WESTPEX® 2015

Stamp Show

The show theme for WESTPEX2008 was the 160th anniversary of the discovery of gold in California.  For additional information click here.

The first day ceremony for tropical fruit stamps was held on the opening day.

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WESTPEX Grand Award and Gold
BALTIMORE Postal History: from Colonial Times until the UPU
Patricia Stilwell Walker

also
U.S. Philatelic Classics Society - Best U.S. up to 1894
Postal History Society Medal - Best Postal History
US Cancellation Club Charles D. Root Memorial Award

Collectors Club of San Francisco - Reserve Grand Award and Gold
Heart of the West: San Francisco as a postal hub from 1849 to 1869
Steven Walske

also
American Philatelic Congress - Excellence of Written Text

Gold

Colombia - The Perkins 1917 Issue
Santiago Cruz

also
COPAPHIL - Walter Blell Memorial Award for Best Colombia or Panama Exhibit

Colombia - Official Mail and Correspondence with exemption rate frankings
Dieter Bortfeldt

Colombian Airmails
Felipe Toro

also
COPAPHIL - Dr. James B. Helme Memorial Award for Best Colombia or Panama Research

Development of the Colombia Airmail 1923-1929 -- SCADTA - 4th issue
James C. Johnson

also
American Air Mail Society - Best Air Mail

Colonial Central America
James Mazepa

also
COLOMPHIL - Outstanding Study of South & Central American Philately
American Philatelic Society Award of Excellence: Pre 1900

Postal Stationery of Panama to 1940
John Sinfield

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United Postal Stationery Society Marcus White Medal - Best Postal Stationery

Panama Mail To U.P.U.
P. A. Campbell

The Classic Stamps of Ecuador
Hernan Olgieser

also
Pacific Trophy - Best Traditional Exhibit

The First Issues of Bolivia
Dr. Arthur K. M. Woo

Panama Airmail 1918-1939
Allan M. Harris

The Guadalajara Provisional Issue of 1867-1868. How a Cancel Became a Stamp
Omar J. Rodriguez

also
Donald Dretzke Memorial Award - Best Used Stamps

South Australia
Ron Rhodes

Up and Over ... down under
John Cress

also
Jack R. Hughes Award for Outstanding Philatelic Research in Australasia/Oceania

Indore Philately
Sandeep Jaiswal

also
India Study Circle Award - Best India Material

Colombia Postal History 1886-1899
James A. Cross

Barbados Seal Issues 1892-1935
Paul Larsen

also
British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group - Gold Award

Leeward Islands Village Mail: 1734 to 1932
Robert Wynstra

also
Friend of WESTPEX Award - Best British Commonwealth
British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group - Gold Award

Persia, 1902 Teheran Provisional
Behruz Nassre

Canal Zone Second Air Mail Series
Paul F. Ammons

Nepal: Postal History 1810-1911
Colin Hepper

also
Nepal and Tibet Philatelic Study Circle - Best Nepal, Tibet or Himalayan Exhibit

Puerto Rico Early Postal History
Frank J. Acevedo

Washington-Franklin One Cent Issues 1908-1923
Gerald Farrelly

also
American Philatelic Society Award of Excellence: 1900 - 1940
California Collectors Club Award for Best 20th Century
United States Stamp Society - Statue of Freedom Award

Postal History of the Spanish Philippines, 1854-1898
Don Peterson

also
International Philippine Philatelic Society, Eugene A. Garrett Award - Best Philippines Exhibit

U.S. Navy Mail in the 19th Century
Robert D. Rawlins

The U.S. Department of State Postal History:
Ravi R. Vora

Hawaiian Postage Stamps
Richard Malmgren

also
SESCAL Award of Merit
Jewels of the Pacific Merit Award (San Diego Exhibiting Workshop) - Felicitations of the Jury

Route Shifts in Mail from the United States, 1859 - 1870
Armando E. Grassi, MD

also
San Francisco Pacific Philatelic Society - Margaret Munda Memorial Award of Merit
American Philatelic Society Research Medal
American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors: Novice Award

Afghanistan: Amanullah Period, 1920-1929
Alfonso G. Zulueta Jr.

also
Michael Rogers Award - Best Asian

Vermeil

ETHIOPIA - The first issue and its oveprints on commercial covers 1895-1911
Ulf J. Lindahl

AUSTRIA: Pre-Adhesive Postal History of Austria
David Y. Lu

Philippine Fiscal Stamps Used During the Japanese Occupation February 1942 to January 1945
Douglas K. Lehmann

also
American Philatelic Society Award of Excellence: 1940 - 1980

Australia Illustrated
Dale Forster

Portuguese India -- The Classic Issues
Roger Lawson

also
American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors: Award of Honor

Canal Zone Permanent Issue Rates and Uses 1928-1958
Dickson Preston

The SCADTA System from the United States of America to Colombia South America
Ray Simrak

Revenues of Trinidad and Tobago 1886-2000
Dr. Reuben A. Ramkissoon

also
American Revenue Association - Best Revenue Exhibit
British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group - Vermeil Award
British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group - Cameron Trophy for Best British Caribbean Exhibit

Jamaica - Issues of 1860 to 1921
Duane Larson

also
British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group - Vermeil Award

Aerogrammes of Ethiopia
Jerome V. V. Kasper

Ethiopia 1928 Definitive Issue and Associated Overprints
Edward A. Rose

also
American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors: Award of Honor

Bahamas Postal Stationery Through The Reign of King George VI
Edward Waterous

also
British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group - Vermeil Award

Mulreadys in Suffolk
Thomas Slemons

Silver

Alaska's 1964 Good Friday Earthquake and Amateur Radio Issue at Anchorage, Alaska
Duane M. Heverling

U.S. Postage Dues -- As seen on U.S. Naval Covers
Paul A. Helman

Silver Bronze

Philippine Cedula Personal (Philippine Resident Certificate)
John M. Hunt

also
American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors: Creativity Award


Single Frame

Gold

Grenada's War Tax Issues
W. Danforth Walker

also
British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group - Gold Award

SCADTA Postal Stationery
Jerome V. V. Kasper

SCADTA 1925 Survey Flights
Dr. Roger G. Schnell

The SCADTA System from Canada to Colombia South America
Ray Simrak

Trinidad Connections of the 1931 Dornier DO-X Return South American Flight
Dr. Reuben A. Ramkissoon

also
British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group - Gold Award

Colombia: The Internal Use Postal Cards of 1880-1881
Debby Friedman

Vermeil

Jamaica In World War II
Raymond Murphy

also
British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group - Vermeil Award

Silver

Ethiopian Oblong Postmarks in 1975-1985
Dr. Juha Kauppinen