ABOUT Colonel Robert H. Pratt


Colonel Robert H. Pratt was a Milwaukee based collector who gained prominence for his Newfoundland studies.  He began collecting United States and then discovered Newfoundland and wrote several volumes on his studies of proofs, essays, and postal history.

He was a fellow of the Royal Canadian Philatelic Society, and a member of the Collectors Club of Chicago.  He won the Lichtenstein Award in 1984 and upon his death in 1995, the Collector’s Club of Chicago established an Award in his honour for the best Newfoundland study.

Robert sold through several auction houses including the Harmer family who in 2011, Keith sold the final sections of his St. Pierre & Miquelon, Newfoundland and United States Collections.