The United States Stamp Society – Bureau Issues Association Hall of Fame honors Society members for outstanding dedication to Philately and dedicated service to the Society
HUGH M. SOUTHGATE
President and Chairman of the Board, 1930-1940
One of the original organizers of the B.I.A. and largely responsible for the development and expansion of the aims and purpose of the Association to cover the entire Bureau Issues field. Author of many articles on 20th Century United States stamps.
MRS. J. W. LUNDY
Secretary – Treasurer – Librarian, 1930-1941
One of the original organizers of the B.I.A., serving in several capacities and giving generously of her time, talent and money to further the work of the Association. Her crowning achievement – publishing the first 21 sections of the B.I.A. Plate Number Check List.
ARTHUR E. OWEN
Vice President, 1935-1944
One of the original organizers of the B.I.A. and foremost authority on 20th Century United States stamps, he was responsible for directing the work of the Catalogue Listing and the Standardization Committees, on which he served with distinction. Contributed considerable data to the B.I.A. Plate Number Check List.
WALTER R. McCOY
Vice President, 1930-1952
One of the original organizers of the B.I.A. and leading authority on Plate Numbers. Served on several committees throughout the years and directed the development of Plate Number collecting to its present recognized standing in the Bureau Issues field.
R. A. BRYANT
Governor – Vice President – Secretary – Clerk of the Board – Editor of The Bureau Specialist, 1930-1964
One of the original organizers of the B.I.A. and eminent editor of The Bureau Specialist from its inception – more than 34 years of continuous service of an outstanding character. In addition, as a member of the Board of Governors (from 1930), Clerk of the Board (from 1932), Vice President from 1941), member and clerk of the Executive Committee (from 1946), and Secretary (from 1957), the magnitude of his contributions to the B.I.A. in advancing its effectiveness and enhancing its prestige has been beyond measure.
Governor – Vice President – President – Chairman of the Board, 1945-1967
An untiring worker who literally lived B.I.A. for two decades, he worked to enhance its stature through his many associations with government officials and the international philatelic community, in which he received the highest honors. His greatest joy in these accolades was their favorable reflection on B.I.A. He compiled the authoritative B.I.A. handbook United States Postage Stamps, 1945-1952, as well as other important monographs on U.S. philately.
WALTER A. McINTIRE
Governor – Vice President – Photographer – Consultant, 1934-1970
A 40-year member who served not only in official capacities but as editor of the influential B.I.A. section of Weekly Philatelic Gossip during the decade of the 1930’s. For at least ten years prior to his death in 1973, he enhanced The United States Specialist by furnishing most of the photographs and art work, in addition to preparing prints for the B.I.A. mats. Always generous with his time and expertise, he assisted many students and authors in their research projects.
GEORGE T. TURNER
Governor – Research Philatelist-Librarian, 1906-1979
America’s foremost philatelic librarian serving on the B.I.A. Catalog Listing Committee and as B.I.A. Librarian. Appointed in 1958 as Associate Curator of the Division of Philately and Postal History of the Smithsonian Institution. Author of B.I.A publications “Sloane’s Column” and “Essays and Proofs of the United States Internal Revenue Stamps”. B.I.A. Governor 1946-1949. Revenue columnist for the American Philatelist. President of the American Philatelic Congress and the American Academy of Philately and an APS Board member. Director of SIPEX 1966. Recipient: Lichtenstein Memorial Award (1975), APS Luff Award (1976) and Signer Roll of Distinguished Philatelists (1978).
MORTON D. JOYCE
Committee Chairman – Researcher – Philanthropist, 1938-1989
One of the B.I.A.’s original incorporators and subscribers in 1938 and an internationally known philatelist. He was an honorary member and the B.I.A. Revenue Committee’s first chairman. Supporter of the B.I.A. financially and philatelically for over 50 years, authoring a number of articles on revenues. He is largely responsible for the publication of Pat Paragraphs, Sloane’s Column and Essays and Proofs of U.S. Internal Revenue Stamps.
GEORGE W. BRETT
Governor – President – Chairman of the Board – Chairman Emeritus, 1933-2005
Unparalleled service to the B.I.A. Served as a member and Chairman of several Committees. A member of the Board of Governors, President for two years, Chairman for six years and Chairman Emeritus for over 20 years. Recognized as the 20th Century’s leading authority on stamp printing and production. A prolific researcher, authoring hundreds of articles in The Bureau Specialist and The United States Specialist. Member of PMG Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Board, honored with APS Luff award, the Collectors Club Alfred F. Lichtenstein award and the Smithsonian’s Philatelic Achievement Award.
BARBARA R. MUELLER
Committee Chairperson – Scholar – Author – Editor
One of American philately’s most distinguished writers and editors. Has edited and written publications for audiences that range from novice collectors to specialists. One of the most honored philatelists in the hobby, including the USSS Century of Service award, the APS Luff award, the Collectors Club Alfred F. Lichtenstein award and the Smithsonian’s Philatelic Achievement Award.
W. WALLACE CLELAND
Governor – President – Chairman of the Board – Researcher – Author, 1966-2013
One of the USSS/BIA’s most prolific authors and researchers, particularly in the production and printing of U.S. postage and revenue stamps. Has authored an extraordinary total of 220 articles that have appeared in The United States Specialist and the Canal Zone Philatelist, a total that increases virtually monthly with each new issue of The Specialist. Cleland is a three time winner of the Hopkinson Memorial Literature Awards (1986, 2002, 2006) and was recently honored with the Smithsonian’s Philatelic Achievement Award.
ROBERT L. MARKOVITS
Researcher – Author – Exhibitor – Collector
From 1963 through 1969, Robert wrote extensively for The Bureau Specialist in a column called the “Numbers Game,” contributing over 50 articles to the journal. He published a check list for Special Delivery plate numbers with Morris “M.X.” Weiss, and worked on the pricing for several of the early Durland Standard Plate Number Catalogs. Markovits received the Hopkinson Memorial Literature Award in 1960 for his “The United States Special Delivery Issues,” research and commentary on Special Delivery plate numbers. In 1962 Markovits received the Hopkinson Trophy for his exhibit “The 1895 Special Delivery Issue.” He won three international large gold medals for his Special Delivery classic period collection, 1885 to 1901, which was shown in the Championship class in 2011 in Delhi, India.