|Success at Stampex
Circle members did well at Spring Stampex in London, with Gold medals for Atef Sarian (ESC 639, Third Issue, 5 frames), David Jones (ESC 716, Egyptian Syndicates, 1 frame – it was good to see revenues on display), Brian Callan (ESC 694, Postcards of the River Lee, Cork, 5), and Jon Aitchison (ESC 661, Book Tokens, newly introduced Ephemera class, 2). Displaying for the first time, Sami Sadek (ESC 559) won Large Silver with 3 frames of Fayum TPOs and learnt a lot. Brian Callan and Jon Aitchison each also had Large Vermeils (Atef Sarian was bemused by his four LVs for what was in fact fine traditional Egypt), and Aitchison took a Vermeil and had four Channel Islands exhibits in the display frames.
|News from Down Under
Tony Cakebread (ESC 536), our Antipodean Agent, tells us that the massive collection of 20,000 Egypt postcards
collected by his predecessor, Tony Chisholm, has finally found a new home thanks to the good offices of Gaertner & Co. We are still hoping that
the electronic version of the collection will one day be able to find a new home too – on the pages of the Circle website.