Owner Biography

Anson McCleverty

Mrs. Anson McCleverty was a prominent early aerophilatelist. Her collection of Air Post was housed in seventeen volumes, and was sold in 1939 by Harmer, Rooke & Co. in London. Apparenrly, her album pages were beautifully illustrated by a young man named John Buchanan who had no hands and used his elbows.

The collection was exhibited competitively and won several awards, including:
* 1931 in Hamburg - Silver Gilt Medal
* 1933 in Vienna - Gold Medal
* 1934 in London at the first International Air Post Exhibition (APEX) - Gold Medal
* 1936 in New York - Gold Medal
* 1939 in Prague - Gold Medal and the Tracey Woodward trophy

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