America’s Second Largest Stamp Exhibition, AmeriStamp Expo 2013 concluded in Louisville, Kentucky from 18th January to 22n January. It featured about 75 dealers, 300+ frames of exhibits, and participation of about 25 national societies including renowned and more than 100 yr old ‘India Study Circle’ which has members having collecting interest in India Related Subjects.
9 Indian members were selected in India Study Circle Team which participated in this exhibition and won 2 Gold , 5 Vermeil and 2 Silver Medals . Society members have won 2 Gold Medals out of seven awarded with many special awards which is highest achievement by any society in this exhibition.
The Exhibition started on Friday, January 18, 2013 with Inauguration including United States Postal Service First day Ceremony of release of Wedding Cake Stamp. Award Ceremony on 20th Jan was conducted at Hyatt Louisville – Regency Foyer South. The Exhibition hosted several meeting which included Women’s Exhibitors Meeting, Young Stamp Collectors of America and India Study Circle General Meeting. More Exhibition Details are available at website of American Philatelists Association at following link http://stamps.org/AmeriStamp-Expo-ASE
The Indian Participant won following awards
- Gold and Indian Study Circle Award to Indian Postal Stationery for the Boxer Rebellion by Mr Sandeep Jaiswal, Calcutta
- Gold and American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Novice Award and American Philatelic Society 1940-1980 Medal of Excellence to Refugee Relief Tax Exempted Mails by Mr Rajesh Paharia, Jaipur
- Vermeil to 1929 Indian Airmail Stamps by Mr Markand Dave, Nadiad
- Vermeil to The Great Quetta Earthquake by Ms Priti Dave, Nadiad
- Vermeil to India 1929 First Airmail Stamps & Postal Stationery by Mr Pradip Jain, Patna
- Vermeil and Collector Club of Chicago Award to 1854 Issues by Mr Deepak Jaiswal, Calcutta
- Vermeil to Sangli State Court Fee Adhesives by Mr Prem Chand Jaiswal, Calcutta
- Silver to Man Measures His Environment by Mr Pragya Kothari, Patna
- Silver to British India King George VI Postal Stationery by Mr Pratisad Neurgaonkar, Pune.
The new is incomplete without the mention of Mr Sandeep Jaiswal who has not only adviced ISC on selection of subject and participants for making team but also organized receipt and delivery of Entries from India at minimal paper work and Cost. It is a example set for National Commissioners representing India at International Level.