Memphis Stamp Collectors Society

Gold/Best of Show: Andy Burkman – “JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF THE PHILLIPINES 1942 – 1945”

Non-Competitive Entry Memphis: An Overview of Postal Operations During the Confederate Era – 2 frames Handling of the Mail at Memphis Immediately Before, During and After Secession  

Bronze Award: David Saks – “ELVIS”

Bronze Award: David Saks – “JFK”

2013 MEMPHEX Exhibit Winners

​Gold & Best of Show: Art Cole for “50 Years of Service: The Unusual Career of Mr. Zip, America’s Favorite Postman"


Gold: Andy Burkman for “Camp Dennison, Ohio; 1861 – 1865”


Gold: Jeff Bennett for “Baseball Centennial”


Vermeil: Robert Hodges for “Secret Initials & Dates on Canadian Stamps, 1935 –m 1950”


Silver: David A. Kiehn for “Allied Occupation Stamps, May 1945 – 1949”

​​​2014 MEMPHEX EXHIBIT Winners

Gold & Best of Show: Andy Burkman for “Western Rivers Steamboat Covers” – 5 Frames - Letters, envelopes & bills of lading used on the Mississippi River and its tributaries in the 19th century.

Gold: Bill Yelsik for “The New York Postmaster Provisional, 1845 – 1847” – 1 Frame – Exhibit of proofs through usage on cover, including paper colors, cancels and initials. The NEW York Issue is considered the first stamp issued by the U.S. by many collectors.

Vermeil: Bob Hodges for “U.S. Perfins – The Rare and Scarce” – 2 Frames - A brief history and overview of U.S. perfins with focus on the factors contributing to their rarity; 100 perfins identified by their scarcity ratings.

Vermeil: Art Cole for “A Philatelic Alphabet: an introduction to Stamp Collecting” – 2 Frames – This display class exhibit presents 26 different aspects of stamp collecting; a Philatelic Alphabet, any of which could be the beginning of a specialized collection.

Non-Competitive: Dick Scott for “ United States Cancellation Sampler, 1851-1900” – 3 Frames – An overview of the various obliterations, cancellations and route markings from 1851 through 1900.
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The Memphis Stamp Collectors Society (MSCS) hosts the  Memphis  Philatelic Exhibition, or MEMPHEX, annually at the Agricenter, Memphis, TN.  The exhibition runs for two days and features judged  stamp exhibits, multiple  dealers selling stamps and usually a stamp auction. 

Japanese Occupation of the Philippines 1942 – 1945 7 frames   The stamps, the covers and the perseverance of a nation.

– The 5 Centavo provisional issue stamp of 1942, “La Filipina”    The only known example with the surcharge doubled.

MEMPHEX !   Sept 26 and 27, 2015 @ the Agricenter ,Memphis, TN 

Gold Award : Art Cole – “UNDERPAID, OVERPAID AND OTHER PAID: A GALLERY OF IMPROPER, ILLEGAL AND PROHIBITED POSTAL PRACTICES.”

Vermeil/Silver: Bob Hodges – “UNITED STATES PRIVATE DIE PROPRIETARY STAMPS – A BRIEF INTRODUCTION”

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Art Cole, 2013              Andy Burkman, 2014

Memphis, Tennessee