11/25/2009 (P1660)
Contact: Ken Martin

Tom Broadhead Wins USSS–Barbara R. Mueller Award

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The second annual United States Stamp Society–Barbara R. Mueller Award for the best article published in a single year of The American Philatelist, as chosen by the members, the staff of the AP, and an award selection committee, has been awarded to Tom Broadhead for his charming piece, “Petite Messages — The Development of Carte de Visite Mail in Nineteenth-Century France.”

Tom Broadhead has been an incurable philatelist for almost fifty years, with time out for college and graduate school. Beginning as a worldwide collector at the age of seven, he now specializes in the stamps and postal history of late nineteenth and early twentieth century France. He enjoys writing as a way to share his philatelic interests, and has written previously for The American Philatelist, and for the France & Colonies Philatelist. Tom is editor of the Knoxville Philatelic Society Newsletter and is a member of the APS Writer’s Unit. His lively exhibits, which can be seen both at stamp shows and through digital media, are logical extensions of his interest in communicating the excitement of philately.

In his “spare time” — away from philately, family, and gardening — Tom is Professor of Geology and Director of Undergraduate Academic Advancement at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he occasionally offers a one-credit college seminar on stamps.

Mr. Broadhead’s “I Love Paris & Stamps II” video was one of the two runners-up in the APS YouTube Challenge.

Voting for the best article published in The American Philatelist in 2009 will be held from January 4–March 1, 2010. A form will be available on the APS website and in the January issue of The American Philatelist.