CSA's Annual Convention
Hilton McClean Tysons Corner
June 1-3, 2012
Tysons Corner, VA
The Confederate Stamp Alliance’s 67th Convention was held on June 1-3, 2012, at the McLean, Va., Hilton Hotel during the NAPEX Stamp Show. Our local host, Col. Tom Lera, did an excellent job coordinating the event. Special thanks are directed to our Hospitality Room and Southern Supper beverage sponsors: Colonels Schuyler Rumsey, Jim Taff, Phil Warman, Chuck Hanselmann and General John Kimbrough. The Southern Supper was attended by 56 members and spouses.
Haydn Myer Award: Gen. Frank Crown, Jr. for his work in re-organizing and improving the quality and international reputation of the CSA Authentication Service.
CSA Exhibit Awards (CSA Exhibit Judges were Cols. Randy Neil, Deane Briggs, and Larry Baum):
CSA Trophy for the best and most comprehensive Exhibit of Confederate Stamps and/or Covers: Col. David Canestro for his exhibit “How the Southern States Continued Mail Service during the American Civil War”
CSA Trustees’ Research Trophy (formerly Trustees’ Trophy) for the best exhibit, Single Frame or Multi-frame, which illustrates new knowledge/understanding of CSA Stamps, Covers, Postal History, or an extension to existing knowledge: Gen. Rick Calhoun, for his book “Confederate Postal History of the Virginia Peninsula”
Presidents Trophy for the best exhibit of Confederate Stamps and/or Covers by a member who has not previously won any CSA Exhibit Award: Col. Randolph Smith “Building Confederate Unity; The Important Role of Flag Covers”.
Robert A. Siegel Award: Col. David Snow “Three Cent Star Die Envelope Domestic Use”.
William G. Bogg Memorial Award for the best exhibit depicting the Evolution of Confederate Postal History: Col. Wayne Farley “West Virginia Postal history: The Civil war and Early Statehood”
Brian and Maria Green Award for the best exhibit containing Confederate Military History: Col. Louis Hannen “Louis & Virginia Central RR thru 1866"
General C. L. Bush Award for the best Single Frame exhibit by a member not having another exhibit in the competition: Col. Thomas Lera “The CSA Nitre and Mining Bureau”
The Annual Membership Meeting held on Saturday June 2nd.
Gold:Grand and Gold-Literature Exhibits: Generals John Kimbrough and Conrad Bush for Collectors Guide to Confederate Philately
Golds: Reserve Grand and Gold-Periodicals: Confederate Stamp Alliance and Editor Col. Randy Neil for the 2011 Confederate Philatelist.
Vermeils for CSA Exhibits: Gen. Rick Calhoun, Col. David Canestro, Col. Wayne Farley, and Col. Randolph Smith
Silvers: Gen. Peter Powell, and Col. Lou Hannen.