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The APS Hall of Fame was established at the 1940 APS Convention following the suggestion that outstanding deceased philatelists be honored just as the then-newly created APS Luff Award honors outstanding living philatelists. To be elected, APS Hall of Fame nominees must have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of national or international philately.

Sophie Buser

Sophie Buser (1902-1997) emigrated to the United States in 1922 from her native Switzerland. She married stamp dealer Eddie Buser, whose family owned and operated a stamp store on Nassau Street in New York City.

Buser was an ardent promoter of Swiss philately. She co-founded the Women’s Philatelic Society of New York and the Helvetia Society for Collectors of Switzerland. The American Helvetia Philatelic Society offers the Sophie Buser Memorial youth award at any U.S. show that has at least a two-frame exhibit and an exhibitor 18 years old or younger.

George Griffenhagen

George Griffenhagen (1924-2019) was a 51-year member of APS, recognized in 2003 with a Luff Award for Exceptional Service to Philately. George served as president of the American Topical Association from 1976 to 1979, editor of Topical Time from 1992 to 2009, and First Vice President of the ATA from 1971-1975. He was recognized as ATA Distinguished Philatelist in 1970.

George was Treasurer of the Council of Philatelic Organizations from 1983-1991. He served as Secretary Treasurer of the APS Writers Unit 30 from 1982 to 2013 and was elected to their Hall of Fame in 1998. He wrote several thematic handbooks for the ATA and collaborated on a history and bibliography of topical philately. He also wrote regular columns on pharmaceutical philately in professional journals worldwide.

 Ann Triggle

Ann M. Triggle (1935- 2018) was the 2005 Luff Award winner for Outstanding Service to the American Philatelic Society. Ann was a professor at the University of Buffalo where she created and ran a pharmacy museum before retiring and moving to Florida. Ann served on the APS Board of Vice Presidents from 2001-2003 and as an APS Director at Large from 1997-2001. Ann served on the board for the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, served on the committees of the Rochester, NY, and Sarasota, FL, national exhibitions, chaired the APS Awards Committee and while on the board served as the liaison to all APS committees.

However, Ann was probably best known as a national and internationally accredited judge who chaired the Committee for Accredition of National Exhibitions and Judges (CANEJ). She wrote chapters for two editions of The Manual of Philatelic Judging and helped broaden exhibiting to allow display, illustrated and cinderella exhibits. Ann recruited many new judges and her preparedness and attention to detail was legendary. While she represented the APS on the International Federation of Philately Thematic Commission, her prostitute tax stamp exhibit may have attracted more attention than any of her other exhibits.

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A new decade, a new challenge: Recruiting 2,020 new members for 2020. This ambitious goal will require all of us to accomplish. We’re so serious, we’re offering three life memberships as an incentive and a thank you:

APS Members: For every new member you recommend, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a free life membership.*
Dealers and Chapters: For every successful new recruitment, the dealer or chapter name will be entered into a separate Dealer/Chapter drawing for a free life membership.*

New Member: All new members recruited in 2020 will be entered into a drawing for a free life membership!*

The year-long contest will end on December 31, 2020. Life Membership drawings will occur at the General Membership meeting during the Spring Meeting at St. Louis Stamp Expo (March 19-21, 2021).

APS members are our best recruiters, because they know exactly why membership in the American Philatelic Society is important!

The APS will host two leader boards, updated weekly, for the Individual and Dealer challenges, as well as a weekly update towards our goal of 2,020 new members. Stay tuned for updates on the challenge, recruitment advice from the American Philatelic Society’s best advocates, Life Member profiles, and more.

*Restrictions apply. See Contest Rules below.

Contest Rules:

New member applications received from January 1 to December 31, 2020, will be valid for entry.

The following membership categories will be eligible: Regular, Associate, Junior, Chapter, and Young Professional membership (beginning April 1, 2020).

Gift memberships must be completed and accepted within the time limits of the contest.

Reinstated memberships are not eligible for entry, but reinstated members may be eligible if they recruit new members.

New member applications must be accepted – rejected member applications will not be entered.

Only members in good standing will be eligible to win the free life membership.

APS Chapters are eligible to participate. If a chapter wins, we encourage awarding to a chapter member.

Members of the APS Board of Directors, APRL Board of Trustees, and APS employees are not eligible to win a free life membership.

Current APS Life Members are eligible to participate and win the drawing. If a Life Member is chosen as a drawing winner, they will instead receive a $750 APS credit or may donate to the APS or APRL.

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