Monday, September 15, 2008

APS President Nick Carter Dead at 72

The American Philatelic Society (APS) has announced that President Nick Carter passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11 after a lengthy illness. He was 72.

The following is from Carter's obituary which is posted on The Virtual Stamp Club website...

Carter joined the American Philatelic Society in 1965, and was a member of its Expertizing Committee, specializing in British Africa. He was also a Patron of the American Philatelic Research Library.

Prior to winning election as president of the APS in 2007, Carter served two terms as its treasurer. He was also technology director and a member of the executive committee for the Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition, and former treasurer and current director of NAPEX, the Washington-area World Series of Philately show.

As an exhibitor, he received gold medals at the national level for his exhibits on Nigeria and the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast exhibit (1928 issue) was entered in Washington 2006.

Funeral services are being held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Bethesda, Maryland at 11 a.m. today.

Donations in the memory of Nicholas G. Carter may be made to the American Philatelic Society, the Boy Scouts of America or to a charity of the donor's choice.

To read the entire obituary, click here.

Our condolences to the Carter family, co-workers and friends.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM