EXHIBIT AWARDS

Presented at the CSS Annual Convention stamp exhibitions.
 

1.  Paul Chang Chinese Postal History Award

Award: Presentation folder (delivered at show) and a monetary award (mailed by CSS).

CSS membership required: No 

Criteria:  The best multi-frame Gold medal exhibit of Chinese postal history, as defined below. If there is no Gold medal postal history exhibit, a Gold medal traditional exhibit is eligible if it is more than 50% Chinese postal history. 

“Chinese postal history” is defined as postal history of Imperial China, Republic of China, Taiwan, People's Republic of China, Communist Regional Issues, Formosa 1886-1895, Shanghai Local Post, Hong Kong, Tibet, Mongolia, and Macao. If the exhibit is of Foreign Offices a majority of the exhibit must be of the Foreign Offices in China. A de minimis amount of material not listed here may be included.

An exhibit can only win this award once. Previous winners are:
(1) The Late Civil War Forerunners and Provisional Issues of East China: Philatelic                          Footprints on the Road to the Liberation of Shanghai, by Hugh Lawrence (2009)
(2) Chinese Airmails and Their Forerunners, by David Y. Lu (2010)
(3) Rates During The Post-War Chinese National Currency Era, by H. James Maxwell (2011)
(4) Postal Rates During the Gold Yuan Era: The Chinese Hyperinflation of 1948-1949, by Hugh      Lawrence (2012)
(5) Rates During the Chinese Silver Yuan Currency Era, by Tom Massa (2013)
(6) The China Martyrs Stamps 1932-1949, by William P. Winter (2014)

2.  China Stamp Society Scholarship Award

Award:  A $1,000 check payable to the college or university of the exhibitor’s choice for fees, books, etc.  The scholarship is not transferable. 
CSS membership required: Yes (as of date of exhibition)

Criteria:  A three (or more) frame Silver (or better) medal exhibit of Chinese philatelic material, as defined below. The exhibitor must be at least 16, and no older than 21, years of age on the day the exhibition opens. If there are multiple entries the highest medal prevails. If there is a tie the judges decide the winner. Only one scholarship is awarded per exhibition and only one scholarship is awarded per CSS member.

“Chinese philatelic material” is defined as stamps, postal history, postal stationary and revenues of Imperial China, Republic of China, Taiwan, People's Republic of China, Communist Regional Issues, Japanese Occupation of China, Formosa 1886-1895, Shanghai Local Post, the Treaty Ports, Foreign Offices in China, Hong Kong, Tibet, Mongolia, Manchukuo, Manchurian Local Overprints and Macao.  If the exhibit is of Foreign Offices a majority of the exhibit must be of the Foreign Offices in China. A de minimis amount of material not listed here may be included.

3.  China Stamp Society Best Exhibit of China Award

Award:  Chinese Art Object
CSS membership required: No

Criteria:  The best exhibit of Chinese philatelic material (as defined in #2 above) that received a Vermeil (or better) medal.  A single-frame exhibit could conceivably win, but deference must be given to multi-frame exhibits.
 

4.  China Stamp Society First Time Exhibitor Award
     (Norman W. Townsend Memorial Award)

Award:  Chinese Art Object
CSS membership required: Yes (as of date of exhibition)

Criteria:  An exhibit of Chinese philatelic material (as defined in #2 above) by a first time exhibitor. There can be multiple recipients at the exhibition. Single-frame exhibits are eligible.
 

5.  CSS Chia Nan Chapter Award (Los Angeles) 

Award:  Chinese Art Object
CSS membership required: No 

Criteria:  The best Vermeil (or better) medal exhibit of Chinese philatelic material (as defined in #2 above) issued since the Chinese Revolution of 1911. The recipient of the CSS Best Exhibit of China Award is not eligible. A de minimis amount of pre-1912 material does not disqualify an exhibit.

 

6.  James R. Lee Memorial Award - CSS Chiu Chin Shan Chapter (San Francisco)

Award:  Certificate
CSS membership required: No 

Criteria:  An exhibit of Chinese philatelic material (as defined in #2 above) that displays a high degree of artistic achievement in its design and presentation.  The recipient of the CSS Best Exhibit of China Award is not eligible. A single-frame exhibit is eligible.

 

7.  CSS Republic of China (Taiwan) Chapter Award

Award:  Chinese Art Object
CSS membership required: No 
Criteria:  The best Gold medal exhibit of Chinese postal history or postal stationery (as defined in #1 above).
 

H. James Maxwell receiving an award from Janet Klug, past President of APS.