MEMPHEX 2017 was held on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, 2017and viewed a success. It seemed to be Bob Hodges day, for he dominated the 5 single frame exhibits by winning Best of Show and Gold for his theme “United States Perfins: The First Year of Use.” He also took a Silver for a well-researched exhibit “A Journey Through History With a Single Cover.”
Vermeil/Silver: Bob Hodges – “UNITED STATES PRIVATE DIE PROPRIETARY STAMPS – A BRIEF INTRODUCTION”
Art Cole, 2013 Andy Burkman, 2014
David Kiehn - a one frame exhibit on Max and Moritz -2016 "Max and Moritz is a German language illustrated story, published in 1865, telling the story of two bad boys who terrorize their village by playing cruel and malicious pranks.
There are seven parts to the story, written in rhyme, that detail their pranks. The author, Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908) showed, in the seventh and final story, that bad behavior is eventually punished.
Cover for the 150th anniversary of the publication of Max and Moritz.
A gold medal was awarded to Mr. Albert G. Dewey, Jr. of Maryland for his single-frame exhibit “Overprints of Ireland 1922 to 1935”, while Andy Burkman was awarded a Silver for “The Flag With Clouds Issue of 1988”, and David Saks took a Bronze with “United States Official Stamps 1873 – 1875.”
2013 MEMPHEX Exhibit Winners
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”
Gold Award : Art Cole – “UNDERPAID, OVERPAID AND OTHER PAID: A GALLERY OF IMPROPER, ILLEGAL AND PROHIBITED POSTAL PRACTICES.”
2016 MEMPHEX EXHIBIT Winner
BOB HODGES & VERMEIL
Bob won a Vermeil for his 5-frame exhibit entitled “The 75th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union.” He also received the R.A. Schultz – J. Peterson Navy-Marine Corps Award for Best Exhibit by a Military Member.
BOB HODGES & GOLD + BEST OF SHOW
2017 MEMPHEX EXHIBIT Winners
Gold/Best of Show: Andy Burkman –
“JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF THE PHILLIPINES 1942 – 1945”
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.
2014 MEMPHEX EXHIBIT Winners
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.
Memphis Stamp Collectors Society
2015 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”