John D. Arn White Queen Award

John D. Arn White Queen Award pin
John D. Arn White Queen Award pin

The John D. Arn White Queen Award is presented on behalf of the Elizabethan II Study Group to recognize and encourage exhibitors for excellence of presentation of Canadian-only Elizabethan II material. "White Queen" is the nickname given to a spectacular missing colour error on the 14¢ Queen Elizabeth II definitive stamp issued in 1978. On this stamp, the red background colour is missing.

The award, originally called the White Queen Award, was created by John D. Arn in 2004. John founded the BNAPS Elizabethan II Study Group in 1992 and was editor of its newsletter, Corgi Times, from 1992 to 2001. He prepared several major exhibits of Canadian Elizabethan material including one on the 1962-1963 Cameo definitives that won the Grand at BNAPEX/BALPEX 2004 and was reproduced in Canada - Cameo Definitive Issues, a BNAPS Exhibits series book. Several months after John passed away on 21 April 2012, the award was renamed the John D. Arn White Queen Award in his memory.

Award winners are given a pin. First time winners also receive a one-year subscription to the Elizabethan II Study Group newsletter.

The award may be given at any local, Regional, or National show provided it has at least 200 pages of exhibit material and there is a minimum of two Canadian Elizabethan II exhibits in competition or one exhibit that has achieved at least a Silver award. The intent of the Elizabethan II Study Group is to recognize excellence in presentation regardless of the medal level awarded the exhibit. The award need not automatically go to the highest medal level exhibit. It should be given to the exhibit that best exemplifies high standards of philatelic exhibit presentation using the following criteria:

  • Layout - the arrangement of the material on the exhibit pages is balanced and eye appealing, highlighting the material in the exhibit.
  • Title page - provides the viewer with a logical roadmap to follow in viewing the exhibit. It is written in concise but descriptive terms.
  • Logic of presentation - the flow of pages in telling the material's story is logical. The material is pertinent to, and within the parameters set down by, the title.
  • Write-up - the exposition is pertinent, brief, non-redundant, and provides meaningful information.
  • Neatness - the pages are clean. The write-up method is neat and tidy. The mounts are subtle and even.

The Elizabethan II Study Group website provides full details concerning the award criteria.

If the display venue is not specified in the listing below, the award was given for an exhibit displayed at a BNAPEX convention.

2017 Joel Weiner The Centennial Booklets of Canada 1967-1973
David Bartlet Cello‐paqs 1961‐1967
Displayed at Royale *2017* Royal, Boucherville, QC, 26-28 May 2017
David Bartlet Cello‐paqs 1961‐1967
Displayed at ORAPEX 2017, Ottawa, ON, 5-6 May 2017
Earle Covert Canadian Centennial Postal Stationery
Displayed at Edmonton National Spring Show 2017, Edmonton, AB, 25-26 Mar. 2017
2016 Earle Covert Canadian Postal Stationery using the Wilding Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
Robert J. Elias Canadian Postal Rates and Fees: Early Elizabethan II Era, 1952-1966
Displayed at Royal*2016*Royale, Waterloo, ON, 19-21 Aug. 2016
Robert Lemire Postal Stationery Printed to Private Order for Use by the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission
Displayed at ORAPEX 2016, Ottawa, ON, 30 Apr. - 1 May 2016
Earle Covert Canadian Postal Stationery using the Wilding Portrait
Displayed at Edmonton National Spring Show 2016, Edmonton, AB, 2-3 Apr. 2016
2015 Richard Gratton Les produits forestiers du Canada. 1952
Displayed at FILEX 2015, Boucherville, QC, 31 Oct. - 1 Nov. 2015
Larry Margetish Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues
David Bartlet The Baby Sisters
Displayed at ORAPEX 2015, Ottawa, ON, 2-3 May 2015
Earle Covert Modern Registered Mail – Domestic and International with Emphasis on the USA
Displayed at Edmonton National Spring Show 2015, Edmonton, AB, 28-29 Mar. 2015
2014 Jeffrey Arndt Wilding Low Value Definitives
David Bartlet Canadian Computer Vended Postage
Displayed at Royale*2014*Royal, Halifax, NS, 30 May - 1 June 2014
Peter McCarthy Canada: The 1972-1977 Definitives Issue (Caricatures and Landscapes)
Displayed at ORAPEX 2014, Ottawa, ON, 3-4 May 2014
Earle Covert RCMP – The Postcard Factory® Cards
Displayed at Edmonton Spring National Show 2014, Edmonton, AB, 22-23 March 2014
2013 Jeffrey Arndt Canadian Wilding QEII Issue
Robert J. Elias Canada's Letter Rates During the Pre-Centennial Elizabethan II Era
Displayed at Royale*2013*Royal, Winnipeg, MB, 21-23 June 2013
2012 Robert J. Elias Canadian Wilding and Associated High-Value Definitives: Paper Texture, Printings and Period of Use
Earle Covert RCMP – The Postcard Factory® Cards
Displayed at Royale 2012 Royal, Edmonton, AB, 1-3 June 2012
Robert J. Elias Canadian Wilding and Associated High-Value Definitives: Paper Texture, Printings and Period of Use
Displayed at ORAPEX 2012, Ottawa, ON, 5-6 May 2012
2011 Robert J. Elias Canadian Wilding Definitives: Paper Texture, Printings, Periods of Use
Larry Margetish Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues: Stamps, Markings and Usages
Displayed at Edmonton Spring National Show 2011, Edmonton, AB, 25-27 Mar. 2011
2010 Larry Margetish Canada’s Caricature and Landscape Issues
John Eldridge 1967-73 Centennial Issues – High Values
Displayed at NOVAPEX 2010, Dartmouth, NS, 24-26 Sept. 2010
Robert J. Elias Canadian Wilding Definitives
Displayed at Royal*2010*Royale, Windsor, ON, 28-30 May 2010
David Bartlet Christmas Stick’n’Tick Labels of 1983-1984
Displayed at Edmonton Spring National Show 2010, Edmonton, AB, 12-13 Mar. 2010
2009 Earle Covert Canadian Postal Stationery Using the Karsh Portrait of Queen Elizabeth
Walter Krasowski Glen Loates 1968-69 Bird Variants
Displayed at Royal*2008*Royale, St. Catharines, ON, 12-14 June 2009
2007 John D. Arn Canada Environmental Definitive Series
2006 Robert J. Elias Paper Texture of Canadian Early Elizabethan High Value Definitives
2005 Robert J. Elias Paper Texture of Canadian Wilding Definitives
John Hillmer Canada - The 'Caricature' Issue, 1973-1977
Displayed at STAMPEX 2005, Toronto, ON, 14-16 Oct. 2005
John Hillmer Canada - The 'Landscape' Issue, 1972-1979
Displayed at STAMPEX 2005, Toronto, ON, 14-16 Oct. 2005
Andrew Chung, Harry W.E. Machum, and Roger F. Narbonne Postal Rates and Fees of the Elizabethan Era in Canada 1952-2002
Seventh National Philatelic Literature Exhibition, held in conjunction with STAMPEX 2005, Toronto, ON, 14-16 Oct. 2005
John D. Arn Canada - Cameo Definitive Issues
Displayed at Apple Harvest 2005, Spokane, WA
David Oldfield The National Wildlife Issues of Canada
Displayed at Apple Harvest 2005, Spokane, WA
2004 John D. Arn Canada - Cameo Definitive Issues
Displayed at Apple Harvest 2004, Spokane, WA

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