Todd has a wide range of Postal Stationery and Postal History
collecting interests, which have been recognised throughout
Australia and internationally as exhibits and for his high
level of knowledge in these fields. Together with his personal
exhibiting knowledge, he has highly developed judging skills,
an ability to express his knowledge and excellent administrative
a resident of Western Australia, was nominated by that State’s
Philatelic Council. He was made a Life Member of the Philatelic
Society of Western Australia in 1969, and has served in various
positions on State and National executives, exhibition organising
committees, juries and promotions since that time. He began
as the Western Australian delegate to the Australian Stamp
Promotion Council [later to become the Australian Philatelic
Federation] in 1975, and was elected to the Australian Philatelic
Federation executive in 1984, as Public Relations officer.
In 1992-93, he served as Australian Philatelic Federation President
and in 1995, completed his very capable administrative contribution
to the Federation Executive as Past President.
he is a member of the FIP, Postal Stationery Commission and
is currently Vice-President of the Federation of Inter-Asian
Philately, and editor of the FIAP NEWS.
postal stationery and postal history collections have received
awards at both national and international exhibitions, including
a FIP gold medal at Norwex 97 for "Indian Airmails". He has also served as a team leader on FIP exhibition juries and as the Chairman
of the jury at numerous Australian national philatelic exhibitions.
is an enthusiastic speaker and promoter of philately, his skills
have been sought after and given generously at national judge
training schools and seminars, held in conjunction with both
national and international exhibitions, most recently Dubai
and San Francisco.
[ Source: APF
News, October 1997 ]