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Lewis C. Boysen (1855-1892), was born in Ohio, son of Otto Boysen (1827-), an M. D., and a druggist, and Paulina Colloredo Boysen (1832-).

He had three brothers : Theophile, Edward and Charles. As a teenager he began selling U. S. and foreign coins and stamps.

Fig. Lewis Boysen's correspondence with the coin and stamp collector Frank Arnold Grey of Philadelphia, postmarked Buffalo, New York, October 31, 1871, Maltese Cross Fancy Cancel. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library.

John Kerr Tiffany cites him as publishing a three page price list 5-1/4" x 7-1/4" for stamp packets in 1871. Tiffany notes the L. Boysen & Bro. Price Catalogue of American and Foreign Postage Stamps began in August 1871 comprised 14 pages 3-1/4" x 4-3/4", but was never completed.

In 1875, Emmanuel Joseph Attinelli, Numisgraphics cites his fixed price list for coins printed on a sheet 5" x 8" printed on both sides..

He was a druggist who carried a side line as a coin and stamp dealer.

Bibliography :

John Kerr Tiffany, The Philatelical Library : A Catalogue of Stamp Publications (St. Louis, 1874), Part II. No. 34; Addenda No. 23a

Emmanuel Joseph Attinelli, Numisgraphics (1875) : 99