The Complete Guide to Stamps & Stamp Collecting

The Complete Guide to Stamps & Stamp Collecting

The Ultimate Illustrated Reference to Over 3000 of the World's Best Stamps, and A Professional Guide to Starting and Perfecting A Spectacular Collection

Book - 2011
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This is the ultimate guide to getting the most out the world's most popular hobby, with countless examples of rare, vivid and historical stamps spanning almost two centuries, plus advice on price and guidance about acquisition. Read some of the fascinating stories behind the world's most sought-after stamps, from the famous commemoratives of American presidents to issues from some of the most remote post offices in the world. Stamps trace the character and history of the country from which they originate, and this encyclopedic visual directory is a stunning account of some of the most bizarre, vivid and poignant examples ever created.
Publisher: Wigston, Leicestershire :, Hermes House,, [2011]
©2011
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781844777259
1844777251
9781844768578
1844768570
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 30 cm
Summary: This is the ultimate guide to getting the most out the world's most popular hobby, with countless examples of rare, vivid and historical stamps spanning almost two centuries, plus advice on price and guidance about acquisition. Read some of the fascinating stories behind the world's most sought-after stamps, from the famous commemoratives of American presidents to issues from some of the most remote post offices in the world. Stamps trace the character and history of the country from which they originate, and this encyclopedic visual directory is a stunning account of some of the most bizarre, vivid and poignant examples ever created.

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