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

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

The Stamp Art and 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.

  • Brand: Brand: Academy Chicago Publishers
  • ASIN: 0967757215

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

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

American history through United States stamps : a philatelic education program

American history through United States stamps : a

  • ASIN: B003J8LYU0

The postage stamps and postal history of Newfoundland: With a reference list for collectors (Chambers handbook series)

The postage stamps and postal history of Newfoundland:

  • ASIN: B0006APNGU

Mashonaland: A Postal History, 1890-96

Mashonaland: A Postal History,

  • ASIN: 0853974357

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.

  • Brand: Brand: Quarterman Pubns
  • ASIN: 0880000422

The David Golden Collection of Hawaiian Stamps & Postal History

The David Golden Collection of Hawaiian Stamps &

Wonderfully illustrated auction catalog of the stamps and postal history of Hawaii. Profusely illustrated with color plates and vivid descriptions.

  • ASIN: B00HKZEGGW

The Travers Papers Official Records United States Postal History and Postage Stamps Volume 1 & 2 1834-1851

The Travers Papers Official Records United States Postal

With original previously-unpublished documents and unprecedented commentary by legendary experts in American postal history, it is the complete story of the advent of our first postage stamps in 1847. It is certainly one of the most important books ever published in United States philately

  • ASIN: 0979029422

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

United States Postal History Sampler (Linn's handbook series)

United States Postal History Sampler (Linn's handbook

The book is an introduction to many different U.S. postal history topics. It consists of 15 chapters based on approximately 60 Linn's columns created by Graham between 1982 and 1991. Corrections and updates published in subsequent Linn's columns have been incorporated into the text where appropriate. Some of the topics covered include train wreck covers, fancy cancels APO markings, campaign covers, flag cancels, Intelex markings, Dead Letter Office markings, early railroad markings, factured first-day covers, free franks, advertising covers and Navy ship post office markings.

  • Brand: Brand: Linns Stamp News
  • ASIN: 0940403307

The William Gross Collection of Hawaii Important Postage Stamps and Postal History

The William Gross Collection of Hawaii Important Postage

This philatelic auction catalog includes high quality, color images of Hawaiian stamps and postal history. In depth descriptions and histories are also included.

  • ASIN: B01N2AP00W

Postal Propaganda of the Third Reich

Postal Propaganda of the Third

Nearly sixty years after the end of World War II the Third Reich continues to fascinate both authors and readers. Nazi propaganda, in particular, has been the topic of countless books, as have the personalities involved in the German propaganda machine. Yet, despite all of the efforts in this regard, one aspect of that propaganda study has remained largely unexamined. It is the regime's use of postal materials as a tool for expressing its propaganda message. In this new, profusely illustrated book, Albert L. Moore offers readers an overview of the images and messages that filled the mailboxes of Hitler's subjects and victims. As official documents of Nazi Germany, the stamps, postcards, and even postmarks used during the time provide the reader with an explicit picture of the types of propaganda messages every German was expected to see and act upon on a daily basis. Moore's groundbreaking work helps us to better understand this powerful, yet heretofore unrecognized, weapon in Hitler's propaganda arsenal. This is not merely a book for those interested in stamps or postcards as collectibles, it is a book for those who desire to better understand what it was like to live inside the Third Reich!

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing
  • ASIN: 0764318675

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

Narrow Gauge Railway Stamps: A Collector's Guide (Transport Philately Series)

Narrow Gauge Railway Stamps: A Collector's Guide (Transport

This, the first of four books, looks at the treatment of varying aspects of public transport with the aid of postage stamps, either issued by the postal authorities of most of the worlds nations, or some of the railway companies themselves, especially heritage operators.It has long intrigued the author as to why narrow gauge systems throughout the world have demanded a far greater attention from the public and stamp producers than railway subjects from the standard gauge lines, which make up the vast majority of the western worlds major railway systems. The conclusion he has reached is that in most cases they are considered cute a truly abominable term, which is (thankfully) gradually fading from our vocabulary, but just how the author felt on first seeing engines of the Talyllyn Railway, in mid-Wales, from the top of the station approach at Tywyns Wharf Station: tiny little kettles in sparkling, rich green and lots of brass.The Talyllyn has the double honor of being the worlds first railway to be taken-over and operated by a preservation society in 1951, and also the first railway in the modern era to issue its own Railway Letter Service stamps, a practice that can be traced back to the very earliest of times, which allowed people in outlying areas to send letters by the railway...

  • ASIN: 1473871786

Vlastos - Catalogue of Stamps and Postal History of Greece 1980

Vlastos - Catalogue of Stamps and Postal History

  • ASIN: B005PFH6O8

Specialized Stamp Catalogue of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies Including Postal History and Cancellations 1800 -1996 with British Antarctic Territory and Also Paper Money, Coins and Telephone Cards (Stamp Catalog of The Falkland Islands)

Specialized Stamp Catalogue of the Falkland Islands and

Specialised Stamp Catalogue of The Falkland Islands and Dependencies, including Postal History and Cancellations. 1800 - 1996 with British Antarctic Territory and now also Paper Money, Coins and Telephone Cards. Third Edition. By Stefan Heijtz, member of The Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group and The Polar Postal History Society of Great Britain. Copyright 1995. Stockholm, Sweden.

  • ASIN: 9163036762

The 2007 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook (US Postal Service)

The 2007 Commemorative Stamp Yearbook (US Postal

An official annual features full-color photographs of the current year's commemorative stamps, covering such topics as how each subject was selected, important design factors, and more, in a collector's reference that features such stamps as The Art of Disney: Magic, the Star Wars Saga, and Ella Fitzgerald.

  • ASIN: 0061236853
  • UPC: 015645990708

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

Christmas Magi 2014 New Issue USPS Forever Stamp - Book of 20

Christmas Magi 2014 New Issue USPS Forever Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates one of the most beloved stories of the Nativity with an evocative and elegant new stamp, Christmas Magi. The stamp art illustrates the traditional tale of the Magi, who came bearing gifts for Jesus. The three regal figures sit atop a trio of bedecked and harnessed camels, the animals almost at the summit of a small hill. Guiding them is a large, dazzling star shining in the sky. The colors in the sky range from a rose near the horizon, darkening to a rich purple at the top, suggesting that the travelers are moving through the desert at dawn. The figures are silhouetted against the background, with the details of their headdresses and the camels' saddles just visible in the brightening light. The star, located in the upper left-hand corner of the picture, is a brilliant white. This listing is for a double-sided booklet of 20 forever stamps.

  • Brand: USPS
  • ASIN: B01LZSBM2U
  • UPC: 787793274534

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

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

USPS Forever Stamps Liberty Bell, Booklet of 20

USPS Forever Stamps Liberty Bell, Booklet of

On may 12, 2008 at Washington, d.C., The postal service re-issued the non-denominated first-class mail definitive forever stamp (liberty bell). The stamp was designed by carl t. Herman of Carlsbad, California. The stamp was first issued in 2007. The forever stamp will always be valid as first-class postage on standard envelopes weighing one ounce or less, regardless of any subsequent increases in the first-class rate. The stamp art depicts the liberty bell, which is perhaps the most prominent and recognizable symbol associated with American independence. Over the years, the historic significance of the bell's message has transcended our national borders, and today the liberty bell is an international icon of freedom. Replicas of the liberty bell exist in all fifty states and the district of Columbia. The stamp art features a computer-generated image of the liberty bell by nationally acclaimed artist tom engeman of Brunswick, Maryland. His previous projects for the postal service include stamped cards for Carlsbad caverns national park (2002), Ohio university (2003), and Columbia university (2003), as well as the 2003 American eagle definitive stamp, and the national world war ii memorial stamp issued in 2004. Made in the USA.

  • Brand: USPS
  • ASIN: B0011XVPUE
  • UPC: 793625005795

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

The History of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich in Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery

The History of Adolf Hitler and the Third

  • ASIN: 0918184061

Celebrate the Century: A Collection of Commemorative Stamps 1900-1909 (Volume 1)

Celebrate the Century: A Collection of Commemorative Stamps

Incisively written and boldly illustrated book dedicated to the 1900-1909 era and based on specially selected stamps honoring that period of time.

  • Brand: Brand: Time Life Education
  • ASIN: 078355317X

Set of Both Air Mail Red and Air Mail Blue Commemorative Forever Stamp Sheets by USPS (2 Sheets of 20) - Celebrate 100th Anniversary of The Beginning of The Air Mail

Set of Both Air Mail Red and Air

This is the set of both the red and blue Air Mail stamp sheets. The United States Air Mail (red) and Air Mail (blue) stamps have been issued in 2018 by the Postal Service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of regular airmail service. The first stamp, United States Air Mail (blue), issued in May, paid tribute to the pioneering spirit of the brave Army pilots who initiated the airmail service on May 15, 1918. The second stamp, identical to the first except that it is rendered in red, was released on commemorates the beginning of airmail delivery through the U.S. Post Office Department on August 12, 1918. Both stamps are printed in intaglio and feature a drawing of the type of plane typically used in the early days of airmail, a Curtiss JN-4H biplane. The stamp design evokes that earlier period. The stamp designer and typographer was Dan Gretta, while Greg Breeding served as the art director.

  • Color: Red & Blue
  • Brand: USPS
  • ASIN: B07H5CKYV6
  • UPC: 688963152488

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

Channel Islands Specialised Catalogue of Stamps and Postal History

Channel Islands Specialised Catalogue of Stamps and Postal

  • ASIN: 0852590520

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

Horizon Label Collector's Album. Mystical Realism in Modern Postal History of Britain: First publication of its kind. A diversity of overprints and label designs from a huge private stamp collection.

Horizon Label Collector's Album. Mystical Realism in Modern

A story of RM self-adhesive postage & service indicator labels (computer overprinted at the point of sale) began in Feb 2002. Horizon is the name of Post Office Ltd's operational computer system.Presentation purpose is to show a diversity of overprints and label designs by some interesting and uncommon examples.Special study is included the print errors.Horizon label designs are:• Plain white label (2002 Design),• Machin gold perforated label (2009 Design),• Machin gold straight edged label with 4-sided die cut pattern (2010 Design),• Machin gold straight edged label with 2-sided die cut pattern (2011 Design),• Machin white label (2015 Design),• Machin white Post&Go label (2016 Design).Gold straight edged label is 2010 Design if overprint has not accounting codes (after 'Royal Mail' and 'POSTAGE PAID UK') because accounting codes were introduced in Sep 2011 while 2011 Design was introduced in Nov 2011.Most of label color varieties are shown but are not finally researched yet.Display sheets are organized in alphabetical order of postcode areas.364 pages (up to 6 labels on each page)

  • ASIN: B07DF472WQ

Scotland in Stamps: A Guide to the Postal History, Postage Stamps and Postmarks of Scotland

Scotland in Stamps: A Guide to the Postal

Book outlines the development of the postal system and the postage stamp in Scotland over the last three centuries, from the first establishment of a General Post Office in Edinburgh in 1695

  • ASIN: 0901311146

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: 1554073901

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

A History of Postal Service in Hanover, New Hampshire Since 1761

A History of Postal Service in Hanover, New

This book presents a history of postal service in the author's home town of Hanover, Nh. It shows how national trends in mail service were reflected in the processes, procedures, and postal markings used by the post offices in Hanover, as well as how the national and local political climates affected the post office. The book should be of interest to to collectors of local postal history as well as those interested in the history of Hanover. The book is well illustrated, mostly in color.

  • ASIN: 1365318931

Stamp & Coin Mart

Stamp & Coin

Stamp & Coin Mart is the UK's leading Stamp & Coin magazine that offers in-depth collecting articles, price guides, opinion, the latest collecting news and much more with everything you need to build your collection, every month.

  • ASIN: B06XHW44PC

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?

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0750959150

Ramini Brands Stamp Collecting Represents History - Wall Artwork - 11 x 14 Unframed Print - Great Gift for Postage Stamp Collectors, Mailman and Philately Lovers - Postal Office, Mancave Decor

Ramini Brands Stamp Collecting Represents History - Wall

This art print comes UNFRAMED. The preview image is an example of what the art print will look like once framed. Best 11 x 14 Unframed Print allows you to add an old-fashioned vintage decor to any home or office. This is a photographic print printed on high-quality Fuji Crystal Archive paper. It is not a low-quality inkjet print like the rest. Your package includes: One (1) Unframed Print Print is 11 x 14 in size

  • Brand: Ramini Brands
  • ASIN: B07KZQ1L9Q
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