International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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FRPSC Richard Gratton Ideas Activities
  • Expert philatelist, Association internationale des experts en philatélie (AIEP)
    Windsor, QC, Canada
  • Email
    Tel 819-846-4512
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  • Organizations:

    Association internationale des experts en philatélie (AIEP)
    Académie Québécoise d'Études Philatéliques (AQEP)
    Société royale de philatélie du Canada (RPSC) - Fellow
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I will be presenting an 80 pages philatelic exhibit (in French) on the life of Marie Curie at the Royale 2011, National philatelic exhibition in Québec, Canada in May and also at International Stamp show in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon in June 2011.

The colloection has won these awards up to date:

- Silver medal at the National Royale

- The WE award (Women exhibitors) at the Royale

- The 3rd best thematic in show at the Royale

- Silver medal at the International show at St-Pierre et Miquelon

- Médaille de l'Académie Européenne de Philatélie at St Pierre et Miquelon

A series of conferences will also be given at Kinsey Falls (Québec), on September 12 at The Casdades Research Center and also during Postalia on November 5th in Québec City. A special cover will be produced. This 80 pages philatelic exhibit will also be available in hard copy color for future reference. A special section on forgeries will be added and the document should be about 100 pages.

This exhibition will shows all the stamps ever issued on Marie Curie and is done in honnor of the 100th anniversary of the Chemistry Nobel prize attribution to madame Curie.

I am the founder of the ATA Chemistry on stamps and physics study unit (American Topical Assocoation). I am a retired paper chemist who collects stamps for the last 50 years !!