Bob Schoolley-West

Robin “Bob” F. Schoolley-West (born 12 December 1937, Brighton, [1] died 14 July 2012, [2] Dartford, Kent) Was a form Head of the Philatelic Collections at the British Library (originally hand of the British Museum).

He joined the Museum in 1973 after he investigated, as a police officer, the theater of items from the philatelic collections by James Mackay . In the mid 1980s he took an active part in tracking down forgeries of classic stamps made by Pro-Phila in Germany based on photographs taken by a visitor to the Library. [3]

Schoolley-West retired in 1991 and was succeeded at the British Library by David Beech .


  1. Jump up^ General Register Office birth entry, Brighton Registration District, October-December 1937, Volume 2b Page 230
  2. Jump up^ “Membership News” inThe London Philatelist, July-August 2012, No. 1397, Vol. 121, p. 236.
  3. Jump up^ “Library Uncovers fake stamp haul” by Sarah Jane Checkland inThe Times, 25 November 1987, p. 6.

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