O'Brien 1939 Exhibit Takes Grand

AFDCS President Lloyd de Vries presents Chuck O’Brien (right) with the Claude C. Ries Chapter Grand Award

Charles J. O'Brien, III of Georgia received the Claude C. Ries Chapter Grand Award at Americover 2017 for his exhibit New York World's Fair 1939. This year marks the third time O’Brien has claimed the award since it has been sponsored by the Ries Chapter, and the seventh overall Grand he has received at Americover this century. His exhibit becomes eligible for the Champion of Champions competition at the 2018 APS Stampshow.

The Reserve Grand and the Richard B. Thompson Award went to James S. Hering, M.D. for The Two Cent Hardings, Their First Day Usage And the Birth of Modern Cacheted First Day Covers. He also received the AFDCS Lawrence S. Fisher Award for Best Research Exhibit 1847-1931 and the United States Stamp Society Award.

The Curtis B. Patterson Single Frame Grand Award and a Vermeil went to APS President Mick Zais for Hand-Crafted First Day Covers for the 1937 West Point 5-cent Commemorative. He also won the AFDCS Robert C. Graebner Award for Best FDC Exhibit by a First Time Exhibitor and AAPE Novice Award.

A complete palmares is available here. Congratulations to all exhibitors!

The AFDCS thanks the jury of Chief Judge Ken Nilsestuen, Mark Banchik, Chris Dahle, Tony Dewey and Tom Fortunato.

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