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PHILATELIC CURRICULUM VITAE


Charles J. Peterson

Charles J. Peterson

PHILATELIC CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME: Charles J. Peterson

DATE OF BIRTH: Dec. 7, 1933

OCCUPATION: Retired (formerly: Administrative Specialist, U.S. Department of Army)

ACHIEVEMENT IN PHILATELIC WRITING:  Major contributions as editor and author:
- 15-year editorship of Philatelic Literature Review(1969-1983)
- editorship (1993 - 2005) of Chronicle of the U.S. Classic Postal Issues
- co-editor, The 1851 Issue of United States Stamps(2006)
- Countless reviews, major cumulative indexes of philatelic journals
- A long history of voluntary, often unpublicized editorial support to authors αnd publishers.
- Twice winner of  Thomas Brasch award for best philatelic journal in competition (Philatelic Literature Review)(1970s)
- Twice winner of Diane Boehret Award of American Philatelic Congress for best philatelic journal in competition (Chronicle of the U. S. Classic Postal Issues)(1994, 1995 volumes).

OTHER PHILATELIC ACHIEVEMENTS:  
- President, Philatelic Literature Commission of the ),1973-2000;  Director, FIP, 2000 - 2008
- Vice-President, Association Internationale des Journalistes Philatélique (AIJP), 1991-2003 
- Board of Vice-Presidents, American Philatelic Society, 1999-2001
- Trustee, American Philatelic Research Library, 1996 - ; Treasurer (1996- 2001); President (2001-2005); Secretary (2007 - )
- Board of Directors, United States Philatelic Classics Society, 2000- 2005
- President, Philatelic Writers Unit #30 of American Philatelic Society, 1981- 82 and 1991-92
- Accredited philatelic judge, with service on over 50 international philatelic juries, frequently as chief of jury team; jury chairman, PHILIT92, HAFNIA 94, OLYMPHILEX 96, MEVIFIL 97; WASHINGTON 2006
- General Commissioner, OLYMPHILEX 96
- Jury Coordinator, NORDIA 2001 (Tucson AZ)
- Board of Directors member, WASHINGTON 2006 (2001- 06)
- Board of Directors member, NAPEX, 2002 -2005
- Member, various APS committees, including: Translation (approx. 1975 - ); International (1999 - 2008); CANEJ (2001-05); co-chair, APS/APRL Fund Raising Committee [Campaign for Philately Committee], 2004 -05 and continuing member, 2005 - ; chair 2007-)

SIGNIFICANT PHILATELIC RECOGNITION: 
- John N. Luff Award of American Philately (for Service to Philately), 1988
- Bronze and Silver Service Pins of Bund Deutscher Philatelisten (BDPh)
- Silver Pin for Special Service in Research and Literature, BDPh 
- Fellow, Royal Philatelic Society, London
- Election to Roll of Distinguished Philatelists (RDP), 1991
- Distinguished U.S. Philatelist Award , USPCS, 1992
- Silver Medal of Copenhagen Philatelic Club, Denmark, 1994
- Election to APS Writers Unit #30 Hall of Fame, 1997
- National Merit Award, Philadelphia National Stamp Exhibition, 2001
- Lester G. Brookman Cup for Outstanding Service to the USPCS, 2003
- John N. Luff Award of American Philately (for Service to the APS), 2006
- Alfred F. Lichtenstein memorial award, Collectors Club of New York, 2008