Harold W. Fisher
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Harold W. Fisher

Harold Wolf Fisher (born Crouch End, London 1903 - died June 1986) was a philatelist who was a specialist in the line-engraved stamps of Great Britain. In 1980 he was awarded the Crawford Medal for the first four volumes of his work The Plating of the Penny[1] and in 1981 he signed the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists. Fisher was also President of the Great Britain Philatelic Society.[2]

An accountant by profession, Fisher founded the London firm of Chartered Accountants, HW Fisher. He was a Captain of the Fire Guard during the London Blitz but did not fight in either World War, being under-age in the first and in a reserved occupation in the second. He was Vice Chairman of the Hire Purchase Trade Association.[3] Fisher was an accomplished draughtsman, making detailed drawing of stamp varieties and pen portraits of speakers during evenings out.

Selected publications

  • The Plating of the Penny. (Multiple volumes)

References

  1. ^ The Society's medals and honorary fellowship. The Royal Philatelic Society London, 2009, p. 4.
  2. ^ "Newsdesk: Harold Fisher - An Appreciation" by Eric Allen in Gibbons Stamp Monthly, September 1986, p. 10.
  3. ^ "Personality Parade" in Gibbons Stamp Monthly, August 1965, p. 211.



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