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Articles of Distinction

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!

£1 Dual Currency Fonts , by John Gledhill
Published in Oct. 2014 "Postal Order News", Submitted by the Postal Order Society.


Back Up Tidbits, by Hal Vogel
Published in July 2011 "Ice Cap News", Submitted by the American Society of Polar Philatelists.


The Banana Boat that Sank a Battleship, by Philip Schreiber
Published in Aug. 2009 "Universal Ship Cancellation Society Log", Submitted by the Universal Ship Cancellation Society.


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.


The Cape Post Office 1795-1910: A Final Report, by Franco Frescura
Published in Forerunners, Whole Number 79, pages 57-67 (2014), Submitted by the Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa.


Collecting the World, by Pete Boulay
Published in the Jan. 2011 "Maplewood Stamp Club Newsletter", Submitted by the Maplewood Stamp Club.


Collecting Stamps and Memories, by David Frye
Published in the Oct. 2010 "The Souvenir Sheet", Submitted by the Lincoln Stamp Club.


Counterfeit Postal Order, by Gary Oddie
Published in Oct. 2011 "Postal Order News", Submitted by the Postal Order Society.


Cunard Celebrates the First Queen, by Allan Fisk
Published in May-June 2016 "Journal of the Ships on Stamps Unit", Submitted by the Ships on Stamps Unit.


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.


Forwarded Markings on Stampless Covers, by James W. Milgram, M.D.
Published in the Feb. 2010 "Postal History Journal", Submitted by the Postal History Society.


German Occupation of the British Channel Islands, by Robert J. Fisher
Published in the Feb/Mar/Apr 2013 "CFSC Newsletter", Submitted by the Central Florida Stamp Club.


The Early Years of the Russian Post in Bukhara", by Howard L. Weinert
Published in Fall 2014 "The Rossica Society Journal", Submitted by the Rossica Society.


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.


I Am Sending My Friend These Nine Postcards..." , by Vladimir Berdichevsky
Published in Fall 2013 "The Rossica Society Journal", Submitted by the Rossica 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.


Landi '39 Unifying the Swiss with War Looming, by Richard T. Hall
Published in the Sept. 2010 "TELL", Submitted by the American Helvetia Philatelic Society.


The Life and Death of the Space Shuttle Columbia, by Ray Cartier
Published in 2010 "The Texas Philatelist", Submitted by the Texas Philatelic Association.


LST-124 Goes to War, by Bob Burr
Published in 2015 , Submitted by the Cresthaven Stamp Club.


Major Tournament Golf, by Patricia Loehr
Published in Spring 2012 "Journal of Sports Philately", Submitted by the Sports Philatelists International.


Missouri - The Gateway to the West, by David F. New
Published in September 2015 "Western Express", Submitted by the Western Cover Society.



Native Mail Carriers in Early America, by Marshall J. Becker
Published in the Feb. 2015 "Postal History Journal", Submitted by the Postal History Society.


Naval Space Aviators , by Don Tjossem
Published in Feb/Apr/May/June/Aug/Oct 2011 "Universal Ship Cancellation Society Log", Submitted by the Universal Ship Cancellation Society.


Notes of an Unhinged Philatelist, by Marshall Brooks
Published in Brattleboro Stamp Club Newsletter, Submitted by the Brattleboro Stamp Club.


Official Mail Service from 1866 to 1883, by Hany Salam
Published in Dec. 2010 "Quarterly Circular", Submitted by the Egypt Study Circle.


Olympic Accommodations, 1928 Amsterdam Games, by Laurentz Jonker
Published in Spring 2011 "Journal of Sports Philately", Submitted by the Sports Philatelists International.


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.


Postage Due Bisects of the 1890’s, by Harry K. Charles, Jr., Ph. D.
Published in 4th Qtr. 2015 - 3rd Qtr. 2016 "Baltimore Philatelist", Submitted by the Baltimore Philatelic Society.


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.


The Rectangular Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope, by David Mordant
Published in Forerunners, Whole Number 82, pages 66-81 (2015), Submitted by the Philatelic Society for Greater Southern Africa.


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.


Smyrna Main Ottoman Post Office, by Yavuz Corapcioglu
Published in Sept. 2010 "The Levant", Submitted by the Ottoman & Near East Philatelic Society.


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.


A Tale of Two Cities, by William Kriebel
Published in April 2013 "Air Post Journal", Submitted by the American Air Mail Society.


Trading with the Enemy, by John Wilson
Published in April 2015 "Air Post Journal", Submitted by the American Air Mail 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.


Wartime Trans-Atlantic Flights Can be Complicated, by John Wilson
Published in December 2014 "Air Post Journal", Submitted by the American Air Mail Society.


Yangtze Patrol, by Randy Pence
Published in Jan. - Dec. 2012 "Universal Ship Cancellation Society Log", Submitted by the Universal Ship Cancellation Society.





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