Notes from the Past

Maurice Burrus
Famous Philatelists Series

A wealthy industrialist from Alsace, Maurice Burrus (1862-1959), was one of the world's great philatelic spenders and amassed a fortune in stamps.

Such was his fame that he is one of the five men of philatelic stature selected for portrayal on a set of stamps issued by Liechtenstein in 1968.

It was Burrus who was under bidder when Arthur Hind's agent bought the British Guiana 1¢ magenta at the Ferrary Sale in Paris on April 5, 1922. 

- Kenneth A. Wood
This is Philately - Volume Two G-P
Van Dahl Publications 1982
Posted June 28, 2000

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