Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Klug to Head Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee

Linn's Stamp News reports Janet Klug has been named by the United States Postal Service as the new chair of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC).

Bill McAllister, Linn's Washington correspondent writes, "Klug, a former president of the American Philatelic Society and current CSAC member, will replace Jean Picker Firstenberg, a former chief executive of the American Film Institute, during one of CSAC's most turbulent years."

According to McAllister, "Members of the committee, which selects and develops subjects and designs for U.S. stamps, walked out of a September meeting upset over what they said was the committee's reduced role in the U.S. stamp-selection process."

Firstenberg declined to be interviewed on her departure from the panel says McAllister.

Firstenberg is quoted as saying, "Thanks for the invitation, but I think I will let the stamps issued during my term speak for themselves."

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posted by Don Schilling at 1:18 PM