AFDCS AWARDS AND HONORS

Honoring those who have served the American First Day Cover Society


Glenn C. Michel Special Recognition Awards

1988 Ruth Moore, Mike Litvak, Bill Lloyd, Wayne Gasper, Clark Heins, Bernard Goldberg, Adam Bert

1989 Monte Eiserman, Martin Feibusch, Ron Allen, Cynthia Scott, Bill Sumpter, Alan Warren

1990 Gerry Adlman, Bob Masto, Larry Carney, Jack Harlan, Charles Schretzmann

1991 Barry Ellis, Pat Rourk, Bernie Kroll, Bill Simpson

1992 Allison Cusick, John Jezek, Lee Howard, Tom Lane

1993 Lloyd de Vries, Elliot Fischer, Paul Hubartt, Margaret Monty, Steve Ripley

1994 Gary Denis, Joe Hough, Lorraine Bailey, Betty Buchanan, Mike Mellone

1995 Julian Pugh, Bill Wise, Barry Newton, George Athens

1996 John Cali, Adam Bert, William Paisley, Ed Ward

1997 Bob Colby, Foster Miller, Betty Hundley

1998 Cynthia Scott, Norm Walker, James McCusker

1999 Earl Lowenstein, Gary and Sharolyn Chicoine

2000 Mike Mellone, Dottie Graf, Paul Hubartt

2001 Doug Kelsey, Tom Foust, Barry Newton

2002 Charles Schretzmann, Hal Ansink

2003 George Athens

2005 Linda Hassa

2006 Hal Ansink, Andrew McFarlane, William Sumpter, Ralph Achgill, Allison Cusick, Norman Elrod, Tom Foust, Foster Miller, and Mike Litvak and his Donation Auction Committee of Dave Bennett, Kathy Clements, Bob Lewin, Tina Phillips, George Rost, Shirley Ulling, Rick Whyte

2007 John Cali

2008 Lloyd de Vries, Alan Warren, Dave Bennett, Allen Klein, Peter Martin

2009 none awarded

2010 Mark Goodson, Todd Ronnei, Cynthia Scott, Randall Sherman, Richard Sine

2011 none awarded

2012 none awarded

2013

Diane and Ralph Achgill, Ralph Nafziger, Betty Hundley

2014
none awarded

2015
none awarded

2016
none awarded


Distinguished Service Awards

1970 Marge Finger* 1971 no award
1972 Richard Thompson* 1973 Curtis Patterson*
Monte Eiserman
1974 Robert Graebner*
William E. Decker*
1975 Sol Koved
1976 Donald G. Heuring 1977 George A. Comnes*
1978 Ben Papell* 1979 Adam K. Bert*
1980 Frank F. Raciti* 1981 Alan Warren
1982 Patricia A. Siskin 1983 William H. Bayless*
1984 Donald B. Crisman 1985 Richard A. Monty*
1986 no award 1987 Harold G. Ansink*
1988 Allison W. Cusick 1989 Wayne P. Gasper*
1990 no award 1991 no award
1992 William H. Lloyd* 1993 John Jezek, Jr.*
1994 Gerry Adlman*
E. Lee Howard*
1995 no award
1996 no award 1997 Barry Newton
Tom Foust*
1998 Joe D. Hough*
William A. Sumpter*
1999 Norman Walker*
2000 Michael A. Mellone
David S. Zubatsky
2001 Lorraine E. Bailey
2002 Dorothy Graf* 2003 no award
2004 Cynthia Scott 2005 Steve Ripley
Betty Buchanan*
Elliot Fischer*
2006 Michael Litvak
Foster E. Miller, III
2007 Betty Hundley*
Doug Kelsey
2008 Lloyd de Vries 2009 Allen Klein
Julian Pugh*
2010 Norman L. Elrod 2011 Ralph Achgill
2012 Todd Ronnei 2013 no award
2014
Peter D. Martin
John H. White
2015
Ralph Nafziger
2016
Chris Lazaroff

* deceased


Honorary Life Membership

Number
Year
Name
1
1958
L. Rohe Walter* - Special Assistant to the Postmaster General

2
1967
Stanley J. Hodziewich* - Key Post Office Department staff at first day ceremonies, arranged for cancellations

3
1972
Gordon C. Morison – Manger, Philatelic Affairs Dept., USPS

4
1972
Raymond L. Blozis – Philatelic Affairs Division USPS, arranged for first day ceremonies

5
1973
David L. Lidman* - retired philatelic columnist for the New York Times

6
1977
Henry S. Raposa* - Philatelic Program Analyst, Stamp Development Branch, USPS
 
7
1980
Leo August* - founder of Washington Press and ArtCraft cachets, benefactor of AFDCS

8
1980
Samuel August* - founder of Washington Press and ArtCraft cachets, benefactor of AFDCS

9
1980
Earl Planty* - past president AFDCS, author of cachet catalogs

10
1985
Sol Koved – long time editor of First Days

11
1989
Curtis Patterson* - past president of AFDCS, long term supporter of the society, first curator of AFDCS Archives

12
1992
Monte Eiserman – Membership Chairman of AFDCS over 30 years

13
1996
Alan Warren – charter member of AFDCS, director, recording secretary, author

14
2001
Richard A. Monty* – long time chairman of the board, author, spearheaded the First Cachets project

15
2002
Hal G. Ansink* - long time author, Education Dept. Chairman, and director of the Court of Honor First Day Cover series

16
2002
Tom Foust* – long time president of AFDCS serving in that office 1988-2006

17
2004
Barry Newton – long term editor of First Days

18
2005
Mike Mellone – long time bourse chairman of AFDCS, author of cachet catalogs

19
2005
Dottie Graf* – long time assistant to Mike Mellone

20
2007
George Athens* – long time supporter of AFDCS in Florida, representing and promoting the society at local and national shows there with a society table

21
2008
Douglas A. Kelsey – long time Executive Director

22
2008
Lorraine E. Bailey – cachet and covers sales, long time life member

23
2008
Elliot M. Fischer* – Treasurer for many years

24
2008
Allison W. Cusick – past president, long time expertizing committee chairman

25
2009
E. Lee Howard* – past president and director, bylaws committee

26
2009
Robert Quintero – secretary of Motor City Stamp & Cover Club (AFDCS’s oldest continuous chapter), hosted AFDCS conventions, produced thousands of covers for the chapter



* deceased

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