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02/12/07
The single frame prehistoric cave art exhibit "Dark Caves - Bright Visions" by Fran Adams was shown in the Champion of Champions Single Frame competition at AmeriStamp Expo 2007 in Riverside, CA.

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02/04/07
At Aripex 2007 in Phoenix, AZ., the single frame exhibit 'Neandertal' by Fran Adams was awarded a gold medal in the competition. Fran also received a gold medal for his single frame exhibit "T. rex" and a vermeil medal for his single frame cave art exhibit "Dark Caves - Bright Visions".

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06/22/06
For Washington 2006, the literature class contained an electronic entry - 'Bone and Stone' - based on the single frame exhibit 'Neandertal'. The literature exhibit can be viewed online at Bone and Stone web site, by Fran Adams. The literature was awarded a large vermeil medal in the competition. Fran also received a silver medal for his single frame cave art exhibit "Dark Caves - Bright Visions".

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05/08/06
OWASU to Meet at Washington 2006!!
On Friday, June 2nd, the Old World Archaeological Study Unit will meet in Room 1051 from 4pm to 5pm. After the show has closed, at 6pm, members will meet by the exit and proceed to a dutch treat dinner and convivial conversation.

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05/06/06
The newly revised single frame exhibit 'Neandertal' by Fran Adams received a 'Gold' medal at the AmeriStamp Expo 06 APS Winter Show held in Toronto, Canada in April of this year. It was also part of the new single frame 'team' competition as the thematic entry from the 'Geezers with Tweezers' team. The 'ATA Award' for the best single frame exhibit also went to the 'Neandertal'.

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11/15/04
George W. Rohrer, 98, resident of Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh, NC for the past 20 years, died Sunday October 31, 2004. He was born September 1, 1906, son of George W. and Ora Rohrer of Hagerstown, MD. Mr. Rohrer was a graduate of Otterbein College in Ohio and received his master's degree in French from Penn State. He was a high school teacher in Pennsylvania and Ohio as well as first chair bassoonist with the Toledo Symphony for 40 years. Mr. Rohrer served in the Army Air Corps in England during World War II.

Mr. Rohrer met his wife, Wilsie Bussell Rohrer, at an intensive study session of French conversation at Penn State, and this common interest led them to graduate study and extensive travel in France. An avid stamp collector throughout his life, he enjoyed writing articles for a number of philatelic publications during his retirement and was an active member of OWASU until the time of his death. We'll miss his in-depth knowledge of French prehistory and his willingness to freely share that knowledge with our membership.

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10/06/04
WS-Radio, an internet radio station, features the American Philatelic Society's program 'Stamp Talk' with Nancy Clark and three guests during an hour-long show. The show focuses on different aspects of philately and the most recent discussed philately on the world wide web. Fran Adams was a guest discussing 'Web Sites of Note' and OWASU now has a link from that show site. Take a listen at: http://www.wsradio.com/apsstamptalk/

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09/27/04
Stampshow 2004 had an electronic entry in the literature class - 'Bone and Stone' based on the single frame exhibit 'Neandertal'. Both the exhibit and the web site are by Fran Adams. The literature was awarded a vermeil medal and it was a wonderful opportunity to obtain feedback for this future branch of philately.

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09/18/04
Our very own Caroline Scannel has received a 'Vermeil' medal at the National Topical Stamp Show (NTSS) held in Memphis, Tennessee in June of this year for her multi-frame exhibit "Save the Nubian Monuments". In the single frame class, "Dark Caves - Bright Visions" by Fran Adams received a gold. If you have an exhibit which focuses on subjects within the scope of Archaeology, please let us know what your exhibit is and where you've entered it. We do have a unit award, but you have to enter to win and the benefits are meeting other exhibitors and enjoying the fellowship of kindred spirits.

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02/01/04
Our brand spanking new informational 'flyer' (in pdf file for membership flyer. .pdf format) is now available! If you're going to a show in your area, you can print out a couple of these and drop them off at the information table. It's an easy way to help our club recruit new members and to meet other collectors with your same interests. If you would like to take some membership application forms too, you can print them out right here.

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11/02/03
We've received word from Eileen Meier (our founder and current secretary) that she is doing well after her recent surgery. She's feeling less pain and we wish her a most speedy and complete recovery!

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10/23/03
Chris Moser, our friend and fellow collecting enthusiast.Dr. Chris Moser, passed away January 20, 2003. As Riverside Municipal Museum curator, he had a special interest in native baskets and the Riverside Museum re-named their anthropology gallery the Christopher L. Moser Gallery. He was an avid collector, serving as Mesoamerican Archaeological Study Unit editor and secretary for many years. His 'New World' interests provided us with the volume 'New World Archaeology on Stamps: N. America', published by MASU in 1981. He was always ready to correspond and spent much of his time working to the benefit of the organization. He'll be sorely missed.

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10/19/03
OWASU was represented at the first ever, experimental, single frame competition on the international level in Bangkok, Thailand from 4 - 13 October, 2003. Fran Adams entered his single frame thematic exhibit "Dark Caves - Bright Visions" The exhibit's theme is cave painting of the European Ice Age. Gold, silver and bronze awards were available and his exhibit managed to rate a silver medal with a total of 83 points. Congratulations!

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