Littleton Coin Company has shared the following press release:
The American Philatelic Society recently announced that Maynard Sundman (1915-2007), founder of Littleton Coin Company and former owner of Mystic Stamp Company has been named to the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame class of 2015.
The award, established in 1940, annually honors collectors posthumously for a lifetime of service in philately. Mr. Sundman’s contributions included introducing thousands of new collectors to the hobby with innovative advertisements and mail order offers, as well as expanding the practice of sending stamps and coins through the mail with a range of “on approval” services.
In the January 2016 publication of The American Philatelist, Ken Martin, Executive Director of the APS, wrote that “Maynard’s name – the Mystic name – is synonymous with the most creative outreach venture to new collectors our hobby has ever seen.” He credited Maynard’s efforts as helping to keep the hobby vibrant into the 21st century.
Previous APS Hall of Fame inductees include John Walter Scott, “the Father of American Philately,” George Ward Linn, founder of Linn’s Stamp Weekly, and noted stamp collector Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Richard Helbock and Lester Winick were also named as 2015 recipients.