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ABBOTT, James Henry d.1914 age 63. Had collections of Egypt, Serbia, Cook Is., Haiti, Orange Free State, Papal States, and Tonga, and received international awards. Began with WD Beckton the practice of accumulating sheets and large blocks to solve questions of plating and settings. Known as 'Father of the Manchester School'. Senior Vice-President Manchester P.S. His collections were given by his sister to the Whitworth Institute, Manchester, but eventually sold by HR Harmer Ltd in a four day sale in June 1968.
ADAMS, Herbert Charles Vassall d.1955 age 81, from injuries in motor accident. World renowned for his work on Great Britain stamps, and for which he gained international awards, including Grand Prix, London 1950. Vice-President RPSL. Tilleard Medal for Great Britain 1947. Presented his collection of Great Britain George V essays, proofs, etc to RPSL. Also had collections of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Austria, Greece, Italy, and Turkey. Author, with SE Francis, of 'The Postage Stamps of Great Britain 1840-53, Part I. An Index to the principal Plate Varieties in One Penny and Two Pence Imperforate' , and with KM Beaumont, of 'The Postage Stamps of Great Britain, Part III' . President City of London P.S. Founder member, Society of Postal Historians. RDP 1946.
ADGEY-EDGAR, Walter Herbert 1887-1977. Assembled extensive collections of Manchuria (14 vols), Eastern Turkestan, Tibet (with complete sheets of 1912 issue), Pakistan (including rare Peshawar handstamps), and Japanese overprints on Burma, Malaya, Brunei, and Sarawak. Wrote 'Imperial Japanese Overprints and Issues in Occupied British Territories' .
ADUTT, Albert Leon 1871-1930. Managing Director, Queen's Highcliffe Hotel, Cliftonville. Mayor of Margate 1912-13. Chairman PCGB, Margate 1912. Specialist in USA, Great Britain, and Cayman Is. A founder, and President Isle of Thanet P.S. Two articles by him were reprinted from the London Philatelist: 'Notes on a Display of Stamps of the Cayman Islands' , and 'The Confederate States of America - Notes on the Postmasters' Provisional Hand Stamps on Envelopes and Wrappers' .
ALBRECHT, John Rupert Mendel d.1927 age 43. Hon Librarian Manchester P.S. Studied Mulready Envelopes and Great Britain Registration Envelopes, on which he contributed to the Philatelic Record. Specialist also in Guatemala, and Duttia and Jaipur. Author of 'The Postage Stamps of Jaipur'. Albrecht Prize awarded in his memory.
ALCOCK, Ronald Cecil d.1991 age 86. Dealer and publisher in Cheltenham. Issued 'Alcock's Weekly News'. Published 'The Penny Red Pamphlet, being a Treatise on the Line-engraved Stamps of Great Britain from Mr.Hill's One Penny Black of 1840 to the Three-Half-Pence Red of 1870', 'The Alphabets of the British Line-engraved Stamps', 'Scots Local cancellations Illustrated, 1854-60', and 'Archer Plates' by Dr C Gardiner-. Compiled with CW Meredith 'British Postage Stamp Varieties Illustrated' . Author, with FC Holland, of the classic 'Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland, Being a Survey of British Postmarks from 1660 to 1940', (579 pages) , and supplements thereto, and of 'British Postmarks, A Short History and Guide'.
ALLEN, Thomas 1895-1984. Originally dealer in British Colonial rarities, who with Charles Nissen purchased, in 1936, the Perkins Bacon stock and records; most of the records were afterwards acquired by RPSL. Council Member RPSL. Curator of its forgery collection, 1954-67. Member of Expert Committee, for whom he reorganised their vast quantity of reference photographs. A philatelist of wide experience, he was a member of the Executive Committee for the London International Exhibition 1960, and served on the jury at FIPEX, New York 1956.
ALLENDER, Arthur Stanley d.1958 age 87. Specialist in Great Britain, Switzerland, Papal States, and Sicily. Wrote 'The Cantonal Stamps of Switzerland' (Philatelic Magazine Handbook) . President Liverpool P.S.1910. Chairman, with PR England, PCGB, Liverpool 1926.
ALLIS, Gilbert James d.1932 age 53. Collected Niger Coast and South African Provinces. Awarded gold medal for Cape of Good Hope at South African Philatelic Exhibition 1913. Author of 'The Postal History and Postage Stamps of the Cape of Good Hope' , for which he received Crawford Medal in 1931. President Cape Town P.S.
ANDERSON, George Arthur d.1928 age 74. Joined India Public Works Department, 1875. Consulting engineer for railways, Madras, 1906. Author of 'Notes on the Postage Stamps of Bhopal' Calcutta .
ANDERSON, John MBE b.1884. Collecting interests were Canada, cancellations of British Central Africa, Great Britain line-engraved and surface-printed, Niger Coast, Rhodesia, Sudan, and unusual postmarks of the world. President Aberdeen P.S. Wrote monograph on Scots Local Cancellations .
ANDERSON, Peter John MA LLB JP d.1926 age 73. Librarian of Aberdeen University. An early contributor, in 1869, to the Stamp Collectors Magazine, and the Philatelic Record. Author, with BTK Smith, of 'Early English Philatelic Literature 1862-65' . Issued privately in 1919 'Philatelic Literature Collecting in 1864-79'. President Aberdeen and North of Scotland P.S. RDP 1921. Bequeathed his collection of philatelic literature to Aberdeen University.
ANDREWS, James b.1893. Authority on Falkland Is and Dependencies. Plated the QV 1d, 4d, 6d and 1/-, the Edward VII 1d, and the issue of 1912. Awarded Tapling Medal, 1951. Author of 'The Cancellations of the Falklands and Dependencies, and the Handstruck Stamps' .
ANDREWS, William Hamilton b.1880. Joined Stanley Gibbons Ltd as cashier 1901. Secretary 1903. Joint Managing Director (with FS Phillips), 1926.
ARGENTI, Nicholas André 1896-1961. Educated Malvern College. Collector of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Received Founders' Trophy of the Canadian P.S. of Great Britain, 1955, for original research. Discovered that two plates were made for 1d Nova Scotia, only one of which was used, and that part of the uncleared corners on the 1/- Nova Scotia die reappears on Nos. 11 and 21 on the sheet. Awarded gold medal at FIPEX 1956 and Tilleard Medal 1959. Wrote 'The Postage Stamps of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia', published in 1962, for which the Crawford Medal was awarded in that year.
ARMSTRONG, Douglas Brawn 1888-1969. Journalist. Hon Secretary PCGB, Margate 1912. Edited Stamp Collectors' Annual, 1912. Philatelic correspondent of the Times, the Bazaar, and Flight. Wrote 'The Edwardian Stamps of the British Empire' , 'Boys' Book of Stamp Collecting' , 'Stamps for Beginners' (with RER Dalwick) , 'Postage Stamps of War' , 'War Stamps of the Allies' (with CH Greenwood) , 'Stamp Collecting for Pleasure and Profit' , and numerous country monographs including Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, Levant, Bosnia, The Nigerias, Crete, Abyssinia, New Hebrides, and Cayman Is (assisted by AJ Watkin and CB Bostwick). Edited Stamp Collecting [1933-49]. RDP 1959.
ATLEE, William Dudley b. Brighton 1848. Dealer 1864, and published his 'Stamp Circular' from 1865. One of the founders of RPSL and first Hon Secretary 1869. Wrote 'The Spud Papers' on forgeries in The Philatelist from 1871. Associated briefly, in 1872, with EL Pemberton in latter's Philatelic Journal, launched in that year. Compiled a listing of English and Continental philatelic literature. Convicted at Birmingham in 1877 of embezzling money from The Moseley Skating Rink Company with whom he had been employed.
AVERY, Sir William Beilby Bart. 1854-1908. Senior partner in W. & T. Avery, Weighing machine makers, Birmingham. President Birmingham P.S. Acquired Bullock collection of Australia, and collections of West Indies and Western Australia from CJ Phillips. Had unused copies of 1d and 2d Post Office Mauritius, and a unique large unused block of the Swiss Double Geneva. WH Peckitt, the London dealer, purchased the collection in 1909 for £24,500, and issued a descriptive booklet.
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BACON, Sir Edward Denny 1860-1938. Son of Edward Bacon, Ilford Hall, Essex. President RPSL 1917. Inaugurated Expert Committee in 1893. Crawford Medal 1921, for 'The Line-Engraved Postage Stamps of Great Britain' [1920 (Supp.1929)]. Tapling Medal, 1933, for paper on 1d and 6d stamps of Victoria 1860-66. Catalogued Philatelic Library of the Earl of Crawford, 1911 (Supps.1926 & 1938). Wrote 'The Stamp Collector' (with William John Hardy) 1898. With FJHS Napier, 'St. Vincent' , 'Barbados' , 'Grenada' . 'Reprints of Postal Adhesive Stamps and their Characteristics' . 'The Postage Stamps of the Turks Islands' . Compiled supplements, 1922 and 1927, to 'The Postage and Telegraph Stamps of British India' . The following papers by him were reprinted from the London Philatelist: 'The Stamps of the Straits Settlements of Queen Victoria's Reign' , 'Mr Charles Lathrop Pack's Work on Victoria' , 'Notes on the Stamps of the Fiji Islands' , 'The Stamps of the Pacific Steam Navigation Co.' , 'The Half-Anna Lithographed Stamps of India 1854-55' (Review) , 'Supplement to Handbook on St Vincent' . Arranged Tapling Collection in British Museum, his collection of postcards being joined with those of Tapling. Had fine collection of Japan. Appointed Curator of Royal Philatelic Collection, 1913. Lindenberg Medal, 1906. RDP 1921. MVO 1917, CVO 1922, KCVO 1932. Tapling Collection now at the British Library.
BAGNALL, Col Charles Lane DSO MC TD 1884-1937. Forgemaster and engineer. Specialist in Ukraine and Papua, receiving international awards for the latter. Co-Secretary with RW Wilkinson of Philatelic Exhibition, Newcastle 1909. Member of Permanent Executive Committee PCGB and Hon Secretary PCGB, Newcastle 1920. President North of England P.S.
BALDWIN, Norman Cecil 1890-1975. Company director. Specialised in airmails, and stamps with ecclesiastical designs. Wrote manual on South West Africa, 'Abyssinia 1929-31', 'Air Mails of British Africa 1925-32', 'Malaya - Check List of Air Mail Flights', 'British Airmails 1946-51', 'Bridging the Atlantic' , 'Post-War Bridging the Atlantic 1945-50', 'Great Britain and Ireland Catalogue of Internal Airmails 1910-41', and compiled 'Imperial Airways - A History and Priced Check List of the Empire Air Mails' . Co-author with Francis J Field of 'The Coronation Aerial Post 1911' .
BARFOOT, John Arthur Allen d.1942 age 81. Received international awards for his collections of Russia. President Leicester P.S. 1918-19. President Cinque Ports P.S. 1924-26.
BARKER, Bernard Leslie 1913-1976. A leading collector of stamps and postal history material of Belgium. Gained international awards from 1949. Gave display, on invitation of Stanley Gibbons Ltd, at their Centenary Exhibition in 1956. Member of the Académie de Philatélie de Belgique. President Lincoln P.S. and Belgian Study Circle. Chairman of Council, PCGB, and author of the parody on the Congress 'All us through the Magnifying Glass'. RDP 1969. Major part of his collection auctioned by HR Harmer Ltd 1977.
BARRON, John Hall d.1951 age 77. Barrister and parliamentary draftsman. Council Member RPSL, 1917, President 1940-46. Collector of South and Central America, particularly Mexico, Colombia, and Paraguay. Contributor to London Philatelist, Stamp Lover, and Philatelic Journal of Great Britain. Edited, with IJ Simons, JB Seymour's 'The Stamps of Great Britain', Part I  and Part II .
BASDEN, Albert Edward b. in Reading. d. in Durban 1948. Went to South Africa 1901. MBE 1918. Edited South African Philatelist 1932-34, and 'Transactions of the Pretoria P.S.', of which he was President. Joint compiler with L Simenhoff of the 'Standard Priced Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of the Union of South Africa'. Wrote extensively on the South African Provinces, and was co-author, with JH Curle, of 'Transvaal Postage Stamps'  that received the Crawford Medal. RDP (South Africa).
BATES, Lt Col Arthur Sydney DSO TD 1879-1958. Educated Winchester. Awarded the first Tilleard Medal  for his display of pre-1840 essays of Great Britain. Donated the Bates Prize to be awarded at PCGB. His paper 'Essays, Proofs, etc. for the Georgian Issues of Great Britain' was reprinted from the London Philatelist in 1922. His Great Britain collection was auctioned by HR Harmer Ltd in 1934.
BEAUMONT, Kenneth Macdonald CBE DSO 1884-1965. Solicitor. Specialised in Great Britain, Cape of Good Hope, New Zealand, and North Borneo. Researched Great Britain Edward VII and George V plates and printings, and New Zealand pre-stamp and manuscript cancellations. Tapling Medal 1947 for 'Great Britain, Surface-printed Issues 1855-82, Imprimatur Sheets and Abnormals'. Co-author with JBM Stanton of 'The Postage Stamps of Great Britain Part IV, the Issues of King George V' . Edited with John Easton, revised edition of 'The Postage Stamps of Great Britain Part III' . President RPSL 1953-56. First President Great Britain P.S. International judge. RDP 1955. Represented England in figure-skating, and was President of National Skating Association of Great Britain.
BECKTON, Walter Dorning d.1931 age 65. Solicitor. President RPSL 1929-31. President Manchester P.S. for thirty-five years. Chairman of first PCGB Manchester 1909. Vice-President IPU (International Philatelic Union). Awarded medals for Greece, Straits Settlements, Japan, British West Indies, and Romania. Wrote, with GB Duerst, handbook on Greece , and articles in Philatelic Journalof Great Britain on Romania. Won Congress Cup at PCGB 1928 for his Paper 'Philatelic Nomenclature as applicable to Lithographed Postage Stamps'. His articles, as follows, were reprinted from the London Philatelist: 'British Honduras - The Local Surcharges of January 1888' . 'Carlist Spain - A Further Note on the Reprints' . 'Italy - The 15 Centesimi of May 1863' . 'The Carlist Stamps of Spain' . Lindenberg Medal 1931. RDP 1921.
BELLAMY, Frank Arthur FRAS 1864-1936. Educated Magdalen College School, Oxford. At Radcliffe Observatory 1881-90, and later at University Observatory. Hon Secretary & Treasurer Oxford P.S. for nearly fifty years. Author of 'Oxford and Cambridge College Messengers Postage Stamps, Cards, and Envelopes 1871-86' , and 'A Concise Register of the College Messenger Postage Stamps, Envelopes, and Cards used in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge 1871-95, together with the stamps used by the Oxford Union Society 1859-85' . Possessed a philatelic library of more than 200,000 items relating to Great Britain. Judge of philatelic literature at London Philatelic Exhibition 1897. Author, with JJ Darlow, of 'History of the PCGB 1909-12'.
BELLARS, Henry John d.1868 age 44. Schoolmaster. Secretary Chester Natural History Society. Photographic artist in London. Author of an Illustrated Catalogue of British land and freshwater shells, and a Historical Numismatic Atlas of the Roman Emperors. Compiled, with JH Davie, 'The Standard Guide to Postage Stamp Collecting' London .
BENJAMIN, Alfred. Partner in the 1880s with Frederick Bannister, as stamp dealers of doubtful reputation in London. In 1888, Benjamin and JH Sarpy opened a shop in Cullum Street, where they marketed fakes and forgeries, mostly provided by the engraver GK Jeffryes. The three became known as 'The London Gang', and were reported to the police by The Philatelic Protection Association. They appeared at the Thames Police Court in 1892 on charges of forging stamps and of conspiracy. Benjamin, then aged 29, was sentenced to 6 months hard labour. He and Sarpy were still trading in Cullum Street in the 1920s.
BENTLEY, Rev Wilfred 1915-1965. Main interests were France (postal history), Guatemala (1902 issue, and later Waterlow-printed stamps), Great Britain (especially numbered cancellations), and Sweden. Collaborated with CWE Coles in study of transfer-roller flaws in France 1931 2fr 'Arc de Triomphe'. Author of 'France - Postal History and Postmarks of the Franco-Prussian war and after, 1870-71' . Joint author with Pierre de Lizeray of 'Les Mouchon - Le Classement Des Pasteur' , and with RM and RW Willcocks, of 'The Spoon Experiment 1853-58'. Editor of France & Colonies P.S. Newsletter from 1951. Demonstrated the mistakes made by Sperati in faking French covers. President Birmingham P.S. Was in the process of publishing 'An Introduction to Postal History, Postage Stamps, and Postmarks of France 1849-76' at the time of his death in a motor accident.
BERNSTEIN, Isidore Julius 1871-1939. Educated City of London School. Active in founding the first PCGB, Manchester 1909, for which he obtained special postmark from Postmaster-General. His services recognised by a testimonial presented at PCGB, London 1910. Specialist in Great Britain. Wrote, with Charles Nissen, Handbook on the Official Stamps of Great Britain  and series of articles on 'British Used Abroad'. Founder and President Manchester Junior P.S.
BESSEMER, Henry William 1866-1956. Held especially fine collection of France, being particularly interested in tête-bêche, and Bordeaux and Semeuse issues. Contributor to London Philatelist, and awarded Tilleard Medal 1939. Displayed 'hors concours' at London International Exhibition 1950. RDP 1950.
BIRCH, James Alfred 1888-1969. Director of corn-milling company. From 1937 received international awards for Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Danish West Indies, Greenland, and Faroe Islands. Contributed to numerous journals on Scandinavian topics. Given Medal of Honour by Copenhagen Philatelic Club for distinguished work in Danish philately. President Liverpool P.S. and Merseyside P.S. President of North-West Federation of Philatelic Societies. RDP 1960.
BISHOP, George Thompson CMG Surgeon-Captain RN. 1865-1935. Hon Secretary IPU (International Philatelic Union) 1885. Hong Kong specialist. Co-author with Rev CS Morton and W Sayers, of 'Hong Kong - Treaty Port and other Postmarks' , (revised by Lobdell and Hopkins, 1949).
BISHOP, Percy Cooke 1869-1961. Newspaper reporter and journalist. Managing editor, Aldine Publishing Co Ltd. While editing 'Chums' organised the Chums Society of Stamp Collectors. Collected Brazil, Morocco, New Zealand, Great Britain, Mauritius, and South Africa. Published Philatelic Exchange List, 1886. Edited Philatelic Journal of Great Britain 1892-93. Founded and conducted, with Charles Nissen, Stamp Collectors' Annual 1904-11. Founded Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly in 1894 with Harry Hilckes, and was editor until 1913. Stamp editor of The Captain, a boys' magazine. Edited Stamp Collectors' Monthly Circular 1919-20. Went to South Africa in 1920 as editor of the Natal Advertiser, and held that post until 1939. Presented PC Bishop Trophy to Philatelic Federation of South Africa, of which he was President. Returned to England, and resided in Eastbourne. Instrumental in establishment of the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists. RDP 1921.
BLOCKEY, George 1874-1939. b. in London. Stamp dealer in Australia, and for some while responsible for South Australia in Gibbons' catalogue. Read a paper before the Manchester P.S. in 1890 in which the two dies of the third issue of Holland were first indicated. Also interested in Orange River Colony and was one of the original names on the South African Philatelic Roll of Honour. Judge at South African Philatelic Exhibition, Durban 1913. Wrote 'The Departmental Stamps of South Australia' . Died in Pretoria.
BOJANOWICZ, Miroslav Arthur 1907-1986. Settled in England after WW II. Prior to war collected Bosnia and Herzegovina, later enlarged to comprise Yugoslavia, which won Gold Medal in Warsaw, 1936. In England he specialised in Poland No.1 and had many awards for his 'Kingdom of Poland' including Grand Prix at Budapest International 1961. Recognised as expert on that country, he published 'The Kingdom of Poland - Poland No.1 and Associated Postal History' . Frequently served as judge at international exhibitions. Congress Medal 1957. RDP 1966. Presented a collection of Polish postal history 1938-49 to British Museum in 1966 (now at British Library).
BOOTY, Frederick William 1841-1924. Artist in Brighton. Contributor to the Monthly Advertiser (Edward Moore & Co) 1862. Compiler of 'Aids to Stamp Collectors - being a List of English and Foreign Stamps in Circulation since 1840', published in April 1862 and based on lists previously issued in Belgium and France. Revised, and illustrated, later in the same year as The Stamp Collectors' Guide, so becoming the world's first illustrated stamp catalogue.
BORNEFIELD, John Julius d.1937 age 83. Hon Secretary British Line Engraved Stamp Club. Wrote the first detailed exposition of the four alphabets of check letters, in the Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly . Later a Queensland specialist.
BOUCHER, George Herbert d.1970 age 94. Solicitor. General collector of early Great Britain and colonial imperfs, particularly New South Wales 'Sydney Views'. In 1935 he gave a display of Great Britain and thirty-three colonies to RPSL, saying "My display will teach you nothing", and that he collected purely for amusement and relaxation. However, in the opinion of those present it was one of the best displays of the season. President Bristol P.S. His collection of New South Wales sold by auction in 1949.
BRADBURY, Louis Edward d.1950 age 87. Hon Treasurer RPSL 1927-41. Hon Life Fellow. Specialist in Bahamas and Nevis. Tilleard Medal for Bahamas in 1921. His research into Nevis resulted in discovery of the original printing plates. Edited Bahamas in Regent Stamp Catalogue, published by Robson Lowe. Bequeathed Bahamas collection to RPSL. RDP 1929.
BROWN, Mount 1837-1919. Educated City of London School. Issued 'Catalogue of British, Colonial, and Foreign Postage Stamps' [May 1862] based on the collection of Rev Francis John Stainforth. It was the first catalogue published in England, and there were five editions within two years. An original member of RPSL. Member of Jubilee Committee of London International Stamp Exhibition 1912.
BROWN, Samuel Arnold Steer 1876-1958. Insurance manager. Specialised in Gambia, Western Australia, and Virgin Is for which he received international awards, and Tilleard Medal for Western Australia in 1941. Also collected Newfoundland. Wrote monograph on 'St Vincent'  (Stamp Collecting Handbook No.8).
BROWN, William 1864-1927. Dealer. Founder and first publisher of Philatelic Journal of Great Britain. Author of 'The Stamps of the Straits Settlements surcharged for use in the Protected States' .
BRUMELL, George d.1950 age 73. Authority on Great Britain postmarks. Wrote 'Postmarks of the British Isles' , 'A Short Account of the Franking System in the Post Office 1652-1840' , 'Slogan Postmarks of Great Britain' , 'The Local Posts of London 1680-1840' , 'The Postal History of Bournemouth' (in PCGB Year Book 1940), 'British Post Office Numbers 1844-1906' .
BUHL, Theodore A. d.1922 age 57. Dealer from 1882. Started publication of Stamp News, which he edited until 1895. Purchased in 1892 the stock and business of Pemberton, Wilson & Co (London), with copyright of the Philatelic Record (see EL Pemberton), which was later merged with Stamp News. Held auctions of rare stamps.
BULL, Thomas 1839-1905. Property editor of the Standard and the Financial Times. Partner in Ventom, Bull, and Cooper philatelic auctioneers. He was one of the pioneers of regular stamp auctions in London. Organised his first auction with Douglas Garth, which took place on 24th November 1888 at Moss & Jameson's rooms in Chancery Lane.
BURD, Lawrence Arthur 1863-1931. Schoolmaster at Repton. Great Britain specialist. Had extensive collection of pre-adhesive material. Also possessed 8000 Penny Blacks, later sold by Charles Nissen. RDP 1924.
BURNETT, Maitland James JP 1844-1918. Hon Secretary and Treasurer RPSL 1879-86. Edited Philatelic Record 1879-86. On moving to the Continent in 1885, sold his collection to Pemberton, Wilson & Co, from which many early rarities passed to TK Tapling. Died in Rome.
BYAM, Dr William OBE 1882-1963. Lt Col RAMC. Egypt specialist. Council Member RPSL. Tapling Medal, 1931, for Egypt first issue of 1866. Tilleard Medal, 1956, for Egypt third issue. Also received international awards. Founded Egypt Study Circle, 1935, and served as Chairman. President Herts P.S., and a 'Member of Honour' of the Societé Philatélique de'Egypte. His notes on Egypt third issue, 1872 and 1874-75, were reprinted from the London Philatelist. He also had collections of Malta and Cyprus, which were auctioned by Plumridge & Co in 1928. RDP 1949.
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CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON, Louis 1862-1929. Chairman of Winox Ltd. Collected Propaganda and Commemorative stamps. Issued Winox War stamps (six million) 1914, and Winox Animal Lovers' stamps, 1918. His extensive collection of poster stamps, mainly advertising exhibitions, and covering issues from about 1850 to the mid-1920s, was given to the British Museum by Mrs Florence Campbell-Johnston in 1932. It is now at the British Library.
CAROE, Sir Einar Athelstan Gordon 1903-1988. Grain merchant and broker. Had specialised collections of Argentina, Belgium, Holland, Baltic States, Danzig, Denmark, Danish West Indies, and Iceland. Contributed articles to philatelic press from 1927. Awarded Tapling Medal 1943 for 'Iceland - The 1902-03 Overprints'. Author of 'Icelandic Posts 1776-1919 under Danish Administration'  (reprinted from the London Philatelist). RDP 1972.
CARTWRIGHT, John Campbell 1888-1973. Collected Canada, Portugal, and Mexico. A progressive philatelic organiser in Canada and Great Britain. Founded several philatelic societies, and ran exhibitions, including the first to be held in Canada at Yorkton in 1923. President Yorkton P.S., Winnipeg P.S. and Canadian P.S. of Great Britain. Founder and President Tunbridge Wells P.S. President Kent Federation of P.S. Chairman PCGB, Tunbridge Wells 1950. RDP 1956.
CASTLE, Marcellus Purnell MVO JP 1849-1917. Educated King's College School. President RPSL 1913. Edited the London Philatelist 1892-1917, except for ten issued in 1892-93 when he was abroad. Member of Expert Committee. Had specialised collection of Australia and British Colonies of Oceania, which he sold in 1894 for £10,000, so that he might concentrate on European items. The latter comprised 67 volumes when sold to WW Mann for £27,500 in 1900. A second collection of Australia realised £5750 in 1905. President Herts P.S. and Brighton & Sussex P.S. Lindenberg Medal.
CHAPMAN, John Henry 1860-1942. Director of steel companies. Chiefly interested in Australia (particularly Queensland), Holland, Belgium, and France. Received awards for Queensland, including Tilleard Medal 1927. President Sheffield P.S. and Leeds P.S. Chairman PCGB, Harrogate 1921, and Member of Permanent Executive Committee. Council Member RPSL, 1925. RDP 1926.
CHAPMAN, Samuel d.1943 age 84. Had business interests in Mexico and access to the post office archives there. Wrote 'The Eagle and Maximilian Stamps of Mexico'  and 'The Postage Stamps of Mexico - 1856-68' . Both were given awards in New York. RDP 1938.
CHEAVIN, William Harold Squier DSc FCS FRES FRMS FRPS 1885-1968. Inventor of the Cheavin-Watson philatelic microscope, 1912. Collected Great Britain and Colonies, Belgium, France, Holland, Sweden, and USA. Gained international awards. Author of 'Philately and the Microscope', 'Philately and Fluorescent', 'Philately and X-rays', 'India - Issues of the East India Company'.
CHEVELEY, Thomas Welsh 1850-1912. Boy-dealer in stamps in Colchester, 1862. Accountant with a bank in Sheffield. Joined Pemberton, Wilson & Co, the London dealers. Founded Cheveley & Co Auctioneers, and was one of the pioneers of regular stamp auctions in London, his first sale being held in Chancery Lane on 23rd March 1889. In 1891 he was in partnership with WT Wilson, as Cheveley Wilson & Co, but later reverted to sole proprietorship of the business.
CLOUGHER, Nugent Medd d.1963 age 76. Interests were Canada, including postal history, especially Prince Edward Island and North-West Territories. Also French postal history. Founder member of the Canadian P.S. of Great Britain and first chairman of London Section. President High Wycombe P.S. and Postal History Society. For five years, director of and lecturer in the Philatelic Course, at City Literary Institute, London. Joint author, with Leslie G Tomlinson, of 'Prince Edward Island' 1959. Postal History Society Award conferred in his name from 1967.
COCHRANE, William James d.1940 age 67. Surveyor. Awarded medals for his collections of South America, and author, assisted by HA Spowart, of 'Rivadavia stamps of Argentina' . President North of England P.S., Chairman PCGB, Newcastle 1920. RDP 1923.
COLLETT, Gilbert William 1887-1964. Botanist. Jamaica specialist. Co-author, with Rev CS Morton, LCC Nicholson, and WB Edwards, of 'Jamaica - Its Postal History, Postage Stamps, and Postmarks' . Also collected 'Specimen' stamps. Hon Treasurer PCGB, 1932-59, then Hon Life member. President Chippenham P.S. for 10 years. Founder President of British West Indies Study Circle. Hon Life Member Jamaica P.S. RDP 1952.
COLLINS, Ernest Howard d.1927 age 67. Company director. Hon Treasurer RPSL 1922-27. His extensive general collection was auctioned by Plumridge & Co in 12 sales on 27 days, in 1928-29. It included Saxony 1850 3pf pair on piece; two examples of France 1849 lfr tête-bêche, each on piece; Great Britain 1867 one pound unused; Cape of Good Hope 1d blue Woodblock error on piece; Trinidad 1847 Lady McLeod on cover; Western Australia 4d blue with inverted frame (ex Ferrary); etc. The last was offered "without any guarantee whatever", and realised £350. In the Ferrary sale five years earlier, it had realised about £1000.
COOPER, Sir Daniel 1821-1902. One of the founders of, and first President of RPSL 1869-78. Joined commercial firm in Sydney, 1843. Speaker of New South Wales, 1856-59. Returned to England in 1859 and became Agent-General for New South Wales. Baronet, 1863. KCMG 1880. GCMG 1890. From 1861 he built up a fine collection of Australia which he sold in 1878 to FA Philbrick for £3000, the first four-figure price for a collection.
CORFIELD, William Wilmot 1859-1919. Educated King Edward's School, Birmingham. Accountant. Specialised in India and Ceylon. Went to Calcutta, 1886. Author of 'Dak Dicta' , and, with CSF Crofton, 'The Adhesive Fiscal and Telegraph Stamps of British India' . Council Member RPSL, 1911. Curator of that Society's Adhesive Collection. Briefly editor of the London Philatelist, following death of MP Castle. Edited 'Philatelic World' (Calcutta) 1894-97, and 'Philatelic Journal of India' 1898. Hon Secretary & Treasurer, Philatelic Society of India 1897-1909, and afterwards Vice-President. Curator of Indian National Stamp Collection in Victoria Museum, Calcutta.
CRANE, Arthur Osbert 1897-1969. Philatelic writer. Books included 'Postage Stamps and the Empire's Story' , 'Practical Stamp Collecting' , 'Rex Priced Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of King George VI' , 'Stamp Cavalcade' , 'Varieties to Look For in British Empire Stamps' , and 'Money in Postage Stamps' .
CRAWFORD and BALCARRES, Earl of, KT FRS 1847-1913. Started collecting about 1900. His holding of Italian States was later the foundation of the famous Alphonse Rothschild collection. President RPSL 1910-13. Most of his stamps had been sold prior to his death, but he still had 100 volumes of Great Britain and USA. His article on Benjamin Cheverton, an entrant in the Treasury Competition of 1839, was reprinted from the London Philatelist in 1910. His magnificent philatelic library, catalogued by ED Bacon, was bequeathed to the nation, except for duplicate items given to RPSL. The Crawford Medal, silver-gilt, instituted in his memory by RPSL, was first awarded in 1920. The British Library now holds his collection of philatelic literature.
CRAWFORD, Capt Charles Wispington Glover CBE RN 1873-1934. Joint Hon Librarian RPSL 1921-34 and Member of Council and Expert Committee. Contributed articles on Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, New Zealand, China, and Nicaragua to various journals. His paper, 'Reflections on Modern Philately' read at PCGB Harrogate 1921. Part-author of 'The Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Wrappers, Postcards, and Telegraph Forms of Queensland' published by RPSL in 1930. RDP 1934.
CREEKE, Anthony Buck 1860-1932. Solicitor. Edited Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly and British Philatelist. Co-author, with HE Wright, of 'A History of the Adhesive Stamps of the British Isles Available for Postal and Telegraph Purposes' . Author of a supplement to the foregoing . Also wrote 'Stamp Collecting - A Guide for Beginners' . Hon Librarian to Junior Philatelic Society. Compiled an index to 800 philatelic journals in the English language from 1862 to 1928.
CROFTON, Charles Stanhope Foster 1873-1909. Educated Harrow. Employed in Indian Civil Service. Edited Philatelic Journal of India. Co-author, with WW Corfield, of 'The Adhesive Fiscal and Telegraph Stamps of British India' . Compiled, with LLR Hausburg and C Stewart-Wilson, RPSL handbook 'The Postage and Telegraph Stamps of British India'  (the section on telegraph stamps was chiefly written by him). Wrote with BG Jones 'The Fiscal and Telegraph Stamps of Ceylon' .
CROOM-JOHNSON, Sir Reginald Powell 1879-1957. Judge in King's Bench Division of High Court. Philatelic editor of The Bazaar. Specialised in first issue of British Solomon Islands. Wrote 'Postage Stamp Collecting'  and 'Stamps of Solomon Islands' , English and French editions.
CROUCH, Guy Robert MC TD DL 1890-1956. Solicitor. Student of postmarks and air posts of Great Britain. His numerous writings included 'Notes on Early British Postmarks 1790-1820'; 'The Uniform Fourpenny Post Office Stamps'; 'The First PD Marks'; 'The Additional Halfpenny Mark'; 'First Scots Bishop Mark of 1693-1720'; 'The History of the British Army Post Office'; 'Army Post Offices on Manoeuvres and Elsewhere 1910-37'; 'Letters from the British Army in Holland'; 'British Army P.O. in Egypt 1882-85'; 'The Army Postal Service 1799-1854'; 'British Army Field P.O.s. 1939-41'; 'The Predecessors of the British Postage Due Stamps'; 'British Late Fee Postmarks'; 'Postage Meter Frank Stamps'; 'Postal Franks'; and 'British Army Field P.O.s. 1939-50' (with Norman Hill). RDP 1955.
CUMMINGS, Rev Alfred James Hayman d.1927 age 85. Specialised in Great Britain 1840-1900. Author of the standard work 'The College Stamps of Oxford and Cambridge - A Study of their history and use from 1870 to 1886, exemplified by reference to Original Letters and Collections' .
CURLE, James Herbert d.1942 in Vancouver, Br Columbia. Awarded medals in Vienna and Johannesburg, and Tilleard Medal in 1934 for his displays of Transvaal. Co-author with AE Basden of 'Transvaal Postage Stamps' , for which they received Crawford Medal. The authors added many varieties to the Transvaal listings in the Stanley Gibbons catalogue. Curle bequeathed his collection to the Africana Museum, Johannesburg.
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DALSTON, Thomas Edwin b. London 1845. Author of 'How to Detect Forged Stamps', Gateshead, Bath & Leamington, 1865. Edited The Stamp Collector's Examiner (Leamington) . Published 'The North of England Stamp Review and Advertiser'  (five numbers). Described himself as "a solicitor's clerk, afterwards a play actor".
DALWICK (previously DALWIGK), Robert Elgar Richard 1889-1971. Journalist and dealer. Specialist in War and Air stamps, and colonial rarities. Founder and editor of Stamp Collecting, and published The Air Post Collector. Wrote handbooks on Egypt, Gambia, Togo, Virgin Islands, and Prince Edward Island. Also, with DB Armstrong, 'Stamps for Beginners, a Popular Guide' , and with CHC Harmer, 'Newfoundland Airmails 1919-39' . Awarded medals in London and Paris.
DANIELS, James Herbert 1863-1936. Resided in Brighton. Wrote 'A History of British Postmarks' . An inveterate collector of matchbox labels. Secretary to the Postmark Club.
DANN, Henry Charles 1863-1948. Specialist in Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Wrote 'The Romance of the Post Offices of Rhodesia and their Postmarks' , and 'The Cancellations of the Rhodesias and Nyasaland' . Edited Rhodesia in the Regent Stamp Catalogue, published by Robson Lowe. When Dann was in Bordeaux in 1884, a woman who ran a small tobacconist's shop offered him what she described as two rare stamps. They were one each of the 1d and 2d 'Post Office' Mauritius, for which she wanted 300 francs (then equivalent to £12). Unfortunately he did not have the price available.
DANSON, Lt Col John Raymond MC 1893-1976. Average adjuster. Had collection of Sudan (19 vols), and Egypt (10 vols), and contributed to various journals about these countries. Succeeded Dr William Byam as leader of the Egypt Study Circle. He also had a colonial collection which was auctioned by Robson Lowe in 1971, and comprised The Nigerias, West and East Africa, British West Indies, South Africa, British Asia, and British Europe. His Egypt and Sudan were auctioned by Robson Lowe in 1977. Founder member of Society of Postal Historians.
DARLOW, John James 1873-1951. Originally with Bright & Son, and later a dealer on his own account in stamps of Palestine and Transjordan only. Hon Secretary first PCGB Manchester 1909. Council Member BPA. His monograph 'Transjordan - A Straightforward Collection' was reprinted from the London Philatelist in 1932. Also collected St Lucia. Assisted in compilation of Palestine and Transjordan entries in 'The Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps Volume III'. Author, with FA Bellamy, of a 'History of the PCGB 1909-12'.
DAVIE, John Hunter d.1888 age 45. Compiled with HJ Bellars 'The Standard Guide to Postage Stamp Collecting' London, 1864. According to Miss AL Fenton, he was an assistant in a music shop.
DAWSON, Lionel Edward 1900-1976. Studied India and Indian Feudatory States, for which he received international awards. Edited Philatelic Journal of India 1934-44. Author of 'The One Anna and Two Annas Stamps of India 1854-55'  for which awarded Crawford Medal, 1950. Tilleard Medal, 1955, for Indian Feudatory States. Co-author with EA Smythies of 'Jammu and Kashmir Simplified' ; with Smythies and HDS Haverbeck 'Nepal' . RDP 1961.
DE WORMS, Baron Anthony Denis Maurice George 1869-1938. The family owned coffee estates in Ceylon and he inherited a collection of Ceylon stamps from his father in 1912. Also collected British West Africa. Awarded medals for Ceylon in London 1897, Berlin 1930, and awarded Tilleard Medal in 1932. President Brighton and Sussex P.S. RDP 1921. His Ceylon collection was auctioned in a four-day sale by HR Harmer in 1938.
DE WORMS, Percy George (brother of Baron Anthony de Worms) 1873-1941. Barrister. Member of Council and Expert Committee RPSL. Hon Librarian there, 1935-41. Tapling Medal 1927 for 'The Local Surcharges of Ceylon 1885'. Wrote history of the first fifty years of RPSL in 1919. Edited Ceylon in the Regent Stamp Catalogue, published by Robson Lowe. His work on the Perkins Bacon Records was published posthumously in 1953 (906 pp.) RDP 1928.
DIBDEN, William George Stitt 1916-1966. Had collection of Great Britain postal history from 1400 to date, in 200 albums. Awarded Melville Cup for best philatelic research article, 1955. Founder and Secretary Wembley P.S., Vice-President Postal History Society, 1964. His writings included 'The Newspaper Branch Killers' ; 'Wembley and the Posts' ; 'London Date Stamp Code' ; 'The Hey Dolphin Machines of Great Britain' (with JWA Lowder) ; 'The Post Office 1635-1720' ; 'Stamford Postal History' (with L Tebbutt) ; 'A Priced Catalogue of British Exhibitions' ; 'The Additional Halfpenny Tax 1813-39' ; 'Postage Rates of H. M. Forces 1795-1899' ; 'Squared Circle Postmarks' ; and '400 Years of Anglo-Dutch Mail' . Author of some 300 articles on British postal history.
DUERST, George Bartholomew d.1923 age 61. Commercial traveller. Edited Philatelic Journal of Great Britain 1897-99. Co-author, with WD Beckton, of handbook on Greece , and of articles in Philatelic Journal of Great Britain on Rumania. Also wrote on Egypt and Alsace Lorraine. Founded Hanover P.S. Vice-President Manchester P.S.
DUVEEN, Sir Geoffrey Edgar 1883-1975. Son of Henry Joseph Duveen, whose famous general collection he inherited (see CJ Phillips). He retained the Gibraltar section, which was the basis of his 'Postage Stamps of Gibraltar' published in 1932. Charles Nissen was responsible for the Addendum, dealing with Gibraltar postmarks on British Stamps
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EARÉE, Rev Robert Brisco 1846-1928. Educated Cockermouth Grammar School. Priest 1871. Succeeded WD Atlee and EL Pemberton as writer of 'The Spud Papers' (concerning forgeries) in The Philatelist. Philatelic editor of The Bazaar . Compiled the classic 'Album Weeds or How to Detect Forged Stamps'  (3rd edition 1906). RDP 1921.
EARL, William Henry 1850-1926. Chartered Accountant. Specialist in Great Britain, Solomon Islands, France, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Papua, and USA. Donated series of Great Britain Queen Victoria ½d vermilion controls to Tapling Collection in British Museum. Contributed 'History of the First Postage Stamp' to English Journal of Philately .
EASTON, John 1895-1967. Master printer. Had mint reference collection of British Commonwealth and Empire. Wrote 'British Postage Stamp Design' , 'The De La Rue History of British and Foreign Postage Stamps 1855-1901' , for which he received the Crawford Medal, and 'Postage Stamps in the Making' (a revision of Fred J Melville's 1916 book of the same name) . Edited, with Arnold M Strange, 'Perkins Bacon Records' , based on the work of PG de Worms. Edited with KM Beaumont, revised edition of 'The Postage Stamps of Great Britain, Part III' . RDP 1960.
EDINBURGH, Alfred Ernest Albert, Duke of 1844-1900. Son of Queen Victoria. When it became known that he was keenly interested in philately, he was invited by the Philatelic Society, London, to open the Jubilee Philatelic Exhibition to be held in London in 1890. He attended the inaugural ceremony on 20th May in that year, and exhibited stamps from his own collection. In 1890 he also agreed to become the Society's first Honorary President, and held that position until his death. Part of his collection was displayed in the class for rare stamps at the London Exhibition of 1897. Shortly before his death he sold the collection to the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) who passed it to Prince George of Wales, afterwards King George V. The Duke had already referred to the latter's enthusiasm for the hobby on the occasion of the Exhibition in 1890.
EDMUNDS, Herbert Weston 1880-1954. Lloyd's underwriter. Collected Tuscany, Hanover, and Oldenburg. Tapling Medal for Tuscany in 1937. Tilleard Medal for Oldenburg, 1944. Council Member RPSL 1937, President 1950-53.
EDWARDS, William Buckland MBE 1871-1962. Educated Mill Hill. Analytical chemist. Collected Jamaica, New Zealand, and South West Africa. Co-author, with LCC Nicholson, GW Collett, and Rev CS Morton of 'Jamaica - Its Postal History, Postage Stamps, and Postmarks' 1928. Edited The Philatelic Circular. President City of London P.S. 1906-09 and 1922-25.
ELLIOT, Wilfrid Thompson 1879-1957. Headmaster, Palace School, Bewdley. Collected Newfoundland and Papua. Unusual cancellations on stamps, errors, and varieties. Wrote 'Philatelic Magazine Handbook No.3 (Papua)', 1922. Hon Secretary Birmingham P.S.
ERSKINE, Gerald Brian 1895-1972. Publisher. Collected New Zealand and Dependencies, Greece, and Dominican Republic. Founder member New Zealand Society of Great Britain. President BPA. Published for PCGB 'A Glossary of Philatelic Terms' , and 'Background to Philately' . Compiled 'Approaches to Philately' . Hon Editor Strand Stamp Journal from 1957, and for the publications of the International Stamp Exhibition, London 1960.
EVANS, Major Edward Benjamin RA 1846-1922. Educated Uppingham. Council Member RPSL and Member of Expert Committee. His first article 'On Stamp Collecting' was published in the North of England Stamp Review and Advertiser, in November 1864. In 1878 he sent a paper on Mauritius to the Congrès International des Timbrophiles, Paris, for which he was awarded highest prize by Société Française de Timbrologie. Compiled in 1882, for Pemberton, Wilson & Co 'A Catalogue for Collectors', and in 1891 a similar catalogue for CH Mekeel Publishing Co in USA. Also published a new edition (and two supplements) of EL Pemberton's Philatelic Handbook, a treatise on the 'Mulready and its Caricatures' , and 'Stamps and Stamp Collecting' for young collectors . Edited Stanley Gibbons Monthly Journal 1890-1914, and the last five volumes of Gibbons Stamp Weekly. Notable contributor to Part II of 'The Postage Stamps of the British Colonies, Possessions, and Protectorates in Africa'  particularly for Mauritius. Had been stationed in Mauritius and bought there 1d 'Post Office' on cover. His collection was dispersed in about 1885 when the cover and other items were acquired by TK Tapling. After 1885, specialised in Confederate States, the Mulready, and Indian Native States. Chairman of Permanent Executive Committee of PCGB, 1911-19. Served as judge at London Philatelic Exhibitions 1890, 1897, and 1906. Lindenberg Medal, 1908. RDP 1921.
EVANS, John Morton 1871-1956. Physician. Tilleard Medal 1953 for British Guiana 1860-75. Plated the Victoria half lengths, and typeset British Guiana of 1882. Also studied Transvaal. Council Member RPSL. President and founder member of Bristol and Clifton P.S. RDP 1935.
EVANS, Thomas David Fabian MRCS d.1938 age 87. His collection, which he never exhibited, was bequeathed to the Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery. It comprises some 44,000 stamps on 1981 pages. A short guide to it was compiled by FE Wilson. The Great Britain section is the most important and includes a mint copy of the Edward VII 10/- I.R. Official. The foreign section contains the Saxony 1850 3pf on complete wrapper, and the USA Columbian Exposition 4c deep blue, error of colour. This collection is considered by some to be the best general one in public ownership, other than the Tapling Collection.
EWEN, Herbert L'Estrange d.1912 age 36. Stamp dealer at Swanage in 1890s, and later at Norwood, London S.E. Published from 1893 'Priced Catalogue of the Stamps and Postmarks of the United Kingdom'. Author of 'Railway Letter Stamps, and Railway, Newspaper, and Parcel Stamps' . Published from 1895 the monthly English Specialists' Journal. His collection of railway letter stamps of the period from 1891 to 1912, with sheets, proofs, and covers was given to the British Museum in 1949, and is now in the British Library.
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FENTON, Miss Adelaide Lucy d. 1897 age 72. From 1863 contributed many articles to the Stamp Collector's Magazine and The Philatelist, under the noms de plume of Herbert Camoens and Fentonia. Resided in Clifton, Bristol and possessed a substantial philatelic library, including complete sets of the Stamp Collector's Magazine and The Philatelist. These two sets, with many annotations by her, were acquired by RPSL in 1909.
FERGUSON, Arthur D. FRMS d.1928 age 59. Bank official. British Guiana and British West Indies specialist, and received international awards. Edited British Guiana Philatelic Journal from its inception in 1906. Founder (1903), and Secretary British Guiana P.S. RDP 1923.
FIELD, David 1871-1926. Dealer in Bond St, London 1899, and later in Vigo St. Published the West-End Philatelist, A Priced Catalogue of Air Mail stamps and Air Posts of the World, and other handbooks. Dealt especially in War Stamps and wrote 'Allied Postage Stamps of the Great War and After' . The business was continued by his widow, Edith Field, herself a medal-winning philatelist, and Chairman of PCGB Torquay 1930.
FIELD, Francis John 1895-1992. For seventy years a student of airpost history and aerophilately. In 1921 he founded the firm of Francis J Field Ltd, dealing specially in air stamps. At Birmingham, in May 1923, he gave the first British philatelic talk on radio. He compiled 'A Commercial and Historical Atlas of the World's Airways' , and was co-author, with NC Baldwin, of 'The Coronation Aerial Post 1911' . Works published by his firm included : 'British Air Mails - A Chronology of the Air Posts of Great Britain and Ireland' , 'Air Mail Labels (Etiquettes)', 'The Blitz Book' , 'Great Britain and Ireland - Catalogue of Internal Air Mails 1910-41' compiled by NC Baldwin , 'World Air Posts - A concise priced summary of the Air Post and Aviation Souvenirs of about 200 countries' , 'British Air Mail Society Souvenir' , and from 1926 the house magazine 'The Aero Field'. President Aerophilatelic Federation and Streetly P.S. Named in Roll of Honour of Birmingham P.S. RDP 1968.
FIELD, Thomas Edwin b. 1905. Collection comprised Great Britain Coronation Air Post 1911, the African Air route to 1939, the Australian Air route to 1939, and Irish postal history, including Great Britain used in Ireland. President Australian Commonwealth Specialists Society of Great Britain, Postal History Society, Yorkshire Philatelic Association, Huddersfield P.S., Wakefield P.S. Founder member Society of Postal Historians.
FIRTH, Oliver d.1913 age 52. Resided at Baildon, Yorks. Author of 'Postage Stamps and their Collection' . President Leeds P.S. and Bradford P.S.
FISHER, Harold Wolf 1903-1986. Regular contributor to Philatelic Journal of Great Britain 1964-79. His Gold medal collection of Great Britain essays, die proofs, and colour trials from 1837 was exhibited at several international exhibitions. Grand Award at London 1970 for best Great Britain exhibit. His outstanding contribution to philately was the development of the Roland Brown concept of a plating system based on the precise pin-pointing of the corner letter positions of the QV 1d line engraved issues, on which he published five volumes 1972-85 (Crawford Medal). President GBPS 1974-76. RDP 1981.
FLEMING, George William Thomas Hunter MRCS LRCP d.1962 age 67. Student of Great Britain 1840-41 and pre-1840 postmarks. A veteran plater. Received international awards for his 1841 1d reds. Also collected Belgium. Founder of British Postmark Society.
FLETCHER, Henry George Leslie LDS RCS 1897-1982. Had general collection of Great Britain, but including reconstruction of plate numbers, and study of repairs to plates. Specialised Eire, with varieties, essays, controls, etc. Local stamps of all countries. Forgeries, especially postal. Hon Curator of forgery collection at Junior Philatelic Society. Author of 'Postal Forgeries of the World' . President Cinderella Stamp Club. Received Thomas Edwin Field Award for services to Irish philately, 1978.
FLOYD, Dr Ernest William d.1930 age 54. Specialist in line-engraved Great Britain. Also collected British Levant, Confederate States, Bergedorf, Heligoland, Modena, and Barbados. Contributor to various journals and received international awards. Compiled, with Hubert Selwyn Hodson, Philatelic Magazine handbook on Line-Engraved Alphabets . RDP 1927.
FORRESTER-WOOD, William Rodney FRCS 1902-1960. Authority on stamps and postal history of Sarawak. Tapling Medal, 1952, for the 'First Issue of Sarawak of March 1st 1869', and 'Sarawak - The Three Cents stamp of 1871. A Study of the Plating and Method of Production'. Wrote 'The Stamps and Postal History of Sarawak' 1957 (Crawford Medal 1959). President Sarawak Specialists' Society.
FULCHER, Lionel William d.1945 age 79. Assistant Keeper, Science Museum, South Kensington. Hon Librarian RPSL, 1902-28. Associated with FJ Peplow in editing the Philatelic Record. Plated first two issues of Japan with Peplow. Co-author with TW Hall of a handbook on Venezuela . They also wrote studies of Peru. Edited, with F Stanley Phillips, Stanley Gibbons Monthly Journal. Wrote monograph on Roman States, 1912. Active member of Fiscal Philatelic Society, and contributor to its Bulletin. Vice-President International Philatelic Union. RDP 1921.
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GARTH, Douglas 1852-1900. Son of Sir Richard Garth. Solicitor. Hon Secretary RPSL, 1888-94. Member of Exhibition Committee 1890. An early promoter of stamp auctions, in particular those held by Thomas Bull, Chancery Lane, London from 1888. Had notable collections of India and British Guiana. Awarded gold medal for India at London International Exhibition 1890.
GEORGE V 1865-1936. President RPSL 1896-1910 (when Duke of York). Patron 1910-36. Displayed Trinidad, Turks Islands, Bermuda, and British Guiana at the Society's second Exhibition 1893. Showed 800 imperforate stamps of Great Britain at an exhibition arranged by the Society in 1894, and hors concours, at London International Exhibition 1897, imprimaturs, rare essays, and proofs. In 1904 he read to the Society his 'Notes on the Postal Issues of the United Kingdom during the Present Reign'. He appointed JA Tilleard 'Philatelist to His Majesty' 1910, who was succeeded by ED Bacon in 1913. Entered on the RDP in 1921 as 'Premier Philatelist of the World, and First Signatory to the Roll', at which time his British Empire collection comprised 350 volumes.
GERRISH, William Ewart Ebenezer OBE 1898-1978. Educated Westminster. Researched and plated early Netherlands. Tapling Medal for 'Holland 1872 to 1891 - A Study in Serration' 1955, and for 'Netherlands 1876' 1965. Also studied German States, particularly cancellations. Gained international awards from 1950. Received Costerus Medal from Stamp Union of Netherlands for scientific research in 1956. President RPSL 1956-61. First President of Society of Postal Historians, and President Kingston P.S., Director of London Stamp Club Ltd 1926-30. RDP 1958.
GIBBONS, Edward Stanley 1840-1913. Born in Plymouth, and began dealing in stamps there about 1856, in his father's pharmacy shop. Made the famous purchase for £5 of a kitbag of triangular Capes from two sailors, 1863. President Plymouth Literary Association, 1866. Published albums and catalogues etc. Started business in London, 1874. Based in Gower Street from 1876. Retired in 1890 and went on world tour. The business was then acquired by CJ Phillips.
GILBERT, John Henry Edwards 1901-1974. Collector of Egyptian adhesives, postal history and airmails, and postal history of Southwark. Received international awards for Egyptian material, 1950-56. Chairman of Egypt Study Circle. Member of Council RPSL and Curator of its museum. President Society of Postal Historians, and Herts P.S. RDP 1971.
GILBERT-LODGE, Leicester James 1882-1966. Surveyor. Prospected for gold in Western Australia and later lived in Chile. Specialised in St Vincent and Grenada, for which he gained international awards, and Tilleard Medal, 1952. Joint editor, with AJ Sefi, of the first PCGB Yearbook, 1928. Hon Secretary RPSL 1926-61. RDP 1954.
GILL, Evan Robertson 1892-1968. Specialist collector of Papua and Canada. Studied line-engraved issues of British New Guinea and lithographed issues of Papua, gaining international awards from 1950. President Liverpool P.S. Contributor to 'The Postmarks of British New Guinea and Papua to 1942', by Hamilton Crocker .
GILL, Leonard Upcott 1846-1919. Published at 170 Strand, London, The Bazaar, Exchange and Mart for which RB Earée and other philatelists acted at various times as philatelic editors. He also published 'Postage Stamps and their Collection' by O Firth , 'A History of British Postmarks' by JH Daniels , and 'The Adhesive Postage Stamps of Europe' by WAS Westoby, 2 vols [1898 and 1900] (based on articles which had appeared in the Bazaar). The Commissioners of Inland Revenue took legal proceedings against Gill for being in possession of a printing block for illustrating a current Cape of Good Hope stamp in Firth's book. The outcome was that most of the illustrations of colonial stamps in the book had to be defaced.
GINGER, George d.1938 age 76. Builder. President Manchester Junior P.S., and Vice-President Manchester P.S. Had fine collection of New South Wales with special attention to cancellations. Tapling Medal, 1930. Awarded medals in London, Paris, New York, Le Havre, and Vienna. Edited New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania, in the Regent Stamp Catalogue published by Robson Lowe. RDP 1934. His collection of Victoria 1850-1883 was donated to the Manchester Museum and is on loan to the British Library.
GISBURN, Harold Gordon Dundonald d.1956 age 55. Civil servant. Co-author, with GS Thompson, of 'Stamps and Posts of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan' . Wrote manuals on Bahamas, 1950, and British Solomon Islands, 1956. Received international awards.
GODDEN, Lewis Sidney Frank MBE d.1954 age 77. Dealer in Strand, London from 1912, latterly with son, Frank Ambrose Godden. Expert in arranging and writing-up collections, notably the Calcutta Victoria Memorial collection of India and Native States. Organised philatelic section of British Empire Exhibition 1924. Founder member BPA. Issued monthly 'Godden's Gazette' from 1933. Published HC Dann's 'The Romance of the Posts of Rhodesia' . President London International Stamp Dealers Bourse, 1928-30. British Commissioner for many international exhibitions and took official exhibits abroad. Presented Special Gold Medal for award by PCGB. RDP 1946.
GOODFELLOW, Benjamin 1864-1946. Solicitor. Awarded medals internationally for Norway and New Zealand. Tapling Medal for Norway, 1924. Vice-President RPSL, 1934. His discoveries in the stamps of Prince Edward Island were incorporated in Gibbons' catalogue. Judge at international exhibitions. Corresponding member of L'Académie de Philatélie. Contributed to articles on Persia in Philatelic Journal of Great Britain. President Southport P.S. and Manchester P.S. Translated the work of Justus Anderssen on various issues of Norway. Edited jointly, with Augustus Wallace Macgregor, sectional catalogue of Malay States. Awarded Congress Cup at PCGB Newcastle 1920 for his paper 'Status of Perforations in Philately'. Chairman PCGB Manchester 1934. Articles by him were reprinted from the London Philatelist: 'Norway - 4skill. 1863-66' , and 'New Zealand First Type - Notes on Postal Cancellations' , 'New Zealand First Type - Notes on Postal Cancellations' . Possessed entire sheet of 240 of New Zealand 2d vermilion, 1871. Edited New Zealand in Regent Stamp Catalogue published by Robson Lowe. RDP 1923.
GOULD, Miss Agnes Ellen LLA (Lady Literate in Arts) 1896-1990. Specialised in Airmails, and aircraft on stamps, all identified, and often traced to original source of design. Awarded Junior Philatelic Society Cup 1947 and 2nd prize at National Stamp Exhibition 1955 for thematic collection 'French Literature on Stamps'. Wrote 'Native Races of the Stamp Album' , 'Literature and Stamps' , 'Land Transport in the Stamp Album' . 'Cycling and Postage Stamps', and 'Postage Stamps and the Bible Story' . Contributed several hundred articles to philatelic journals in Great Britain and the USA
GRANT, Bernhard Shirley Henniker 1887-1966. Gained awards internationally for Falkland Islands and Iceland Experimental Airmails 1930-50. Wrote 'The Postage Stamps of the Falkland Islands & Dependencies' . President Maidstone P.S. and Kent Federation. First President of BPA, 1949. RDP 1940.
GRAVESON, Samuel 1868-1957. Printer. Specialised in British postal history. Editor of Postal History Society Bulletin, 1936-47. Author of 'Ocean Penny Post' (the pictorial envelopes issued following Elihu Burritt's proposal of 1850). Responsible for article on the postal reforms of 1840 in 'The Penny Postage Centenary' , and the section on telegraph and telephone stamps in Robson Lowe's Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, Vol.1. Author of 'British Mails in Madagascar 1883-1895' . RDP 1948.
GRAY, Donald Christopher OBE d.1962 age 80. Solicitor. Had extensive collection of Netherlands from 1852 to date, with 1852 issues almost completely plated. Tilleard Medal 1937 and Gold medal, London 1950. Also collected Norway, early Luxembourg, India 1854, Switzerland 1854-62, Italian States, and early Great Britain, particularly on cover. Died while bringing covers for display at RPSL during severe weather in January 1962. His collection of Netherlands and Colonies was presented to the Society, and his other holdings were auctioned by HR Harmer in that year.
GRAY, Dr John Edward FRS 1800-1875. Educated at St Bartholomew's and Middlesex Hospitals. Zoological Keeper at British Museum 1840-74. Compiled 'A Hand Catalogue of Postage Stamps' , based on a series of articles which he had written in 'Young England'. There were seven editions (see also GO Taylor).
GREEN, Doris Mary 1904-1999. Had fine collection of the Saar and its postal history from mid 18th century. International awards 1946-50, and Saar Medal, 1955, for research on construction of the 1924 booklets. Contributed numerous articles to philatelic press from 1939. Also collected Belgian Congo, Greetings Telegrams of Great Britain, and postmarks, labels etc of PCGB. Member of Permanent Executive Committee of PCGB 1946-63, and awarded Congress Medal in the latter year. President and founder member Hampstead P.S. RDP 1970. Her husband, Harry Green (b.1901), was a specialist in Belgian philately and also was awarded the Congress Medal.
GREENWOOD, Charles Herbert b.1887. Schoolmaster until 1912, then dealer as manager for David Field. Edited West-End Philatelist. Wrote 'Togo - The Stamps of the British and French Occupations'  (WEP Handbook No 11). 'The Provisional Issues of the Postage Stamps of Mafia'  (WEP handbook No 12). Co-author, with DB Armstrong, of 'War Stamps of the Allies' . President Hastings P.S. Founder member and Hon Secretary Huddersfield P.S.
GRIEBERT, Hugo 1869-1924. London dealer. Published Griebert's Philatelic Notes and Offers, 1908-1921. Wrote 'A Study of the Stamps of Uruguay' , and 'The Stamps of Spain 1850-54' . Received Crawford Medal for the latter, 1920. Disposed of his stock to Stanley Gibbons Ltd, 1920. RDP 1921.
GRINDALL, Henry d.1947 age 85. Editor of Stamp Collector in the 1890s. Hon Secretary PCGB Birmingham 1929. President Birmingham P.S.
GROOM, Thomas Theodore 1863-1943. Professor of Natural History. An authority on Greek stamps, about which he contributed various articles to the Philatelic Journal of Great Britain, 1916-34. Author of 'Prince Edward Island - The Twopenny Value', (reprinted from the London Philatelist) . He bequeathed his collection of the Large Hermes Heads of Greece, in 43 volumes, to RPSL.
GROVES, Geoffrey William 1897-1967. Civil servant. Held specialised collections of Malta, Leeward Islands, and Windward Islands. Particular interest in maritime philately and postmarks. Curator at Society of Postal Historians. Chairman Admiralty P.S. and President Wallington P.S. Member of Permanent Executive Committee of PCGB.
GRUMBRIDGE, Jack Louis OBE PhD 1908-1970. Personnel director, British European Airways. Specialist in postal history of Gilbert and Ellice Islands. Also collected El Salvador. Founder member of Society of Postal Historians and editor for many years of its journal 'Postscript'. Chairman BPA. President Willesden P.S. Contributed papers to PCGB. Author of 'Introduction to Stamps' .
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HADLOW, William FAI 1861-1931. Held his first stamp auction in 1891. Partner in Plumridge & Co 1916. Took leading part in Stamp Trade Protection Association and BPA. Member of Permanent Executive Committee of PCGB. A Queensland specialist, and also collected Austria, Siam, Transvaal, and Victoria. Regular contributor to Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly 1890-1928, and wrote 'Useful Hints for Stamp Collectors' . RDP 1930.
HALL, Thomas William 1861-1937. Solicitor. President RPSL 1923-29. Chairman of Expert Committee. Edited London Philatelist 1917-37. Awarded medals for Peru and Colombia. Tilleard Medal for early issues of Victoria, 1923. Tapling Medal for the 1858 issue of Peru, 1932. Plated the Express stamps of Samoa. Worked on reconstruction of Natal 'Postage' overprints. Sold his collection of Fiji so as to acquire Zanzibar, on which his study of type varieties of overprints was published in Part III of the RPSL volume on British Africa, 1906. Bought Leslie Hausburg's collection on latter's death in 1917. Co-author, with LW Fulcher, of 'The Postage Stamps of Venezuela' . Lindenberg Medal, 1934. RDP 1921. Master of the Innholders Company. Gave his philatelic library to RPSL.
HAMILTON-SMITH, George ARW 1870-1926. Dealer as a boy in Clifton, 1882. Dealer in London 1893 in partnership with SE Gwyer. Bought Dr Viner's collection. Committee Member of International Philatelic Union. Partner in Glendining & Co Auctioneers. His retail business amalgamated with Stanley Gibbons Ltd in 1905. Managing Director of that company from 1922, when he acquired the controlling interest from CJ Phillips. A keen collector of coins and medals.
HARLAND, Hubert Henry d.1938 age 67. Educated Whitgift School. Dealer, and founder of Croydon P.S. in 1906. Council Member Junior Philatelic Society. Specialist in Costa Rica, Brazil, and St Helena (gold medal). Wrote 'Costa Rica, a Minor Plate Study' .
HARMER, Cyril Henry Carrington 1903-1986. Son of HR Harmer, philatelic auctioneer. Joined the firm in 1921, and became Chairman and Managing Director in 1967. Enlarged his father's collection of forgeries, and made important collections of Newfoundland Airmails, Great Barrier Pigeon Post, and Siege of Metz. Served on Executive Committee of London International Exhibitions 1950 and 1960. Judge in Johannesburg, 1960. Chairman, British Airmail Society, 1961. Wrote, with RER Dalwick, 'Newfoundland Airmails 1919-1939' . Prisoner of War in WWII. RDP 1969.
HARMER, Henry Revell 1870-1966. Founded the well-known philatelic auction house, in which he was joined by his son, CHC Harmer, in 1921. Branches in New York and Sydney. Had important collection of Venezuela, part of which was shown by invitation at London International Exhibition 1950, and a reference collection of forgeries which was made available to BPA Expert Committee. Member of BPA Council. RDP 1948.
HARRIS, Albert Henry 1885-1945. Carried on business as Harris Publications Ltd. Editor and proprietor of Philatelic Magazine and Junior Stamp Magazine. Bought Philatelic Trader in 1926. Published 'Who's Who in Philately' [1914 (last edn.1937)]. Published Stamp Collectors' Annual from 1929. Issued 'The Standard Index to Philatelic Literature 1879-1925'  and the Philatelic Magazine Handbooks. Compiled Catalogue of Meter Postage Stamps. Organised London Stamp Trade Bourse, of which he was Secretary.
HARRISON, Gilbert d.1894 age 36. Wrote, with FJHS Napier, 'Portuguese India' . Had splendid collection of Afghanistan, and at the time of his death was preparing a work on that country to be published by RPSL. Awarded gold medal at London Exhibition 1890 for his Envelopes of the United States of America. A monograph on this topic that he had prepared was edited and completed by ED Bacon and published in 1895 under the title 'The Nesbitt Stamped Envelopes and Wrappers of the United States of America'.
HAUSBURG, Leslie Leopold Rudolph 1872-1917. Educated Clifton College. Hon Secretary RPSL 1913-17. Member of Expert Committee. Made plating studies of Victoria, Peru, Mexico, and Venezuela. Joint author with CSF Crofton and C Stewart-Wilson of RPSL Handbook on The Postage Stamps and Telegraph Stamps of British India, 1907. Vice-President Philatelic Society of India. His collection of India passed into the Royal Collection, 1916. When in New Zealand he discovered the original plates from which the first stamps of that country were printed. He was a leading tennis player.
HAWORTH, Charles Wilfrid Buckenham 1891-1960. Prolific writer on philately, and edited Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly and Philatelic Journal of Great Britain. Collected Chile, Hedjaz, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Venezuela. His works included 'How to Photograph Stamps' , 'The Waterlow Issues of Chile', 'Chile - An Outline of the Postal Issues 1766-1919' , and, with HL Sargent, 'Postage Stamps of the Kingdom of the Hedjaz' . Closely associated with Fred J Melville, and prominent in instituting the Melville Memorial Awards made by PCGB. First winner of PCGB medal, 1959. Keeper of RDP Roll 1926-29.
HAYLER, Mrs. Daisy F. d.1935 age 42. Employed by David Field, the London dealers. As DF Warin, author of 'The Postage Stamps of The Hejaz, Jeddah, and Nejd' , and 'The Postal Issues of Hejaz, Jeddah, and Nejd' . Her paper 'Phases of Philately' read at PCGB Torquay 1930.
HAYMAN, Harry Lewis d.1927 age 77. A specialist in Airpost, for which he received highest award, London 1923. Also collected Belgian Congo, China, Hungary, Liberia, Mauritius, and Spain, and gained international awards. Sold his general collection for £4000 in 1898. Joint founder of Aero P.S. President Herts P.S. Donated silver cup for awarding by PCGB. Given Order of the Crown of Belgium, 1912. RDP 1921.
HEALEY, Edwin d.1921 age 54. Established as dealer in London, 1882. Had special stock of British West Indies. Published 'Priced Catalogue of Stamps of Great Britain and Colonies'  (10,000 copies). The firm later became Healey & Wise.
HENDY, John George 1857-1908. Born in Ireland, and worked there as a sorter on travelling post offices. Afterwards on staff of GPO London. Wrote 'The History of the Early Postmarks of the British Isles....... to 1840' , and 'The History of the Postmarks of the British Isles 1840-76' , both compiled "chiefly from official records".
HEYGATE, Frank Lowick d.1953 age 80. Bank manager. Published and edited at Rushden, Northants the monthly 'Stamps', from 1897 to 1902 when it was merged with the Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly.
HIGGINS, John Steele 1885-1973. Piano dealer. Gold and silver medals for his Great Britain. Also specialised in Indian Convention States. PCGB Medal, 1961. President Manchester P.S. and Manchester Junior P.S.
HIGLETT, George Allen 1860-1940. Chartered secretary. Wrote brochures on Colombia 1918 Issue , the Turkey surcharged bisected provisionals of 1887 and 1890, and the Philatelic Magazine Handbook 'Turkey - Random Notes'. Gold medal for Turkey, London, 1923. Author of the comic series of Higlett Booklets on philately (bibliography by Gavin H Fryer, 1997). RDP 1925.
HILCKES, Harry 1864-1918. b. in Hamburg, settled in England, 1886. With Bright & Son, Bournemouth, 1890. Afterwards dealer in partnership with WB Kirkpatrick in London. Founded Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly with PC Bishop in 1894. Translated and published in 1892 Dr Kalckhoff's work on reprints. Compiled and edited 'A Complete Priced Catalogue of the Postal and Telegraph Adhesives of Great Britain' . Published annually from 1894-95 'Hilckes' Auction Summary of Foreign Stamps'. Hon Secretary of 'Colonial English' Exchange Club.
HILL, David Haworth 1851-1926 b. in Manchester. Emigrant to Australia 1858. Employed in Treasury Department, Melbourne from 1872. Specialist in stamps of Victoria. First President P.S. of Victoria, 1892. RDP 1921 (the first philatelist from Australia so honoured).
HILL, Norman b. 1903. Schoolmaster. Collected Great Britain TPOs and postal history; Royal Household mail; mobile post offices of the world; Blitz postal markings of Great Britain in World War II; Postal history of Rotherham; Clyde packet; and Holyhead and Kingstown packet. Received international awards from 1930. Wrote 'Postal Markings of the Allies in Great Britain 1939-45', and 'Airmail Etiquettes of the British Empire'. With GR Crouch, 'British Army Field Post Offices 1939-50'.
HIND, Arthur 1856-1933. Educated Bradford Grammar School. Went to USA at the age of 24, and founded the Hind & Harrison Plush Co. Had famous world collection, which included the British Guiana 1856 1 cent black on magenta (ex Ferrary), 1d and 2d Post Office Mauritius on one cover (ex Argentiere), and Spain 1851 2 reales blue (error) in pair with 6 reales (ex Ferrary). Won medals internationally. After his death the United States stamps were auctioned in New York, and all other countries by HR Harmer in eleven sales during 1934 and 1935.
HINDE, William Cornall FAI d.1959 age 74. Specialist in Egypt, Switzerland, India used abroad, Nepal, Tibet, Burma, and Boer War postmarks. Received Albrecht Prize. President Manchester P.S. and Manchester Central P.S. Chairman PCGB Southport 1949. His India auctioned by Robson Lowe in 1957.
HINTON, Thomas Henry d.1928 age 74. Dealer and compiler of albums. Highest award and medal for stamps of British Empire at World's Fair, Chicago 1893. Also received medals for his Great Britain. Author of 'Hinton's Hints on Stamp Collecting'. Hon Secretary and Treasurer International Philatelic Union 1894-1919.
HOLLAND, Frank Charles 1902-1981. Great Britain student, particularly plating and postmarks. Wrote 'Reserve Plate 17, Die II, Alphabet III', and 'Introduction to British Postmark Collecting'. Co-author, 1940, with RC Alcock, of the classic 'Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland being a Survey of British Postmarks from 1660 to 1940', with supplements, and 'British Postmarks - A Short History and Guide'. With RG Trail, wrote 'The Sideways Duplex Cancellations of England and Wales' .
HOLLICK, Richard 1853-1930. Pharmacist. Educated King Edward's School, Birmingham. Founder and editor of Philatelic Chronicle 1893. Collected Leeward Islands, Jamaica, St Lucia, and Mexico. Chairman PCGB Birmingham 1911 and 1929. President Birmingham P.S. Wrote handbook on Leeward Islands, 1895.
HOLLIDAY, Robert d.1901 age 45. Chemical manufacturer. Bequeathed his 18 volume general collection to the Tolson Museum, Huddersfield, but had previously disposed of the Great Britain section. The collection is strong in local stamps, particularly those of Russia. It can be seen by prior appointment.
HOLMES, Henry Robert 1896-1989. Philatelic adviser to British Museum. Authority on Bermuda and Bechuanaland. Wrote 'The Postage Stamps of Bermuda' , 'Stamps of the Private Byposts of Norway' , 'The Postage Stamps of Tibet' , and 'The Postage Stamps, Postal Stationery, and Postmarks of the Bechuanalands' . His papers on the 1877 provisional issue of the Republic of Honduras, and the Postage Stamps of Griqualand West, were reprinted from the London Philatelist, which he edited 1946-54. Won silver medal at Jubilee International Exhibition 1912. Brandt Prize 1941. Corresponding member of L'Académie de Philatélie. President RPSL 1961-64. RDP 1953.
HOPKINS, Adrian Edmond MC d.1967 age 72. Collected Afghanistan, Ireland and British West Indies. Wrote handbooks on Leeward Islands , Irish Free State, 'Talks about Postage Stamps - Philately in Bristol' , and 'A History of Wreck Covers originating at sea, on land, and in the air' . Author, with HE Lobdell, of 'Hong Kong and the Treaty Ports' . Published NL Stocken's 'Stamps of Great Price' . Dealer and for some years Chairman of Permanent Executive Committee of PCGB. President and founder member of Postal History Society. President Bath P.S. Chairman of PCGB Bath 1935, Bournemouth 1940, and London 1960. RDP 1947. Three times Mayor of Bath.
HOTSON, Sir John Ernest Buttery KCSI 1877-1944. Acting Governor of Bombay, 1931. India specialist. President P.S. of India. Edited Philatelic Journalof India 1923-28.
HUGEN, Ernest Frederick 1908-1980. Elected Hon Secretary to permanent Executive Committee of PCGB in 1947 and served in that capacity for 29 years until the merging of Congress with BPA in 1976. Designed Congress cancels and edited the Yearbooks. Was dedicated to Britain's interests in philatelic affairs, and acted as British Commissioner for international exhibitions under FIP patronage. His collections included British Empire commemoratives and airmails, Australia, Belgium, Egypt, miniature sheets, and souvenir issues. A thematic collection on the history of the UPU won him international awards up to Vermeil level, and his collection of stamp boxes and historic letter scales was exhibited hors concours at London 1980. Congress Medal for services to philately 1960. President Brighton P.S. 1948.
HUGHES, William Ellis 1879-1957 b. in Sydney, Australia. Came to England 1900. Collected Armenia, South Russia and Poland. Wrote 'Stamps of the Flying Post' , 'Germany - 1923 Handstamped Franks' , 'The Postage Stamps of Batum' , 'Notes on Georgia National (Socialist) Republic' , 'Georgia (Russia)' , 'Chronicles of Icarus' (articles on airmail), and, with PT Ashford, 'The Postage Stamps of Georgia (Transcaucasia), The Stamps of St George' . A contributor to many philatelic journals, often under a pseudonym.
HUGHES-HUGHES, William JP 1817-1902. Barrister. Became a collector in 1859. Ceased in 1874 having spent £69. Collection dormant until 1896 when he sold it for £3000. It included British Guiana 1856 4 cents on blue 'sugar' paper, Canada 12d black, Great Britain 1d plate 77, Cape of Good Hope 4d red Woodblock error of colour, all unused, and used copies of the Reunion 1852 15c and the Naples 1860 ½ tornese in both types.
HUSTON, Charles Emerson 1889-1960. Educated Royal Veterinary College, London. Student of all aspects of Cape of Good Hope philately; collection included pre-stamp covers from 1653. International awards 1952-55, for Cape, and special award for best collection in British Empire Section, New York 1956. Founder of Loughborough & District P.S.
HUTSON, Guybon John 1892-1963. Son of Guybon Hutson, well known general collector in Scotland. GJH was interested in Transvaal, Papua, New Zealand, Tasmania, and particularly New South Wales. Awarded medals for New South Wales in London 1950 and 1960, and Tilleard Medal 1960. Author of comprehensive monograph on New South Wales, 1960, updating the work of AF Basset Hull in 1911-13.
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IMAGE, William Edmund FRCS DL JP 1807-1903. Began a general collection in 1859, which he eventually sold to TK Tapling in 1882 for £3000. It was strong in British Guiana, Australia, Mauritius, USA, Philippines, locals, and unused Europe. The Mauritius, however, lacked the two 'Post Office' stamps, Image having declined to buy examples that JB Moens had offered him for £240. The collection was more comprehensive than Tapling's, who at first considered disposing of his own, but fortunately for the nation decided to retain both. In 1886 Image gave his books on philately to RPSL, a valuable contribution to the founding of the Society's library.
IMESON, William Edwin d. 1940 age 79. Discovered in 1894 the OP-PC error on a Great Britain 1870 1½d, afterwards disposed of to Harry Hilckes. Contributed comment and verses to philatelic journals. Author in 1903 of 'The Stamp-Fiends' Raid in Philatelia's Cause - A philatelic phantasy .......... with pictorial absurdities by the author'. He destroyed the key to identification of the characters depicted. Dubbed 'The Poet Laureate of Philately'. Published a monograph on title pages of old comic songs, ballads, and music pieces, which embodied references to postal and philatelic items.
INGRAM, Derek d.1973 age 86. During schooldays launched short-lived 'Collectors Magazine'. Philatelic and Postcard editor of Collectors' Journal, 1904-08. Edited Stamp Collecting 1915-28. Wrote handbooks on 'Italian States' , 'Postage Stamps of the Red Cross' , and 'Foreign and Colonial Currencies - An exhaustive table corrected to 1921'.
IRELAND, John 1882-1965. Cutler. Pioneer of the philatelic simple life, ignoring perforation, watermark, shades etc. Given award for British Empire, London 1912. Did much to publicise the hobby by organising exhibitions and frequently displaying parts of his enormous general collection. Founder member Brighton and Hove P.S. Chairman PCGB Brighton 1932. Chairman of Association of Sussex P.S. 1949. RDP 1956.
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JEFFRYES, George Kirke. Stamp forger. Exposed by JB Moens in 1883 as fabricator of Ecuador and Colombia provisionals with bogus surcharges. Became known in the trade as 'Dos y Medio', his first Colombian surcharge. Later he engraved the plates of forgeries marketed by A Benjamin and JH Sarpy, at their premises in Cullum Street, London. His most successful were New South Wales 'Sydney Views', and Grenada 'Chalon Heads'. The three became known as 'The London Gang' and were reported to the police by the Philatelic Protection Association. They appeared at the Thames Police Court in 1892 on charges of forging stamps and conspiracy. Jeffryes, then age 24, was sentenced to 6 months hard labour.
JEWELL, Charles 1892-1975. Ranchowner. Educated Rugby. Studied 19th century postal history of Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia, Spain, Transvaal, Australasia, and Indian Native States. Also Great Britain used in the Americas. Tapling Medal 1925, for 'The Rivadavia Series of Argentina - Reconstruction of Plate D'. Author of 'Mensajerias Argentinas' . Ten of his articles dealing with early Argentina, Colombia, and Great Britain used in the Americas, were reprinted from the London Philatelist, 1924-66. RDP 1966.
JEX-LONG, William AR JP 1870-1925. House factor and insurance agent. Published in 1906, being the first of its kind, 'The Philatelic Index', an alphabetical list of the principal articles contained in a selection of some of the best known philatelic magazines in the English language, up to the end of 1904. President Glasgow and West of Scotland P.S.
JOHNSON, Herbert Frederick 1884-1966. Dealer and publisher. Connected with Junior Philatelic Society from 1900, serving as Hon Treasurer, and President 1946. Chief organiser of its exhibitions, notably the Jubilee International Exhibition, London 1912. Hon Secretary International Exhibition, London 1923. Business Manager for Stamp Lover. Dealer in partnership with AOJ Readhead. Joint author, with B McGowan and Fred J Melville, of 'Circular Delivery Companies Stamps, Part 4'. Greatly assisted Dr H Osborne in the publication of his 'British Line-Engraved Stamps - Twopence Blue, Studies of Plates 1 to 15' .
JONES, Bertram Gordon 1872-1957. Introduced stamp auctions into India, at Calcutta and Simla. A specialist in India, Indian Convention States, Ceylon, and Afghanistan. Served on Expert Committee of P.S. of India. Edited Philatelic Journal of India, 1907-08. Published the Philatelic World, 1894-97 (the first philatelic journal in India), and Stamps, Calcutta, 1897-1905. Edited, with Charles Stewart-Wilson, a revised edition of the latter's 'British Indian Adhesive Stamps Surcharged for Native States' . Co-author, with Sir David Masson, of 'The Postage Stamps of Afghanistan' . Assisted CSF Crofton and WW Corfield, as to Ceylon, in 'The Adhesive Fiscal and Telegraph Stamps of British India' . Co-author, with CSF Crofton, of 'The Fiscal and Telegraph Stamps of Ceylon' . Returned to England about 1910 and became dealer in London.
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KAY, Alexander Berridge 1879-1944. Clerk in War Office. With EJ Bridger, as dealers, 1898. Contributor to Morley's Philatelic Journal, and Bulletin of the Fiscal P.S. Compiled catalogue of 'British Colonial Revenue, Telegraph, and Railway Stamps' . Discovered in 1910 the dangerous Italian forgeries of the Great Britain, 10/- grey-green, watermark Anchor. His collection of British Colonial Revenue stamps to about 1940 was given to the British Museum by Miss Nora Kay and Mr FR Kay and is now in the British Library.
KING, Charles Whitfield 1855-1930. Began as a dealer in Ipswich in 1869 whilst employed as a clerk in the Customs House. Publisher of the Standard Postage Stamp Albums. The first edition of his Universal Standard Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of the World was issued in 1899. It was in a simplified form, intended to assist young collectors. His son, of the same name, became a partner in the firm.
KING-FARLOW, Roland 1907-1974. Chartered accountant. Interests were Denmark, Scandinavian locals, and philatelic literature. Hon Treasurer RPSL, 1947-49, and Hon Librarian, 1946-52. Compiled indices for London Philatelist (1892-1944), Philatelic Journal of Great Britain, Journal of Philatelic Literature Society, and Collectors Club Philatelist.
KINGSTON, Henry Ernest Newcomen King-Tenison, 8th Earl of 1848-1896. President RPSL 1892. Collected Great Britain and British Empire. Awarded Gold medal for Great Britain at London International Exhibition 1890. Possessed entire sheet, less one corner stamp, of the 1847 embossed 1/- green. His collection realised £1800 in 1896.
KUTTNER, Maximilian Zulchaur 1867-1931. Educated City of London School. Journalist. Edited Philatelic Journal of Great Britain for a short period. Dealer, and proprietor with FA Wickhart of Stamp Auction Reporter, 1898. Collected Salvador, South Australia, and Victoria. Silver medal, Manchester 1899, for South Australia.
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LAMB, Frank Fitzroy 1881-1936. Dealer, originally with PL Pemberton, and collected Australian States. Edited Philatelic Journal of Great Britain 1907-14 in which he wrote as 'Angus McTavish'.
LANE-JOYNT, William Russell 1855-1921. Irish barrister. Hon Curator of the Duke of Leinster's collection, bequeathed in two Lallier albums to the National Museum of Ireland in 1893. Specialist in line-engraved Great Britain, Cape of Good Hope, Canada, British West Indies, Gold Coast, and USA. Founder, and President in 1900, of Irish P.S. RDP 1921.
LARMOUR, Rev Alwin Corden d.1946 age 60. Son of CF Larmour, editor of Philatelic Journal of India. Assistant Master at Wellington College. Collected Antigua, Barbados, Falkland Islands, Seychelles, Austrian Italy, and Belgium. Edited London Philatelist, 1940-45, in which he wrote on Austrian Italy.
LAWSON, William Henry d.1926 age 62. General collector with special interest in Falkland Islands. Awarded Telfer Cup for his paper 'Pro Juventute' at PCGB London 1923. President Liverpool P.S. Joint Chairman PCGB Liverpool 1926, but did not officiate owing to illness.
LEE, Emanuel Joseph d.1941. Received international awards for his Uruguay. Author of 'The Postage Stamps of Uruguay' , for which he was given the Crawford Medal in 1933. Also collected Argentina, Buenos Aires, Victoria, and Sarawak. His Uruguay collection filled 120 volumes, and was auctioned by Plumridge & Co in 1936.
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