This is the ultimate guide to getting the most out the world's most popular hobby, with countless examples of rare, vivid and historical stamps spanning almost two centuries, plus advice on price and guidance about acquisition. Read some of the fascinating stories behind the world's most sought-after stamps, from the famous commemoratives of American presidents to issues from some of the most remote post offices in the world. Stamps trace the character and history of the country from which they originate, and this encyclopedic visual directory is a stunning account of some of the most bizarre, vivid and poignant examples ever created.
Collecting stamps and coins--known to the world as philately and numismatics--are among the most enduring hobbies of all time, and this superbly comprehensive guide helps to explain why. It is a stunning visual compendium.
Collecting stamps and coins—known to the world as philately and numismatics—are among the most enduring hobbies of all time, and this superbly comprehensive guide helps to explain why. It is a stunning visual compendium.
From America's leading experts, your ultimate Guide to Stamp Collecting Whether you've always wanted to start a stamp collection or already have the beginnings of one, this is the definitive guide to becoming a smart and savvy stamp collector, with information on everything from the history of stamps to surprising celebrity philatelists to the best way to remove stamps from envelopes. You'll receive priceless expert advice on: Finding and identifying stamps Caring for and exhibiting your collection Understanding collecting terms Verifying authenticity Using internet resources And much more!
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Lists over 750 sources focusing on the reference needs of adults. The primary objective was to select quality reference tools which cover many different topics. Topics include general works, biography, philosophy, religion, language, literature, visual arts, applied sciences, sports and recreation, home life, social customs and education.
Topical Adventures explores the spectrum of topical and thematic stamp collecting and exhibiting. The book is the 168th handbook produced by the American Topical Association, the largest organization in the world for topical stamp collectors and the foremost resource for information on all aspects of topical and thematic collecting. While many of ATA's books are tailored to specific topics, this is a general reference work designed to help a new topical collector get started, or provide a handy review for more experienced collectors when they are working on a project.Topical Adventures is organized into 8 concise chapters and is fully illustrated in color throughout the book. Sprinkled throughout Topical Adventures are vignettes from collectors on virtually every aspect of topical collecting and exhibiting. This organization makes the book easy to read and share. Written and edited by many accomplished topicalists, this book will be a useful to addition to any collector's library. Topical Adventures is a convenient reference collectors of all ages and experience levels will want to have as you acquire, store, display and exhibit your collection.
A Complete Illustrated Guide with Valuations large size notes, fractional currency, small size notes, encased postage stamps from the first year of paper money (1861) to the present confederate states notes, colonial and continental currency The standard reference work on paper money