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
View: 2011

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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.

Collect British Stamps

A Stanley Gibbons Checklist of the Stamps of Great Britain
Author: Stanley Gibbons
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780852595732
Category: Postage stamps
Page: 186
View: 5988

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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: 085719111X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 289
View: 2641

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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 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 - 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.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family


Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241245354
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 8525

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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.

Miniature Messages

The Semiotics and Politics of Latin American Postage Stamps
Author: Jack Child
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822389274
Category: History
Page: 284
View: 9825

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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.”

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
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 224
View: 6783

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The Chalon Heads

A Kathy and Brock Mystery
Author: Barry Maitland
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 9781559705707
Category: Fiction
Page: 326
View: 2700

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Brock and Kathy are summoned to Cabot's, an honored stamp dealer, to investigate a kidnapping, and the only clue to the crime lies in the unusual ransom notes, which are decorated with the valuable Chalon Head stamp of a young Queen Victoria.