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Joseph Hale Award

Named for the founder and first editor of the Catalog of United States Naval Postmarks, for excellence in research on different aspects of the hobby.

1992 Lorraine Kozicki organizational work
1993 Dave Kent Postmark Catalog revision
1994 Bernhard Vesper Out of the Past column
1995 Leon Field USS CONSTITUTION Catalog
1996 Harry (Pete) Musgrove U.S. Naval Ships Data series
1997 Dave Kent research on postmarks
1998  no award
1999 David Bernstein Log articles research
Bill Burgess research on Karl Lewis, cachetmaker
2000 no award
2001 Ludo Janssens researching & publishing Tazewell Nicholson  booklet
2002 Al Eckert & Paul Nitchman Korean War Data Sheet #23
2003 Mike Vining Data Sheet #25 Aleutian Islands/Alaskan waters
John Young & Ned Harris Data Sheet #26 American Polar Operations
2004/2005 no award
2006 Norman Ferguson & Col updating NS SAVANNA Catalog
Richard Morain
2007 Robert Rawlins Data Sheet #33 Submarine Arctic Operations
2008 Stewart Milstein & Data Sheet #31 Operation Magic Carpet
Glenn Smith Data Sheet #35 Ships Named for Geographical Places
2009 Curtis R Kimes Handbook of WWI Handstamped Censor Marks
2010 Greg Ciesileski Research & maintenance of Naval Cover Museum
2011 no award
2012 no award
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