List of philatelists
This is a list of philatelists, persons notable for their contributions to philately
Philately is the study of stamps and postal history and other related items. Philately involves more than just stamp collecting, which does not necessarily involve the study of stamps. It is possible to be a philatelist without owning any stamps...

  • Oscar Berger-Levrault
    Oscar Berger-Levrault
    Oscar François George Berger-Levrault was a French philatelist. The invention of the stamp catalogue is attributed to him and to the Englishman, John Edward Gray.-Life:...

  • Kasimir Bileski
    Kasimir Bileski
    Kasimir Bileski was a noted Canadian philatelist and stamp dealer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is best known for his discovery and promotion of the famous "Seaway Inverted" stamps of 1959....

  • Gustave Caillebotte
    Gustave Caillebotte
    Gustave Caillebotte was a French painter, member and patron of the group of artists known as Impressionists, though he painted in a much more realistic manner than many other artists in the group...

  • Samuel Chapman
    Samuel Chapman
    Sir Samuel Chapman was a Scottish Unionist Party politician.He unsuccessfully contested the Perth constituency in 1906 and January 1910, and the Greenock constituency in December 1910 and in 1918, but was elected as Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South at the 1922 general election and held...

    , of Mexico
  • Daniel Cooper, founder and first president of Philatelic Society of London
  • Jal Cooper
    Jal Cooper
    Jal Manekji Cooper FRGS was an Indian philatelist, and an expert and authenticator of the postage stamps and postal history of India. Cooper was also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the author of several philatelic handbooks. He was both a stamp dealer and a collector and was...

  • Gerald Davis
  • C.D.Desai
  • Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman
    Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman
    Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman , is well known for his contribution to Unani medicine. He founded Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences in 2000...

    , collector of medical stamps
  • Sir Ernest de Silva, Sri Lanka's greatest philatelist
  • Emilio Diena
    Emilio Diena
    Dr. Emilio Diena , of Italy, was a philatelist who specialized in the postage stamps of Italy and published substantial research on the subject, with many regarding him as “Italy’s greatest philatelist.”-Collecting interests:...

    , Italian ancient state specialist
  • Robert Brisco Earée
    Robert Brisco Earée
    The Reverend Robert Brisco Earée was an English philatelist, known for his studies of philatelic fakes and forgeries. He was the son of the Reverend William Earee M.A.- Life :...

    , album weeds
  • Edward B. Evans
    Edward B. Evans
    Edward Benjamin Evans, RPS a British army officer, also known as "Major Evans", was a distinguished philatelist, stamp collector, and philatelic journalist...

    , "Major Evans"
  • David Feldman
    David Feldman (philatelist)
    David Feldman is a professional philatelist, author and auctioneer, chairman of David Feldman SA, a Geneva based philatelic auction company that has attained record prices for some of the most famous postage stamps of the world...

  • Adelaide Lucy Fenton
    Adelaide Lucy Fenton
    Adelaide Lucy Fenton was an early female philatelist and philatelic journalist who was among the first to adopt a scientific approach to philately...

    , early female philatelist
  • Ferdinand of Bulgaria
  • Philipp von Ferrary
    Philipp von Ferrary
    Philip Ferrari de La Renotière, Duke of Gallièra was a legendary stamp collector, assembling probably the most complete worldwide collection that ever existed, or is likely to exist...

  • George V of the United Kingdom
    George V of the United Kingdom
    George V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War until his death in 1936....

    , royal collector
  • Edward Stanley Gibbons
    Edward Stanley Gibbons
    Edward Stanley Gibbons was an English philatelist and founder of Stanley Gibbons Ltd, publishers of the famous Stanley Gibbons stamp catalogue and other stamp-related books and magazines.-Early life:...

    , British dealer
  • John Edward Gray
    John Edward Gray
    John Edward Gray, FRS was a British zoologist. He was the elder brother of George Robert Gray and son of the pharmacologist and botanist Samuel Frederick Gray ....

  • Colonel Green
    Edward Howland Robinson Green
    Edward Howland Robinson "Ned" Green , also known as Colonel Green, was an American businessman, the only son of the notorious miser Hetty Green . He was also noted for his stamp and coin collections.-Biography:Edward Green was the first of two children of Hetty and Edward Henry Green...

  • George Higlett
    George Higlett
    George Allen Higlett was a Chartered Secretary and Philatelist who was also a prolific philatelic author and won a gold medal for his display of Turkish stamps at the London International Stamp Exhibition in 1923....

  • Arthur Hind
    Arthur Hind (1856 - 1933)
    Arthur Hind , of Utica, New York, was an American textile industrialist and philatelist.-Business interests:He lived on Maple Street in Utica, New York, in the Mohawk Valley. He was owner of Hind-Harrison Plush Co. in Clark Mills, New York, which made upholstery fabrics for automobile manufacturers...

  • Hiroyuki Kanai, of Mauritius
  • Anatoly Karpov
    Anatoly Karpov
    Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion. He was the official world champion from 1975 to 1985 when he was defeated by Garry Kasparov. He played three matches against Kasparov for the title from 1986 to 1990, before becoming FIDE World Champion once...

  • Adolph Koeppel
    Adolph Koeppel
    Adolph Koeppel was a distinguished American philatelist and author who wrote a number of authoratitive works on the revenue stamps of India and Italy that remain the standard works in their areas.-Prize-winning collections:...

  • Alfred Lichtenstein
    Alfred Lichtenstein (philatelist)
    Alfred F. Lichtenstein was one of the most famous American philatelists.- Biography :Alfred Lichtenstein's classic stamp collections were one of the most complete, with a passion for stamps issued before 1870...

  • James Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford, formed massive philatelic library
  • George Ward Linn
    George Ward Linn
    George Ward Linn , of Ohio, was a philatelist who published philatelic literature extensively and was the founder of Linn's Weekly Stamp News in 1928, the philatelic journal for which he is most famous.-Philatelic publishing:...

    , founder of Linn's Weekly Stamp News
  • Robson Lowe
    Robson Lowe
    John Harry Robson Lowe , Robbie to his friends, was an English professional philatelist, stamp dealer and stamp auctioneer.- Life and career :...

    , the "father of postal history"
  • John Luff
  • James A. Mackay
    James A. Mackay
    James Alexander Mackay was a prolific Scottish writer and philatelist whose reputation was damaged by a criminal conviction for theft and repeated accusations of plagiarism. In an obituary by John Holman, Editor of the British Philatelic Bulletin, Mackay was described as a "philatelic writer...

  • Fred Melville
    Fred Melville
    Frederick John Melville was a British philatelist, prolific philatelic author and founder of The Junior Philatelic Society. He was also a founder in 1907 of the Philatelic Literature Society...

  • Jean-Baptiste Moëns
    Jean-Baptiste Moëns
    Jean-Baptiste Philippe Constant Moens was a Belgian philatelist recognized as the first dealer in stamps for collectors. He was one of the original philatelic journalists.- Youth :...

    , the "father of philately"
  • Walter Morley
    Walter Morley
    Walter Morley was a pioneering English philatelist, stamp dealer and philatelic author.The first address known for Morley is 186 West Green Road, Tottenham, London N. In 1898 his address is given as 15 Brownhill Gardens, Hither Green, Catford, London S.E...

  • Edwin Müller
    Edwin Müller
    Edwin Müller, later Edwin Mueller, was one of the most distinguished Austrian philatelists. His work on the classic Austrian stamps is still among the most important documents of Austrian philately...

  • Douglas Myall
    Douglas Myall
    Douglas Myall is a British civil servant and philatelist. He is known for his exhaustive study of the Machin stamps, the British definitive series in use since 1967...

  • Alfred Potiquet
    Alfred Potiquet
    Alfred Potiquet was a French official who was responsible for the first illustrated stamp catalogue in the world.Alfred Potiquet developed his catalogue on the basis of the postage stamp and postal stationery register of the Strasbourg bookseller, Oscar Berger-Levrault...

    , first stamp catalogue
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism....

  • L. T. Rose-Hutchinson
    L. T. Rose-Hutchinson
    L. T. Rose-Hutchinson was a philatelist and postal historian. Rose-Hutchinson collected postage stamps for most of his life, joining the Royal Philatelic Society London in 1900 and the Postal History Society in 1940. During his Service career he spent most of his time in India, where he...

  • Stuart Rossiter
    Stuart Rossiter
    Percival "Stuart" Bryce Rossiter was a renowned British philatelist and postal historian who wrote extensively about British postal history and postage stamps of British colonies in Africa and was actively involved in numerous philatelic institutions...

  • Gary Ryan
    Gary Ryan (philatelist)
    Gary Sidney Ryan was an eminent philatelist who specialised in the stamps and postal history of Hungary and later in revenue stamps....

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt, presidential collector
  • Lawrence L Shenfield
    Lawrence L. Shenfield
    Lawrence Lewis "Larry" Shenfield was an advertising executive who was instrumental in promoting the development of radio broadcasting during its golden age of the 1920's and 1930's. Larry lined up sponsors to help further the popularity of such stars as Orson Welles and Dinah Shore...

    , Confederate postal history
  • Evelyn Arthur Smythies
    E. A. Smythies
    Evelyn Arthur Smythies, CIE , was a distinguished forester and philatelist, born of British parents in India. Smythies was an expert on the ecology of Uttarakhand and Nepal...

  • Richard Stevens
    Richard Stevens
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    , Mexico revenue catalog
  • William Carlos Stone
    William Carlos Stone
    William Carlos Stone , called “Uncle Billy” by his friends, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was a philatelist who specialized in the collection of philatelic literature related to revenue stamps and postal stationery....

    , revenues and philatelic literature
  • Thomas Tapling
    Thomas Tapling
    Thomas Keay Tapling was an English businessman and politician. He played first class cricket and was also an eminent philatelist who formed one of the greatest stamp collections of his era.- Early life :...

  • Charlotte Tebay
    Charlotte Tebay
    Mrs Charlotte Tebay was one of the first women philatelists and helped to organise the first stamp exhibitions in London.Like Adelaide Lucy Fenton, Mrs Tebay was one of the first members of the Royal Philatelic Society, London, being elected in April 1876, and many early meetings of the society...

    , early female philatelist
  • Leon Norman Williams
    Leon Norman Williams
    Leon Norman Williams , originally a barrister, was a noted British philatelic writer, who collaborated with his brother Maurice as "L. N. and M. Williams" until Maurice's death in 1976....

  • Robert Zoellner
    Robert Zoellner
    Robert Zoellner is a stamp collector who achieved fame as the second person ever to have formed a complete collection of United States postage stamps, after Benjamin K. Miller who assembled a complete collection pre-1925. As of November 2005, one other person, William H...

    , only complete US collection
  • Syed Ziaur Rahman, medical philatelist
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