Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nominations Sought for ATA Distinguished Topical Philatelist

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 American Topical Association Distinguished Topical Philatelist (DTP) Award.

The DTP Award is the highest honor given by the ATA and will be presented at the Awards Banquet of the 2013 National Topical Stamp Show in Rochester, N.Y. NTSS will be a joint show with Ropex on May 17-19, 2013.

The Distinguished Topical Philatelist designation is awarded for notable service to topical philately in general and to the ATA in particular. It was established in 1952 by ATA Founder Jerome (Jerry) Husak and has been presented to 115 individuals since its inception. Recipients have included residents of the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Italy. The DTP is the most prestigious award given by the ATA.

Topical stamp collectors have the opportunity to nominate members of their Study Units, ATA Chapter or friends who have promoted thematic collecting and the ATA. Nominating letters should include the candidate’s accomplishments in philately, and particularly in topical philately.

Deadline for the receipt of nominations is December 31, 2012. Letters of nomination should be sent to: Donald W. Smith, PO Box 576, Johnstown PA 15907-0576.

The American Topical Association (ATA) was founded in 1949 and is now the largest philatelic society devoted specifically to topical stamp collecting.

Membership in the ATA includes many benefits like our bi-monthly Topical Time journal, handbooks published on popular collecting topics and checklists useful for those who have started a topical collection, or wishing to start a new collection.

Click here to visit the ATA website.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM