France & Colonies Has Success AT OKPEX 2015

Our society held it’s 2015 annual meeting at OKPEX in Oklahoma City.  A good number of members attended and everyone had a great time.  Here are few pictures of events and activities we all enjoyed.
F & C Members at OKPEX
Pictured (l to r) Eric Shepherd, Ralph DeBoard, Ken Nilsestuen, Jean-Jaques Tillard, Steve Tucker, Eric Resseguier, and Norval Rasmussen.


Dinner at Spencer's Bar-B-Que on Friday Night
Everyone enjoyed a traditional Dinner at Spencer’s Bar-B-Que on Friday Night


Steve Tucker Presenting
Steve Tucker Presenting A Detailed Introduction To The Challenges Of Collecting French Guinea


Norval Rasmussen Presenting
Norval Rasmussen (aka Ras) discussing the Tunisian “T” Coat Of Arms issue


Ken Nilsuessen Chairing
Ken Nilsestuen Chairing the France & Colonies General Meeting


One of the highlights of the show was seeing our members do extremely well in competition, including watching as one of our members won the Grand Award in both the multi-frame and the single frame competitions.

Jean-Jaques Tillard receives OKPEX Grand
Joe Crosby, OKPEX Chairman presenting the Grand Award to Jean-Jaques Tillard


JJ’s Grand Award Winning Multi-Frame Exhibit:

Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon La premiere serie “Groupe” et ses differents usages 1892 – 1901

(also the Best Exhibit by a Member of France and Colonies Philatelic Society)

and his Grand Award Winning Single Frame Exhibit:

Les Entires Postaux “Pecheur” et “Goeland” a Saint-Pierre et Miquelon 1909-1918

(as well as the United Postal Stationery Society Single Frame Award)

Other awards won by members were:

Multi-Frame Awards

GOLD Medals:

  French Guinea  – Stephen Tucker

(also The Congress Book Award)

The Postal History of Tahiti Through The First Pictorial Issue – Ralph DeBoard

(also The Robert T. Pollard Memorial Award for the best Exhibit by a Member of the Oklahoma City Stamp Club)

Tunisia World War II To Independence, 1939 – 1956Norval Rasmussen



The Era Of The French Colonial Allegorical Groupe Type Saint Pierre & Miquelon And French Guiana  – Edward Grabowski

(also American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Award of Honor Pin)


Dahomey: Man Climbing A Tree – Jere Dutt

(also American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Award of Honor Pin)


Single Frame Awards

GOLD Medals:

 Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, le 2f. Croix de Langlade de 1947  – Jean-Jaques Tillard


Saint-Pierre et Miquelon Vu Par La France – Eric Resseguier


 Click Below To See The Complete Palmares and special awards won by F&C members: