CPS Blog Archive
At the RPSC (Royal Philatelic Society of Canada) AGM on 14 June the following Calgary members were recognized:
50 Years of Membership in the RPSC
Dee Roy Goble
Long-time contributor/author of the Canadian Philatelist.
Dale Speirs was one of six recognized as a long-time contributor/author of the Canadian Philatelist.
Congratulations to exhibitors:
Ray Villeneuve for winning a Vermeil award for his exhibit on "Canadian Participation in the 1908 Franco-British Exhibition".
Dave Bartlet for winning a Silver award for his exhibit on "15th World Scout Moot 2017"
To get to the Calgary Philatelic Society Facebook Page, look at the left hand side bar just below our Society Logo. If you click on the Facebook symbol it will take you to the Facebook Group for CPS. Comments and posts can be left by anyone on the group page.
Due to the cancellation of CALTAPEX in October, CPS has decided to run CALVIRT 2021, a virtual exhibition with displays running from 1 Page to Multi Frames. We encourage New exhibitors. Judging/critique is available on request for exhibits by a National level judge. Go to the Virtual Exhibition tab, and submit your entry by 10 January 2021. All forms and rules are shown there.
The Picture Postage shown below was made for Covid-19 and the show.
I wish I could say "Happy New Year" but that doesn't seem appropriate. However philately does find a way to mitigate the gloom and I did so by making a few covers as shown here. It was one method to add something to my COVID-19 topical collection.
On November 27, 2020, the Calgary Pandas Er Shun and Da Mao were sent back early to China. The Covid-19 pandemic made it difficult for the Calgary Zoo to obtain sufficient supplies of Bamboo to feed the pandas. Below is a picture of the cover front and back. The original CALTAPEX cover from 2019 was used with an overprint done on the front and back, and the covers cancelled 27 November on the back.
The election results are now official. A total of 49 votes were cast (6 via Canada Post & in-person and 43 via email). The CPS Board for 2020-2021 will consist of the following Directors:
President – Erika Peter (2 years)
Vice President – Wayne Dwyer (2 years)
Treasurer – Cary Hatcher (2 years)
Secretary – Donna Trathen (2 years)
Past President – Jim Senecal (2 years)
Life Members – Jan Brookes (1 year)
Director – Dwayne Eadie (1 year)
Director –Dave Bartlet (2 years)
Director – Dave Freeman (2 years)
Director – Murray Bialek (2 years)
Please review the awards won by Calgary Exhibitors at the Edmonton National
Jim Taylor Earth Science from Flat Earth to Plate Tectonics (90 points)
Donna Trathen Christina Broom, her work as a photographer (90 points)
Jan Brookes The Evolution of the World Wildlife Fund Logo (88 points)
David Bartlet Voluntary Fundraising for WWI (85 points)
Raymond Villeneuve Special Delivery Service in Canada: Forms and Labels ( 78 points)
Sandra Freeman Lampooning the Three Axis Amigos (77 points)
David Bartlet 13th Canadian Scout Jamboree (77 points)
Youth National Exhibits
Amelia Kelbert The World of the Monarch Butterfly (90 points)
Best Youth Amelia Kelbert The World of the Monarch Butterfly
American Philatelic Society
Medals of Excellence:
1900-1940 material Donna Trathen Christina Broom, Her Work as a Photographer
post-1980 material Jan Brookes The Evolution of the World WIldlife Fund Logo
Elizabethan Study Group:
John D. Arn White Queen Award David Bartlet 13th Canadian Scout Jamboree
American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors (AAPE)
AAPE Gold Pin Sandra Freeman Lampooning the Three Axis Amigos
AAPE Gold Pin Raymond Villeneuve Special Delivery Service in Canada: Forms and Labels
Epilogue Award Jan Brookes The Evolution of the World Wildlife Fund Logo
AAPE Youth 1st Award Amelia Kelbert The World of the Monarch Butterfly
American Topical Association Awards
ATA First Award Jim Taylor Earth Science from Flat Earth to Planetary Tectonics
ATA Youth Award Amelia Kelbert The World of the Monarch Butterfly
Northwest Federation Awards
Thunderbird Award David Bartlet Voluntary Fundraising for WWI
Royal Philatelic Society of Canada
Treatment Donna Trathen Christina Broom, her work as a Photographer
Presentation Jim Taylor Earth Science from Flat Earth to Planetary Tectonics
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