International Philatelic Exhibitions:
The Hard Road To Glory
One of the most important
events in the life of a stamp collector is the international philatelic exhibition. It is a time when the collector gets
the opportunity to exhibit his collection in public. It is also a time when the collector receives public recognition for
his work as a philatelist. To be able to participate in an international philatelic exhibition is , in itself, an achievement.
The stringent requirements governing international philatelic exhibitions insure that the public sees only the best collections
from philatelists with different nationalities. To be able to win an award is, without doubt, a very fulfilling experience.
Here are some of the winners in three international philatelic
exhibitions from 1994 to 1998. The lists include a selection of the award-winning collections from each philatelic exhibition.
They are arranged in descending order and in accordance with the award received by the exhibitor. The GOLD award is the highest
award in international philatelic exhibiton.
Singapore Philatelic Exhibition, 1994 (SINGPEX '94)
Que, Mario (Philippines): Philippine "Baby" Alfonso Issue, 1890-1897 - GOLD Award
Kim, Bo-eui (Korea): Christmas - VERMEIL Award
Cabarrus, Julian (Australia): Philippine Pioneer Flights, 1919-1932 - VERMEIL Award
LI, Jinzhu (China): Soul Of Beethoven - SILVER Award
Sakti, Yono Goa (Indonesia): Marine Life - SILVER-BRONZE Award
Moises, Alex (Philippines): His Holiness: Pope
John Paul II - BRONZE Award
Wu, Oi-chun (Hongkong): Orchids - BRONZE Award
Apadavettila V, Radna Chrishnan (India): Classification Of Birds - BRONZE Award
ASEAN Philatelic Exhibition, 1996 (ASEANPEX '96)
V. Senthinathan (Malaysia): Ships Through The Ages - LARGE VERMEIL Award
Phairot Jiraprasertkun (Thailand): History Of The Olympic Games Until 1944 - LARGE VERMEIL
Lee Choong Yeet (Malaysia): The Scout Movement - LARGE SILVER Award
Irfan Naim (Indonesia): The Development Of Aviation - SILVER Award
Berthold Dirk Hendrik Sinaulan (Indonesia): Three Families Of The Large "Armoured" Land Mammals - SILVER Award
Alex Moises (Philippines): John Paul II: The Pilgrim
Pope - BRONZE Award
Dam Trung Thien (Vietnam): First Olympic Games In Asia - BRONZE Award
Philippine Centennial International Philatelic Exhibition, 1998 (PILIPINAS '98)
Lewis, Geoffrey (Australia): Philippines 1775-1878 - NATIONAL AWARD for BEST PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT
Lange, Fritz-Walter (Germany): The Philippine Revolution 1895-1901 - NATIONAL AWARD for BEST PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT
Mak, Kok Cheong (Malaysia): Cetaceans, Giants Of The Seas - VERMEIL Award
Moises, Alex (Philippines): His Holiness: Pope John
Paul II - SILVER Award
Calinawan, Paulina (Philippines): Birds - SILVER Award
Tobillo, Cecilio (Philippines): Help Preserve Our Only Home (Save Our Environment) -
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Going for Glory in Competitive Philatelic Exhibition
"It is not a bad idea
to want to win
an international award
in competitive philatelic exhibition.
In fact, it is an excellent idea."
Alex Moises: Addresses / Information On The Website's Author And Organizer