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Midwest Multi-state Postal History

Exhibiting Competition

    In addition to the many other fine exhibits entered in this year’s competition, Milcopex 2005 is happy to host the newly-inaugurated Midwest Multi-state Postal History Competition. This competition is modeled after one originating at Ropex 2004 in Rochester, NY, involving several state postal history societies from the Northeastern U.S. It is intended to encourage interest in state postal history and postal history exhibiting.

    Postal history societies from throughout the Midwest were invited to participate. The postal history societies from Iowa, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin have entered a total of 9 exhibits from 7 different exhibitors, a total of 41 frames of state postal history. Indeed, the Wisconsin club was so excited about the idea that an anonymous benefactor offered to pay the frame fees for any Wisconsin postal history exhibit by a member of the WPHS.

    In addition to the usual medals and special awards available to all exhibitors, Milcopex will acknowledge the best multi-state exhibit and the best single-frame exhibit from those participating in the competition.

    The state societies, moreover, are competing for the special Society Award, with the champion society being determined based on a point system accounting for the number of exhibitors, the number of exhibits, and the awards won by the society’s member exhibitors.  Current Standings entering show.

    For introductory letter and explanation of scoring, Click Here. (PDF Format)

State Postal History Exhibits

Pomeroy, Iowa Postal History * Q

Taylor County Post Offices: "The Log Cabin County" Q

Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Cancellations * Q

Akron, Ohio to 1919 "

Carroll County, Iowa Postal History: The First 100 Years * Q

The Ohio Mails: 1803-1953 "

The Development of Boone County,

Illinois As Told By Its Postal History +

Knox County Postal History "

Wisconsin in the Civil War Q


* Iowa Postal History Society

+ Illinois Postal History Society

" Ohio Postal History Society

Q Wisconsin Postal History Society

Society Standings Entering Show

(based on # of exhibits and exhibitors)

Wisconsin -- 27.5 points

Ohio -- 10 points

Iowa -- 2.5 points

Illinois -- 0 points


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