WISCOPEX '95


WISCOPEX '95 Auction Rules

The WISCOPEX '95 Awards Banquet includes a special feature. An auction will be held immediately following dinner and the presentation of awards. We hope it will be fun, and you're invited to participate. Rules are:

1. You MUST HOLD a banquet ticket to bid on or submit lots. (NO mail/phone bids and NO mailed lots will be accepted.)

2. Bring your lots to WISCOPEX, and if they do not sell in the auction, it will be your responsibility to pick them up immediately after the auction.

3. Check-in of lots submitted and viewing begin at 6:00 p.m. in the banquet room.

4. Maximum number of lots submitted per person is FIVE.

5. Stamp items submitted should have a 1994 Scott catalog value of at least $5. If 1994 is not available, indicate catalog used. (Since this auction is a "first," the price range of material that sells is unknown.) All types of philatelic items are welcome, as well as bulk lots to meet the $5 minimum.

6. All items (which can be) should be mounted on an 8'/z" x 11" sheet clearly marked with catalog number and condition. Larger items should have the 8'/2" x 11" sheet attached in some manner.

7. Owner's name or identification number should be clearly indicated on the back or front of each lot sheet submitted. An owner's number can be obtained from the auction clerk.

8. RESERVE BIDS on any stamp lot should be clearly indicated. The RESERVE BID, if necessary, should be a competitive price.

9. All debts/payments will be resolved IMMEDIATELY after the auction. Checks made payable to the Badger Stamp Club will be accepted.

10. The Badger Stamp Club will retain 15 percent of the hammer price; 85 per-cent will be paid to the owner, unless donated to WISCOPEX, whereby 100 percent will go toward WISCOPEX.

11. All lots hammered sold are AS IS, WITHOUT RETURN PRIVILEGES. The WFSC, BSC and auctioneer will not be held responsible in any way.

Questions? Contact: George Cook, Auction Chairman, 2913 Richardson St., Madison, WI 53711 - phone (608) 274-4156.


WISCOPEX ’95 Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 22

10:00 a.m. - Show opens

10:00 a.m. - Wisconsin Chapter, Junior Philatelists of America meeting

11:00 a.m. - First door prize drawing

12 noon - Youth activities room closes

12:30 p.m. - Second door prize drawing

12:45 p.m. - Check-in and seating for Annual Business Meeting

1:00 p.m. - Youth activities room reopens with stamp bingo game

1:00 p.m. - WFSC table closes

1:00 p.m. - Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs Annual Business Meeting

3:00 p.m. - Third door prize drawing

3:00 p.m. - WFSC table reopens

3:30 p.m. - Judges' critique of exhibits

3:30 p.m. - Youth stamp bingo game

6:00 p.m. - Show closes

6:00 p.m. - Check-in/view auction lots and social hour

7:00 p.m. - Awards banquet dinner immediately followed by presentation of awards and auction

Sunday, April 23

10:00 a.m. - Show opens

10:00 a.m. - Wisconsin Postal History Society meeting

11:00 a.m. - Fourth door prize drawing

12 noon - Youth activities room closes

12:30 p.m. - Fifth door prize drawing

1:00 p.m. - Youth activities room reopens with stamp bingo game

1:00 p.m. - Wisconsin Blue and Gray Society meeting

3:00 p.m. - Sixth door prize drawing

3:00 p.m. - Recalled Legends of the West raffle drawing

3:30 p.m. - Youth stamp bingo game

4:00 p.m. - Show closes


WISCOPEX '95 Auction Rules

1. You MUST HOLD a banquet ticket to bid on or submit lots. (NO mail/ phone bids and NO mailed lots will be accepted.) Banquet reservations due Apr. 15, with no guarantee that tickets still will be available for purchase at the show.

2. Bring your lots to WISCOPEX, and if they do not sell in the auction, it will be your responsibility to pick them up immediately after the auction.

3. Check-in of lots submitted and viewing begins at 6:00 p.m. in the banquet roam.

4. Maximum number of lots submitted per person is FIVE.

5. Stamp items submitted should have a 1994 Scott catalog value of at least S5. If 1994 is not available, indicate catalog used. (Since this auction is a "first," the price range of material that sells is unknown.) All types of philatelic items are welcome, as well as bulk lots to meet the $5 minimum.

6. All items (which can be) should be mounted on an 8'/2" x 11" sheet clearly marked with catalog number and condition. Larger items should have the 8'/z" x 11" sheet attached in some manner.

7. Owner's name or identification number should be clearly indicated on the back or front of each lot sheet submitted. An owner's number can be obtained from the auction clerk.

8. RESERVE BIDS on any stamp lot should be clearly indicated. The RE-SERVE BID, if necessary, should be a competitive price.

9. All debts/payments will be resolved IMMEDIATELY after the auction. Checks made payable to the Badger Stamp Club will be accepted. 10. The Badger Stamp Club will retain 15 percent of the hammer price; 85 percent will be paid to the owner, unless donated to WISCOPEX, whereby 100 percent will go toward WISCOPEX.

11. All lots hammered sold are AS IS, WITHOUT RETURN PRIVILEGES. The WFSC, Badger Stamp Club and auctioneer will not be held responsible in any way.

For further information about the auction and banquet reservations, contact: George Cook, Auction Chair-man, 2913 Richardson St., Madison, WI 53711 - phone (608) 274-4156.


WISCOPEX '95 Auction Results

By George Cook. WISCOPEX '95 Auction Chrmn. Badger Stamp Club

The WISCOPEX '95 auction is now history and from what I have heard, everybody had a good time.

After a very hurried setup prior to the banquet on Saturday evening, the auction itself was held immediately following the awards ceremony. It went very smoothly, despite the competition from the wedding band next door!

As expected, there was a diverse group of almost 70 lots, including novelty items with a philatelic theme, covers, posters, literature and, of course, United States and foreign stamps. Highlights were Bonnie Blair autographed covers and a photograph (which resulted in spirited bidding), a Recalled Legends of the West pane, a collection of used U.S. Federal Duck stamps, a crash cover, an earliest-known use of the $2 BEP James Madison stamp, worldwide lots, collections and many others. Condition ranged from superb to burnt (desirable? on the crash cover). Some lots were unorganized in boxes; some were well presented on album pages.

For the most part, the reserves and hammer prices were extremely fair. Considering that the auction was a first for a WISCOPGX, the fact that enough people took their chances at entering lots and that the auction went smoothly, it can only be interpreted as having been a success. Perhaps the Waukesha County Philatelic Society, which is hosting WISCOPEX '96, will decide to stage a show auction. If so, I can relate suggestions for improvements received from the participants of this year's activity. •


WISCOPEX '95 Exhibit Awards

Champion of Champions

Gold - Door County Post Offices, by Jim Hale

• 1995 Champion of Champions

Gold - The World of Golf - Its History, the Game and the People, by Patricia Lochr

• Most Popular Exhibit

Gold - The Grand Tour- Churches in Middle Europe, by Verna Shackleton

Gold - Railway Post Offices of Iowa County, Wisconsin, by Daniel G. Hammell

Open Division

Gold - Communication by U.S. Mail in Jefferson County, WI - the First Century, by Barbara R. Meuller

• WISCOPEX Best of Show

• APS Medal of Excellence Pre-1900

• Wisconsin Postal History Society Ray Van Handel County Award

Silver - Dag Hammarskjold Remembered, by Robert T. Voss

• AAPE Silver Award of Honor

• ATA First Place (Gold)

Silver - The Soviet Union in Space, by Daniel G. Hammell

• APS Medal of Excellence Post-1940

• ATA Second Place (Silver)

Silver - Wisconsin Flag Cancels, by Andrew Buckland

• AAPE Silver Award of Honor

Single-frame Division

Silver - The Mexican Civil War Provisional Stamps of Sonora - the White and Green Seals of 1913-14, by Rod McGiothlin

• APS Medal of Excellence 1900-1940

• APS Research Medal

• ATA One-frame Merit Ribbon

• Modern Postal History Society Award

Bronze - Used 10 Eagle `n Shield PNC's, by Ron Hayes

• Plate Number Coil Collectors Club President's Award and Achievement Award

Bronze - Hometown Postmarks, by Jim Hale

• Postal History Society Award

Bronze - Paddle Steamers to Nuclear, by Gretel Matczak

Bronze - Wolf, by Fred Ziemann

Bronze The Voyages of Myonie, by Ron Fritz

Bronze Postal History of Wausau Postmasters 1850-1880's, by William Grosnick Sr.

Certificate - Michael, Gabriel and Associates, by Roland Essig

Certificate - The German Shepherd, My Best Friend, by Linda Sehultz

Certificate - The Challenge of AIDS, by Robert T. Voss

Junior Division

Gold - Olympics, by Tracy Zavrl

• WISCOPEX Best Youth Exhibit

• ATA Youth Award

• Footloose Filatelists Youth Grand

• International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors Youth Merit Award

• JPA Blue Ribbon and H.E. Harris Award

Gold - Specialized Study of KCS Booklets, by Brian J. Liedtke

• Footloose Filatelists Youth Reserve Grand

Silver - Circus, by Christopher Brooks

Silver - Birds: A Comparison of North American and Tropical Species, by Lisa Giss

Silver - SOS- U.S. Stamps of the Southwest, by David Updike

Silver - Dinosaurs, by Michael Brooks

Silver - Wonders of the Sea, by Katie Perronne

Bronze - Orchids, by Paul Braun



Latest update: June 14, 2005