American Philatelic Society Announces 2016 Chapter Newsletter Winners

The American Philatelic Society’s has announced the winners in its 2016 Newsletter Competition.

The purpose of the annual newsletter competition is to spotlight stamp club and federation newsletter editors, to acknowledge their hard work on behalf of philately, and to publicize it within the philatelic community. In addition to the awards themselves, each submission receives a judges’ critique on the newsletter’s content and format, with suggestions for possible improvements.

This year, Judy Johnson, Competition Manager, was joined by judges Terry Dempsey, Grayson, Georgia; David N. Paddock, Marietta, Georgia; Melanie G. Rogers, Chicago, Illinois; Amy E. Wieting, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

“We are fortunate to have this level of expertise assisting us in the judging and it speaks to the value of the competition,” said Johnson.

Fifteen entries were submitted in Class II — Multi-Page Publications category. Winners are:

APS Executive Director Scott English presenting the award to Jim Giacomazzi, editor of Sequoia Stamp Club’s quarterly journal “Stamp Chatter” at their monthly meeting on April 25. Photo courtesy of Ken Perkins.

Calgary Philatelist (Calgary Philatelic Society), edited by Dale C. Speirs, Calgary, AB, Canada
Hollywood Philatelist (Hollywood Stamp Club), edited by Enrique Setaro, Miami, FL
Knoxville Philatelic Society News (Knoxville Philatelic Society), edited by Tom Broadhead, Knoxville, TN
The Souvenir Sheet (Lincoln Stamp Club), edited by David M. Frye, Denton, NE
Philatelic Society of Lancaster County (Philatelic Society of Lancaster County), edited by Dr. Paul Petersen, Lancaster, PA
Stamp Chatter (Sequoia Stamp Club), edited by James W. Giacomazzi, Redwood City, CA

Buffalo Stamp Club (Buffalo Stamp Club), edited by Alfred Carroccia and Alan Davis, East Aurora, NY
Stamping Around (Mid-Cities Stamp Club), edited by Peter C. Elias, Plano, TX
The Postmaster (New Haven Philatelic Society), edited by Campbell Buchanan, Branford, CT
The Oklahoma Philatelist (Oklahoma Philatelic Society), edited by Reginald L. Hofmaier, Yukon, OK
Palo Duro Philatelist (Palo Duro Philatelic Society), edited by John A. Abrams, Albuquerque, NM
The Stamp Express (Southern Nevada Stamp Club), edited by Mrs. Melodye D. McGroarty, Las Vegas, NV

GRSC Newsletter (Greater Richmond Stamp Club), edited by Marcel Borris, Midlothian, VA
The Magnifying Glass (Wyoming Valley Stamp Club), edited by Ron Breznay, Hanover Township, PA

Manchester Stamp Club Newsletter (Manchester Stamp Club), edited by Richard E. Olson, Fremont, NH

The deadline for entries in the 2017 APS Newsletter Competition for newsletters produced in the year 2017 — is January 15, 2018. Entry forms are available in pdf format on the website or may be requested from Judy Johnson, APS Newsletter Competition Manager, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823-1367 or There are currently more than 465 stamp clubs that are chapters of the American Philatelic Society.

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