Byron Cameron


We remember Byron Cameron by Robert Topaz

Byron Cameron was one of the warmest and most knowledgeable postal historians of the British West Indies area that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He was so full of life that he filled every room he entered. He was always ready to help anyone---novice or expert---with his vast knowledge and expertise.

He was a founding member of the British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group, and was extremely active in Group matters while his health permitted. He constantly contributed to the Group, and was very instrumental and generous in getting several of the Group programs moving.

Byron had the best Jamaica postal history collection of stampless material ever assembled at the time, which won international gold medals. Unfortunately, much of the material was stolen from the mails---to the loss of philately.

Byron was a whirlwind of energy in business as well as in stamps until health problems forced him to slow down in his later years. He passed away on December 23rd, 1981, but never in the hearts and minds of his many friends.


Link Type Date Title Description
Link Auction 05 Nov 1974 Robson Lowe auction
Link Correspondence 1971 Collection Correspondence with Tom Foster concerning details of his collection