09/09/2014 (P1749)
Contact: Dana Guyer

Winning Exhibits at APS StampShow 2014

Stephen Reinhard (left), APS President,
presents Gordon Eubanks the WSP
Champion of Champions Award.

Attendees of the American Philatelic Society’s StampShow 2014, held August 21–24 in Hartford, Connecticut, were treated to a spectacular array of exhibits.

Gordon Eubanks won the Benjamin and Naomi Wishnietsky World Series of Philately Champion of Champions Award for his exhibit “The United States Imperforate Issues of 1851–1856.” Eubanks’ entry was judged the best of the thirty-two Grand award-winning exhibits that had been shown at a World Series of Philately and Canadian National Shows over the previous year.

The Grand Award in the Open Competition was won by William A. Sandrik for “Austrian Lloyd Steam Navigation Company, 1839‑1914.” The National Stamp Dealers Association's Most Popular Award went to “The Walt Disney Postal Commemoration of 1968,” shown by Edward Bergen.

Honors for the Single-Frame Grand Award went to “America’s First Stamp Design, The U.S. City Dispatch Post” by Larry Lyons.

The Bonnie and Rich Drews Youth Grand and a Gold medal went to “Building a Nation…One State at a Time” by Adam Mangold, which also won the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Youth First Award.

The APS Writers Unit #30 Grand Award in the Literature competition went to David Wrisley for his catalog The State Revenue Catalog.

StampShow was co-sponsored by the United States Postal Service. The Best Revenue Exhibit was sponsored by Eric and Tami Jackson and the Best Thematic Exhibit was sponsored by Andrea and Dale Smith.

The complete results for the regular and literature exhibitions are available on the APS website at www.stamps.org/National-WSP-Shows#stampshow.

The next World Series Champion of Champions competition will be held at APS StampShow in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 20–23, 2015.