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Mountains Notebook
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7.340000 USD

Mountains Notebook

by Wild Pages Press
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In the age of digital communications, it can be difficult to imagine a time when the meaning and imagery of stamps was politically volatile. While millions of Americans collected stamps from the 1880s to the 1940s, Stamping American Memory is the first scholarly examination of stamp collecting culture and how ...
Stamping American Memory: Collectors, Citizens, and the Post
In the age of digital communications, it can be difficult to imagine a time when the meaning and imagery of stamps was politically volatile. While millions of Americans collected stamps from the 1880s to the 1940s, Stamping American Memory is the first scholarly examination of stamp collecting culture and how stamps enabled citizens to engage their federal government in conversations about national life in early-twentieth-century America. By examining the civic conversations that emerged around stamp subjects and imagery, this work brings to light the role that these under- examined historical artifacts have played in carrying political messages. Sheila A. Brennan crafts a fresh synthesis that explores how the US postal service shaped Americans' concepts of national belonging, citizenship, and race through its commemorative stamp program. Designed to be saved as souvenirs, commemoratives circulated widely and stood as miniature memorials to carefully selected snapshots from the American past that also served the political needs of small interest groups. Stamping American Memory brings together the histories of the US postal service and the federal government, collecting, and philately through the lenses of material culture and memory to make a significant contribution to our understanding of this period in American history.
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116.24 USD

Stamping American Memory: Collectors, Citizens, and the Post

by Sheila Brennan
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What Philately Teaches
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18.850000 USD

What Philately Teaches

by John N Luff
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What Philately Teaches
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38.800000 USD

What Philately Teaches

by John N Luff
Hardback
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Stamp Collecting as a Pastime
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38.800000 USD

Stamp Collecting as a Pastime

by Edward James Nankivell
Hardback
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Stamp Collecting as a Pastime
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18.850000 USD

Stamp Collecting as a Pastime

by Edward James Nankivell
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There is an aesthetic beauty to old stamps, which were miniature works of art in their detail and colours, in order to make them difficult to counterfeit. It is this aesthetic sensibility that attracts many collectors of early stamps, because they look wonderful arranged on the album page, and there ...
A History of Victorian Postage
There is an aesthetic beauty to old stamps, which were miniature works of art in their detail and colours, in order to make them difficult to counterfeit. It is this aesthetic sensibility that attracts many collectors of early stamps, because they look wonderful arranged on the album page, and there is a very basic desire to complete sets of stamps, so that all gaps are filled and a pleasing display is achieved. From the early days of sending messages engraved on clay tablets, to the introduction of paper from Asia setting the trend for the next several hundred years, people have been sending mail since time immemorial. Gerard Cheshire takes us through the fascinating evolution of the postage system and its associated history, paying special attention to the development and refinement of stamps, from their wax-seal precursors through to the well-known Penny Black and beyond.
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27.88 USD

A History of Victorian Postage

by Gerard Cheshire
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This is the black and white version of the book. This version is cost-effective compared to the color version, but with much less visual effectiveness. For optimal visual impact for your research on the topic, the color version is recommended. Out of 60 million stamp collectors around the world, one ...
How to Collect & Invest in China Stamps
This is the black and white version of the book. This version is cost-effective compared to the color version, but with much less visual effectiveness. For optimal visual impact for your research on the topic, the color version is recommended. Out of 60 million stamp collectors around the world, one third come from China. Wealthy Chinese are now beginning to buy back their heritage on a massive scale. Investors are laughing their way to the bank with significant gains on their China stamp portfolio. This book, fully illustrated with pictures, reveals everything you need to know about China stamps and how to build a solid collection for potential future liquidation.
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20.990000 USD

How to Collect & Invest in China Stamps

by Richard Tang
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In September 1847 coloured squares of paper were stuck to envelopes and used to send out admission cards to a fancy-dress ball on the tropical island of Mauritius. No-one at the party would have guessed that the envelopes bearing these stamps would one day be worth more than a million ...
Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps
In September 1847 coloured squares of paper were stuck to envelopes and used to send out admission cards to a fancy-dress ball on the tropical island of Mauritius. No-one at the party would have guessed that the envelopes bearing these stamps would one day be worth more than a million dollars. When a two pence 'Blue Mauritius' surfaced on the fledgling French stamp-collecting market in 1865 it gained instant celebrity. Then in 1903, when a perfect specimen, discovered in a childhood album, was bought at auction by the Prince of Wales, the Blue Mauritius gained super-star status. Even now, the stamps of 'Post Office Mauritius' remain synonymous with fame, wealth and mystery. Helen Morgan tells the fascinating story of the most coveted scraps of paper in existence, from Amuritius' Port Louis to Bordeaux, India and Great Britain, Switzerland and Japan, into the fantasies and imagination of stamp collectors everywhere.
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17.800000 USD

Blue Mauritius: The Hunt for the World's Most Valuable Stamps

by Helen Morgan
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When he was very young, Simon Garfield lusted after rare stamps but could not afford them. When he was older, the passion reignited with almost ruinous results. The Error World is an examination of obsession and desire, and the search for fulfilment. But it is also a story of wooden ...
The Error World
When he was very young, Simon Garfield lusted after rare stamps but could not afford them. When he was older, the passion reignited with almost ruinous results. The Error World is an examination of obsession and desire, and the search for fulfilment. But it is also a story of wooden legs, pornography in the Finchley Road, Pele's World Cup shirt, the man who guards stamps for the Queen, and a woman who is terrified of the Post Office Tower.
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16.72 USD

The Error World

by Simon Garfield
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2020 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Volume 5: Countries N-Sam of the World: 2020 Scott Volume 5 Stamp Catalogue (2 Book Set) Covering Countries M-Sam of the World
146.990000 USD

2020 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Volume 5: Countries N-Sam of the World: 2020 Scott Volume 5 Stamp Catalogue (2 Book Set) Covering Countries M-Sam of the World

by Jim, CHAD
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Falkland Islands
35.24 USD

Falkland Islands

by Hugh Jeffferies
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Today, European nations still use stamps to commemorate aspects of a nation's culture, history and achievements. During the Second World War, however, stamps were considered far more important in conveying political and ideological messages about their country's change in fortunes - whether it was as triumphant occupier, willing or unwilling ...
European Stamp Issues of the Second World War: Images of Triumph, Deceit and Despair
Today, European nations still use stamps to commemorate aspects of a nation's culture, history and achievements. During the Second World War, however, stamps were considered far more important in conveying political and ideological messages about their country's change in fortunes - whether it was as triumphant occupier, willing or unwilling ally, or oppressed victim. Some issues and overprints contained obvious messages, but many others were skillfully designed and subtle in their intentions. Stamps and their accompanying postmarks offer an absorbing and surprisingly detailed insight into the hopes and fears of nations at this tumultuous time. This remarkable collection examines and interprets the stamps of twenty-two countries across western and eastern Europe. The glorification of the Fuhrer and Germany on the stamps of countries he most oppressed was inevitable, but many issues are ambiguous and indicative of the rival ethnic and political forces striving to attain influence and power. Desperate to unite the people, Soviet Russia resorted to images of the nation's heroic achievements under the Tsars; the mutually hostile puppet states Hitler and Mussolini allowed to emerge out of conquered Yugoslavia lost no time in issuing stamps proclaiming their cultural diversity; and Vichy France sought to justify its existence with issues linking past glories under Louis XIV and Napoleon with an equally glorious future alongside Hitler. These and many more stories reveal the aspirations, assumptions and anxieties of so many nations as their destinies hung in the balance.
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46.49 USD

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

by Dr. David Parker
Hardback
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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a ...
The Adhesive Postage Stamp
PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...
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15.740000 USD

The Adhesive Postage Stamp

by Henry Cole
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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a ...
The Stamp Collector - A Guide To The World's Postage Stamps
PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...
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32.540000 USD

The Stamp Collector - A Guide To The World's Postage Stamps

by Stanley C. Johnson
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The Latvian Issues tells the story of the philatelic history of Latvia between 1918 and 1941, encompassing political, social and economic concerns as the country fought for its independence, built its independence, and then - for fifty years - lost its independence. Robert Fearnley writes with great insight and humour, ...
The Latvian Issues
The Latvian Issues tells the story of the philatelic history of Latvia between 1918 and 1941, encompassing political, social and economic concerns as the country fought for its independence, built its independence, and then - for fifty years - lost its independence. Robert Fearnley writes with great insight and humour, painting a vivid picture of what life was like for Latvians between the two World Wars as well as presenting the reader with a serious piece of historical investigation, and meticulous details of Latvian philately.
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14.700000 USD

The Latvian Issues

by Robert Fearnley
Paperback
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Julia Trickey, whose botanical watercolours have won numerous awards including four RHS gold medals, has illustrated three sets of pictorial stamps featuring wild flowers of Great Britain for Royal Mail's Post & Go series. The process involved in this project is chronicled in Plant Portraits by Post, where you can ...
Plant Portraits by Post: Post & Go British Flora
Julia Trickey, whose botanical watercolours have won numerous awards including four RHS gold medals, has illustrated three sets of pictorial stamps featuring wild flowers of Great Britain for Royal Mail's Post & Go series. The process involved in this project is chronicled in Plant Portraits by Post, where you can see initial drawings, the work in progress and read about the issues encountered and the painting techniques employed.
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24.16 USD

Plant Portraits by Post: Post & Go British Flora

by Julia Trickey
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An American History Album is a beautifully illustrated survey of the miniature works of art issued by the United States Postal Service to mark significant historical events. Created by some of the best artists and finest engravers of their day, these stamps fashion a portrait of the history, values and ...
American History Album
An American History Album is a beautifully illustrated survey of the miniature works of art issued by the United States Postal Service to mark significant historical events. Created by some of the best artists and finest engravers of their day, these stamps fashion a portrait of the history, values and accomplishments of the United States. The stamps in An American History Album were hand-selected from the outstanding collection of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum to reflect the book's eight themes: Heritage and Values: the ideas, symbols, beliefs and institutions that make America unique; Discovery and Exploration: the New World and the 13 colonies; Civil Wars: how the American Revolution and the War Between the States shaped the nation; Manifest Destiny: how the pioneers crossed the American wilderness to reach the Pacific; Transportation and Communication: how ships, canals, railroads, planes, automobiles and the telegraph united the young nation; The Greatest Generation: the profound effect of the Great Depression and World War II; These United States: a brief look at each state and the postage stamp that honours it; The Art of the Stamp: how stamp subjects are chosen and designs created. An American History Album will appeal to history buffs, stamp collectors, teachers, art enthusiasts and general readers. It serves as a graphic reminder that the American dream, as crafted in the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution, remains alive and well.
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37.11 USD

American History Album

by Terrence W. McCaffrey, Jordan Worek, Michael Worek
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
The Art And Craft Of Cabinet-Making - A Practical Handbook To The Constuction Of Cabinet Furniture
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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43.040000 USD

The Art And Craft Of Cabinet-Making - A Practical Handbook To The Constuction Of Cabinet Furniture

by David Denning
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Is catalogue value all a big con? Does the hobby have a future? What's the best way to sell my stamps? These are just three of many topics covered in this new, exciting and much needed guide to stamp collecting in the modern age. Brought to you by the Torbay ...
Stamp Collecting Unhinged: Thirty Years To Save The Hobby
Is catalogue value all a big con? Does the hobby have a future? What's the best way to sell my stamps? These are just three of many topics covered in this new, exciting and much needed guide to stamp collecting in the modern age. Brought to you by the Torbay Stamp Centre, it is also full of tips of the trade, with advice on buying, selling, treasure hunting, and topics such as investment, condition, and restoration of stamps. Fake Palm trees, Philatelic bio-hazards, Shakespeare's Hamlet and internet dragons are also included. If you are interested in stamp collecting and have an open mind, it's simply a must read.
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18.57 USD

Stamp Collecting Unhinged: Thirty Years To Save The Hobby

by Tim Clegg
Paperback
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Robert Gillmor, one of Britain's most influential wildlife artist, has illustrated four sets of pictorial stamps featuring birds for Royal Mail's Post & Go. Brought together and reproduced here for the first time, in larger-than-stamp size, these prints demonstrate the author's lifelong love and appreciation of our nation's birds. His ...
Birds, Blocks and Stamps: Post & Go Birds of Britain
Robert Gillmor, one of Britain's most influential wildlife artist, has illustrated four sets of pictorial stamps featuring birds for Royal Mail's Post & Go. Brought together and reproduced here for the first time, in larger-than-stamp size, these prints demonstrate the author's lifelong love and appreciation of our nation's birds. His own account of the process by which his linocuts are made, along with anecdotal descriptions of his bird encounters, bring the pictures to life. This beautifully produced collection will be coveted by wildlife lovers, artists and stamp collectors alike.
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23.25 USD

Birds, Blocks and Stamps: Post & Go Birds of Britain

by Robert Gillmor
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How to invest money in secure, high-return assets? Alternative assets offer a proven means of diversifying your financial portfolio away from the volatility of the markets. In the past, investors have looked to property, hedge funds or private equity to accomplish this - but the safety and high returns they ...
The Handbook of Alternative Assets: Making money from art, rare books, coins and banknotes, forestry, gold and precious metals, stamps, wine and other alternative assets
How to invest money in secure, high-return assets? Alternative assets offer a proven means of diversifying your financial portfolio away from the volatility of the markets. In the past, investors have looked to property, hedge funds or private equity to accomplish this - but the safety and high returns they sought there have perished in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. As an antidote to this, experienced investment writer Peter Temple here introduces those tangible, and often portable, assets whose returns are impressive but whose value is not so subject to unsustainable bubbles or precipitous collapse. Including everything from fine wine and rare books to stamps, art and diamonds, these alternative assets can serve as a store of value in the good years as well as in troubled times. Often with restricted supply they offer real security of value. And, though their value is concentrated in capital growth, their liquidity is often impressive; and their aesthetic appeal enduring.A detailed overview of each sector is presented, including: the size and shape of the market, and its key historical and modern trends; collecting areas and portfolio strategies for investors of all sizes; the degree of volatility or cyclicality in the market, as well as its liquidity; the long-term returns that can reasonably be expected based on the past; whether or not there are tax advantages available; and, how best to buy and sell, and through whom. The book also provides extensive directory resources for where to go for more information - and where to start investing - with each tangible investment area. This comprehensive and authoritative book shows investors and their advisors how they can use tangible assets as a means of diversifying a portfolio and securing wealth for the long term. It is an essential handbook for anyone interested in making rare, valuable and often beautiful possessions a part of their investment strategy.
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72.52 USD

The Handbook of Alternative Assets: Making money from art, rare books, coins and banknotes, forestry, gold and precious metals, stamps, wine and other alternative assets

by Peter Temple
Hardback
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2020 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Volume 4: Countries J-M of the World: 2020 Scott Volume 4 Catalogue (2 Book Set) Covering Countries J-M of the World
146.990000 USD

2020 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Volume 4: Countries J-M of the World: 2020 Scott Volume 4 Catalogue (2 Book Set) Covering Countries J-M of the World

by Jim, CHAD
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What Philately Teaches
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11.500000 USD

What Philately Teaches

by John N Luff
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What Philately Teaches
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23.050000 USD

What Philately Teaches

by John N Luff
Hardback
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Stamp Collecting as a Pastime
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11.500000 USD

Stamp Collecting as a Pastime

by Edward James Nankivell
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Stamp Collecting as a Pastime
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23.050000 USD

Stamp Collecting as a Pastime

by Edward James Nankivell
Hardback
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British Virgin Islands Postal History: A Grand Award Winning Exhibit
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31.500000 USD

British Virgin Islands Postal History: A Grand Award Winning Exhibit

by Rdp Peter P McCann Phd
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2020 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Volume 3: Countries G-I of the World: 2020 Scott Volume 2 Catalogue (2 Book Set) Covering Countries G-I of the World
146.990000 USD

2020 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Volume 3: Countries G-I of the World: 2020 Scott Volume 2 Catalogue (2 Book Set) Covering Countries G-I of the World

by Jim Kloetzel, CHAD
Paperback / softback