Large Vermeil for Alan Sabey

Congratulations to Alan Sabey who was awarded a large Vermeil at the International Exhibition at Earls Court, Stamp 2000. He tells me he missed a gold medal by two points and was told by one of the Judges who marked his entry it had hinged on the fact he had shown a mint three halfpenny printed stationary post card and the Judge would have rather seen a used card addressed to a foreign country which would have been the correct postal usage for that value. He has several used cards which would have done the trick, but when you are limited to a given number of sheets some thing has to be left out.

© Exhibition Study Group 2000

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