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Young Collector of the Year 2013

Stamp Active Network have great pleasure in announcing that the Anne Dummer Trophy for Young Collector of the Year has been awarded this year to Maisie Crawford of Caythorpe Primary School, Lincolnshire. Maisie has been a very active member of her school stamp club for the last four years and a great help in organising the club’s activities. She is very encouraging to new members, organises and marks quizzes for club members, and, as a members of the local Brownies, encourages fellow Brownies to do their collector’s badge.

The presentation of the trophy was made at Midpex on 6th July by Chris King, the newly-elected President of the Royal Philatelic Society London as well as a former Treasurer of Stamp Active Network.

Unfortunately for the club Maisie is now moving on to the local grammar school and her club leader, Joy Lucas, says that she will be greatly missed. We wish her every success at her new school and are sure that her love of stamp collecting will continue.


Stamp Active competition 2013

 Sponsored by the Great Britain Philatelic Society.

Once again a high level was achieved by the youngsters who entered the 2013 Stamp Active competition. This competition, organised by the Stamp Active Network and sponsored by The Great Britain Philatelic Society, aims to encourage youngsters to exhibit, by allowing entries from 4 pages upwards. The competition was judged by Christine Earle, Brian Asquith, John Davies and Richard West, kindly hosted by The Royal Philatelic Society London.

   The entries were on display at Spring Stampex at the Business Design Centre in London, thanks to the Philatelic Traders’ Society.

   The main trophies were awarded as follows:

Kidstamps Cup, for the best overall entry, to Claire Mitchell for ‘What is a church?’

Best entry in Class A: Claire Mitchell for ‘What is a church?’

Best entry in Class B: Lynne Mitchell for ‘A Helping Hand’

Best entry in Class C: Rachel Foster for ‘Musical Notes’

Best entry in Class D: Pearce Belshaw for ‘Stamp Collecting’

Best Group entry: Doonfoot Primary School for ‘Our School’

Schools Trophy: Doonfoot Primary School  


The individual results were:


Class A (age 14 to 16)

Toby Asson, Celebrating America: Silver-gilt

Claire Mitchell, What is a church?: Gold

Angharad Raymond, Animals: Bronze


Class B (age 12 and 13)

Chloe Liddell, Mickey and Friends: Silver-bronze

Lynne Mitchell, A Helping Hand: Gold  


Class C (age 10 and 11)

Emily Campbell, New Zealand’s Awesome Landscape: Gold

Sophie Cameron, Traditional Costumes: Silver

Layla Donnelly, The States of the USA: Silver

Sophie Drake, Queen Elizabeth II: Silver

Eilidh Dutthorn, Butterflies of Africa: Silver

Rachel Foster, Musical Notes: Gold

Chloe Emery-Davies, All about Christmas: Silver-gilt

Lucy Hobbs, Australia in Australian Stamps: Silver  

Emma Hodge, Beautiful Ballet: Silver-gilt

Paige Hughes, Butterflies and Insects: Silver-bronze

Mairi Logan, Savanna Safari: Silver-gilt

Holly Mayhew, Birds: Silver

Ayesha Nur, Wonderful Whales: Silver-gilt

Emilia Porciani, Sailing through History: Silver-gilt

Jessica Rowland, Sea Life: Bronze


Class D (age under 10)

Robyn Archibald, Aspects of Swimming: Silver

Pearce Belshaw, Stamp Collecting: Silver-gilt

Jessica Drake, Animals: Silver-bronze

Lauren Espie, Elephants: Silver-gilt

Stephanie Hay, FIFA World Cup: Silver

Cameron McIndoe, Dancing round the World: Silver-bronze

Rachel Moore, Anyone for Tennis: Silver


Group entries

Doonfoot Primary School, Our School: Silver-gilt  

Prendergast Community School, We like sport: Silver-gilt


British Youth Stamp Championships for 2013

Sponsored by Stanley Gibbons.

Youth Championships maintain high standard

 The competition, sponsored by Stanley Gibbons Ltd, was judged by Christine Earle, Brian Asquith and Richard West. The Stamp Active Network would like to thank The Royal Philatelic Society London for providing the facilities for the judging, and The Philatelic Traders’ Society for making the space available so that the entries could be on display at Autumn Stampex where they will be found on the Mezzanine floor.


The entries and results were as follows:

Class B (17-18 years)

Rhys Evans From Canoe to Concorde Small Silver Medal   and best in class.

 Class C (14-16 years)

Toby Asson   -  The American Dream  -  Small Silver Medal.

Claire Mitchell What is a church?   Large Silver Medal, plus best in class and Melville Trophy for best entry.   

 Lynne Mitchell A Helping Hand Large Silver Medal 

Class D (12 and 13 years )

Rachel Foster  - Aspects of China   -  Silver-bronze Medal and best in class.

Class E  (under 12 years)

Sophie Drake  -  Queen Elizabeth II : her life and family  -  Silver-bronze Medal

Chloe Emery-Davies -  The two sides of Christmas  - Silver-bronze Medal and ADPS Trophy for the most promising entry.

Lucy Hobbs  -  A showcase of what Australia has to offer  - Silver-bronze Medal

Holly Mayhew - Birds and their habitats  - Silver-bronze Medal and best in class.


Congratulations to all those who took part.







Keep up-to-date -- Read the official Kidstamp page every month in Stamp & Coin Magazine- check their website

Interested in Australia and want some ideas - then visit the youth section of the Australian Philatelic Federation - have a look at their Young Collector magazine - available on line - click here

If you want to know what's happening in the USA then try by clicking -here

Back in the UK, the British Postal Museum and Archive offers information for old and young. There are loads of things for children, and also resource packs for teachers and club leaders. Try clicking -here - to find out more.