Americover 2017 Jury

Ken Nilsestuen (left) is Chief Judge of the Americover jury. He is treasurer of the American Philatelic Research Library and the Institute for Analytical Philately, and president of the France and Colonies Philatelic Society. His main focus is Algerian postal history. He also collects and exhibits the 1949 Minnesota Territorial Centennial issue and its first day covers.

Mark Banchik is an international (FIP) judge and current president of the Collectors Club of New York. He is past president of the American Philatelic Congress, the Mexico Elmhurst Philatelic Society International (MEPSI), and the American Air Mail Society. He exhibits Mexican military postal history.

Chris Dahle is vice president and webmaster of the Scandinavian Collectors Club. He has served as secretary/treasurer and associate editor of the Biology Unit of the American Topical Association, and is treasurer of the United Nations Philatelists. Chris has been secretary of the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Stamp Club for many years.

Tony Dewey is past president of the United Nations Philatelists and is active with the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors where he has promoted exhibiting and coordinated the team competitions at AmeriStamp Expo. He has exhibits about the International Education Bureau and its service to prisoners of war, United Nations issues, and four different first day cover exhibits among others.

Tom Fortunato is past president of the Rochester (NY) Philatelic Association and has chaired and been the driving force for the annual ROPEX show. He is past chairman of the APS Chapter Activities Committee and managed the marketing and public relations for both Washington 2006 and World Stamp Show New York 2016—a role which he will reprise for Boston 2026. Tom’s collecting and exhibiting focuses on thematics and modern philately.

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