Palmares Awards

Attention World Series of Philately (WSP) and New York State Regional & Local Show Committees

Did you know that The Empire State Postal History Society offers an award, “The ESPHS Special Award for New York Exhibits” for the best exhibit of New York Postal History entered in your shows? The only criteria we require is a minimum of three exhibits of New York Postal History per show, with the winner being selected by your show’s Panel of Judges.

Each winner will receive a one-year membership in our society, which includes our publications, Excelsior! and The Bulletin, as well as an engraved New York State-shaped trophy. To make arrangements to be included or to ask any questions, please contact our Awards Chair, George DeKornfeld at

Award Recipients

  • Philatelic Show 2019: Wayne Schuetz for his Exhibit entitled “Examiner Markings Study, Type EM-6 Used at the General P.O. in New York City, 1902-1920”; it earned a Gold Medal.