Hugh C. Barr

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Hugh C. Barr
Born 1878
Died June 9, 1960
Nationality USA
Engineering career
Institution memberships American Stamp Dealers Association
Significant projects Stamp dealer and auctioneer who sold famous stamp collections
Significant awards APS Hall of Fame

Hugh C. Barr (1878–1960), of New York City, was a stamp dealer and auctioneer who started out in the stamp business in 1900.

Selling stamps[edit]

Barr was a respected dealer and started selling stamps by auction in 1931, continuing selling by auction for the next twenty five years. Barr was responsible for selling parts of famous collections: the Match and Medicine collection of Clarence Eagle and the personal collection of fellow stamp dealer and auctioneer Percy Gray Doane.

Philatelic activity[edit]

Barr was active within the American Stamp Dealers Association and supported its participation in TIPEX in 1926 and 1936 and CIPEX in 1947. After selling his stamp business in 1956, he continued on as an advisor and expert.

Honors and awards[edit]

Hugh C. Barr was named to the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame in 1963.

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