Hennig Award Recipient - Tim Bartshe - 2016

(Hennig Award Nomination Form)

Hennig Award Recipient - 2016 - Tim Bartshe
The AAPE is pleased to announce the selection of R. Timothy Bartshe as the 2016 recipient of the Bernard A. Hennig Award for Excellence and Improvements in Philatelic Judging. It was presented at Chicagopex 2016, by Richard Drews, a prior winner and member of the Hennig Selection Committee.

Bartshe was accredited as an APS philatelic judge in 1999, and has since been accredited as a jury chairman (2002) and as a literature judge (2008). In his nearly 20 years of service he rapidly established an enviable reputation as an exhibitor-oriented judge who goes out of his way to provide excellent feedback to established exhibitors, and mentoring to those who are getting started. He is among the most sought after judges at both World Series of Philatelty shows and regional shows as well.

While Tim began his exhibiting career with postal history, he has sought to learn the basics of other fields by doing exhibits of traditional subjects, First Day Covers, Postal Stationery, Thematic, and Display; both multiple and single frame. By doing this he has gained an ability to understand the challenges faced by the exhibits he critiques, and the exhibitors he mentors.

His growing reputation led to his early appointment to the APS Committee on Accreditation of National Shows and Judges (CANEJ). During his service over many years, he has been a major contributor in producing the current (and totally revised) Manual of Philatelic Exhibiting and Judging, the acceptance of picture postcards as a competitive class in APS exhibitions, and improving and presenting judging seminars nationwide.

In addition, Tim has served AAPE as Secretary (2001-07), President (2007-2011), and Member of the Board of Directors as Immediate Past President (2011-2015). His work with the Rocky Mountain Stamp Show committee over the last ten years has been marked by several innovations that have brought the RMSS into the top rank of national WSP shows.

In summary, Tim Bartshe is a model of judging excellence, a highly competent resouce for the exhibitors with whom he works, and has been a major change agent in the exhibiting and judging world.