Notes from the Past

Sir Edward Denny Bacon
Famous Philatelists Series

In 1913, Edward Denny Bacon, already an eminent collector, was appointed curator of King George V's collection, a position he held for 25 years.

Bacon had complete charge of the royal collection and worked three days a week in the stamp room at Buckingham Palace according to Bierman (World's Greatest Stamp Collectors, Frederick Hall, New York, 1981).

During his philatelic career he held every office in the Royal Philatelic Society, London, and was elected to the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 1921.

Bacon was responsible for mounting the Tapling collection for the British Museum.  His book (The Line Engraved Stamps of Great Britain, won the Crawford medal in 1921.

Following the death of King George V, Bacon's position was diminished by King George VI's lack of interest in philately.  He died in 1938. 

- Kenneth A. Wood
This is Philately - Volume One A-F
Van Dahl Publications 1982
Posted November 7, 2000

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