Orbituary Ross Wood (1945 – 2018)
The FIP Board would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr Ross Wood, who had passed away in late May, 2018, at the age of 73.
Mr Wood was the current Chairman of the FIP Aerophilately Commission and had been Australian Philatelic Federation (APF)’s Aerophilately Commission Delegate to FIP for 15 years. He served as a FIP accredited juror for the Postal History and Aerophilately classes and was part of the jury team of Philanippon 2011, Australia 2013 and Bandung 2017.
As a prolific exhibitor, he had several exhibits shown in FIP World Stamp exhibitions in the Traditional, Postal History, Postal Stationery, Thematic and Aerophilately classes. His Postal History exhibit “Postal History of Nyasaland – African Postal Union to Federation” won a large vermeil award in New York 2016 Stamp Show, and his thematic exhibit “Czechoslovakia Airmails 1918-1940” also won a large vermeil award in the Philataipei 2016 World Stamp Championship exhibition.
Mr Wood shall be dearly missed by all his philatelic friends and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace.