David T. Beals III served the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society as Vice President (1975-76) and as President (1976-80). From 1970 to 1987 he was a working member of the Editorial Board of our journal, The Chronicle of the U.S. Classic Postal Issues, in which he also published 44 scholarly research articles. Mr. Beals also was a contributing editor for the American Stampless Cover Catalog, so we think it fitting that the revised edition be dedicated to him. We believe that support and funding of special projects, including publication of both print and digital research-based literature, website redesign to improve research access and distribution, and the provision of learning tools are all emblematic of David Beals’ long participation in our Society – and are thus a fitting tribute to him.
The grant total was $250K, to cover:
• Redesign and upgrade the USPCS website, including addition of new research data;
• Complete and publish the ASCC
• Seek and archive (at the APRL) the additional assemblages of research material.