Royal 2021 Jury Members

Dr. Edwin J. Andrews

Dr. Edwin J. Andrews is a retired veterinary pathologist, academician and corporate executive with 55 peer reviewed professional publications and over 100 presentations to professional bodies. He is a lifelong collector and an accomplished philatelic exhibitor and author. Since 1972 he has exhibited 102 times using 27 different exhibits covering a myriad of treatments including traditional, display, thematic, topical, postal history, revenue, fiscal revenue, Cinderella, one frame class, picture post card, and aerophilately. His exhibits have garnered 62 gold/large gold medals, 8 Grand and 7 Reserve Grand Awards and a myriad of special awards from various societies. He is an active member of numerous philatelic societies being a life member and former officer of the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors (AAPE), also a life member and Immediate Past President of the Polonus Polish Philatelic Society. His other active societies are the American Philatelic Society (APS), American Topical Association (ATA), the American Revenue Association, Germany Philatelic Society and the Ukrainian Philatelic and Numismatic Society.

Dr. Andrews is an APS accredited Chief Philatelic Judge and was the General Editor of the most recent (7th Edition) APS Manual of Philatelic Judging and Exhibiting. He served on the APS Committee on Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judges (CANEJ) from 2013 to 2019 and chaired its Education Subcommittee. He has presented numerous seminars on exhibiting and mounting techniques and is a prolific author of philatelic subjects and research with 35 articles and chapters appearing in philatelic publications such as The Chronicle, The American Revenuer, various postal history journals, and various specialty society journals, The Philatelic Exhibitor, American Philatelist, Topical Times, Adventures in Topical Collecting and three books.

His best-selling book, Award Winning Philatelic Treatment and Presentation: A Guide to Display, Thematic and Topical Exhibits for Exhibitors, Collectors and Judges, is available on-demand at

Sam Chiu

Sam Chiu started collecting stamps in childhood. His interests are China and Hong Kong postal history plus various themes. An avid exhibitor, Sam's many exhibits have received 31 Large Golds and 45 Gold medals in national or international exhibitions. He has achieved multiple national-level gold medals in 7 different sub-classes. He is the only Canadian to win the AAPE Sapphire Award and 1 of 2 Canadians to win the AAPE Diamond Award.

He is an accredited judge with the RPSC and a Jury Fellow at FIP. He was jury chair for The Royal/Royale shows in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Sam served on Canada Post's Stamp Advisory Committee from 2006 to 2012. Sam has a PhD in International Management from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He was elected a Fellow of The RPSC in 2010 and has been Vice President since September 2017. He is also a Fellow of RPS London.

Currently he is the editor of Journal of Chinese Philately for the China Philatelic Society of London.

Arlene Sullivan

Arlene Sullivan is collector, exhibitor and National level philatelic judge from Courtenay, BC. She is a member of several philatelic societies and study groups including the PHSC, RPSC, and BNAPS. She recently served one term on the board of Directors of the RPSC, ending in 2020.

Arlene's collecting interests include the postal history of New Westminster, BC, Canadian rates, routes and markings, unusual modern rate covers, and an ongoing study of the 19th century "Peace and Commerce" issue of France. She is currently working on a postcard exhibit on the streetcars of New Westminster, and finally getting around to those shoeboxes lurking in the study closet.

Grégoire Teyssier, M.A., FRPSC

Holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, an Archivist's certificate and a Master of Arts in the History of Communications from Laval University (Thesis: Postal distribution of Quebec newspapers from 1851 to 1911), Grégoire began collecting stamps when he was 11 years old. He plunged into postal history, starting with postal history of France, at the age of 14.

Grégoire has several books to his credit including « La Distribution postale de la presse periodique Québecoise: 1851 - 1911 » and « Initiation aux marques postales du Québec ». He has published dozens of articles in Bulletin d'histoire postale et de marcophilie, Philatélie Québec, BNA Topics, The Canadian Philatelist / Le philatéliste Canadien and others. Actualy a Director of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, he also has served as President, Administrator and Secretary of La Société d'Histoire Postale du Québec, as Editor of its journal for many years; as a member of the board of many philatelic exhibitions, including CAPEX 96 and BNAPEX 2018. Grégoire is a national level philatelic judge (RPSC) since 1995.

Over the years he has developed many collections and has exhibited at numerous national and international exhibitions. In recent years, he has received: Gold and the Reserve Grand Award at ORAPEX 2015, Gold and the Meyerson Award at BNAPEX 2015 Niagara Falls, an International Large Vermeil at NEW YORK 2016, GOLD and the Horace Harrison Grand Award at BNAPEX 2016 Fredericton, Gold and the Allan Steinhart Reserve Grand Award for different exhibits at BNAPEX 2018 Quebec and BNAPEX 2019 Ottawa. Member of AQEP, FRPSC; CPSofGB; PHSC; FSHPQ, SPQ, PSSC, etc.

Ed Kroft Q.C. FRPSC

Ed Kroft is currently an international level judge and president of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC). Ed lives in Vancouver Canada and has collected stamps for over fifty-five years. He is the past President of the Society of Israel Philatelists (SIP) and has been actively involved with that society for many years.

Ed has written many articles for various philatelic publications relating to philately of the Holy Land and has successfully exhibited at the regional, national and international levels. In 2012, Ed was the winner of the Reggel Award of the SIP for outstanding contributions to Holy Land philately. Ed was also the 2013 Geldert Medal awarded by the RPSC and the 2017 winner of the Jennings Award from the American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors (AAPE). In 2020, Ed was the recipient of the Dickstein award of the SIP for outstanding philatelic writing and research.

Ed is a member of many societies including the APS, AAPE, RPSC, SIP, American Philatelic Congress and Postal History Society , the Postal History Society of Canada, the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada, BNAPS, ONEPS , the Collectors Club of New York and the Holy Land Philatelic Society. His interests include the postal history of the Holy Land, the Middle East, Canada and Aerophilately.

David Piercey

David Piercey is a Canadian national level exhibitor and judge, and former Chair of the RPSC Judging and Exhibiting Program in Canada. He has previously revised the EFF to align to the point scoring system of the APS's new Manual of Philatelic Judging and Exhibiting (seventh edition 2016). He was elected a Fellow of the Society in 2010, and served on its Board of Directors 2008-2016, during which he developed guidelines for the accreditation of new National shows.

An author, he writes the column "Let's Talk Exhibiting" for The Canadian Philatelist and the column "the Philatelic Bookshelf" for Canadian Stamp News. He has several recent award-winning research articles on Newfoundland postal history in BNA Topics, The PHSC Journal, Maple Leaves, and The Canadian Philatelist. He judges regularly at national level shows throughout Canada and the Pacific Northwest, and has judged at the APS StampShow twice.