Complete Illustrated Guide to Stamp Collecting (Paperback)James A. Mackay (author)
Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 01/06/2006
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This book provides the must-have reference for every stamp collector, with over 500 images of collectable stamps. It explains the different approaches to starting, extending and organizing a collection, with inspirational examples of what to collect and tips on entering the stamp buyer's market. It includes step-by-step instructions on mounting stamps for display and preserving their condition, with examples of useful tools and accessories. It provides essential information on special items and categories - including first day covers, charity seals, postmarks, flaws and essays. This is the ultimate guide to embarking on the world's most popular hobby. Simple advice starts with the very basics - types of album, types of mounting, where to acquire or buy different types of stamp - and builds from there. There is a huge amount of inspiration for the novice, with countless examples of the bizarre and beautiful stamps that have emerged since the very first issue of 1840. Beautifully illustrated with over 500 colour stamp issues, this book is sure to appeal to anyone interested in starting to collect stamps, as well as those already pursuing this absorbing hobby.
Publisher: Anness Publishing
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 581 g
Dimensions: 297 x 228 x 9 mm
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