Hugh Massey Clark
|Hugh Massey Clark|
|Died||January 21, 1956|
|Spouse(s)||Theresa Maria Clark|
|Institutions||American Stamp Dealers Association
Association for Stamp Exhibitions
|Projects||Purchased Scott Stamp and Coin Company in 1938; served in various philatelic organizations|
|Awards||Roll of Distinguished Philatelists
APS Hall of Fame
Hugh Clark joined the Scott Stamp and Coin Company in 1912 and served in various capacities at the company, including being appointed as manager in 1914. Theresa Maria Clark (née Scheidemantel) also worked as an editor at the firm, and they eventually married. In 1935 he and his wife Theresa co-edited the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue.
In 1938 Hugh and Theresa purchased the firm, sold off the retail postage stamp and coin sales portions of the business, and renamed it Scott Publications. They both continued their work at Scott until they finally sold the firm to Gordon R. Harmer in 1946.
Hugh Clark was active in promoting stamp collecting through various media, including radio, newspapers, advertising, and lending frames to philatelists for use at philatelic exhibitions.
Clark was active in supporting or founding a number of philatelic organizations. He was president of the American Stamp Dealers Association for a number of years, was very active in supporting philatelic exhibitions in association with the Association for Stamp Exhibitions, and was a founding member of the Philatelic Foundation.