gold - Cape of Good Hope - The Triangular Issue, by MaryAnn Bowman

• Grand Award

• APS Pre-1900 Medal of Excellence

Gold - The Donkey in Man's World, by Robert Mather

• ATA Gold Medal

Gold - Wolf, by Fred Ziemann

Gold - Man Beneath the Sea, by Roland Essig

Vermeil - Color Coded Facing Slips and Their Replacements the Pressure Sensitive Labels, by Frank Moertl

• APS Post-1980 Medal of Excellence

• AAPE Creativity in Philatelic Exhibiting Medal

Vermeil - United States Civil War Documentary Tax of 1862, by Tim Wait

• U.S. Philatelic Classics Society Medal

• ARA Best Revenue Exhibit Certificate

Vermeil - Military & Civilian Censorship on Mails to & from Greenland During WWIl, by Charles Shoemaker

Silver - Advertising Covers Representing Milwaukee Manufacturing and Commerce, by James Meverden

Silver - U.S. Inland & Coastal Waterway Markings, by Frank Jenich

Silver Bronze - Carroll County, Iowa Postal History, by Robert Henak

Bronze - The World of Lepidoptera on Stamps, by Raymond Sullivan

Single-Frame Competition

Platinum - Greenland: The American Issue, by Charles Shoemaker

• APS 1940-1980 Medal of Excellence

Silver-Bronze - Prelude to Sputnik, by Jack Green

Bronze - The Wonderful World of Golf Meter Stamps, by Patricia Loehr

Bronze - British War Tax Stamps and Covers from WWl, by Gary Zink

Youth

Gold - Puma Concolor, by Sara Henak

• ATA Youth Award

• JPA Blue Ribbon and Certificate

Vermeil - On Wisconsin!, by Danielle Henak

• AAPE Award of Honor

• JPA Blue Ribbon and Certificate

Silver - Fakes and Counterfeits of Confederacy Stamps, by Eric Zink

Silver - Some of the 19th Century, Victorian Great Britain Stamps, by Elliot Zink Silver - Down the Road We Go, by Jesse Robinson

Silver-Bronze - A Timeline of Space Exploration, by Adam Wait


December issue

TOSAPEX '02 EXHIBIT WINNINGS

TOSAPEX '02, sponsored by the Wauwatosa Philatelic Society, was held October 26-27 at Gonzaga Hall in West Allis. Exhibit awards were:

Open Competition

Gold and Best of Show - Swimming Pool Water Sports, by Claude Giralte

Gold - The World of Lepidotera on Stamps, by Ray Sullivan

Single-Frame Competition

Gold and Best Single-Frame Exhibit - The Wonderful World of Golf Meter Stamps, by Patricia Loehr

Bronze - Zambezia, Dead County? by Art Schmitz

Bronze - The Stamps of Western Russian Army, by Don Birschel

Bronze - Pan American Union 50th Anniversary, by Don Birschel

Youth Competition

Gold and Best Youth Exhibit - Conservation, by Jesse Robinson

Bronze and Most Popular Exhibit - Butterflies: Flying Flowers, by Sara Yahr

Bronze - Chinese New Year, by Tessa Yahr

Bronze - Snakes are Super, by Becca Yahr

Bronze - Birds, by Michael Moll

 



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