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Stamp Collectors

(January 21, 1902 – December 29, 1977) Boston He was a philatelist and a pioneering stamp dealer who through his company, H.E. Harris & Co., popularized philately for many Americans, especially children. Harris began selling stamps at the age of 14 and eventually built one of…
Clyde Jennings cut his philatelic teeth at the knees of his mother back in the 1920s and by the start of the next decade he was winning awards as a junior philatelic exhibitor at shows in his hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia. This legendary philatelist---whose 80th birthday…
Stamp collecting has shaken off its fusty image to become the latest old-fashioned hobby enjoying a surge in popularity. Young Londoners, artists and famous names are starting collections, and stamp dealers have reported a big rise in sales. Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, French President Nicolas Sarkozy…
Ad Indhusophon was the wife of late Prakaipet 'Pet' Indhusophon, one of the most popular international philatelists of the 1970s and 1980s. When Ad married 'Pet' in 1970, her career in philately was destined. She was intrigued about all this intensive talk about the pieces of…
Since 1985, I’ve had an abiding passion for penguins – through continent and career changes. Since the days of the first Polar explorers, the penguin has been burnt into the collective minds of the Western World. Although true that they were, and are, known to the…
It wasn’t until 1917 that the collection which today belongs to His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III of Monaco began to take shape. That year it was bought by Prince Albert I of Monaco from the late Reverend G.G. Barber – an English pastor who lived…
Although born in Thailand Pichai Buranasombati – known simply as ‘Pichai’ – spent many of his formative years in Great Britain and developed an early love for British stamps. In March 2001 his stunning collection of Great Britain early line engraved issues (1840-41) went under the…
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