Fred Philipson (2014)
Fred Philipson was sometimes called “a father of English paper money collecting.” Fred was with the IBNS at its inception.
His name is mentioned in many early issues of the IBNS Journal and he was the first IBNS Director for Life. Despite the passage of time, Fred Philipson is still honored each year with the presentation of an award that bears his name: The Fred Philipson Award for the best IBNS Journal article of the year. His 1968 IBNS Journal article titled “Every Note a Story” remains relevant and is still echoed by collectors today.