Winthrop Smillie Boggs

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Winthrop Smillie Boggs
Born (1902-12-20)December 20, 1902
Died May 30, 1974(1974-05-30) (aged 71)
Nationality USA
Engineering career
Institutions Collectors Club of New York
Projects Authored various books of philatelic literature, especially on stamps of Canada and Newfoundland
Awards Luff Award
Crawford Medal
Lichtenstein Medal
APS Hall of Fame

Winthrop Smillie Boggs (December 20, 1902 – May 30, 1974) was a philatelist renowned for his expertise and philatelic writing.

Philatelic accomplishments[edit]

Boggs wrote a number of the definitive books in philately:

  • The Foundations of Philately (1955)
  • Ten Decades Ago: 1840-1850, a Study of the Work of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson of New York City (1949)
  • The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Newfoundland (1942)
  • The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada (1945)

Philatelic leadership[edit]

Boggs was a member of the Collectors Club of New York and served the club in a number of capacities. He was the first executive director at the Philatelic Foundation during the period 1945-1961.


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