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First Day Cover Philatelic Exhibits
I've been collecting First Day Covers of library stamps since 1995 when I first began collecting postal librariana.
I have a four frame first day cover exhibit featuring the America's Libraries stamp of 1982. That exhibit received a silver award when shown at St. Louis Stamp Expo 2007. It was also shown at the Minnesota Stamp Expo 2008 where it received a Vermeil award and at AmericCover 2010 where it received a Silver Award and the AAPE Gold Award of Honor.
My America's Libraries stamp exhibit has also been combined with a three frame exhibit of the the Library of Congress stamp of 1982 for a seven frame exhibit entitled "A Tale of Two Library Stamps". Both stamps were designed by Bradbury Thompson, one of the world's foremost graphic artists. For Danepex 2007, the stamp show of the Badger Stamp Club in Madison, the exhibit won the Best of Show Award and Most Popular Exhibit Award. At WISCOPEX 2007, the stamp show of the Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs, I showed the same exhibit and it won a First Award. The exhibit was shown at CHARPEX 2007, the stamp show of the Charlotte Philatelic Society and the Fortnightly Collectors Club, on a non-competitive basis. The "A Tale of Two Library Stamps" exhibit was also shown at MILCOPEX 2007, the stamp show of the Milwaukee Philatelic Society. At MILCOPEX I added an eighth frame to the exhibit devoted to the 1984 "A Nation of Readers" stamp. The exhibit received a Silver Medal at this show.
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