Seminar Papers
 
In conjunction with the "Malmö 2nd International Philatelic Summit", Postiljonen published the first editions in a series of Seminar Papers, in a limited edition, on the topic of philatelic exhibiting.

 
Philatelic Summit Papers Number 11


“Thematic Philately - Explaining the Philatelic Material”

The eleventh Seminar Paper in this series has the title “Thematic Philately - Explaining the Philatelic Material” by Jonas Hällström, FRPSL.

This is the eleventh Paper in the Summit Paper Series and this Paper concludes this philatelically important series of publications. In this Paper, the focus is on the selection of philatelic material to thematic philately, written by Jonas Hällström, editor and chairman of the "International Philatelic Summit" in Malmö.

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Philatelic Summit Papers Number 10


“Postal History - Explaining the Philatelic Material”

The tenth Seminar Paper in this series has the title “Postal History - Explaining the Philatelic Material” by Geoffrey Lewis, FRPSL.

The Philatelic Summit Paper Series herewith continues with Paper #10 by Geoffrey Lewis from Australia. Geoff is well-known in the postal history context with his enormous successes with no less than five different exhibits in postal history with FIP large gold medals. At his presentation to the Summit audience, Geoff adapted a comprehensive approach explaining how he has selected and displays relevant material supporting the knowledge, personal study and research in his various large gold exhibits. In this Paper, Geoff adapts a very straight forward approach in writing, explaining his comprehensive approach. Through this publication Geoff’s huge portion of analysis, thoughts, personal considerations and experiences are shared with the readers of the Philatelic Summit Paper Series.

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Philatelic Summit Papers Number 9


“Traditional Philately - Explaining the Philatelic Material”

The ninth Seminar Paper in this series has the title “Traditional Philately - Explaining the Philatelic Material” by Lars Peter Svendsen, FRPSL.

The Summit Paper Series herewith continues with Paper #9 by Lars Peter Svendsen from Denmark. He writes about how material is selected to support knowledge, a personal study and research in Traditional Philately exhibits, illustrated through his exhibit “The Victoria Stamps of Tasmania”.

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Philatelic Summit Papers Number 8


“Philatelic Material in Thematic Philately Exhibits”

The eighth Seminar Paper in this series has the title “Philatelic Material in Thematic Philately Exhibits” by Jari Majander.

This Philatelic Summit Paper defines philatelic material appropriate for thematic philately exhibits and it is based on the Special Regulations of the FIP for the Evaluation of Competitive Exhibits (SREV) of the thematic philately class. Besides defining philatelic material for thematic exhibits, this Paper illustrates a spectacular range of such material. Exhibits in the thematic philately class stand out from exhibits of other competitive classes with the inclusion of as many different types of philatelic material as possible. Trying to manage such a rich variety of philatelic material in a single exhibit is demanding, challenging and fascinating. To become a successful thematic philatelist requires not only deep thematic knowledge of the chosen theme, but also wide philatelic knowledge in general and of the material connected to the theme in particular.

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Philatelic Summit Papers Number 7


“Traditional Philately. Philatelic Material and Exhibiting”

The seventh Seminar Paper in this series has the title “Traditional Philately. Philatelic Material and Exhibiting” by Brian Trotter RDP, FRPSL.

The theme of the 3rd Philatelic Summit in April 2014 is defining philatelic material, following on from the theme of a focus on philatelic treatment in the 2nd Philatelic Summit in April 2012. The original concept was for this Summit Paper to be about the defining and selection of material for Traditional Philately exhibits. While still maintaining a degree of focus on material selection, it has been positioned more as a broad look at exhibiting and judging Traditional Philately, and indeed exhibiting and judging in a more general sense. It looks at where we are today, and how we got there. Perhaps more importantly, it suggests where we might be going and where we could be tomorrow.

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Philatelic Summit Papers Number 6


“Selecting the Material for my Exhibit”

The sixth Seminar Paper in this series has the title “Selecting the Material for my Exhibit” by Damian Läge FRPSL.

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Philatelic Summit Papers Number 5


“Perspectives on Exhibiting (Generally)”

The fifth Seminar Paper in this series has the title “Perspectives on Exhibiting (Generally)” by James Peter Gough RDP, FRPSL.

Jamie presents in this Paper a “thinking process” for competitive exhibitors: personal paradigms for every exhibitor to hold for personal fulfillment as well as philatelic success; exhibiting approaches, topics and styles that impact the probability of success; the written and informal thought processes of jury members, etc. – all based on his experiences as a long time philatelist, exhibitor and judge. He writes in a straight-forward style and deals with the challenges one encounters in philatelic exhibiting regardless of whether it is a Traditional or Postal History subject. In this Paper, Jamie doesn’t only refer to his own exhibit, but also to a number of other top exhibits by other internationally recognized exhibitors. These illustrations from other exhibitors are suitable references for the points he makes about exhibiting being an effort with the distinctiveness in style and approach as individualized as one’s own signature.

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Philatelic Summit Papers Number 4


“Optimizing your postal stationery exhibit”

The fourth Seminar Paper in this series has the title “Optimizing your postal stationery exhibit” by Lars Engelbrecht FRPSL.

The content in this Paper is structured according to several of the challenges which the PS exhibitor has to handle. Lars identify the tasks assigned to the judging process (i.e. implied to the different judging criterion). Lars states a proposed answer to a certain “problem” with a proposed solution given. In many cases the solution he suggests is illustrated by a generic illustration or practically caught from his own Large Gold exhibit.

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Philatelic Summit Papers Number 3


“Thoughts on Treatment”

The third Seminar Paper in this series has the title “Thoughts on Treatment” by Christopher G. Harman RDP, FRPSL.

Christopher G. Harman's Paper focuses on the treatment criteria from both the theoretical and practical viewpoints (using one of Chris’s own exhibits as the point of discussion). In reading Chris's Paper, today's exhibitors will not only find the challenges properly defined, but appropriate solutions suggested to help the exhibitor in overcoming those challenges.

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Philatelic Summit Papers Number 2


“Judging Postal History Exhibits of the early Second Period (1875-1914)”

The second Seminar Paper in this series has the title “Judging Postal History Exhibits of the early Second Period (1875-1914)” by Henrik Mouritsen.

This is an attempt to help other judges evaluate exhibits from the early GPU/UPU period, which is my main area of expertise. The general knowledge presented here is likely to be relevant for judging postal history exhibits of almost any country in the world from the time when the country entered GPU/UPU until the beginning of the first World War, because the GPU/UPU regulations affected the postal history of most countries very similarly. In order to refer to my own collecting, an appendix on how a story telling concept of treatment can be reflected in the design of exhibiting pages in the traditional, postal history, and postal stationery classes is attached.

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Philatelic Summit Papers Number 1


“The Ever Changing Paradigm of Philatelic Exhibiting”

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The first one “The Ever Changing Paradigm of Philatelic Exhibiting” we can proudly say is a fantastic 60 pages essay written by James Peter Gough who is well recognized in philately, having won the USA National Grand Prix in 1992 (called the “Champions of Champions”), the FIAF Grand Prix of the Americas in 2008 and the FIP Grand Prix d’Honneur in Paris 1999.

In a very easy and inspiring way James Peter Gough explains his thoughts and philosophy in modern exhibiting through the story of his own exhibiting career as well as the history of philatelic exhibiting. His ideas about “telling a story” throughout the whole exhibit and not only on individual philatelic items was ground breaking in the 1980s and the readers of this little book get valuable tools for transforming their collection into an exhibit.

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