FIRST CLASS: A History of Britain in 36 Postage StampsCHRISTOPHER WEST Book Number: 81622 Product format: Paperback
A splendid reminder of the philatelic glories of the past, these 36 miniature gems are of the highest quality and design, subject choice and colour. Small but perfectly formed just like the stamp, here are 36 of our most expressive, intriguing and iconic postage stamps which tell the popular history of Britain. The Shilling Red 1867, Penny Lilac 1881, Penny Black 1840, Edward VII 7d Purple 1910, German two million marks 1923, Silver Jubilee two pence halfpenny 1935, Second Victory Commemorative 1946, Liverpool and Manchester Railway 1980 to the first class stamp of 2012, the book is an ingenious idea and a playful window into our changing history. 257 page paperback, colour illus.
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