Frederic R. Harris

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Frederic R. Harris
Born April 10, 1875
Died July 20, 1949 (1949-07-21) (aged 74)
Nationality USA
Engineering career
Institutions Philatelic Foundation
Projects Famous for his collection of rare Hawaiian postage stamps
Awards APS Hall of Fame

Rear Admiral Frederic R. Harris (April 10, 1875 – July 20, 1949), of New York City, was a philatelist who amassed some of the finest collections in philatelic history.

Collecting interests[edit]

Harris was famous for his collection of Hawaii postage stamps. Along with Henry Albert Meyer, William J. Davey, John K. Bash and others. he co-authored Hawaii, Its Stamps and Postal History in 1948. In addition to his Hawaii collection, Harris had created world-class collections of stamps of Ceylon and Italian States.

Philatelic activity[edit]

Harris was a founder and trustee of the Philatelic Foundation, and, at the time of his death, he was serving as president and expert. Harris was also the chairman of the Directing Committee for the 1936 Third International Philatelic Exhibition (TIPEX) and chairman of the 1947 Centenary International Stamp Exhibition (CIPEX).

Honors and awards[edit]

Admiral Harris was elected to the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame in 1950.

See also[edit]