ARMAN, Frederick Marcus

1908 - 1978

Frederick Marcus Arman, was born at 50 Bristol Road, Ipswich on 9 May 1908, son of Henry Marcus Arman, a surveyor's clerk, and his wife Gertrude Lily née Crane, who married at Aylsham, Norfolk in 1905. In 1924 Frederick was living at The Limes, Marsham, Norfolk and he married at Plymouth in 1934, Kathleen Florence Eleanor Fookes and they had two children. Frederick, who was often known by his second name of Marcus, worked for the Post Office and was the first curator of the National Postal Museum and was also a contributor to the Philatelic Bulletin on Victorian postage stamps and a member of the Post Office Art Club, retiring from the Post Office in 1970. A sculptor in wood and metal and exhibited at Lincoln Cathedral, New Metropole Art Centre in Folkestone and elsewhere in the provinces and in America. The author of 'The Reginald M. Phillips Collection of 19th Century British Postage Stamps' (1966). He died at 28 Rodway Road, Bromley, Kent on 17 February 1978.