James E. Lee, of Oak Brook, Illinois, is the recipient of the first American Philatelic Society’s Dealer of the Year Award.
Jim Lee has been a stamp dealer since 1972, working full-time since 1990. He served on the Board of the American Stamp Dealers Association for eight years, four years as president. Lee stated on his website that 2016 was his 45th “year of my involvement with collecting, studying, writing about and dealing in United States essays and proofs.”
Lee advertises his expert areas as U.S. Essays and Proofs, U.S. 19th Century and Civil War Postal History. His website, includes much more than the rarities and other material he has for sale. Prime among these are his most recent newsletter, which he started in 1997, and copies of some of his “As I See It” columns from the newsletter.
His most recent newsletter (March 2017) includes many bold, colorful images, much of them from the areas of proofs, essays, and postal history that he has for sale. Even if you are not interested in buying such items, the supersized high resolution images and descriptions offer an education.