Since 1845, billions of brilliantly colored miniature works of art have been keeping our postal system afloat--and celebrating important individuals and major events in the history of our country. This book compiles and enlarges these postal gems--some magnified more than 2000 times--allowing readers to see intricate detail in these visually appealing and informative stamps. 300 color illustrations.
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This richly produced work narrowly details the history and development of the nation from the colonial period to the present. Diamant provides the narrative, which is based on selected designs of U.S. stamps of the last 130 years. The choices are predictable, and the interpretative treatment even more so. The period of Westward expansion and the Civil War receive thoughtful consideration. Davidson uses the most famous and spectacular of American stamp designs to provide skillful illustrations. Ultimately, the book serves to glorify the stamp, augmenting its display with merely interesting commentary. In this narrow confine, the book succeeds. As such, it is splendid for coffee tables, holiday gift giving, and devoted collectors, young or old. Only for libraries with extensive holdings in philately.
- William B. Martin, Adirondack Community Coll., Queensbury, N.Y.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Carol Publishing Group., 1990. Book Condition: New. UNOPENED COPY. xvi + 2 + 253 + (1) pp. Very collectible. Ink smelling still present. Taste it. w: 3 lb 8 oz (1.586 Kg.) Ships from Mexico City warehouse. See external pictures or ask for them. An other copy available.[COLLECTIBLE. PHILATELIC. RARE IN ITS CONDITION.] Size: "11 X 11","As New". 818405325. Bookseller Inventory # 1009