Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs (WFSC)
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2003 Club News columns



         This page includes The Club News columns from the 2003 issues of Across the Fence Post.



January issue No column this issue


February issue

Milwaukee Philatelic Society Announces Stampfest 2003

The Milwaukee Philatelic Society Inc. will hold STAMPFEST 2003, its annual Spring Bourse, at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Hall, 1435 South 92nd Street, on Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, 2003. Admission and parking are free. Three will be door prizes drawn for attendance.
Hours for the Spring Bourse are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Twenty-five dealers from throughout the Midwest will be featured in the bourse which has been held annually by the society since 1976. The Milwaukee Philatelic Society, Inc. celebrated its 100th birthday in 1999.


March issue No column this issue


April issue No column this issue


May/June issue

WISCONSIN POSTAL HISTORY SOCIETY PUBLISHES BULLETIN ON WISCONSIN INK-JETS

The WPHS is offering its newest publication titled “Wisconsin Ink-Jets.” The 17-page booklet contains information compiled by Frank Moertl of Hartland, WI. It includes the history, purpose and mechanics of U.S. Postal Service ink-jet or sprayed postmarks initiated circa 1989. The publication lists all known Wisconsin ink-jet or spray markings through November 2002.
”Wisconsin Ink-Jets” is the WPHS’s informational bulletin No. 27. To order by mail, send $4.50 plus $2 for postage and handling to: Greg Schmidt, Treas., WPHS, 1978 Fox Burrow Ct., Neenah, WI 54956. For WPHS membership information, contact Greg at 920-722-1449; e-mail gschmidt @vbe.com.

MILCOPEX ‘03, September 19-21, Exhibit Prospectus Available

The MILCOPEX ‘03 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@compuserve.com. This year, MILCOPEX is hoisting the China Stamp Society. Exhibits and entries, however, are not restricted to this specialty and its society members. MILCOPEX welcomes any and all philatelic exhibits. Entry forms are due by July 1, 2003.
MILCOPEX, sponsored by the Milwaukee Philatelic Society, is Wisconsin’s only national-level exhibition. The annual event is held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, WI. For further information about the MPS and MILCOPEX, visit the www.MilwaukeePhilatelic.org website.
Rockford Stamp Club Honors Earl Button

Each year, the Rockford Stamp Club presents the Perry Arnquist Award to one of its members in recognition of outstanding service to philately. The 2003 award went to Earl Button.

TRI-PEX ACQUIRES NEW SPONSOR

The American Topical Association (Chapter V) replaces the Italian American Stamp Club as one of three Milwaukee-area groups that sponsor TRI-PEX. The other two sponsoring clubs are the Polish American Stamp Club and the North Shore Philatelic Society of Milwaukee.
The ATA (Chapter V) officially reorganized in January 2000. Its 22 members meet at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month (except July and December) in Rm. G150 at the Mayfair Shopping Center in Wauwatosa. Visitors are always welcome.
TRI-PEX Stamp Fair ’03 will be held June 28-29 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 annual 25-dealer bourse was initiated in 1996

.ROCKFORD ‘03 EXHIBIT WINNERS

The Rockford Stamp Club held its annual show on March 8-9 at the Forest Hills Lodge, Rockford, IL. Judges Jack Green and Art Schmitz determined the following awards:
Grand Award -- India. Postal Markings of the Bombay Circle, by Tom Elnen.
Gold -- Greenland Mails: A Canadian Connection, by Charles Shoemaker
Silver -- Great Britain Number Three, by Gary Zink
Silver -- Sweden -- The Coat of Arms Issue, by Leroy Anderson
Silver -- US Airpost Stamped Envelopes & Lettersheets, by Tim Wait
Silver -- Post Offices of Grant County, Wis., by Dan Hammell
Silver -- US Fifth Bureau Issue of 1938, by Tom Elnen
Bronze -- Presidential Issue of 1938, by Ted Gifford
Bronze -- Green County, WI, by Dwane Kaplenk
Bronze -- US Airpost Postal Cards, by Tim Wait
Bronze -- Cards from Whiteside County, IL, by Rich Londo

Single-Frame Competition

1st -- Great Britain 1840-1841, by Tom Elnen
2nd -- The Spanish-American War Series of 1898-1902, by Tim Wait
3rd -- The Walworth County Stamp Club, by Dan Hammell

Youth Competition

1st -- Great Britain Queen Victoria Issues, by Elliot Zink
2nd -- Let’s Go to the Circus, by Kenji Shoemaker
3rd -- The 34-cent US Issue of the 50 States, by Erick Zink


July/August issue No column this issue


September issue

WAUWATOSA CLUB CHANGES MEETING TIME

Following what seems to be a trend with Milwaukee-area clubs, the Wauwatosa Philatelic Society has changed its meeting time to 7 p.m. The WPS holds its meetings every third Tuesday of the month (except December) in the Community Room at the Mayfair Shopping Center, Mayfair Rd. and North Ave., in Wauwatosa.

2003 CIRCUS PARADE COVER

The Two Hemispheres circus bandwagon is featured on the multicolored cachet of MPS’s 2003 circus parade covers. Covers were prepared for four days of the parade celebration and include a pictorial cancel with a unicycle motif. They are franked with stamps from the 2003 Old Glory issue. The celebration was held July 9-13 at Milwaukee’s lakefront Veterans Park showgrounds.
MPS has issued circus parade covers for each year 1971-73 and 1985-2002. Cost of the 2003 cover is $2 each or $6 for a set of four. Send orders to: MPS Circus Covers, P.O. Box 1980, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1980. Make checks payable to Milwaukee Philatelic Society, Inc. and include a No. 10 SASE.

WALWORTH COUNTY STAMP CLUB COVERS DISPLAY

An extensive collection of Walworth County (WI) Stamp Club covers is on display at the Walworth County Historical Society Museum, located in Elkhorn, WI. The display can be viewed Wednesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. through mid-October.
The WCSC 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.
The cover collection on display at the museum belongs to Daniel Hammell, of Beloit, WI.
NORTH SHORE CLUB CHANGES MEETING LOCATION

The North Shore Philatelic Society of Milwaukee now meets in the Community Room at the North Shore Library, 6800 No. Port Washington Rd., in Whitefish Bay. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

ROCKFORD CLUB ADDS A DAYTIME MEETING

For those who don’t drive at night, work evenings, or would just like to attend a second monthly meeting, the Rockford (IL) Stamp Club now offers a daytime meeting. Meetings start at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month (September through June) at the Ken Rock Community Center, 3200 11th St., in Rockford. The RSC also meets at the same location at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month, except July and August.
WISCONSIN VALLEY PHILATELIC SOCIETY MOVES MEETING SITE

The Wisconsin Valley Philatelic Society (Wausau) has moved its meetings to the Wausau Labor Temple, located at Stewart and 3rd Ave., Wausau. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month, except July and December.
 


October issue

FOND DU LAC STAMP CLUB SELLING EXHIBIT FRAMES

The FLSC wants to sell its 16-page frames constructed of half-inch plywood with one-by-four reinforcement on the back. The front of each frame is covered with four pieces of Plexiglas, each approximately 35 inches by 18 inches and held in place with pieces of sheet metal screwed to the plywood. The frames sit on double-sided easels and hold 81/ 2-by-Il-inch pages. The club has 12 frames and six easels. Contact: David Borchert, Fond du Lac Stamp Club, N7763 Lakeshore Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54937, phone 920-921-0526.

KENOSHA STAMP AND COVER CLUB NAMES MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Leonard Glass received the 2003 Jack Larsen Memorial Award. The award honors the KSCC's member of the year and is presented at the club's annual spring banquet.


November issue

WISCONSIN EXHIBITORS AT MILCOPEX

MILCOPEX ’03, sponsored by the Milwaukee Philatelic Society, was held September 19-21 at State Fair Park in West Allis. Congratulations to Wisconsin exhibitors who won the following awards at this national-level show:

Open Competition

Vermeil – The Story of America’s Libraries, by Larry Nix
· AAPE Award of Honor
Vermeil –
Swimming Pool Water Sports, by Claude Giralte
· ATA Gold Medal
Vermeil –
Greenland: The American Issue, by Charles Shoemaker
Silver –
Carroll County, Iowa Postal History, by Robert Henak
Silver-Bronze –
Advertising Covers Representing Milwaukee Manufacturing and Commerce, by James Meverden
Bronze –
First Day Covers of the Prevent Drug Abuse Stamp, by Robert Henak

Single-Frame Competition

Vermeil – 19th Century Essays for Preventing Stamp Reuse, by Dan Undersander
Silver-Bronze –
An Introduction to Semipostals, by Robert Voss
Silver-Bronze –
Jules Verne, by Jack Green

Youth

Vermeil – Horses Around the World, by Danielle Henak
· NAYSEC Youth Grand Award


December issue No column this issue



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