Stamp Collecting -- with over 3 million enthusiasts -- in the UK is a major hobby. Collins Gem Stamps provides an introduction to the subject, starting with advice on beginning a collection and recognizing the key features of stamps and indicating the many ways that a collection can develop. This new Gem is published in flexibinding, providing the durability of a hardback with the flexibility of a paperback. In a stylish new cover design, this new Gem will provide an essential friendly introduction to Stamps. Gem Stamps provides an introduction to the world of stamp collecting from starting a collection from stamps that come in the post through learning more about the history of stamps and how they are made, to appreciating the wide range of different types of stamps and related items -- postmarks, envelopes, etc -- and on to specialized collections and the most valuable stamps in the world, each step being illustrated by a wide range of stamps. * A guide to stamp collecting from starting a collection to developing specialist interests * The ways in which stamps are produced and catalogued explained * Hundreds of illustrations of stamps included
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1999. Book Condition: Fair. illustrated edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89115538
Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1999. Book Condition: Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88831199
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001508808
Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020004723457