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    DescriptionThis title features: a full-colour global directory of the world's greatest stamps, including photographs of over 3000 stamps from more than 200 countries; a thorough introduction to the evolution of the adhesive stamp and other philatelic material allows the beginner or experienced enthusiast to understand both the history and value of their collection; the stories behind the flaws, incidents and propaganda that created some of the world's most collectable stamps; and, step-by-step instructions on mounting stamps for display and preserving their condition, with examples of useful tools and accessories. This is the ultimate guide to embarking on, and getting the very most out, the world's most popular hobby, with countless examples of and stories about rare, vivid and historical stamps spanning almost two centuries, plus advice on price and guidance about acquisition. The global directory of stamps from more than 200 countries will inspire readers to collect their own. 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, colourful and poignant examples ever created.


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    Title
    The Complete Guide to Stamps & Stamp Collecting
    Subtitle
    The Ultimate Illustrated Reference to Over 3000 of the World's Best Stamps, and a Professional Guide to Starting and Perfecting a Spectacular Collection
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James A. Mackay
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 660 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844768578
    ISBN 10: 1844768570
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    B&T General Subject: 120
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    BIC subject category V2: WCG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24260
    BISAC V2.8: ANT038000
    B&T Approval Code: A18360000
    BISAC V2.8: ANT044000
    DC22: 769.56
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: HE6224 .M32 2011
    Thema V1.0: WCG
    Illustrations note
    over 3000 colour photographs
    Publisher
    Anness Publishing
    Imprint name
    SOUTHWATER
    Publication date
    16 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dr James Mackay was one of the foremost and most prolific authors on stamps and stamp collecting in the world. He wrote over 100 books and thousands of articles on the subject of stamps and other collectables, and owned one of the largest private collections of stamps and philatelic material in the world. His published works include: Commemmorative Medals (A Barker); Collectables (Macdonald); The Banknote Yearbook (Token Publishing); and Dictionary of Turn of the Century Antiques (Ward Lock).