Sunday, June 14, 2009

RIP Charles Peterson

The Virtual Stamp Club (VSC) is reporting the death of Charles J. Peterson. Peterson died at home in Laurel, Maryland last Friday according to a post by Nancy Clark.

Affectionately known as "Charlie", Peterson achieved some of philately's highest honors, including the APS John N. Luff Award and Roll of Distinguished Philatelists recognition. He served as President of the American Philatelic Research Library and as APS Vice President.

According to a post on the VSC attributed to well-known philatelist Richard Frajola, "He virtually invented philatelic literature competitions nationally and internationally, and served for many years as Chairman of the FIP Literature Competition. By crafting the criteria for judging philatelic literature, and as editor of Philatelic Literature Review, and as President of APS Writers Unit 30, and as proprietor of the WU30 Literature Critique Service, he set high standards of achievement. The consequent widespread uplift of quality and refinement in our hobby publications is Charlie's permanent legacy to philately."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM