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JAPOS Articles of Distinction
Featured on the American Philatelic Society Website

The APS established the Articles of Distinction for Chapters and Affiliates to honor their authors by hosting an annual "best article" competition and submitting the winning article for all to enjoy. We are an affiliate of the APS, and as such, are eligible to select our favorite article each year and submit it for posting on their website. JAPOS began voting on favorite articles in 2020. Here are the four we honored with the "Distinction" title, in chronological order.

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"Abraham Lincoln as Journalist/Author/Poet" by William D. Pederson. Published Summer 2020.

"Abraham Lincoln is unique among presidents from any perspective, including his innate way with words, a trait that he exhibited as a journalist, author and poet, well before becoming president." 

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"The Dumas Family on Stamps of Haiti" by James E. Byrne. Published Spring 2021.

"Readers today are unlikely to connect the writers Alexandre Dumas père (1802-1870) and Alexandre Dumas fil (1824-1895) with Haiti, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic era."

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"James Baldwin: Writing from Life, Searching for Self" by Cynthia Scott. Published Autumn 2022.

"African American author and intellectual James Baldwin wrote prize-winning essays, short stories, and best-selling novels expressing how strongly he felt about social issues, especially the oppression of African Americans."

"Robert Louis Stevenson: Poet, Parts 1 and 2" by William Hennessy. Published Autumn 2023.

"Stevenson is less well known as a poet. But he did publish a book of poems for children, A Child's Garden of Verses (1885), that is considered a classic. ...The collection consists of 64 short poems written in the voice of a child. " 

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