A reprint of the classic book written by Edward J. Nankivell, a member of the Institute of Journalists in London and an avid stamp collector. He wrote this book to promote the virtues of stamp collecting as a healthy recreation for everyone from the Price of Wales to ordinary school children. It was originally published in 1902. The timelessness of his lively arguments is apparent by their validity today. This book presents a fascinating and charming look at early stamp collecting. Its very readable narrative also provides a delightful glimpse into the wider world of pre-World War I England. The original book included a substantial section offering stamps and stamp collecting equipment from the original publisher. That section, as well as other illustrations, has been reproduced here and offers a unique look at the stamp collecting world of yesterday. Completely reformatted and typeset for readability.
Almost 12,000 value changes are recorded in Volume 1, with more than 2,600 of these changes seen in the United States and United Nations listings. In the U.S. Postage section, there are scattered changes, both up and down. There were 1,200 changes for the U.N listings, with a significant number of increases concentrated among modern issues. Other countries with significant value activity include the Bahamas, Benin and Bermuda. There are also several notable new listings incorporated in the U.S. listings, including a die-cutting-omitted error of the 23 Wilma Rudolph booklet pane of 10, Scott 3436c, and imperforate pair listings for the 1940 Stock Transfer stamps, Scott RD67a-RD85a.
Many history museums collect contemporary objects, stories, images and sounds. But reasoned collecting strategies and policies are often lacking. The sheer quantity of available material culture and the complexity of contemporary life leave many confused about how best to document and engage with the present. Collecting the Contemporaryaddresses one of the most fundamental issues facing today's history museums: why and how to engage with contemporary collecting? In a format which is approachable, attractive - and above all actionable, this handbook is packed with stimulating thinking and international case studies from some of the leading practitioners and thinkers in the field. This overview of contemporary collecting in a social historical context is well overdue. Original source material, ideas, developments and research have never before been brought together in a single volume."
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