Scott R. Trepel is president of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries in New York City. He has been personally involved in the sale of one-half billion dollars worth of stamps since starting his career more than 35 years ago. Scott held the gavel when many records were broken, including the Inverted Jenny plate block at $2.97 million, the Brazil Pack strip at $2.185 million, the Hawaiian 2c Missionary cover at $2.242 million, the Inverted Jenny single at $1.35 million and the 1c Z Grill at $935,000.
Scott’s interest in philately runs much deeper than buying and selling stamps. He has published numerous research articles in well-respected journals and has been the 1869 Section Editor of the U.S. Classics Society’s journal for many years. He authored Rarity Revealed: The Benjamin K. Miller Collection for the Smithsonian National Postal Museum and The New York Public Library. Scott has also self-published books on the City Despatch Post and the Pony Express.
For his research work in U.S. philately, the U.S. Classics Society awarded Scott the Chase Cup on four separate occasions (1989, 1994, 2003 and 2006). He also won the society’s 1987 Neinken Award and 1996 Distinguished Philatelist Award.
Presentation Synopsis: Scott opens the 2020 Postal History Symposium with a keynote address which provides an overview of the papers and presentations as well as a look into the postal innovations of the Classic Period.
Recorded at the 11th Postal History Symposium held virtually on October 26, 2020
Video Duration: 40 minutes