Rothschild, Baron Arthur de (1851 - 1903)
- Philatelic writer, Post Office owner and Stamp collector
Baron Arthur de Rothschild was a long-term Post Office owner. He began collecting stamps in his teens. In 1870, the Baron, recently removed to Brussels on account of the Franco-Prussian war, paid the dealer Jean-Baptiste Moens 500 francs for the used one penny Post Office discovered by Monsieur Noirel in Mauritius. He completed the set a few years later, paying the Belgian dealer 600 francs for the ex-Borchard used two pence Post Office acquired by Madame Desbois in 1872.
He also collected stationery, ties, cigars and hair ribbons, and gave up philately when he became more interested in motor racing.
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- Rothschild, Arthur de, Histoire de la Poste aux Lettres et du Timbre-Poste Depuis Leurs Origines Jusqu'a Nos Jours, Ancienne Maison Michel Lévy Frères, Paris, 1880. [ Details... ]
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Prepared by: Helen Morgan
Created: 16 March 2006, Last modified: 29 August 2006