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Fig. Photo of Samuel Chapman in 1935.

Samuel Chapman (1859-1943), was born at Limehouse, London, England on January 4, 1859, son of William John Chapman and Ann Chapman.

He worked as the General Auditor of the Interoceanic Railway of Mexico. He was also a philatelist who specialized in the postage stamps of Mexico as a result of living there during the 1890's with his wife Florence Jessie Hoskins Chapman (1867-), at their villa in Coyoacan, Federal District, Mexico City, Mexico. They had a daughter Cynthia (1902-)

In 1901, they lived at Twickenham, Middlesex, England.

In 1911, he and his wife Florence were living at Overton Lodge, Sevenoaks, Kent, England.

In 1912, he published The Eagle and Maximillian Stamps of Mexico.

In 1926, he published Stamps of Mexico 1856-1868 (New York : Collector's Club, 1926)

In October 1931 he sold his stamp collection at auction.

Throughout the 1930's he lived at 2 Terlingham Mansions, Folkestone, Kent, England.

In 1938, he was inducted into the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists of the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain.

He died in June 1943 at Brighton, Sussex, England.

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Bibliography :

Edward Stanley Gibbons,"Oddments en Route," Stanley Gibbons Monthly, 30 April (1895) : 158-159

Stanley Gibbons Monthly, 1 July (1943) : 1 Obit