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National Postal Museum announce recipients of the 2013 Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Award

The National Postal Museum has announced the recipients of the 2013 Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Award as David Beech and George Kramer.

The Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Award celebrates outstanding lifetime accomplishments in the field of philately, including original research that significantly advances the understanding of philately and postal history, exceptional service to the philatelic community and the overall promotion of philately for the benefit of current and future collectors. The honorees were selected by the National Postal Museum Council of Philatelists, a body of American and international philatelists, from open nominations submitted this past year. The awards will be presented at a private event Sept. 20, leading up to the public opening of the new William H. Gross Stamp Gallery Sept. 22.

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