La Posta Publications Publisher Peter Martin has announced that the La Posta 2019 Charles A. Fricke award for the best “Small Bites of Great American Postal History” article (one or two pages) appearing in the in 2018 issues of La Posta went to Stephen Kochersperger, Washington, D.C., for “32 Days Hath October.” The article appeared in the First Quarter 2018 La Posta. It examined the background of a cover legitimately postmarked October 32, 1964, at the U.S. post office at Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands.
Louis Fiset, Seattle, Washington, with “1940 New York World’s Fair Employee Interned” (4Q) was the runner-up, while Jeff Lough, Lawrence, Kansas, was third with “A 1902 New York Paquebot Marking on a Hamburg-American Line Cover from Columbia” (2Q).
Honorable mentions went to: Glenn Estus, for “Vermont Statehood Censored FDCs” (1Q); and Kirk Andrews for “A Fraudulent Cancellation from the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition” (3Q).
The winner receives a $100 cash prize. The selections were based on voting by the La Posta editorial staff and the subscribers of La Posta.
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