An American History Album: The Story of the United States Told Through Stamps

An American History Album: The Story of the

A unique record of the history of the United States. Throughout its history, the United States has celebrated its achievements, honored its heroes and recorded its history by issuing beautiful commemorative postage stamps. These stamps tell us about the discovery and settlement of the land; advances in transportation and communication; the wonders of the American wilderness; and the accomplishments of political, military and civic leaders who served the republic and shaped its future. Created by the United States Post Office to honor significant events and important people, these stamps offer us a unique and proud look at America's history. An American History Album takes a look at the stories behind these miniature works of art-why they were issued and who or what they honor. Created by some of the best artists and finest engravers of their day, these stamps fashion a visual portrait of the history, values and accomplishments of the United States. Through their research for this book the authors identified more than 50 major themes of the American story that have been commemorated in stamps. An American History Album will appeal to history buffs, stamp collectors, educators, art enthusiasts and general readers. It serves as a graphic reminder that the American dream, as craf...

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  • ASIN: 1554073901

An American History Album: The Story of the United States Told Through Stamps

An American History Album: The Story of the

A unique record of the history of the United States. Throughout its history, the United States has celebrated its achievements, honored its heroes and recorded its history by issuing beautiful commemorative postage stamps. These stamps tell us about the discovery and settlement of the land; advances in transportation and communication; the wonders of the American wilderness; and the accomplishments of political, military and civic leaders who served the republic and shaped its future. Created by the United States Post Office to honor significant events and important people, these stamps offer us a unique and proud look at America's history. An American History Album takes a look at the stories behind these miniature works of art-why they were issued and who or what they honor. Created by some of the best artists and finest engravers of their day, these stamps fashion a visual portrait of the history, values and accomplishments of the United States. Through their research for this book the authors identified more than 50 major themes of the American story that have been commemorated in stamps. An American History Album will appeal to history buffs, stamp collectors, educators, art enthusiasts and general readers. It serves as a graphic reminder that the American dream, as craf...

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  • ASIN: 1770851208

A History of Britain in Thirty-six Postage Stamps

A History of Britain in Thirty-six Postage

Stamps tell a story―and Chris West's book is the unique, fascinating tale of Great Britain told through its stamps.Hailed by The Times of London as "a splendid reminder of the philatelic glories of the past," A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps tells the rich, layered, and breathtaking history of England through thirty-six of its fascinating, often beautiful, and sometimes eccentric postage stamps. West shows that stamps have always mirrored the events, attitudes, and styles of their time. Through them, one can glimpse the whole epic tale of an empire unfolding. From the famous Penny Black, printed soon after Queen Victoria's coronation, to the Victory! stamp of 1946, anticipating the struggle of postwar reconstruction―A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps is a hugely entertaining and idiosyncratic romp, told in Chris West's lively prose.On their own, stamps can be curiosities, even artistic marvels; in this book, stamps become a window into the larger sweep of history.

  • ASIN: 1250035503

The Stamps and Postal History of Poonch

The Stamps and Postal History of

Poonch lies on the western side of Kashmir. It is separated from Srinagar by the Pir Panjal moutain range with several passes exceeding 11,000 feet. Capt. S.H. Godfrey, who was the Assistant Resident in Kashmir and an early writer and collector of Poonch stamps and postal history noted, “the Poonch Post Office was one of the most honest administration in the world….” The stamps were issued for legitimate postal purposes to meet the necessity of improved communication with British India and Jammu and Kashmir. The first issues were no longer in use, years before their existence was known to collectors in Europe. The first envelope known with Poonch stamps was mailed in 1878; the State Post Office merged into the British India postal system at the end of 1894. Poonch stamps were individually printed on sheets using dies cut from either green-colored stone or brass. The published literature on Poonch stamps and postal history consists nearly exclusively of a relatively small number of journal publications and the author’s website: www. poonchstamps.com which forms the basis of this book. The stamps of Poonch are not only collected by those interested in the stamps, their history and exotic local, but also by art collectors who are attracted to their bold use of color and abst...

  • ASIN: 1482762064

The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada

The Postage Stamps and Postal History of

2nd printing. Quarterman reprint. A compilation of a compact and accurate handbook for collectors of Canadian postage stamps and cancellations.

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  • ASIN: 0880000422

The postal history and stamps of Bermuda

The postal history and stamps of

Describes stamps and postal history of Bermuda including postage rates, forgeries, and plating.

  • ASIN: B00851QWQW

The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps, 37th ed

The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps, 37th

Now in its 37th edition, The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps is an indispensable handbook for philatelists and hobbyists everywhere. The only fully-illustrated, four-color guide to U.S. stamps, this official publication from the United States Postal Service provides the most comprehensive information available about the U.S. stamp program and its vivid history. Every category of U.S. stamp is included—definitive, commemorative, airmail, duck stamps, and stamped envelopes—and the book is organized into easy-to-use, color-coded sections for quick access.

  • ASIN: 0062024361

European Stamp Issues of the Second World War: Images of Triumph, Deceit and Despair

European Stamp Issues of the Second World War:

Today, stamps still claim to commemorate aspects of a nation’s history and achievements. During World War II, however, stamps were symbolically hugely important: they proclaimed military victories, they "authenticated" occupation of long contested territory, restored pride in historic achievements, or simply proclaimed continuing independence. Of course, many nations endured defeat and occupation, and the enforced use of stamps whose heavy overprints or carefully selected illustrations accentuated their subjection. Stamps and their accompanying postmarks offer a fascinating and surprisingly detailed insight into the hopes and fears of nations. The stamps of 22 nations are examined, interpreted, and illustrated, many in full color. The glorification of the Führer on stamps in all conquered lands was inevitable—but many are ambiguous and indicative of rival cultural and political forces. Why, for example, did the British go to the lengths of forging a stamp with the head of Hans Frank, "the Butcher of Poland," on it, and distributing it across the Reich?

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  • ASIN: 0750959150

The Stamp Art & Postal History of Michael Thompson & Michael Hernandez de Luna

The Stamp Art & Postal History of Michael

In this handsome and hilarious volume of knockoff postage stamps, artists Thompson and Hernandez de Luna have created a startling and unique work of art. Since 1991, the artist-publishers of Bad Press Books’ clever and colorful collection have been creating fake stamps that are not only fine art, but have also been successfully sent through the mail—much to the chagrin of the U.S. Postal Service. In their artistic venture, Thompson and Hernandez de Luna have turned philately on its head and, in the process, have been repeatedly warned to cease and desist by inspectors from the Post Office. But readers can enjoy the richly comic parodies and social commentary implicit in this renegade art without the danger of suffering any consequences. Among the wide-ranging subjects included in this collection are politics, religion, sex and disasters. In their never-ending quest for the outrageous, they have created bogus stamps from a score of countries from Japan to South Africa, from India to Norway. Their art forms are splendid counterfeits of truly global proportions. Their work has been shown in museums across the country and has also received the stamp of approval from the press.

  • ASIN: B007K5DKDM

An American Postal Portrait: A Photographic Legacy

An American Postal Portrait: A Photographic

The mail has a powerful connection with the American people. Who hasn't shared the experience of waiting eagerly for a letter to arrive or felt the rush of excitement at hearing footsteps near the door signaling the arrival of a delivery?This first-ever photographic history of the United States Postal Service pays tribute to the everyday people who have worked through rain, sleet, and snow to bring mail to American families. In over 200 rarely seen photographs, beginning with the advent of photography in 1860 and continuing to the present, An American Postal Portrait celebrates the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, the innovative technological accomplishments, and the unique imprint the Postal Service workforce has made on American life.Starting with the earliest Post Office outposts on the remote western frontier, the photographs highlight the great events, ideas, and inventions of the past century and a half--from mail delivery by stagecoach and horseback to the rapid utilization of the railroads and airplanes to the sophisticated sorting machines automating the processing of mail today. Captivating and unforgettable, these pages trace our nation's progress from its rural and isolated past to the high-tech, information-driven present, revealing a Postal Service that has he...

  • ASIN: 0060199008

Postage Stamps and Postal History Newfoundland

Postage Stamps and Postal History

Reprint of 1942 edition. This book is an attempt to give as connected and as comprehensive a survey of the philatelic aspects of Britain's oldest colony possible within limits that permits its publication at a price within reach of all collectors.

  • ASIN: 088000066X

The Typographs of the Confederate States of America: Postage Stamps and Postal History

The Typographs of the Confederate States of America:

Postages stamps and postal history of the Confederate States of America.

  • ASIN: B0076RTFL0

United States Stamps - A History: Volume I - Colonial Days to the Columbians

United States Stamps - A History: Volume I

Want to learn more about our country's stamps? Do you collect United States stamps? Perhaps you save stamps from old envelopes or new issues from the post office. Maybe you are interested in delving more into the hobby of United States stamp collecting. But you cannot find a general book on the topic. Sure there are wonderful catalogs, books on all specific aspects of the hobby, and even periodicals. The author was so frustrated by not locating a general information book on United States stamps, he decided to write one himself! "United States Stamps. A History" is the result of his efforts. This is the first volume of a series of books on United Stamps that will cover all aspects of the hobby. It travels from the stampless covers of the colonial days until the end of the private company printing of stamps, the Columbian commemorative issue. The author hopes you enjoy this journey through United States stamps as much as he enjoyed writing it!

  • ASIN: 1598003879

The Jewish World in Stamps: 4000 Years of Jewish Civilization on Postal Stamps

The Jewish World in Stamps: 4000 Years of

In hundreds of full-color stamps from many lands, this book depicts a small people who continue to leave their imprint on every area of human activity, from faith and morality to sports and motion pictures.

  • ASIN: 1887563768

Honolulu Advertiser Collection, The: The Stamps and Postal History of Hawaii (3 Vols.)

Honolulu Advertiser Collection, The: The Stamps and Postal

The auction catalogues from the 1995 sale of the Honolulu Advertiser's Hawaiian stamp collection are a primary resource for philatelic history. Never before and probably never again will such a collection ever be amassed. The background information within the catalogue is fascinating. Transcripts of old letters are included. Also, the original bid form from Siegel Galleries is still tucked into Volume 1!

  • ASIN: B001GKPVJS

The 2002 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook

The 2002 Commemorative Stamp

Greetings from America From the halls of the United States Military Academy to the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, the 2002 commemorative stamp program offers a grand tour of the best of America, highlighting the people, places, events, and issues that are important to us as a nation. The centerpiece of this year's stamp program is the colorful Greetings From America pane. The first pane of fifty stamps in a decade, these delightful stamps pay tribute to each of the fifty states with lively illustrations of monuments and landmarks. Borrowing a design sensibility from vintage "large letter" postcards, Greetings From America is an exciting tribute to America's many sites and attractions. Also honored with commemorative stamps is a genuine diversity of distinctly American subjects-from Langston Hughes to Andy Warhol, from Hollywood legends to pioneering women journalists, from cuddly teddy bears to the darkly fascinating world of American bats, each, in its own way, sending a special "Greetings From America." Beautifully designed and illustrated as a keepsake for collectors of all ages, The 2002 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook is the perfect way to capture the excitement of the year's stamp program. Featuring space for collectors to affix their matching stamps, this is a book...

  • ASIN: 0060198982

Montserrat: Postal History of a Caribbean Island (Grand Award Exhibits) (Volume 3)

Montserrat: Postal History of a Caribbean Island (Grand

Usually Postal History means the study of rates, routes, and markings of an area or country. But such islands as Montserrat are small enough in every sense of the word that that my exhibit can also cover when various stamps issues as well as postal stationery were introduced, and the political factors that influenced these issues. Thus, the exhibit shows the first mails from and to Montserrat before a formal Post Office was opened in 1790 and then the development of such a separate Post Office within the complex structure of the Leeward Islands Colony. The exhibit finishes with the unusual mail censorship practices of Montserrat during World War II. Although a small island, the broad scope of the period from the 1760’s to 1945 allow Montserrat’s postal history to be a useful model for the development of the postal systems of many of the islands within the British Caribbean area. A note on the availability and scarcity of the material in the exhibit – the literate population in Montserrat was estimated to be 240 in 1881 and dropped in succeeding decades. The exhibit has received nine Gold Medals and two Grand Awards in national competition since it was first shown in 2008.

  • ASIN: 1975803426

The Postmarks and Postal History of the Cameroons under British Administration 1916-1961

The Postmarks and Postal History of the Cameroons

Postmarks and postal history of Cameroon under British administration. A complete listing of all post offices, their classification and dates of opening and closure; illustrations of almost 200 postmarks and their dates of use; discussion of internal mail routes, maritime transport of mail to and from the Cameroons, air mail services, postal censorship during World War II, registration markings, postage due markings and stamps, other postal and free-frank markings; postage stamps and stationery for the Cameroons; two location maps, numerous illustrations; fully referenced. Note - A companion Supplement was published in 2007. Cameroun / Cameroon / Kamerun stamps / postal history.

  • ASIN: 0969402619

2008 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook (US Postal Service)

2008 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook (US Postal

This year, the U.S. Postal Service honors American creativity with an array of new commemorative stamps. The 2008 program recognizes the influential design work of Charles and Ray Eames, the eloquence of authors Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Charles W. Chesnutt, and the lively rhythms of Latin jazz. Frank Sinatra and Bette Davis make cameo appearances, while the Vintage Black Cinema stamps recall the legacy of entertainment pioneers. Other commemoratives pay fitting tribute to diverse icons of American ingenuity, from the brave journalists who kept us informed to the brilliant scientists who changed the way we look at our world.Beautifully designed as a keepsake for collectors of all ages, The Commemorative Stamp Yearbook is the perfect way to experience the 2008 stamp program. Featuring space for collectors to affix their matching stamps, this is a book no stamp enthusiast will want to be without.

  • ASIN: 0061662674

The 2006 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook (US Postal Service)

The 2006 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook (US Postal

This full colour giftbook tells the fascinating stories behind all of the current year's commemorative stamps: why each stamp was chosen, how the designs evolved, background information on the subjects depicted in the stamps, and all relevant facts and figures. The yearbook is beautifully illustrated and designed as a cherished keepsake for stamp collectors and enthusiasts of all ages. An official product of the U.S. Postal Service, it's the perfect way to capture the excitement of the year's stamp program.

  • ASIN: 0061144568
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