For furthering philatelic knowledge through philatelic literature
The award is named in honor of two-time John N. Luff award recipient Charlie Peterson who set high standards in journal quality as editor of the APRL’s Philatelic Literature Review and the United States Philatelic Classics Society’s Chronicle of the U.S. Classic Postal Issues. His efforts with FIP and APS brought about the concepts of competitive literature exhibitions, and he served both nationally and internationally as a philatelic literature judge. He compiled indices for several major journals and generously mentored authors and editors throughout his career. Charlie Peterson served as president of the Writers Unit 30, the FIP philatelic literature commission, and the APRL. An accredited APS chief judge, he received the John N. Luff award in 1988 for exceptional contributions to philately, and again in 2006 for outstanding services to the APS. He signed the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 1991, was elected to the APS Writers Unit #30 Hall of Fame, and received numerous awards from other societies.