SCC Service Awards

The Scandinavian Collectors Club confers recognition on those members of the Scandinavian philatelic community who demonstrate outstanding service. This recognition may be in the form of the Carl E Pelander Award, Honorary Membership, the Earl Grant Jacobsen Award, or the Frederick A. Brofos Award. These honors are presented at suitable intervals, based on recommendations made by any member or Chapter of the Club. The Earl Grant Jacobsen Award and the Frederick A. Brofos Award are recommended by a select committee.

A recommendation should be accompanied by a written statement of the qualifications of the candidate. All recommendations should be mailed to the Secretary of the Club. Prior to any meeting of the Board of Directors, the Secretary will mail copies of all recommendations to the members of the Board, together with copies of the statements of qualifications. The Board may defer action on the recommendations to a subsequent meeting, or act at the first presentation. The award is made on affirmative vote of a majority of the Board and a suitable plaque will be given to the recipient at a regional or national meeting of the SCC.

CARL E. PELANDER AWARD

This award was created in 1968 to perpetuate the memory of Carl E. Pelander, one of the founding members. His outstanding characteristic was his willingness to assist fellow philatelists in all phases of Scandinavian philately. The award has been presented to the following SCC members for outstanding work in furthering the aims of the Club:

  • 1968 - Carl H Werenskiold*
  • 1972 - Harlan W Miller*
  • 1974 - Frederick A Brofos*
  • 1979 - Marvin D Hunewell*
  • 1985 - Joe F Frye*
  • 1987 - Stanley Hansen*
  • 1990 - Alan Warren
  • 1993 - Wade H. Beery*, Victor E. Engstrom*, W. E. Melberg*
  • 1994 - Alfred A. Gruber*
  • 1996 - Jared H. Richter*
  • 1997 - Roger G. Schnell*
  • 1998 - Robert W. Lang*
  • 2001 - Paul H. Jensen*, Knud Mohr*
  • 2002 - Donald Halpern*
  • 2003 - Dan Laursen*
  • 2004 - Eric Roberts
  • 2007 - Roger Quinby
  • 2008 - John DuBois
  • 2010 - Paul L. Albright
  • 2011 - Ross Olson*, Paul Nelson
  • 2012 - Library Committee (Paul Albright, Howard Benson*, Roger Cichorz, Greg Frantz*, Jim Kilbane, Jeff Modesitt)
  • 2013 - Kauko I. Aro
  • 2014 - Eric Roberts, Don Brent*
  • 2019 - Steve Lund
  • 2023 - Viggo Warmboe

*deceased

EARL GRANT JACOBSEN AWARD

This award was created in 1975 as a memorial to Dr. Earl Grant Jacobsen, a longtime member and Past President of SCC, as well as a noted student of Norwegian and Scandinavian philately. Dr. Jacobsen was always ready to share his philatelic knowledge with other collectors, and did so in many ways both privately and publicly.

This award is given in recognition of outstanding philatelic research serving to further the advancement of Scandinavian philately. Philatelic research may be construed to be a published major contribution of original research. This work should have been published within three years of recommendation. Membership in SCC is not required for this award nor is there a required frequency that the award be given. The award will be recommended by a committee.   The committee shall consist of three members appointed by the President.  The Chairperson shall be an accredited APS literature judge.  The other members should have substantial interest in philatelic literature as shown by serving as an accredited APS literature judge, having received a vermeil or higher award at a national, Nordic, or FIP literature competition, is an active member in the APS Writers Unit, or serves as an editor of The Posthorn or on its editorial board. Awards have been made to date to the following:

  • 1977 - Eric B T Kindquist*, Carl H Werenskiold*
  • 1982 - Victor E Engstrom*
  • 1984 - Robert G Stone*
  • 1995 - Frederick A. Brofos*, Michael E. Hvidonov*
  • 1996 - Dan Laursen*, Paul A. Nelson
  • 2001 - Ole Steen Jacobsen*
  • 2003 - Lasse Nielsen
  • 2006 - James Gaudet
  • 2008 - Heikki Reinikainen, Jussi Murtosaari, Jeffrey Stone
  • 2009 - Bjørn Kristian Wang, Paul A. Nelson
  • 2013 - William Benfield*, Bruno Nørdam

*deceased

FREDERICK A. BROFOS AWARD

This award was created as a memorial to Frederick A. Brofos, a lifetime member and a past editor of the POSTHORN. It will be an annual award at the discretion of the committee and the SCC Board, given in recognition of an outstanding article published in the Posthorn. This will generally be original philatelic research in some Scandinavian area but is not required to be such. Membership in SCC is not required. The award will be recommended by a committee of three persons that include the Posthorn editor, and two other members appointed by the SCC President. Awards have been made to date to the following:

  • 2000 - Sigurdur H. Thorsteinsson*
  • 2001 - Dan Laursen*
  • 2002 - Roger Schnell*
  • 2003 - Sören Andersson
  • 2004 - Bjørn Kristian Wang
  • 2005 - Ellis Glatt
  • 2006 - Ernest A. Mosher*
  • 2007 - Alfred Kugel
  • 2008 - Jack Sabin, Peter Schweizer
  • 2009 - Arnold Sorensen
  • 2010 - Ed Fraser
  • 2011 - Rene Reboh*
  • 2012 - Arnold Sorensen
  • 2013 - Roger Quinby
  • 2014 - Per Gustafson
  • 2015 - Ed Fraser
  • 2017 - Arnold Sorensen

*deceased

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

Honorary Membership in the SCC is bestowed on those individuals recognized for outstanding achievements in the furtherance of Scandinavian philately. The following members have been awarded this honor:

  • 1937 H-1 Carl E. Pelander*
  • 1943 H-2 Harry L. Lindquist*
  • 1946 H-3 Nils Strandell*
  • 1946 H-4 G. A. Hagemann*
  • 1947 H-5 Uno Soderberg*
  • 1949 H-6 Abr Odfjell*
  • 1952 H-7 Roland King-Farrow*
  • 1955 H-8 Carl H. Pihl*
  • 1960 H-9 Joe Fosse*
  • 1965 H-10 Carl H. Werenskiold*
  • 1966 H-11 Frederick A. Brofos*
  • 1972 H-12 Carl Emil Buyer*
  • 1972 H-13 Svend Yort*
  • 1974 H-14 Einar Lundstrom*
  • 1974 H-15 Per Thomassen*
  • 1975 H-16 Lauson H. Stone*
  • 1975 H-17 Georg Menzinsky*
  • 1980 H-18 Wade H. Beery*
  • 1985 H-19 Harlan W. Miller*
  • 1988 H-20 Joe F. Frye*
  • 1988 H-21 Victor E. Engstrom*
  • 1993 H-22 William H. Lamkin*
  • 1990 H-23 Wayne P. Rindone*
  • 1995 H-24 Eugene G. Lesney*
  • 1996 H-25 George B. Koplowitz*
  • 1996 H-26 Sigurdur H. Thorsteinsson*
  • 1999 H-27 John R. Day*
  • 2001 H-28 Knud Mohr*
  • 2003 H-29 Erik Jensen
  • 2011 H-30 Roger G. Schnell*
  • 2015 H-31 Roger P. Quinby
  • 2015 H-32 Alan Warren

* deceased