The Association of British Philatelic Societies Ltd. announced that four philatelists have been elected as new signatories to the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists. These new signatories include Collectors Club member Alan Warren.
Alan will join philatelists from Thailand, France and Egypt when the Roll is signed on May 31, 2019 at the Stockholmia 2019 exhibition.
This year’s signing ceremony will take place in the Hall of Mirrors of the Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden. Attendance at the ceremony is open to the public. There are currently 84 living RDPs from 25 countries spread over six continents.
The invitation to sign the Roll is the highest and most prestigious of honors in philately, which recognizes achievement, research, publication and service. Congratulations to Alan on this higher and well-deserved honor. The announcement from the Board of Election included the following biography for Alan.
Active in organized philately in both the USA and the Nordic region, Alan Warren has been a significant contributor to philatelic collecting, writing, organizational work and exhibiting since the 1970s. Within the USA, Alan has been honored with the John N. Luff award given by the American Philatelic Society in 2002 and the Collectors Club of New York gave him the Alfred F. Lichtenstein award. His positions have included President of the Scandinavian Collectors Club and the Scandinavian Philatelic Foundation as well as president of the APS Writers Unit.
Over very many years, when there was philatelic work to do, Alan was found among those who volunteered. An accredited chief judge for both philately and philatelic literature, Alan has been active in exhibitions in both the USA and Scandinavia as an organizer and exhibitor, with several high awards including Grands and Reserve Grands. His collecting interests are focused on the Nordic region but also include Tibet and aspects of USA philately. A prolific author, he was the recipient of the Charles J. Peterson Philatelic Literature Lifetime Achievement award and has published articles in over 70 philatelic journals and magazines.