About the Author

Gord Payne 

  • Member of the West Toronto Stamp Club since 1993, currently serving as a Director of the Club.
  • Club awards include Gold Certificates for 2 Single Page exhibits plus the Allen Cup (Etobicoke Cup) in 2004 for an exhibit entitled “Colourful Covers from CAPEX ’87”. This exhibit featured hand painted  U.S. Wildlife FDC’s  by an assortment of well-known American contemporary cachet makers.
  • Invited to enter non-competitive displays of covers in 3 Toronto Stampex shows.
  • Awarded a Bronze Medal at the “Royal” National Show in Toronto in 2007 for a 3 frame exhibit featuring Canadian Colorano Silks.
  • Awarded a Silver Bronze Medal at the “Royal”  in St. Catharines  in June, 2009 for a 4 frame exhibit enhanced by information and available pictures of the Colorano Artists.


    Ray and Jennie Novak