Funeral services will be held today for Julius C. Morgenthau, brother of Henry Morgenthau, former U. S. Ambassador to Turkey, and distinguished as a philatelist and stamp collector who died Wednesday from cancer after an illness of four weeks. Services which will be private, will take place from his late residence, 161 W. 91st Street. New York, Rabbi Isaac Landman will officiate. Interment will take place at the Salem Field Cemetery.
Mr. Morgenthau, who was seventy-one years old, was one of the foremost dealers and collectors of stamps in the world, nearly every great collection of stamps, in the past twenty years having passed through his hands. During his career he sold more than $4,000,000 worth of stamps at auction.
Regarded as the dean of philatelists in America, he served as chairman of the judges at the Philatelic Exhibition in Cleveland last year, and was also president of the Association of Stamp Exhibitions. In 1912 and again in 1926, he was president of the International Stamp Exhibition held in this country.
Mr. Morgenthau was the son of Lazarus and Babette Guggenheim Morgenthau of Mannheim, Germany, where he was born on August 2, 1858. He came to America in his youth, and received his degree in 1878 from the College of the City of New York, where later he was a teacher of Latin and logic for about ten years.
His career in rare stamp collections began in Chicago in 1895. The next year he returned to New York, organized the firm of J. C. Morgenthau and Company, ten years later holding his first auction, selling the famous stamp collection of J. M. Andreini, which was regarded as one of the most notable sales in the history of philately.
Mr. Morgan is survived by his widow, Mrs. Regina L. Morgenthau, a daughter, Mrs. Lucy M. Heineman, three grandsons, and two brothers, Henry and Maximilian Morgenthau.
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