Frederic R. Harris
|Frederic R. Harris|
|Born||April 10, 1875|
|Died||July 20, 1949 (aged 74)|
|Projects||Famous for his collection of rare Hawaiian postage stamps|
|Awards||APS Hall of Fame|
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.
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
Admiral Harris was elected to the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame in 1950.
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