Collect British Stamps

A Stanley Gibbons Checklist of the Stamps of Great Britain
Author: Stanley Gibbons Ltd
Publisher: Stanley Gibbons Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780852598221
Category: Postage stamps
Page: 218
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This all colour catalogue provides a straightforward, simplified listing of every British stamp from the Penny Black to Christmas 2011, with all commemorative designs illustrated for ease of use. With fully updated listing of the popular Post and Go stamps and a fully priced list of Royal Mail Philatelic, Numismatic and Medallic covers.

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
Author: Peter Temple
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
ISBN: 1906659214
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 289
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Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241245354
Category: History
Page: 320
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A magnificent tribute to the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who is set to become the longest reigning British monarch, and a celebration of the British royal family. The Queen and the Royal Family is a stunning visual guide to the Queen, from her childhood to today. Telling the story of the House of Windsor, including events such as the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and profiles on key people such as Princess Diana and Prince Harry, right up to the birth of William and Kate's second child, this is the complete guide to the world's most famous royal family. Includes the complete history of the kings and queens of England and Scotland, tracing the line of succession to the throne, this is the perfect ebook for anyone who loves the Queen and royal family, or is interested in the history of the British monarchy.

British & colonial postage stamps

a guide to the collection and appreciation of the adhesive postal issues of the British empire
Author: Douglas Brawn Armstrong
Publisher: N.A
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 224
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Miniature Messages

The Semiotics and Politics of Latin American Postage Stamps
Author: Jack Child
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822389274
Category: History
Page: 284
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In Miniature Messages, Jack Child analyzes Latin American postage stamps, revealing the messages about history, culture, and politics encoded in their design and disseminated throughout the world. While postage stamps are a sanctioned product of official government agencies, Child argues that they accumulate popular cultural value and take on new meanings as they circulate in the public sphere. As he demonstrates in this richly illustrated study, the postage stamp conveys many of the contestations and triumphs of Latin American history. Child combines history and political science with philatelic research of nearly forty thousand Latin American stamps. He focuses on Argentina and the Southern Cone, highlighting stamps representing the consolidation of the Argentine republic and those produced under its Peronist regime. He compares Chilean stamps issued by the leftist government of Salvador Allende and by Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. Considering postage stamps produced under other dictatorial regimes, he examines stamps from the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Paraguay. Child studies how international conflicts have been depicted on the stamps of Argentina, Chile, and Peru, and he pays particular attention to the role of South American and British stamps in establishing claims to the Malvinas/Falkland Islands and to Antarctica. He also covers the cultural and political history of stamps in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Grenada, Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela and elsewhere. In Miniature Messages, Child finds the political history of modern Latin America in its “tiny posters.”

Mekeel's Weekly Stamp News

Author: I. A. Mekeel,Charles Esterly Severn,Stephen B. Hopkins
Publisher: N.A
Category: Stamp collecting
Page: N.A
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