Innovative initiative of the ABPS: The ‘Multi-Class’ Certificate

Published on Author José Ramón Moreno

The ABPS, whose International Committee is led by Bill Hedley, have just taken an initiative to encourage exhibitors to exhibit in more than one class.
The idea is to present a ‘Multi-Class’ Certificate to exhibitors who have achieved at least Vermeil in five or more classes and the first certificates were awarded at Stampex in February 2019.
The ABPS’s aim is to encourage exhibitors to try their hand in more than one philatelic discipline. By awarding the certificate at the level of the lowest of the five medals achieved, they also want to give people an incentive to improve their exhibits and thereby raise the level of their certificate.
This is not at all exclusively for UK exhibitors. Indeed the APBS  welcome entrants from all countries at its national exhibitions. Details are at


Bill Hedley, the Chairman of the ABPS International and Exhibitions Committee presenting the Chairman of the ABPS (Association of British Philatelic Societies) Graham Winters his Large Gold “Multi-Class” Certificate


Full details on how to apply for the award are at