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I began exhibiting Arkansas Postal History at local shows in the 1970s.  The first award I received was a first place award at OKPEX in 1975, long before OKPEX was a World Series Show. 

I won my first National award, a Vermeil medal, at INDYPEX in 1994, and another Vermeil at VAPEX in Virginia Beach in 1997.  I then spent 7 years accumulating better covers and learning how to write and present the material.

  My next showing was in 2004 at St. Louis Expo where I was very fortunate to win the Grand Award, with an 8 frame exhibit.  Since then the exhibit has continued to grow.  I won the Reserve Grand at AIRPEX in Dayton, OH in 2004 and another Reserve Grand at the Southeast Stamp Show in Atlanta in 2005.

 I reduced the time frame to Territory through the Civil War and entered 5 frames in the Washington International Exhibit in 2006.  The exhibit won a Large Vermeil with a Special Prize (88/100).

  In 2007, I once again won the Grand Award, this time back at OKPEX in Oklahoma City.

I have scanned some of these exhibits, and they are here to be viewed.  I have been very lucky in having good judging advice over the years, and having a subject to show that is usually new to anyone who sees it.  I don't hold my exhibits up as models for anyone else.  However, if you would like to see the story of Arkansas Postal History as I have organized it, enjoy the enclosed.
Bruce Roberts 4-9-08


2004 Grand Award Winner, St. Louis Expo, St. Louis, Mo (8 frames)

2005 Reserve Grand Award winner, Southeast Stamp Show, Atlanta, GA (10 frames)

2014 Use of the 1869 US adhesive issue from, to, and within Arkansas (one frame)




Updated 7/5/2014

    
 Bruce Roberts Exhibiting History Minimize
 YearSorted By Year In Descending OrderExhibition-LocationExhibit Title-Number of FramesAward(s)
2011APS Ameristamp Expo (WSP), Charleston, SCPan American Air Mail Test: November 1, 1946 - 1 frame, team competitionSilver, 1-frame Team of Volunteer 5 finished 5th out of 7 teams
2010 - 4American Association of Philatelic ExhibitorsArkansas Postal History: Territory to 1870Received the Diamond Award for 10 gold medals in 10 years
2010 - 3Southeastern Stamp Show 2010(WSP), Atlanta, GAArkansas Postal History: Territory to 1870, 10 FramesGold, USPCS Award
2010 - 2Southeastern Stamp Show (WPS), Atlanta, GA20th Century Arkansas Fancy Cancels - 1 frameSilver-Bronze
2010 - 1KNOXPEX 2010, Knoxville, TN20th Century Arkansas Fancy Cancels - 1 frameno awards given
2009 - 2FLOREX 2009 (WSP) - Orlando, FLArkansas Postal History: Territory to 1870 - 10 FramesGold
2009 - 1KNOXPEX 2009, Knoxville, TN20th Century Arkansas Fancy Cancels - 1 frameNo awards given
2008 - 4Southestern Stamp Show (WSP) - Atlanta, GAArkansas Postal History: Territory to 1870 - 10 FramesGold & Reserve Grand, Postal History Society Gold, USPCS Award, Clark Federation Award
2008 - 3APS Stampshow 2008 (C of C) -Harford, CTArkansas Postal History: Territory through 1870 (C of C competition)Prix d'Honneur
2008 - 2CHARPEX 2008 - Charlotte, NCPan American Air Mail Test: November 1, 1946 - 1 frameSilver
2008 - 1CHARPEX 2008 -Charlotte, NCArkansas Postal History: 1861-1865-3 framesVermeil, CSA Raymond & Roger Weil Memorial Award
2007 - 5OKPEX 2007 (WSP), Oklahoma City, OKArkansas Postal History: Territory to 1870 - 10 FramesGold, Grand Award, USPCS award, APS pre-1900 award, OKPEX Medal, Postal History Society award
2007 - 4Southeast Stamp Show 2007 (WPS) - Atlanta, GAArkansas Postal History: 1861-1865 - 3 FramesGold,
2007 - 3Southeastern Stamp Show 2007 (WSP) - Atlanta, GAUS 1869 adhesive issue: Uses to and from Arkansas and Indian Territory - 1 FrameGold
2007 - 2CHARPEX 2007 - Charlotte, NCUS 1869 use to and from Arkansas and Indian Territory - 1 frameGold
2007 - 1CHARPEX 2007-Charlotte, NCArkansas Postal History, 1861-1865 - 3 FramesGold, Grand, APS Certificate of Award
2007 - 0ALAPEX 2007 - Bessemer, ALArkansas Postal History: 1861-65 - 3 framesGold, Best in Show
2006 - 2Southeast Stamp Show 2006 (WSP) - Atlanta, GAPan American Airmail test, November 1, 1946 - 1 FrameVermeil, American Airmail Society Vermeil award
2006 - 1Washington 2006 International (FIP) - Washington, DCArkansas Postal History: Territory through Union Occupation - 5 framesLarge Vermeil (88/100), Special Judges Prize
2006 - 0KNOXPEX 2006 - Knxoville, TNArkansas Postal History: Territory through Union OccupationGold
2005 - 4Southeast Stamp Show (WSP) - Atlanta, GAArkansas Postal History: Territory to post-Reconstruction, A Selection- 8 FramesGold, Reserve Grand, Clark Federation Award for best exhibit from SESS member club
2005 - 3NAPEX 2005 (WSP) - Washington, DCArkansas Postal History, 1861-1865 3 FramesVermeil, CSA President's award
2005 - 2The 36th Plymouth Show (WSP) - Plymouth, MIArkansas Postal History: Territory to post-Reconstruction- 8 FramesGold, Postal History Society medal, US Stamp Society medal
2005 - 1ALAPEX 2005 - Birmingham, ALArkansas Postal History: Territory to post-Reconstruction- 8 FramesGold, Best in Show, USSS President's Award
2004 - 5AIRPEX 2004 (WSP) - Dayton, OHArkansas Postal History: Territory to Post Reconstruction - 8 framesGold, Reserve Grand, APS Research Award
2004 - 3APS Champion of Champions - Sacrameto, CAArkansas Postal History: Territory to post-Reconstruction, A Selection- 8 FramesPrix d'Honneur
2004 - 2LEXPEX 2004 - Lexington, KYArkansas: Crossroads of the Southwest - 8 framesGold, Best in Show
2004 - 1St. Louis Expo 2004 (WSP - 8 FramesArkansas Postal History: Territory to post-Reconstruction, A Selection- 8 FramesGold, Grand, APS pre-1900 medal, Postal History Society medal, USPCS Gold, Most Popular
1999KNOXPEX 99 - Knoxville, TNArkansas in the Civil War - 3 framesSmall Gold
1999CHARPEX 99 - Charlotte, NCArkansas Postal HistoryGold, Grand Award
1997KNOXPEX 97 - 1 frameConfederate ArkansasGold
1997VAPEX 97 (WSP) - Virginia Beach, VAArkansas Postal History - 8 framesVermeil, US Philatelic Classics Society award
1995KNOXPEX 95-Knoxville, TNConfederate Arkansas: A Selection of Postal History - 1 frameGold
1994INDYPEX 94 (WSP) - Indianapolis, INArkansas Postal History: 1826-1870 - 8 framesVermeil, Postal History Society-Bronze,
1992KNOXPEX 92 - Knoxville, TNFrom Arkansas to the World: Foreign Destinations - 3 FramesGold
1991KNOXPEX BICENTENNIAL SHOW-Knoxville, TN (200th Anniversary of Knoxville)Arkansas Postal History Territory to 1870 - 7 framesGold, Best in Show, APS Award
1988KNOXPEX 88 - Knoxville, TNArkansas Postal History: Territory to 1870 - 70 - 6 FramesGold
1988CHARPEX - Charlotte, NCArkansas Postal History: Territory to 1870 - 6 FramesGold, Best in Show
1987NASHPEX 87-Nashville, TNArkansas Postal History: The Stampless Period-3Small Gold
1986KNOXPEX 86 - Knoxville, TN - 6Arkansas Postal History 1826 - 1865Gold, Grand Champion
1986ARKPEX 150-Little Rock, AR This was the Arkansas sesquicentennial showArkansas Postal History Territory to 1986 (I showed 250 pages as part of the celebration)Gold, American First Day Cover Society award.
1977OKPEX 77 - Oklahoma City, OK - 6Arkansas Postal History 1829-1865Gold, First Place (OKPEX was not a WSP show at this time)
1976Red River PEX-Shreveport, LA - 5A selection of Arkansas Postal History 1826-1865Participation
1976POSTEX 76 - Houston, TXA Selection of Arkansas Postal History 1829-1865 - 5Certificate of Exhibit
1975ARKPEX-Little Rock, AR - 4A selection of Arkansas Postal History 1829-1865A.A.May award for best exhibit by Little Rock club member
1974ARKPEX-Little Rock AR - 5Development of US Postage Stamps illustrated using portraits of George WashingtonParticipation
1974ARKPEX-Little Rock, AR - 1South African Definitives 1926-1943; variations on a themeParticipation
1974ARKPEX-Littel Rock, AR - 1Red China Postally UsedParticipation
1974ARKPEX-Little Rock, AR - 3Arkansas Postal History 1819-1861Bronze
1970HARCOPEX-Hartford County, MDDevelopment of US Postage Stamps illustrated using portraits of George Washingto-5Gold, Best in show