Writers Unit Hall of Fame

About the Hall of Fame

At the APS StampShow meeting each year the Writers Unit announces new inductees to the Philatelic Writers Hall of Fame. A plaque on public display at the American Philatelic Research Library displays the names of the honorees in permanency and prominence.

Sorted by year of induction

For the list sorted by Last name, go Alphabetical

NameLifeInduction
Charles A. Towle(1913-1990)Unknown
William W. Wylie(1905-1982)Unknown
Helen Kingsbury Zirkle(1898-1976)2023
Ronald Lesher2023
Hal Vogel2023
Douglas A. Kelsey(1949-2020)2022
Kevin Lowther2022
Marjory Sente2022
Peter Mosiondz Jr.(1946-2023)2021
David G. Phillips(1928-2020)2021
Philip Silver(1910-1999)2020
Richard Sine2020
Michael A. Mellone(1945-2018)2019
Rick Stambaugh2019
Goerge M. Malpass(1904-1975)2018
Van Dyk McBride(1891-1961)2018
Francis J. Crown Jr.2018
Leonard H. Hartman2018
Robert Leslie Markovits(1937-2015)2017
Patrick Henry Woodward(1833-1917)2017
Donna O Keefe Houseman2017
Patricia A. Kaufmann2017
Hiram E. Deats(1870-1963)2016
John Kerr Tiffany(1842-1897)2016
Cheryl Ganz2016
Dr. Arthur H. Groten2016
Harlan Fiske Stone, II(1935-2024)2015
Lester E. Winick(1927-2015)2015
Barbara Boal2015
Thomas Lera2015
David L. Straight(1955-2012)2014
Harlan W. Miller(1914-1989)2014
James Graue2014
James W. Milgram2014
John Kevin Doyle(1948-2012)2013
Anthony “Tony” S. Wawrukiewicz(1943-2023)2013
Fritz F. Billig(1902-1986)2013
Diane DeBlois2013
Richard William “Bill” Helbock(1938-2011)2012
Clyde H. Carriker(1918-1986)2012
Dane S. Claussen2012
Wayne L. Youngblood2012
Alfred F. “Al” Kugel(1930-2022)2011
Jacques Minkus(1901-1996)2011
Kees Adema2011
Fred F. Gregory2011
Janet Klug(1950-2023)2010
William H. Bauer(1934-2009)2010
Solomon Glass(1873-1973)2010
Richard F. Winter2010
Theo Van Dam(1916-2001)2009
George B. Arfken, Jr2009
John F. Dunn2009
Ernest Eugene Fricks2009
Robin M. Startup(1933-2012)2008
Thomas J. Alexander(1926-2018)2008
Pandelis J. Drossos(1900-1996)2008
Robert F. Dumaine2008
Varro E. Tyler(1926-2001)2007
David A. Kent2007
Joseph E. Foley(1936-2006)2006
Robert P. Odenweller2006
Beverly S. King(1876-1935)2005
Robert Dalton Harris2005
Stephen G. Estrati(1927-2016)2004
Justin L. Bacharach(1907-1995)2004
Harry M. Konwiser(1879-1961)2004
Alan Warren2004
Fred MacDonald(1941-2012)2003
Harvey M. Karlen(1918-2008)2003
Philip H. Ward, Jr(1886-1963)2003
Charless Haviland Mekeel(1864-1921)2003
John H. Beachboard(1925-2002)2002
George B. Sloane(1898-1958)2002
Charles E. Severn(1872-1929)2002
Hugh M. Southgate(1871-1940)2002
Calvet M. Hahn(1927-2004)2001
L. Seale Holmes(1884-1961)2001
Randy L. Neil(1941-2024)2000
Charless Hahn(1919-1999)2000
Joe F. Frye(1927-1998)1999
Douglas N. Clark1999
John M. Hotchner1999
Kenneth H. Trettin1999
Freder A. Brofos(1927-2008)1998
George E. Amick Jr1998
Ken Lawrence1998
Herbert A. Trenchard1998
Stanley M. Bierman(1935-2022)1997
Hubert C. Skinner(1929-2009)1997
Ernest A. Kehr(1911-1986)1997
Sigurdur H. Thorsteinsson(1930-2013)1996
Arthur L. “Mac” McCready(1892-1967)1996
Steven J. Rod1996
William L. Welch(1941-2009)1995
Jerome Husak(1932-2018)1995
Ernst M. Cohn(1920-2004)1995
William R. Ricketts(1869-1956)1995
Henry W. Beecher(1918-1992)1994
Charles J. Starnes(1912-1993)1994
Michael M. Laurence1994
Robert G. Stone(1907-2002)1993
Max Kronstein(1895-1992)1993
Arlene M. Van Dahl(1895-1992)1993
Charles Yeager(1931-2001)1992
Clarence W. Brazer(1880-1956)1992
Edgar Lewy(1926-1991)1991
Richard B. Graham(1922-2012)1991
F. Burton Sellers(1918-2010)1991
Frank H. Blumenthal(1913-2011)1991
George B. Griffenhagen(1924-2019)1990
Solomon H. Koved(1922-2017)1990
Carl P. Rueth(1908-1989)1990
Phil Collas(1907-1989)1990
Charles Fricke(1921-2017)1989
C. W. Bert Christian(1905-1997)1989
J. R. W. Bill Purves(1903-1979)1989
P. Felix Ganz(1922-1990)1988
Allen Kerr(1911-1989)1988
James Negus(1927-2008)1987
Roy H. White(1920-1994)1987
Pelham C. Nahl(1909-1988)1987
Susan M. McDonald(1918-1992)1986
Kenneth F. Chapman(1913-2006)1986
James H. Baxter(1906-1995)1986
Robert P. Alexander(1904-1985)1986
Kenneth A. Wood(1926-2015)1984
Maryette B. Lane(1910-1986)1982
William Reiner-Deutsch(1898-1981)1982
Edwin Mueller(1888-1962)1982
David Lidman(1905-1982)1981
Lowell J. Ragatz(1898-1962)1981
L. Norman Williams(1914-1999)1980
George T. Turner(1906-1979)1980
Robson Lowe(1905-1997)1980
Maurice Williams(1905-1976)1980
Frederick J. Melville(1882-1940)1980
Clarence E. Foster(1919-2009)1979
Lucius Jackson(1915-1978)1979
George W. Brett(1912-2005)1979
Franklin P. Bruns, Jr(1912-1979)1979
Melvin H. Schoberlin(1912-1977)1979
Earl P. L. Apfelbaum(1905-1985)1979
Henry W. Holcombe(1897-1973)1979
Felix D. Bertalanffy(1926-1999)1978
Barbara R. Mueller(1925-2016)1978
Lyons F. Livingston(1922-1972)1978
William R. Stewart(1898-1970)1978
Edith R. Doane(1897-1983)1978
Mortimer Neinken(1896-1984)1977
Fred Jarrett(1889-1979)1977
Bertram W. H. Poole(1880-1957)1977
Terry Doane Perry(1877-1958)1977
Willard O. Wylie(1862-1944)1977
Charles J. Petersin(1933-2009)1976
James A. Chemi(1912-1976)1976
Everett C, Erle(1906-1990)1976
Douglas A. Patrick(1905-1983)1976
Alex ter Braake(1893-1979)1976
Stephen G. Rich(1890-1958)1976
Kent B. Stiles(1887-1961)1976
Ralph A. Barry(1883-1939)1976
Robert M. Spaulding(1923-2013)1975
Daniel W. Vooys(1914-1978)1975
Belmont Faries(1913-1998)1975
Henry M. Goodkind(1904-1970)1975
Ralph A. Kimble(1893-1973)1975
Harry Weiss(1888-1966)1975
George F. Stilpen(1910-1994)1974
Herman “Pat” Herst, Jr(1909-1999)1974
James B. Hatcher(1906-1998)1974
Edith M. Faulstich(1906-1972)1974
Lester G. Brookman(1903-1971)1974
Winthrop S. Boggs(1902-1973)1974
Max G. Johl(1901-1957)1974
Prescott Holden Thorp(1897-1981)1974
Delf Norona(1895-1974)1974
Richard McP. Cabeen(1887-1969)1974
Harry L. Lindquist(1884-1978)1974
Elliott Perry(1884-1972)1974
George W. Linn(1884-1966)1974
Al Van Dahl(1884-1954)1974
Stanley B. Ashbrook(1882-1958)1974
Carroll Chase(1878-1960)1974
August A. Dietz, Sr(1869-1963)1974
John N. Luff(1860-1938)1974
John Walter Scott(1845-1919)1974