Tuesday, December 11, 2007

2007 Kehr Award

Andrew Oleksiuk, of Chicago, Illinois, has won the American Philatelic Society’s 2007 Ernest A. Kehr “Future of Philately” Award.

Established in 1991, the Kehr Award recognizes a philatelist who, for at least five years, has made philately attractive as a hobby to newcomers, worked directly with newcomers, especially young people, or developed and administered programs to recruit newcomers.

The award is named for Ernie Kehr, long an activist and patron in the field of junior philately. Kehr was the author of The Romance of Stamp Collecting in 1947, which had a major impact on two generations of new collectors.

Shown above in a photo taken by Randall Sherman, Oleksiuk mans the Stamps for Kids booth at the annual Taste of Chicago food festival.
Bookmark and Share
posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM