Park Forest club hosts annual Postage Stamp Show
July 5, 2012 1:54PM
Judges Rich Drews (left) and Kathy Johnson wear hockey outfits recently during the Park Forest Stamp Club’s annual Postage Stamp Show. | Supplied Photo
Updated: August 9, 2012 6:00AM
The Park Forest Stamp Club recently hosted its 52nd annual Postage Stamp Show at St. Irenaeus Church in Park Forest.
Stamp collectors from Illinois and Indiana attended the event, which featured exhibits, stamps for sale, free dealer appraisals and a kid’s booth.
More than 500 pages of competitive exhibits prepared by club members from novice to national award winners covered varied philatelic subjects including the Olympics, German unification, the Caroline Islands, the Bahamas and Snark Island.
Each exhibit was awarded a first-, second- or third-place ribbon. Larry Gardner received the grand prize award for “The French Post Office in Morocco.”
Bill Maddocks won the Collector’s Club of Chicago Award for “Death by Overprint,” and Eric Bridge won the Best One Frame Award for “The Lunar New Year.”