High praise for Jake’s ‘excellent postcard’ entry

JAKE Coltman put his stamp on the Association of British Philatelic Societies’ National Exhibition at Sheffield by walking away with a top award.

Jake was invited as one of three philatelists comprising the Scottish entry at the inter-Federation competition, the others coming from Grangemouth and Kilmarnock.

And his submission, ‘Stobs Camp: Scotland’s Aldershot’ (postcards), saw him collect the Large Silver Gilt (83 per cent), the highest award of the Scottish trio of exhibitors.

The Stobs Camp entry comprised 31 postcards detailing the story of the camp from 1902 to 1959.

Judges comments included: “An exciting and unusual exhibit which makes the story come alive and shows the exhibitor’s knowledge. The beautiful handwriting enhances the excellent postcards, which are not only a delight, but very rare.”

Eight areas of Britain took part in the competition, which was won by Kent.

The Stobs Camp exhibit was the one Jake previously won the Scottish Postcard Trophy with in 2009.

Recently at the Scottish Philatelic Congress at Perth, he had an entry entitled ‘Hawick of Yesteryear’ as he bid to win the National Postcard Trophy for the third successive year. However, he had to settle for runner-up.