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The APS has established the Articles of Distinction for our Chapters and Affiliates to honor their authors by hosting an annual "best aticle" competition and submitting the winning article for all to enjoy. In addition to awarding authors, this allows APS to provide exposure to our groups, encourage philatelic writing, and share these wonderful articles with our membership. APS Clubs and Affiliates interested in participating click here for more details.
The below list is in alphabetic order; as it grows it will be broken down for subject and geographic listings. ENJOY!
Canal Zone Covers Held in Bermuda
during World War II, by Dickson Preston
Published in First Qtr. 2013 "Canal Zone Philatelist", Submitted by the Canal Zone Study Group.
Collecting the World, by Pete Boulay
Published in the Jan. 2011 "Maplewood Stamp Club Newsletter", Submitted by the Maplewood Stamp Club.
Development of Airmail Services in Poland (1929-1939), by Dr. Jerzy Kupiec-Weglinski and Jacek Kosmala. Published in March-June 2015 "Polonus Bulletin", Submitted by the Polonus Polish Philatelic Society.
Divided Postcards: Their Introducation and Early Postal History of Scandinavia , by Per Gustafson, Published in August 2014 "The Posthorn", Submitted by the Scandinavian Collectors Club.
Hard Luck Enterprises - John M. Rhodes' Sacramento
City Bank & The Rhodes Expresses, by James Blaine
Published in September 2014 "Western Express", Submitted by the Western Cover Society.
Henry Stinemetts: Naval Cachet
Maker and Cover Decorator Extraordinaire; Henry Stinemetts:
Beginnings as a Cover Decorator; & Henry Stinemetts:
Naval Cachet Maker, SERIES OF THREE ARTICLES - by Christine C. Sanders and W Eugene Sanders, Jr.
Published in Aug. & Oct. 2013 and April 2014 "Universal Ship Cancellation Society Log", Submitted by the Universal Ship Cancellation Society.
"The intaglio printing of Newfoundland's 1932-1941 Industrial issue by Perkins Bacon”, and “Intaglio printings of the Newfoundland 1¢ “Pile of Cod” stamps”, , by Anthony B. Thompson
Published in "BNA Topics" Vol. 70#2, pp. 20-28 (2013) and Vol. 70#4, pp. 19-30 (2013), Submitted by the British North America Philatelic Society.
LST-124 Goes to War, by Bob Burr
Published in 2015 , Submitted by the Cresthaven Stamp Club.
Notes of an Unhinged Philatelist, by Marshall Brooks
Published in Brattleboro Stamp Club Newsletter, Submitted by the Brattleboro Stamp Club.
Owney, the Postal Dog, by Bill Steeg
Published in Sept-Oct 2011 "Philatelic Chatter", Submitted by the Johnstown Stamp Club.
The Pennsylvania Philatelist, Zip Codes - 1963 and 1964, by Hal Klein
Published in Feb. 2016, Volume 79 newsletter, Submitted by the Philatelic Society of Lancaster County.
Postal Orders and Postal Notes of Australasia, by Jack Harwood
Featured article in January 2012 "The Informer", Submitted by the Society of Australasian Specialists/Oceania - SASO.
The Poundage Printing Mechanism for Machine Issued POs, by Gary Oddie
Published in Oct. 2010 "Postal Order News", Submitted by the Postal Order Society.
Queensland Mail to the USA via San Francisco, by Dale Forster
Published in July 2012 "The Informer", Submitted by the Society of Australasian Specialists/Oceania - SASO.
A Re-examination and Classification of the GPO Triangles on Naval Mail from HMCS Avalon, St. John’s Newfoundland, by Paul Binney
Published in "BNA Topics" Vol. 69#2, pp. 29-35 (2012); and Part 2 in Vol. 69#4, pp. 60-68 (2012), Submitted by the British North America Philatelic Society.
Some Interesting Covers from St. Helena, by Ernest E. Roberts
Published in Feb. 2013 "South Atlantic Chronicle", Submitted by the St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Philatelic Society - SHATPS.
Semi-official Distribution of Federal Revenue Stamps in the 1890s, by Christopher Ryan
Published in "BNA Topics" Vol. 68#4, pp. 19-32 (2011), Submitted by the British North America Philatelic Society.
Stamp Collector: "The story of a lifer", by Bert Harris
Published in the ___ in 2010 and reprinted in the "Maplewood Stamp Club Newsletter" in 2011, Submitted by the Maplewood Stamp Club.
The South Africa Christmas Stamp Project,1929-1965, by Franco Frescura
Published in Forerunners, Whole Number 83, pages 18-24 (July-October 2015), Submitted by the Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa.
Switzerland in World War II
Its Defense – Its Survival – Its Refugees and Internees, by Ernie L. Bergman and Richard T. Hall
Published in the March 2012"TELL", Submitted by the American Helvetia Philatelic Society.
"Update on the “D.w. Covers, Parts I and II”, by Chris Hargreaves
Published in "BNA Topics" Vol. 71#2, pp. 23-31 (2014) and Vol. 71#4, pp. 31-44 (2014), Submitted by the British North America Philatelic Society.
U.S. Navy "Bird Boat" Four Generations of Mine Warfare Ships, by John Germann
Published in Sept. 2015 "Universal Ship Cancellation Society Log", Submitted by the Universal Ship Cancellation Society.
USS Florida Supports 1919 NC-4 Transatlantic Flight , by David J. Larson
Published in November 2013 "Universal Ship Cancellation Society Log", Submitted by the Universal Ship Cancellation Society.
USS Kentucky (BB-6) at Vera Cruz, Mexico 1915-1916, by Charles Bogart
Published in March 2010 "Universal Ship Cancellation Society Log", Submitted by the Universal Ship Cancellation Society.