08/24/2010 (P1674)
Contact: Dana Guyer

Malmgren Takes Top Honors
at APS StampShow 2010

Richard C. Malmgren’s exhibit on Hawaiian Postage Stamps won the prestigious World Series of Philately Champion of Champions at APS StampShow 2010 held August 12–15 in Richmond, Virginia. The exhibit, focuses on the purpose, design, production and usage of postage stamps issued by three successive Hawaiian governments — the Kingdom of Hawaii, the Provisional Government, and the Republic of Hawaii. The exhibit qualified to compete by having won the Grand award at Nojex 2010 in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Since 1968, the World Series of Philately (WSP) competition has consisted of Grand award winners from national stamp shows held in the United States from July to June the previous year. This year’s competition welcomed the inclusion of two Grand award winners from Canadian National shows as well.

The StampShow 2010 Grand award winner — Carrier Service in the Major U.S. Cities 1842–1863, by Larry Lyons — is eligible to compete for the WSP Champion of Champions at StampShow 2011, to be held in Columbus, Ohio. Vince King’s exhibit, Texas During the Confederate Period, How Mail Was Handled 1861–1865, won the Reserve Grand award. The most popular exhibit, taken by a vote of show attendees, was won by Brian, Maria & Alexander Green for their family exhibit Confederate Postal History, CSA Generals’ Mail 1861–65. This award is sponsored by the National Stamp Dealers Association.

A complete list of winners is available - click here.