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Exhibiting Picture Postcards , a FIP seminar presented at CHINA 2019. Very valuable with key information needed by exhibitors!
A powerful FIP Seminar on Exhibiting Postal Stationery. Needs to be reviewed by all exhibitors and judges.
Flags used in Dominions, Crown Colonies Protectorates and territories can be used for exhibit pages or Title pages. A useful page from Wikipedia.
From New Zealand, guidance on preparing a first Postcard Exhibit.
Ed Andrews prepared a master class presentation on Exhibiting is Fun with everything an exhibitor needs to know, Wow! And with great examples, as well.
The Australian Philatelic Federation has prepared a handy discussion guide to selecting a page size for your stamp exhibit.
Gordon Eubanks, two-time winner of the US Champion-of-Champions exposition describes his experiences with exhibit paper, printers, software, supplies and more. A must-read.
Stamp Exhibit Page Templates (in MS-Word) that are fully customizable.
The exhibits chair for the VANPEX (British Columbia) shares 10 useful tips for stamp exhibitors
An ongoing series in The Canadian Philatelist, publication of The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, discusses how to prepare successful exhibits Each column is a different topic, and each highlights best practices within the topic.
Notes on Exhibiting using
Dr. Arthur K.M. Woo's 1869 Pictorial Issue Exhibit as an Example', prepared by Siegel Auction Galleries. A commentary on judging high level exhibits.
The Virtuaal Frontier in Stamp Collecting, Exhibiting, Literature and Presentations. Everything to understand virtual stamp exhibits.
A great "How To" by Tony Dewey addressing how to prepare a first-rate Title Page, good write-up and a successful synopsis. Presented by United Nations Philatelists.
There a dozen treatments on How to Prepare a Title Page. This one, by Tony Wawrukiewiez and Sheryl Rueker is particularly well done.
An archive of past issues of The Philatelic Exhibitor, the journal of the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors. A great exhibiting resource.
An illustrated history of American airmail envelopes 1926-1948.
A comprehensive treatment of French area Maquettes, Stage Proofs, Sepia Proofs, Engravers Proofs, Color Proofs, Color Trials, Deluxe Sheets and more.
Master index to 185 web pages with identification tips for Commonwealth issues QV-KGVI with useful illustrations for exhibit pages.
These country genealogy charts help us understand how a dead country fits into the history of nations within a region. They present a new way to see philatelic history.
Some exhibitors want attractive flags for their exhibit pages. For Commonwealth collectors this extensive collection from Wikimedia Commons (free to use) of over 200 flags is visually stunning as well as very useful. S
Sometimes a stamp has a partial circular date stamp cancellation and you want to find out what the complete marking is. Robert S. Cragg prepared a series of reference files for British Commonwealth Postmarks ranging from Aden (49 postmarks from Aden Camp to Ziingibar) to Zululand (16 postmarks from Entonjanemi to Umlalazi.)
The collection has more than 100,000 maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania online. Maps can be annotated to provide valuable contextual information to an exhibit. The site is free.
As a British Commonwealth collector, I sometimes want the coats-of-arms of British monarchs. Wikimedia Commons is media file repository with over 62 million files for free. I find GB coats-of-arms on Wikimedia Commons as well as almost any other illustration I may need.
Aristophot Flag Cards, issued about 1906, show the flag of a country and a vignette. Published for England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, India, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Cape of Good Hope, Natal, Rhodesia, Transvaal,New Zealand and Japan. Can be a nice addition to an exhibit page.
Stamps from certain philatelic entities do not add as much value to topical and thematic collections as other, more widely respected, stamp issuing entities do. One author has prepared a list of stamps that might be avoided in an exhibit.
A huge world-wide reference collection of Cinderella Stamps provided by Riga Stamps. Shown here: 1912 Austria Aeronautic Fund Stamp
The Traditional Philately Commission within FIP (Fédération Internationale de Philatélie) offers insights into preparing an advanced level traditional exhibit.
Although there are many sources for page protectors, I think Atlantic Protective Pouches are, by far, the best. Great company, great product with almost an infinite variety of options including custom sizes to protect everything you may want to exhibit.
The F.I.P. Astrophilately Section prepared A Guide to Exhibiting Astrophilately for advanced collectors and exhibitors. It will be of use to all advanced exhibitors and judges.
A comprehensive list of possible elements for use in thematic exhibits. It is exceptionally detailed.
A presentaion by Tony Putranto on improving a thematic exhibit - with particular emphasis on archival material - at the International Exhibition in Wuhan China, 16 June 2019. .
Archives of the The Canadian Philatelist, Journal of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada from 1950-1910. The site includes runs of other Canadian related philatelic publications back to 1887.
An engaging column on showing knowledge and research in your stamp exhibit by David Piercey (Canada) that can help you increase your point score in this area. Very useful.
Amazing site with every flag you can imagine. Example: 169 different German flags; 28 flags of Poland; 19 flags of South Africa and 24 flags of Vietnam. Well worth looking and might be useful for exhibit pages.
CANEJ (the US Committee on Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judges) prepared "Understanding Treatment and its Assessment as a Judging Criterion". to help exhibitors prepare better stamp exhibits.
The Greater Toronto Philatelic Alliance makes available a Guide to Postcard Collecting that originated in New Zealand that presents the 'How" and 'Why of postcard exhibiting.
One in a series of David Piercey's information articles on exhibiting sponsored by the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada which addresses, in part, appropriate subject matter and suitable topics for a One Frame Exhibit.
Slides from a FIP Commission for Postal History seminar by Henrik Mouritsen in August 2020. It includes a discussion on rarity being both objective and relative.
This is guidance for judges on how to judge a topical exhibit. If you know how the exhibit will be judged and what the judges will be looking for, you can build those things in.
The best way to do well with a stamp exhibit is to know how it will be judged. The Judging Manual tells you what judges are looking for and how they will rate your exhibit. It is a valuable tool for exhibitors
This is the Exhibit Evaluation Form judges use to assess your exhibit and to determine a medal level. When you know specifically what is being looked for, you can make sure it is in your exhibit
All competitive stamp exhibits are judged by philatelic judges.. The best way to learn how to judge a stamp exhibit, and how your exhibit will be judged, to become a judge. The APS has information on How to Become a Philatelic Judge.
Exhibitors are sometimes confused by how topical exhibits are judged and how Treatment varies between Topical, Thematic and Display exhibits. Ed Andrew's How to Judge a Topical Exhibit, explains the issues.
Although titled "Ten Commandments", John Hotchner actually describes fifteen key components of effective and responsible philatelic judging. A must-read for all judges.
Sometimes an exhibitor needs to convert one image file type to another. This free online tool converts PNG images to JPEG format, so you can manipulate them more easily in making exhibit pages.
Sometimes an exhibitor needs to convert one image file type to another. This free online tool converts SVG images to JPEG format, so you can manipulate them more easily in making exhibit pages.
Sometimes an exhibitor needs to resize an image because sometimes, size does matter. This free online tool can modify an image to take up less file space and decrease the size of a document in which the file is embedded.
Retro Reveal uses scientific imaging techniques to process a user submitted image of a stamp or cover in over 50 ways including color filtration to show what might not otherwise be, easily visible, such as faded writing, erasures, tears and other elements that might be obscured. See this description as well.
Increasingly, web designers are using WebP format for graphics. If a graphic in this format is to be used in an exhibit, the format may have to be converted.
A free online advanced photo editing program with many of the capabilities of Photoshop. There are many YouTube videos on how to take advantage of the tools it offers.
An online tool to remove single or multiple pages from a PDF document. Free version allows you to change two files per day.
A free online tool for editing, improving or converting PDF files. This site has tools I can't find on other sites.