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Year
Kehr Awardee
2015
Aimee Devine
2014
Not Awarded
2013
Tom Fortunato
2012
Carol Barr
2011
Deborah Friedman
2010
Lloyd de Vries
2009
Carol Edholm
2008
John Rose
2007
Andrew Oleksiuk
2006
Nancy B. Clark
2005
Joseph R. Luft
2004
Robert Welt
2003
Jane King Fohn
2002
Ken Lucas
2001
Bill Olcheski
2000
 Phyllis Ashwood*
Ranyta Sullivan
1999
James J. Ashby
1998
Joseph F. Schoen
1997
Karen L. Weigt
1996
Joan R. Bleakley*
1995
Cheryl B. Edgcomb
1994
Dorothy B. Blaney*
1993
Steven J. Rod
1992
Herman L. Neugass*
1991
MaryAnn Bowman
Kehr Award

For enduring contributions that help
guarantee the future of the hobby

Ernest A. Kehr distributed tons of philatelic materials to Veterans’ hospitals as head of Stamps for the Wounded and, as a newspaperman, probably produced more lineage to support philately than any other person in history. His book, Romance of Stamp Collecting [1947] was also the hobby’s standard for new collectors for decades.

Award Criteria:

Established in 1991, the APS Kehr Award recognizes one living philatelist each year who, for a period of at least five years, has demonstrated one or more of the following:

  • Making philately attractive as a hobby to newcomers
  • Working directly with newcomers, especially young people
  • Developing and administering programs aimed at recruiting newcomers

The winner is announced at the Society’s winter meeting or some other suitable site the following year.

Nominations:
  1. Nominations may be submitted in writing to: E. A. Kehr Award Subcommittee, c/o APS, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
  2. The nomination should include the name of the nominee and the accomplishments for which nominated, supported by appropriate documentary materials.
  3. Nominations are generally accepted until June 15 of each year.
  4. Nominations considered but not selected in a given year may be kept for a total of three years and will be considered in subsequent years. However, nominees may again be nominated or may be reinstated by a subcommittee member for further consideration.
Eligibility for the Kehr Award:
  1. Preference will be given to nominees who are from the USA and its territories.
  2. Nominees must be living when nominated.
  3. Membership in the American Philatelic Society is not a prerequisite to being a nominee.
  4. Board members of the APS and APRL will not be eligible for consideration while holding an elective office.
  5. Staff members are not eligible for the award.
  6. The award may be won only once.
  7. A person employed in a philatelically related profession is eligible for the award provided that the efforts were outside of paid professional endeavors.
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