Scotland in Stamps: A Guide to the Postal History, Postage Stamps and Postmarks of Scotland
A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps
A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage
DISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF AMERICA THROUGH ITS BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE POSTAGE STAMPS IN THIS EXUBERANT AND ALWAYS CHARMING HISTORY.In A History of America in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, Chris West explores America's own rich philatelic history. From George Washington's dour gaze to the charging buffalo of the western frontier and Lindbergh's soaring biplane, American stamps are a vivid window into our country's extraordinary and distinctive past. With the always accessible and spirited West as your guide, discover the remarkable breadth of America's short history through a fresh lens.On their own, stamps can be curiosities, even artistic marvels; in this book, stamps become a window into the larger sweep of history.
- ASIN: 1250043689
St. Helena Postal History from Napoleon to the UPU (Grand Award Exhibits) (Volume 4)
St. Helena Postal History from Napoleon to the
The exhibit in this volume, Art Groten’s St. Helena Postal History From Napoleon to the UPU, is not from the modern age of exhibiting. It was awarded Grand Awards in 1987 and 1988: a generation ago in exhibiting techniques but an eye blink in the appreciation of classic material. One thing is unchanged: the focus on material. The philatelic community in general, and the students of St. Helena and its Postal History in particular, should derive tremendous satisfaction that this exhibit, from 30 years ago, is now available to a larger audience so that the full range of its philatelic treasures can be fully appreciated. We are fortunate that these images were preserved.
- ASIN: 1976079977
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...
- Brand: Brand: Firefly Books
- 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
Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection (Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge)
Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic
Every stamp and piece of mail tells a story. In fact, each often tells multiple stories, ranging from concept to art design to production to usage, often with tales of politics, history, technology, biography, genealogy, economics, geography, disaster, and triumph. The lens of philately offers a fresh and engaging story of American history, culture, and identity, and it can also help deepen the understanding of world cultures. The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, opened at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in September 2013, has many such stories to tell. Chief philately curator Cheryl R. Ganz guides readers through some of the gallery's nearly 20,000 objects that together illustrate the history of our nation's postal operations and postage stamps.
- ASIN: 1935623427
Bulgaria. From the ottoman empire to the kingdom. History, stamps and postal history 1840-1908
Bulgaria. From the ottoman empire to the kingdom.
Vignola (MO), 2006; br., pp. 119, ill., cm 21x30. Questo lavoro rappresenta l'ultimo contributo allo studio della filatelia edella storia postale da parte di un grande collezionista-pioniere ed amico,andato in stampa proprio pochi giorni dalla scomparsa dell'autore che finoalla fine ne ha voluto la pubblicazione (nde). Il volume è rivolto aicollezionisti che vorrebbero avere più informazioni sulla storia e sullastoria postale della Bulgaria. E perci" particolarmente incentrato su questiargomenti piuttosto che su varietà di francobolli, filigrane e dentellature.Particolare attenzione è rivolta alla storia postale, agli annulli, alletariffe postali ed altri temi generalmente poco conosciuti. Un breve quadrostorico aiuta a comprendere la complessità della storia di questo paese e latransizione dall'impero ottomano alla Bulgaria moderna.
- ASIN: 8885335829
ETHIOPIA HAILE SELASSIE THE EXILE, THE RESTORATION, THE DEPOSITION HISTORY, STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY 1936-1974.
Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service
Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the
The United States Postal Service is a wondrous American creation. Seven days a week, its army of 300,000 letter carriers delivers 513 million pieces of mail, forty percent of the world’s volume. It is far more efficient than any other mail servicemore than twice as efficient as the Japanese and easily outpacing the Germans and British. And the USPS has a storied history. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, it was the information network that bound far-flung Americans together, fostered a common culture, and helped American business to prosper. A first class stamp remains one of the greatest bargains of all time, and yet, the USPS is slowly vanishing. Critics say it is slow and archaic. Mail volume is down. The workforce is shrinking. Post offices are closing.In Neither Snow Nor Rain, journalist Devin Leonard tackles the fascinating, centuries-long history of the USPS, from the first letter carriers through Franklin’s days, when postmasters worked out of their homes and post roads cut new paths through the wilderness. Under Andrew Jackson, the post office was molded into a vast patronage machine, and by the 1870s, over seventy percent of federal employees were postal workers. As the country boomed, USPS aggressively developed new technology, from mobile post offices on railroads a...
- Brand: Grove Pr
- ASIN: 0802124585