A History of Britain in Thirty-six Postage Stamps by PDF

ISBN-10: 1250035503

ISBN-13: 9781250035509

Stamps inform a story-and Chris West's booklet is the original, interesting story of significant Britain informed via its stamps.

Hailed by means of The Times of London as "a most suitable reminder of the philatelic glories of the past," A heritage of england in 36 Postage Stamps tells the wealthy, layered, and breathtaking historical past of britain via thirty-six of its attention-grabbing, usually appealing, and infrequently eccentric postage stamps. West indicates that stamps have consistently reflected the occasions, attitudes, and sorts of their time. via them, you'll be able to glimpse the total epic story of an empire unfolding. From the well-known Penny Black, revealed quickly after Queen Victoria's coronation, to the Victory! stamp of 1946, awaiting the fight of postwar reconstruction-A background of england in 36 Postage Stamps is a highly pleasing and idiosyncratic romp, informed in Chris West's vigorous prose.

On their very own, stamps could be curiosities, even inventive marvels; during this e-book, stamps turn into a window into the bigger sweep of history.

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