Robert J. Karrer

Lt. Col (US Army retired) Robert J. Karrer served in the old Canal Zone with the U.S. Army for ten years. While in the Canal Zone he was co-founder and editor of the monthly �Isthmian Collectors Club Journal.� Karrer collects all manner of Canal Zone material, but in the philatelic world he specializes in modern postal history and picture postcards. In addition, he has authored numerous articles on Canal Zone collectibles, has written four handbooks published by the Canal Zone Study Group, and authored a major reference book on the postcards of the Isthmus of Panama and Canal Zone.

Karrer retired from active duty with the Army in 1989, and presently resides with his wife Sara in Charleston, South Carolina.