Bookplate, George T. Turner, 1958, by H.L. Peckmore


George T. Turner (1906-1979), acting curator of the Smithsonian Institution’s philatelic collection from 1959 until 1962, owned the greatest private philatelic library ever assembled.

Through Turner’s bequest, the Smithsonian Institution received the Turner library’s finest items, totaling over 3,000 books and related material. This acquisition forms the core of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum’s library. In 1974, he published his Essays and Proofs of the United States Revenue Stamps, which is a great reference work for US revenue proofs and essays.

This is his bookplate dating from 1958, it is intaglio on light card and beautifully engraved by H.L. Peckmore.

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3.5" x 4.5"


Harry L. Peckmore



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