Alan K. Huggins

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Dr. Alan Keith Huggins (born May 1936) MBE is a philatelist who in 1981, with Marcus Samuel, was awarded the Crawford Medal for his work Specimen stamps and stationery of Great Britain.[1]

In 1994 he was awarded the Lichtenstein Medal.

In the January 1996 New Year Honours list, Huggins was honoured with the award of Membership of the Order of the British Empire for services to the British Philatelic Trust. This was the first occasion this honour was given within philately, other than those awarded directly by the monarch to the Keeper of the Royal Philatelic Collection.[2]

Huggins is a past President of the Royal Philatelic Society London and also a past Chairman of The Postal Stationery Society (1992 - 1999).

Selected publications[edit]

  • British Postal Stationery, Great Britain Philatelic Society, London, 1970
  • Specimen stamps and stationery of Great Britain. Safron Walden: G.B. Philatelic Publications Ltd., 1980. (With Marcus Samuel)
  • Collect British Postal Stationery, GB Philatelic Publications Ltd, 2007. ISBN 978-0-907630-22-7 (with Colin Baker)


  1. ^ The Society's medals and honorary fellowship. The Royal Philatelic Society London, 2009, p. 4.
  2. ^ The London Philatelist, No 1232, p.1, Jan/Feb 1996