Smiles all round at Autumn Stampex

Cherise Barnett

The Stamp Active area for young collectors was a hive of activity on the Saturday of Autumn Stampex with improved attendance.  Commenting on the day, John  Davies, Chairman of Stamp Active Network, said “It seems our initiative to reward those who “Bring A Child to Stampex” may be working with the prize draws producing smiles all round. The kids love taking part in the activities and free auction (using their points from completing the quizzes etc). The highlight is always the draw at the end of the auction for a Penny Black, which was sponsored this time by Beckett Philatelics.”

The Penny Black was won by Cherise Barnett of Barking. “You only had to see the smile on her face as she received her prize to realise how delighted she was.”

There were also many smiles on the faces of the adults who won prizes in their own draw although many of those seemed to find their way direct to the children.

Details of the prize winners are below:

SG Penny Black Wallet RRP £350 donated by Stanley Gibbons

Won by Eugene Wilson, Dartford

2013 Year Book donated by Royal Mail

Won by David Charlton, Gateshead

Subscription to Stamp Magazine

Won by Andrew Farman, Reading

Subscription to Stamp & Coin Mart Magazine

Won by Graham Cole, Mickleover, Derby

Four A5 Stockbooks donated by Lighthouse (The Duncannon Partnership)

Won by Peter Sondhela, London

IOM Island of Culture Stamp & Card Collection

donated by Isle of Man Stamps & Coins

Won by Mayo Chilae, London

Bagpuss Smilers Sheet donated by Buckingham Covers

Won by Chris Barker, Crayford, Kent

“Man of Steel” Presentation Folder donated by Jersey Post

Won by David Proops, Stanmore, London 

Stamp Active Network will be putting on the activity area, free childrens’auctions and Prize draws again in 2015 at both Spring and Autumn Stampex and London (Europhilex) 2015, so please “BRING A CHILD”. All these events are at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.