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100th Anniversary Stamp Exhibition

At the American Dealers Stamp Association 100th Anniversary Stamp Exhibition held October 23-26, 2014 in New York City, Bob Pildes’ exhibit Artists Drawings, Essays, Proofs and Associated Material won the Grand Award for Foreign Material section. This is the first time, to my knowledge, that an Israeli Exhibit was awarded a grand at a major U.S. exhibition.

It also won a Large Gold, the only one awarded to foreign material. Don Richardson, of New Zealand, the Chief Judge was in the group assigned to this exhibit and awarded it 95 points per FIP International criteria.

I personally especially enjoyed the exhibition because Michael Bass and I had a chance to spend a lot of time with each other and discuss our exhibits. Incidentally, Michael received a Large Vermeil medal for his exhibit. It is of Gold medal quality but unfortunately was downgraded on a technicality that caused a small loss in his total point count. The name of his exhibit was Foreign Postal Operations in the Holy Land 1552-1914.

Feb 18, 2015 — Dr. Robert Pildes, Evanston, IL
Essays and Proofs of the 1948 Do’ar Ivri Issue of Israel

Bob Pildes presented at the Collector’s Club of NY in February of 2015. The one-hour presentation can be seen by clicking on this link.