Dr Hawkins Valliant

 (1935- 2015)


Dr Hawkins Valliant Maulding (Mendham NJ, USA) 1935 - 2015 The death of Hawkins has been reported to us only recently. He had been a member of the Study Circle for many years. Hawkins was born in Arkansas and studied at Pharmacy School, graduating in 1958. He went on to obtain a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1964. After this he spent his working life with Sandos Pharma at Hannover NJ and retired in 1992. He passed away at home in Mendham NJ. Apart from his philately he was a keen road runner and entered the Boston Marathon ten times.Over time he built up an impressive collection of Congo stamps and postal history, with a number of notable items being bought in the Study Circle auction. His collection was sold by Robert Siegel in New York on the 15th June 2016 as 146 lots, all having high estimates. (https://siegelauctions.com/2016/1130/1130.pdf.) The major lots were from the classic era, being both stamps and covers. However, there were other notable items, for example one of the four covers known to have been carried on the 1925 Thieffry flight. Our belated condolences are extended to his wife Joanne and family.