Owner Biography

Hugh M Clark

According to the American Stamp Dealer's Association website, from 1912, when he joined the Scott Stamp and Coin Co., until his death 44 years later, Hugh Clark was one of philately’s most influential persons.

In 1938 he purchased the company, selling the retail business and organizing the rest as Scott Publications. Scott Publications continued the publishing of the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, first begun in 1867 by founder John Walter Scott, and it is still published today.

He was a founding member of The Philatelic Foundation having been invited to join its first board by Alfred Lichtenstein and Theodore Steinway. In 1946, when he sold Scott Publications, he gave The Philatelic Foundation the famous reference collection formed by John N. Luff.

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