Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Happy Birthday - Charles Esterly Severn

Today is the birthday of Charles Esterly Severn.

A member of the American Philatelic Society's Hall of Fame, Severn was born July 5, 1872 and died on Dec. 14, 1929.

According to the APS , "Severn was a highly successful and widely acclaimed stamp editor. Most of his philatelic career took place with Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News, first published by Charles H. Mekeel in 1891... Under Severn's leadership, a series of important philatelic monographs of various subjects was published."

For additional information on Severn and other APS Hall of Fame members, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM