Frederick Philbrick
Frederick Adolphus Philbrick (13 June 1835 to 25 December 1910) was a lawyer and an early British philatelist.

He was one of the founders of the "Philatelic Society, London", which later became the Royal Philatelic Society London. He was its first Vice-President and was President of the Society between 1872 and 1892.

Philbrick was also an honorary member of the Fiscal Philatelic Society
Fiscal Philatelic Society
The Fiscal Philatelic Society was an early twentieth century philatelic society that is seen as a predecessor to today's Cinderella Stamp Club and The Revenue Society...


Two pseudonyms used by Philbrick in his philatelic writing were, An Amateur and Damus Petimusque Vicissim (the motto of British Guiana).

Born in Colchester, England, he was the son of a lawyer and had a successful legal career, eventually becoming a Judge.

He was named as one of the "fathers of philately" on the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists
Roll of Distinguished Philatelists
The Roll of Distinguished Philatelists is a philatelic award of international scale, created by the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain in 1921...



  • The Postage and Telegraph Stamps of Great Britain, 1881. (With W.A.S. Westoby
    W. A. S. Westoby
    William Amos Scarborough Westoby M.A. was an English philatelist who was one of the "Fathers of Philately" entered on the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 1921...

  • "Notes on the Proofs and Essays of Great Britain" in Stamp Collectors Magazine, 1868.

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