July 9, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Katherine Stinson first Airmail flight from Calgary to Edmonton. To mark the anniversary, a celebration will be held in conjunction with WestJet airlines to commemorate the event. Come to the Domestic terminal (A gates). An exhibit will be setup by Westjet ticketing counters starting at 630AM. This exhibit will be moved to the departures area by Gate 1 (Encore gates) at 930AM where activities are expected to take place between 930 and 10AM. The flight to Edmonton departs at 1215 on Encore flight #3143. Passengers on the flight will receive a specially prepared flight cover. Further details will be posted to the website shortly.
CPS members competing at PIPEX in Portland OR on 11-13 May received the following results;
Large Gold - Amelia Kelbert - Monarch Butterfly The World of the (Danaus Plexippus)
- American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Youth 1st Ribbon
- American Topical Association Youth Award
Large Vermeil - Janice Brookes - The Evolution of the World Wildlife Fund Logo
- American Topical Association 3rd Place Medal
Large Vermeil - Donna Trathen - Christina Broom: her Work as a Photographer
- American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Award of Honor for excellence in presentation
Large Vermeil - Donna Trathen - Horses: Origin, Breeds, and Roles
- American Topical Association 2nd Place Medal
Vermeil - Jim Taylor - Antarctica: Conflicting Claims -- Great Britain, Chile, Argentina
The ORAPEX National Level show was held in Ottawa 4-5 May. Calgary exhibitors received the following awards:
Court of Honour
Large Gold Medal - Jon Johnson - Canadian Military Hospitals at Sea - One Frame
Large Gold Medal - Jon Johnson - Canadian Merchant Navy July 1943 - Sept 1945 - One Frame
Multi Frame Exhibit
Large Gold Medal - Dave Bartlet - Vended Postage Automation
Additional Awards on this exhibit:
Reserve Grand Award,
Herbert L.McNaught Memorial Award,
APS Medal of Excellence (post 1980),
John D. Arn "White Queen" Award
Large Silver - Jon Johnson WW1 Canadian Army Nursing Sisters Serving Overseas
Additional Awards on thsi exhibit:
AAPE Sterling Achievement Award
Calgary Members attending the San Francisco WestPex show on 28-29 April received the following awards
Silver Bronze - Water Herdzik - Northern Rhodesia to North America 1925-1964
Vermeil - Steve B. Davis - Canada War Issue 6c & 7c Airmail Rates & Usages
American Air Mail Society - Vermeil Award
Steve B. Davis Canada War Issue 6c & 7c Airmail Rates & Usages
March 23-25 Calgary Exhibitor Results
Large Gold - Dave Bartlet - Vended Postage Automation
From: Dale Speirs, 8 May
A beautiful day, so I motored out to Chestermere to mail the latest bulletin. They were sent from the Shoppers Drug Mart at Marina Drive. The Bees stamps were used.
The following awards were won by members of the Calgary Philatelic Society at the Edmonton Stamp Show 24-25 March.
Best One Frame - Jon Johnson - Canadian Merchant Navy, July 1943 to September 1945
American Philatelic Society
Medal of Excellence - 1900-1940 material - Donna Trathen - Christina Broom, Her Work as a Photographer
British North America Philatelic Society (BNAPS)
Best BNA One-Frame - Jon Johnson - Canadian Merchant Navy, July 1943 to September 1945
American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors (AAPE)
WE Award - Jan Brookes - The Evolution of the World Wildlife Fund Logo
AAPE Youth Award - Amelia Kelbert - The World of the Monarch Butterfly
American Topical Association Awards
ATA Youth Award - Amelia Kelbert - The World of the Monarch Butterfly
Philatelic Specialists Society Award
Donna Trathen - Christina Broom, Her Work as a Photographer
Jan Brookes - The Evolution of the World Wildlife Fund Logo (87 points)
Donna Trathen - Christina Broom, Her Work as a Photographer (88 points)
Donna Trathen - Horses: Origin, Breeds and Roles (85 points)
Hugh Delaney - Canada and Confederation (66 points)
Adult National One Frame Exhibits
Jon Johnson - Canadian Merchant Navy, July 1943 to September 1945 (85 points)
Youth National Exhibits
Amelia Kelbert - The World of the Monarch Butterfly (88 points)
Many of you will have heard my remarks at the April 4 general meeting, that I will chair a table at the Spring Show, at least on Saturday the 21st. My purpose is to share donated books that will not fit in the club's library, but most likely contain information that someone will find interesting and useful.
There will be a sizable donation from Jon Johnson, as well as from Sandy Freeman. I, also, have added to the offering.
If anyone else has books to pass along, you may bring them to the show on Saturday, look for me at one of the tables, and add them in. Please do not bring price lists, auction catalogues, or periodicals more than 2 years old.
Anything left at the end of the day will go in the recycle bin.
Thanks. See you at the show.
Please be warned that the Condon building Parking lot is NO longer available for FREE Parking. The lot is patrolled by a company called Indigo who will not hesitate for even 60 seconds to put a $65 ticket on your car. So either pay for parking at the meter, or find street parking in the area.