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    DescriptionThis book offers full advice on getting the most out of these popular pastimes, from making your first acquisitions to organizing and caring for your collection. It features over 6000 stunning images let the reader identify purchases, and learn how to boost collections, whether organizing by country, pictorial theme or purpose-of-issue. It includes expert commentary from a world-renowned collector examines the production of stamps and coins, plus size, shape, design, denomination, watermarks and metals. Collecting stamps and coins - known to the world as philately and numismatics - are among the most enduring hobbies of all time, and this comprehensive guide helps explain why. It is both a stunning visual compendium that illustrates how these collectables have evolved, country-by-country, from their origins to the present day, as well as a practical guide to identification, categorization, care and assessing value. It contains expert practical advice on identifying key features, and determining condition and value, plus guidelines on competitive exhibiting or on-line trading. This is an essential companion for every collector and enthusiast.


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    Title
    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Stamps & Coins
    Subtitle
    The Ultimate Visual Reference to Over 6000 of the World's Best Stamps and Coins and a Professional Guide to Starting and Perfecting a Spectacular Collection
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James MacKay
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 1,279 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846812439
    ISBN 10: 1846812437
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24100
    B&T General Subject: 120
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    BIC subject category V2: WCG, WCF
    BISAC V2.8: ANT044000, ANT011000
    DC22: 769.56
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC23: 737.403
    LC classification: HE6224 .M33 2013
    Thema V1.0: GBC, WCF, WCG
    Illustrations note
    over 6000 photographs
    Publisher
    Hermes House
    Imprint name
    Hermes House
    Publication date
    07 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dr James Mackay was one of the world's foremost authors on collectables such as stamps, coins, antiques and bronzes, and wrote over 100 books on the subject.