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Without question the most outstanding and coveted Grand Award of all the APS World Series Of Philately shows is the full size Kachina doll.


F. Burton “Bud” Sellers Memorial Grand Award



This Madden Kachina is carved by the noted Hopi artist K Dallas. It is from the personal collection of well-known collector and art dealer Gilbert Ortega and was purchased by a private collector at the auction of Ortega’s collection in 1995.    The doll was recently purchased by The Arizona Federation Of Stamp Clubs for the year’s award.  The Kachina, measuring 13.5” tall and 4” square at the base, is believed to have been purchased by Ortega  for his private collection in the late 1970’s. .   As a confirmation of the quality, note the wonderful cape work and is carved from a single piece of cottonwood root (except the base).  Mr. Ortega valued this doll at $2,400.00.




Reserve Grand Awards



Single Frame Grand Award

Female Letter Carrier & Boy “Loving My Job” Figurine by Vanmark



Single Frame Reserve Grand



There are several classes of medals following the grand awards.


These include Gold, Vermeil, Silver, Silver-Bronze, and Bronze.

New Medal 2012

 Gold Medal for ARIPEX 2012

Traditionally, many societies offer and bring unique awards to ARIPEX.  The following is a list of supplemental awards for 2012.


 Postal History Foundation (surprise gift)



American Stamp Dealers Association (ASDA) Back of the Book

Ben Franklin at The Printing Press by Sebastian Figurines



U.S. Philatelic Classics Society



American Philatelic Congress



United States Stamp Society



American Philatelic Society


The APS provides reccognitation awards for the best exhibit within a specified time period.  They are:
Pre-1900 Award
1900-1940 Award 1
940-1980 Award
Post 1980 Award
Research Award



American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors – Best Title Page Award

AAPE Best Title Award

American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Offer Two Awards

Creativity Award


Special Youth Award


Show Chairman’s Award (Picture forthcoming)




People’s Choice Award – Voted on by the Public at the Show

 Pewter Miner with Pick on Pyrite “Fool’s Gold”


Youth will also compete at ARIPEX and are eligible to receive the Youth Grand Award sponsored by the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors



Youth Ribbon

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