Robert Brisco Earée was an English priest and philatelist who was known for his studies of philatelic fakes and forgeries.
He was the son of the Reverend William Earee. He married Florence Isabella Goff, daughter of Captain A. Goff (deceased), at Alphamstone, Essex, in August 1876. His father had been rector at Alphamstone since 1870.
Earée was educated at Cockermouth Grammar School, a boy"s school in Cumbria.
He became a priest in 1871 and was a curate at Coggeshall, Essex, in 1871. While British chaplain in Berlin in the 1880s, he was responsible for raising a fund for a new church dedicated to Street George. In 1890 he was appointed Rector of Miserden in Gloucestershire.
Earée followed West. Dudley Atlee and Edward Loines Pemberton as the author of a series of articles, The Spud Papers, describing forgeries which appeared in various publications between 1871 and 1881 before being published in book form in 1952.
He also served as philatelic editor of The Bazaar. Earée is best known for the classic Album Weeds.
Or, How to Detect Forged Stamps which went through three editions and is still regarded as one of the best all world guides to forgeries and fakes ever produced. He summed up his philosophy in The Spud Papers by saying "if philatelists would only study their stamps a little more, instead of merely trying to see how many they can collect, I am certain that they would soon learn for themselves far more than any book or Spud Paper can teach them."
Earée was entered on the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 1921.