Ernest Anthony Kehr

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Ernest Anthony Kehr
Born (1911-09-10)September 10, 1911
Died November 13, 1986(1986-11-13) (aged 75)
Nationality American
Engineering career
Institutions Collectors Club of New York
Projects Promoted stamp collecting in various media, including over 2,000 shows on radio and television.
Awards Lichtenstein Medal
APS Hall of Fame
Luff Award

Ernest Anthony Kehr (September 10, 1911 – November 13, 1986), of New York City, was a promoter and spokesman of stamp collecting, creating interest for the hobby using all media at the time, including radio, television, books, articles and newspapers columns devoted to philately.

Philatelic literature[edit]

Kehr had philatelic columns in numerous newspapers, including the New York World-Telegram, the New York Herald Tribune, and Long Island’s Newsday. On radio and television, he promoted philately in over two thousand shows. He wrote several books, with the most popular one being “The Romance of Stamp Collecting” published in 1947.

Philatelic activity[edit]

Kehr was active in the Collectors Club of New York and wrote numerous articles in their philatelic publications.

Honors and awards[edit]

Besides being named an Honorary Fellow of the Collectors Club of New York, Kehr received the Lichtenstein Medal in 1974, signed the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 1975, and was awarded the Luff Award in 1976 for Exceptional Contributions to Philately. He was named to the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame in 1987.


The Ernest A. Kehr award for excellence in the promotion of Youth Philately was established by the American Philatelic Society in 1991 in his honor.

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