With much sadness I report the death on Friday 4th January of David Herendeen of the United States. Perhaps David’s most significant contribution to philately was as Founder and President of the Institute for Analytical Philately. This organisation has been at the forefront of breaking new ground in the scientific and analytical examination of philatelic material. In November last Dave was the principal organiser of the highly successful First International Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately, held at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, DC. Dave was a respected judge and a Fellow of The Royal Philatelic Society London.

His premature and unexpected death leaves his many friends much shocked and saddened. He will be much missed.