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Epting appointed editor of airmail society journal

Apr 20, 2024, 9 AM

By Linn’s Staff

The American Air Mail Society announced the appointment of Charles Epting as the editor of the society’s Airpost Journal, AAMS president David Ball said in an April 2 press release.

“We are thrilled to get Charles,” Ball said. “He is a triple threat — a respected philatelist, an experienced author and editor, and engaged throughout the spectrum of the hobby. He has the fresh approach we need as we begin our new century and the energy to make it a reality.”

Epting serves as vice president of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, secretary of the American Philatelic Research Library and trustee of the Philatelic Foundation.

As editor of the Airpost Journal, he plans to undertake a number of changes, including increasing the physical size of the journal and changing the frequency from 12 issues a year to six.

“The American Air Mail Society has been making great strides with their website and publications,” Epting said. “As one of philately’s most important periodicals, it is time the Airpost Journal is able to realize its full potential.”

The Airpost Journal is the official publication of the AAMS and has been a leading resource for aerophilatelists and aviation enthusiasts around the world since its first issue was published Nov. 20, 1929.

The AAMS was founded in 1923 and is the second oldest aerophilatelic society in the world. The society has about 800 members worldwide and promotes aerophilately through its publications, member auctions and an annual meeting.

Membership to the AAMS starts at $30 per year and includes a subscription to the Airpost Journal. More information can be found on the society’s website.

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