A reprint of the classic book written by Edward J. Nankivell, a member of the Institute of Journalists in London and an avid stamp collector. He wrote this book to promote the virtues of stamp collecting as a healthy recreation for everyone from the Price of Wales to ordinary school children. It was originally published in 1902. The timelessness of his lively arguments is apparent by their validity today. This book presents a fascinating and charming look at early stamp collecting. Its very readable narrative also provides a delightful glimpse into the wider world of pre-World War I England. The original book included a substantial section offering stamps and stamp collecting equipment from the original publisher. That section, as well as other illustrations, has been reproduced here and offers a unique look at the stamp collecting world of yesterday. Completely reformatted and typeset for readability.
Almost 12,000 value changes are recorded in Volume 1, with more than 2,600 of these changes seen in the United States and United Nations listings. In the U.S. Postage section, there are scattered changes, both up and down. There were 1,200 changes for the U.N listings, with a significant number of increases concentrated among modern issues. Other countries with significant value activity include the Bahamas, Benin and Bermuda. There are also several notable new listings incorporated in the U.S. listings, including a die-cutting-omitted error of the 23 Wilma Rudolph booklet pane of 10, Scott 3436c, and imperforate pair listings for the 1940 Stock Transfer stamps, Scott RD67a-RD85a.
This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
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