years ago the APF instituted the One Up Club - an
initiative designed to assist international exhibitors
to raise their exhibit's medal level by one level
- hence the name.
One Up Club services were restricted to exhibitors
who had achieved either a vermeil or large vermeil
medal at an international exhibition. If they achieved the next medal level then this would mean either a large vermeil
which gave them entrée into an eight frame international
exhibit or would give them a gold medal which would
increase the number of Australians at this level.
concept is a fairly simple one - you send the APF
Philatelic Development Officer (PDO) a photocopy
of your exhibit, together with a short synopsis of
its exhibition history, plus a cheque for $50 to
cover mainly postage and photocopying. The PDO will arrange for the exhibit to be reviewed by three experienced judges
in the class of the exhibit. These judges will return the exhibit with notations and notes on how they feel
the exhibit could be improved to achieve the next
medal level. The PDO then returns the exhibit to you and the notes and you are then free to
use the advice as you see fit.
service is far better than a few minutes in front
of a frame at a critique session and which, even
more importantly, may not be available at an international
exhibition. This service has now been extended to the national level. As a vermeil medal is the minimum requirement for entering an international exhibition,
the PDO is inviting interested exhibitors who have
previously attained a large silver medal at national
level, and who would be interested in exhibiting
internationally, to take advantage of the benefits
which a One Up Club review can provide.
participate simply mail a copy of your exhibit, together
with its exhibition history, and a cheque for $50
payable to the APF, to The Philatelic Development
Officer, APF, at PO Box 528, Cardiff, NSW, 2285.
further information contact the writer at the above
postal address or by e-mail.