The Complete Guide To Stamps Stamp Collecting
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Stamps and Coins 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. Full description
This title features: a full-colour global directory of the world's greatest stamps, including photographs of over 3000 stamps from more than 200 countries; a thorough introduction to the evolution of the adhesive stamp and other philatelic material allows the beginner or experienced enthusiast to understand both the history and value of their collection; the stories behind the flaws, incidents and propaganda that created some of the world's most collectable stamps; and, step-by-step instructions on mounting stamps for display and preserving their condition, with examples of useful tools and accessories.