| Steinway & Sons|
| Board of Trustees of the Philatelic Foundation|
April 8, 1957, New York City, New York, United States
Henry Z. Steinway, John H. Steinway, Theodore Teed Steinway, Lydia Steinway, Frederick Steinway, Elizabeth Steinway
People and Pianos: A Pictorial History of Steinway & Sons, People and Pianos: A Century of Service to Music
Miles Chapin, Theodore S. Chapin, Samuel Garrison Chapin, Henry Chapin
Elizabeth Steinway, Schuyler Chapin
Collectors Club of New York, Philatelic Foundation
Theodore E. Steinway (October 6, 1883 – April 8, 1957), of the famous Steinway piano family, was a member of the Collectors Club of New York and Board of Trustees of the Philatelic Foundation. He was awarded the first Lichtenstein Medal in 1952 for his efforts in the field of philately as well as his contributions to the growth and prestige of the Collectors Club.
Theodore E. Steinway Wikipedia
Steinway supported the Collectors Club with funds for various projects, such as purchasing the philatelic library of Austrian Justice Viktor Suppantschitsch for the club. The development of this library resulted in the club having one of the most extensive philatelic libraries in the world.
Steinway, along with other prominent American philatelists, helped found the Philatelic Foundation, which originally was located on the fourth floor of the Collectors Club of New York. He was named Chairman of the Expert Committee (1950–1952)..
He was also the founder of the Association for Stamp Exhibitions and was responsible for organizing the first five philatelic international exhibits in the United States which were held in 1913, 1926, 1936, 1947 and 1956.
Steinway had various collections of stamps. The most significant ones were:specialized study of the "Sydney Views" of New South Wales
Hamburg and old German States
stamps with "socked-on-the-nose" cancellations
stamps and covers relating to his family piano business
Because of his interest in collecting stamps related to his business, and because he applied no rigid rules as to collecting stamps, Steinway is often regarded as one of the founders of thematic collecting, which today is a common method of collecting. Such collectors today collect stamps showing butterflies, elephants, Disney characters, famous art, and so on.
Because of his extensive interests and leadership within the field of philately, Theodore E. Steinway was awarded the first Lichtenstein Medal by the Collectors Club of New York in 1952.
His son, John H. Steinway (1917–1989), carried on his father's work in the field of philately, and served on the Board of Trustees of The Philatelic Foundation.