COURT OF HONOR

The AFDCS Court of Honor was created to honor cachet artists who have, over the years, contributed so much to the hobby through the beauty of their art. A different artist is selected each year.

The series uses the Christmas theme, for which stamps are issued every year, so that the cachets can be completed in advance. The artists are given complete freedom to develop their designs. The AFDCS then reproduces the art on a high-quality envelope.

The series began in 1981 and the first artist honored was Ralph Dyer. There has been a new Court of Honor FDC every year since then.

Each cover includes an insert card with a biography and photograph of the artist. Printed on the reverse of each cover is the name of the artist and the cachet's number in the series.

The Court of Honor series was conceived by Hal Ansink (1926-2006), and has been continued as part of the Society's education program.

Court of Honor covers #29 (2009) through #36 (2016) can be purchased online. For other years the AFDCS may have a limited supply of some covers available for purchase. Contact Foster Miller at fmillerfdc@yahoo.com to find out what is available.

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1981
Court of Honor #1
Ralph Dyer


1982
Court of Honor #2
Torkel Gundel


1983
Court of Honor #3
Dorothy Knapp


1984
Court of Honor #4
Frank Pennington


1985
Court of Honor #5
H. Dean Aubry


1986
Court of Honor #6
Paul Hubartt


1987
Court of Honor #7
Hiram Swindall


1988
Court of Honor #8
Alberta Goff


1989
Court of Honor #9
W.J. Numeroff


1990
Court of Honor #10
B.R. McIntyre


1991
Court of Honor #11
Virginia Seath Grover


1992
Court of Honor #12
Lois Hamilton


1993
Court of Honor #13
Warren Wildermuth


1994
Court of Honor #14
Doris Gold


1995
Court of Honor #15
Paula Bogert Whiddon


1996
Court of Honor #16
Richard E. Ellis


1997
Court of Honor #17
Bernard Goldberg


1998
Court of Honor #18
Freda Dickie Weaver


1999
Court of Honor #19
T. Michael Weddle


2000
Court of Honor #20
Art Kober


2001
Court of Honor #21
Robert D'Spain


2002
Court of Honor #22
Sue Allen (EDKEN)


2003
Court of Honor #23
Jeanne A. Horak


2004
Court of Honor #24
Kendal Bevil


2005
Court of Honor #25
Dave Bennett


2006
Court of Honor #26
Dave Dubé


2007
Court of Honor #27
Judith Fogt


2008
Court of Honor #28
Curtiss Poorman


2009
Court of Honor #29
Chris Calle


2010
Court of Honor #30
Susan D. Jorritsma


2011
Court of Honor #31
Barbara Montgomery


2012
Court of Honor #32
Dave Curtis


2013
Court of Honor #33
Vaughn Hord


2014
Court of Honor #34
Paul Johnson


2015
Court of Honor #35
Larry Gassen


2016
Court of Honor #36
Bob Emrick

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