Cletus Delvaux named ‘Distinguished Topical Philatelist’

The highest award of the American Topical Association (ATA), the Distinguished Topical Philatelist, has been awarded to Cletus Delvaux for 2017.

A 39-year ATA member, Delvaux is a prolific philatelic writer and editor. A retired English teacher from Green Bay, Wi., Clete has written more than 100 articles for Topical Time, Linn’s Stamp News and other publications. His primary topics are journalists, authors and poets on stamps.

Delvaux has been president of the ATA’s Journalists, Authors, and Poets on Stamps (JAPOS) Study Unit since 1993. In 2000, he also assumed the position as editor of the JAPOS Bulletin and has since written extensively for that publication.

He’s also a past president of the Green Bay Philatelic Society and edited its newsletter for 25 years.

The Distinguished Topical Philatelist award will be presented at the celebration banquet of the joint American Philatelic Society StampShow/ATA National Topical Stamp Show on Aug. 11 in Columbus, Ohio.

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