Commission Report 2008 – 2010 to the FIP Congress
Stephen D. Schumann
This past biannual period has seen much progress in the Postal Stationery Commission in many areas including newly qualified postal stationery jurors, email addresses of commission delegates, database of postal stationery awards for the past 10 years both by exhibit and by exhibition and a new Power Point presentation on exhibiting and judging postal stationery plus the revision and updating of the Guidelines. Credit for the database creation and the Power Point presentation must go to my hard working, always ready to help Secretary, Lars Engelbrecht. Thank you Lars.
During the past 2 years your Chairman has served on four USA national juries, NOJEX, FLOREX, ROSSICAPEX and Garfield-Perry(twice as Jury Chairman) and at two regional juries, HOUPEX and Sacapex (both times as Jury Chairman). This coming September I will be Jury Chairman at the MILCOPEX national exhibition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
At several of the exhibitions above I conducted informal seminars on the exhibiting and judging of postal stationery.
At the FIP/Continental level I served on the LONDON 2010 jury as Team Leader in Postal Stationery and Team Member in Postal History- Americas. I have been invited to serve on the jury of JOBURG 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa, October 27-31 and have ben asked to give a seminar on exhibiting and judging on 31 October.
I exhibited at China 2009 where I received 96 points, LG for my exhibit of "New Zealand Postal Stationery 1876-1940". I showed the same exhibit at the ARIPEX national exhibition in 2010, and received the reserve Grand Award.
The Portugal 2010 Committee has allotted 3 hours for the meeting of the commission so we will have a Power Point presentation on exhibiting and judging postal stationery, practice judging of two exhibits and presentations on two aspects of Portuguese postal stationery.
Newly qualified Postal Stationery Jurors:
Dr. Ross Towle (USA)- ISRAEL 2008
Mr. Lars Engelbrecht (Denmark)- EFIRO 2008
Mr. Ian McMahon (Australia)- China 2009
Mr. Mike Smith (United Kingdom)- LONDON 2010
We wish them a long and successful time in judging postal stationery.
The following Bureau Members have advised me of their activities:
Secretary Lars Engelbrecht
Updating the list of delegates with email addresses
Three newsletters (in total 63 pages) sent to delegates, jurors, FIP members and executives. The newsletter consists of articles, exhibit results, book reviews and news from 23 delegates
Database of all postal stationery exhibit results at international exhibitions (In total 800 registrations). This database has been sent to the delegates, jurors and is available on our website
New 36 page PowerPoint presentation on exhibiting and judging postal stationery exhibits is now available on our website
Presentation with Alan Huggins at FIP Seminar in London in November 2009
Judging at London 2010
Start-up of revising the regulation guidelines
Presented the Australian Philatelic Federation Postal Stationery Exhibiting Seminar (based on the FIP Postal Stationery Commission seminar presentation) at Melbourne Stampshow 2009 which was held at the Melbourne Tennis Centre Melbourne 23 to 26 July 2009. The seminar was attended by approximately 20 people.
Member of the Jury at the FIAP exhibition Jakarta 2008 Jakarta, Indonesia held 23 - 25 October 2008
FIP apprentice Postal Stationery juror at China 2009 which was held from 10 - 16 April 2009 in Luoyang, Henan, China.
Jury member Canberra Stampshow 2010, Canberra 12 to 14 March 2010
Jury member Melbourne Stampshow 2009, Melbourne 23 to 26 July 2009.
Philakorea 2009 Seoul Korea FIAP 30 July - 4 August 2009 Postal Stationery of Canada Issued during the Reign of King George VI Large Vermeil
Hong Kong 2009 Hong Kong FIAP 14 - 17 May 2009 Listing of Australian Non-Denominated and Flat Rate Postal Stationery [Literature] Silver-Bronze
Sunstamp 2008 Brisbane 22 - 24 August 2008 Envelopes and Postcards of Canada Large Vermeil
Tarapex 2008 New Plymouth 7-9th November 2008 New Zealand Postal Stationery Large Vermeil
Timpex 2009 Timaru, New Zealand 16 - 18 October 2009 Queen Elizabeth II postal stationery of Canada Large Silver
He continues to be Chair of the Postal Stationery Society of Australia and editor of its publication, the Postal Stationery Collector.
Our Webmaster continues to do excellent work, uploading revised databases and presentations as soon as they are submitted. I recommend that everyone go to www.postalstationery.org to view the outstanding website that he has developed.
Stephen D. Schumann