Chang standing in front of his table at PENPEX 2009

Chang standing in front of his table at PENPEX 2009 – by Hank Washauer

Bob Chang, proprietor of The Stamp Act, had the distinguished honor of becoming a 50-year American Philatelic Society (APS) member this year. On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Tara Murray, American Philatelic Research Library (APRL) Librarian and APS Representative at WESTPEX, presented Chang with his 50-year medallion. Chang, a resident of Belmont, CA, said he joined as a teenager and could not believe that he has been an APS member for 50 years. Over half that time, Chang has been a PENPEX dealer at table 3, selling Asian material and postal history. Congratulations to Chang for being one of 757 active APS 50-year members.