09/19/2012 (P1712)
Contact: Ken Martin

Hoak and Warren Win Mueller and Peterson Awards

The fifth annual United States Stamp Society-Barbara R. Mueller Award for the best article published during 2011 in The American Philatelist, has been awarded to Frank M. Hoak III for his December 2011 article, “U.S. Naval Ship Cancels of December 7, 1941.”

Frank M. Hoak III is a retired U.S. Navy Captain (Intelligence) with more than forty years experience in operational intelligence, including management and field work assignments in investigations, interrogations, survival training, evasion techniques, resistance, escape, and photographic and human intelligence evaluation. He is an accomplished writer with published works on Naval History as well as a worldwide traveler with membership in the Traveler Century Club and more than 210 countries logged — so far! He is also a noted public speaker on travel (specializing in Pacific Ocean areas) and U.S. Naval History. Frank is a Life Member of the American Philatelic Society and past president, director, and USCS Log contributor for the Universal Ship Cancellation Society. (More information about the Universal Ship Cancellation Society can be found at www.uscs.org.)

The Mueller Award is selected by a panel who reviews all articles published in the American Philatelist.

Alan Warren is the recipient of the second annual Charles J. Peterson Philatelic Literature Lifetime Achievement Award for furthering knowledge through philatelic literature.

Alan’s passion for philatelic literature is well known and dates back to his collegiate days. His writings have appeared in more than sixty philatelic journals in the United States and abroad including feature articles, columns, and news items. He was president of the APS Writers Unit 30.

Alan is a nationally-accredited philatelic and literature judge. In addition to author and judge, he also has worn the editor hat for numerous philatelic publications. Among Alan’s philatelic honors are the AFDCS’ Distinguished Service Award, Glenn C. Michel Service Recognition Award, Honorary Life Member No. 13; Scandinavian Collectors Club, Carl E. Pelander Award for outstanding work in furthering the SCC; APS John N. Luff Award for exceptional contributions to philately; Fifty-Year APS member; U.S. Representative for NORDIA 90; APS Writers Unit 30, Hall of Fame and Distinguished Service Award; elected Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London; and Military Postal History Society, Outstanding Service Award.

Nominations for the Peterson Award may be made at any time. Visit the awards section of the APS website (under the Membership tab) for details.