Jeremiah Hess Barr
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|Jeremiah Hess Barr|
|Died||May 26, 1955|
|Known for||Stamp collecting|
Barr had a wide knowledge of philately, but specialized in certain fields, including United States Banknote issues, United States revenue stamps, and stamps of Lombardy-Venetia and the Ionian Islands.
Barr’s grandfather was Elias Barr who, in 1855, established Barr’s Penny Dispatch in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Because of the close link between the two stamps of Barr’s Penny Dispatch (Scott catalog No. 8L1 and 8L2) and his grandfather, Barr took a special interest in collecting these Lancaster local post stamps.
Barr was one of the founders of the American Philatelic Congress and as its president and editor. For six years he also wrote a philatelic column in the Sunday Eagle newspaper of Reading, Pennsylvania.
Honors and awards
- "American Philatelic Society - Hall of Fame - 1955-1959". American Philatelic Society. 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-22.