C. Belmont Faries

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C. Belmont Faries
Born June 3, 1913
Died January 19, 1998
Nationality USA
Engineering career
Institution memberships Stamp Advisory Committee
Significant projects Edited various philatelic publications; member of the Stamp Advisory Committee
Significant awards Lagerloef Award
APS Hall of Fame
Luff Award

C. Belmont Faries (1913–1998), of Washington, D.C., was a philatelist who dedicated his entire career to editing philatelic publications.

Philatelic editing[edit]

Faries edited a number of philatelic journals including the SPA Journal, the Minkus Stamp and Coin Journal, and the U.S. Specialist. He contributed to various journals and publications, including Scott's Monthly Journal, and was the stamp hobby columnist for the Washington Star.

Philatelic activity[edit]

Belmont was a member of the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee for the U.S. Post Office Department, and continued his work with the committee when it was reorganized as the U.S. Postal Service.

Honors and awards[edit]

Faries was awarded the Lagerloef Award by the Society of Philatelic Americans in 1969 and the Luff Award for Exceptional Contributions to Philately in 1992. He was named to the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame in 2001.


Faries donated his library, notes, and working papers to the American Philatelic Research Library.

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