Shows stamps from around the world, describes the history of stamp production in each country, and includes background information about each nation
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A highly specialized work directed toward the serious philatelist, this successfully merges two rather disparate areaspostal history and political geography. The book provides a clear geographic portrayal for virtually every distinct postal and political change, from as early as 1660 to 1984. Emphasis is placed on the post-1840 period, as adhesive postage stamps were invented in that year. For dedicated stamp collectors and postal historians, the volume is a welcome addition. One notices strengths in the coverage of both British and French colonial activity in Africa and Asia. Despite the 144 carefully drawn and accurate maps, the inclusion of a large number of superfluous illustrations adds little to the work. Nonetheless, this is recommended for large public libraries, as well as those institutions with a philatelically oriented patronage. William B. Martin, Upsala College Library, Sussex, N.J.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Facts on File, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110816013462
Book Description Facts on File, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0816013462
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