Friday, December 04, 2009

Youngblood New Editor of 'Topical Time'

A post on the Virtual Stamp Club website reports Wayne Youngblood has been hired as the new editor of the American Topical Association (ATA)'s member publication Topical Time. He will begin his initial three-year term by editing the January/February issue.

The post, which is attributed to ATA Executive Director Vera Felts, goes on to say,"This will also be the first issue to be created fully electronically and printed in full-color. Since our current (partial-color) printer would need to charge a price for full-color that we cannot afford, Wayne, together with Doug Clark, Chair of our Topical Time Makeover Team, is currently getting estimates from potential printers."

In the past, Wayne has had writing and editing positions at Linn’s Stamp News, Scott Stamp Monthly, and the Stamp Division of Krause Publications. Currently, he serves as editor of the American Airmail Society’s Airpost Journal and the Scandinavian Collectors Club’s Posthorn.

Wayne is quoted as saying, "I’m thrilled to be working with the American Topical Association to take Topical Time to the next level. As members know, the publication is already an essential tool for topical and thematic collectors. My goal, with the switch to computer technology, editorial tweaks and full color, is to make the magazine a “must-read” for many others in the hobby as well."

According to the post, Wayne’s topical interests include playing cards on stamps, mummies, American Indians and peppers.

For more on the American Topical Association, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM