Thursday, January 18, 2007

W. Wilson Hulme II

According to an Washington Post article (that appears on the Chicago Tribune Web site), W. Wilson Hulme II, stamp historian and the first curator of philately at the National Postal Museum, died January 10 of a heart attack while on museum business in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 60.

The article says Hulme was also the nation's foremost expert on stamp perforations, which first appeared in 1857. The Tribune reports, Hulme had completed an article on perforations for the Postal Museum's Web site two days before his death.

Wade Saadi, president of the Collectors Club of New York, is quoted as saying,"He was an incredibly bright and visionary fellow. His loss is the greatest loss that philately could suffer."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM