ATA to honour ‘Distinguished Philatelist’

The American Topical Association (ATA) has started accepting nominations for its Distinguished Topical Philatelist award.

The ATA’s highest award is annually presented to the person who has made “outstanding contributions to philately, especially topical philately,” according to ATA President Dawn Hamman. The honour will be presented at the awards banquet at the Great American Stamp Show in Hartford, Ct., on Aug. 17, 2024.

Individuals, study units, chapters and stamp clubs can nominate a person they think is qualified before the Dec. 31 deadline.

The recipient is chosen by a committee of past recipients.

Letters of nomination should be sent to selection committee chair Dale Smith at

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