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Percy McGraw Mann (1882-1927), was born on April 5, 1882, son of Benjamin Cooper Mann (1848-1918), a stationer, and Rebecca A. McGraw Mann (1849-1918).

On January 17, 1906, he married Lorle Caroline Ward (1884-1958), daughter of Ralph E. Ward of Denver, Colorado. They had two daughters Mercedes Yolanda Mann (1907-1955), and Merna Meredith Mann (1909-1959).

Fig. Philadelphia Stamp News, Vol. 2, No. 1, April 1911. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library.

He published Philadelphia Stamp News, a weekly stamp magazine beginning April 1, 1910.

According to the U. S. Census 1910, he lived with his wife and daughter in his parents home on 18th Street, Philadelphia.

On September 12, 1911, he published Oliver Schinkel Hart (1861-), Some Notes on the New York Postmaster's Provisional Five Cents, Black, 1845, Introduction by Hiram E. Deats, Forward by John N. Luff.

In 1912, he published Joseph Britten Leavy (1872-1921), The Postage Stamps of Holland (XIX Century). Joseph B. Leavy, was curator of the national stamp collection at the Smithsonian Institution and editor of the American Philatelist.

In 1913, he was the President of the Metropolitan Philatelic Association. He was one of the advocates for founding the American Academy of Philately.

He advertised selling a block of four 30¢ orange Benjamin Franklin stamps with gauge 10 perforations on unwatermarked paper in Mekeel’s June 21 1918 p 214. Only 143 copies of this stamp are known.

Fig. W. A. Sisson, stamp dealer and president of the St. Louis Stamp Collectors Society to Percy McGraw Mann, postmarked registered mail, St. Louis, Missouri, July 29, 1919, franked with 12 cent rate with one private perf 2c, three 3c, and 1c. On back cover the St. Louis Bear facsimile used for the St. Louis Stamp Collectors Society. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library. For sale $95. Write

Fig. Mann's correspondence with his client and insurance agent Lincoln E. Patterson, 115 East State Street, Ithaca, New York, restored mail, postmarked August 27, 1919, franked with a pair of Scott #234 6c Columbian light brown. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library. For sale $45. Write

In May 1927, he served as a judge of the exhibitions of the Capital City Philatelic Society of the second annual stamp exhibit held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

He died on October 7, 1927 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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