A History of Britain in Thirty-six Postage Stamps
Stamps tell a story—and Chris West's book is the unique, fascinating tale of Great Britain told through its stamps.
On their own, stamps can be curiosities, even artistic marvels; in this book, stamps become a window into the larger sweep of history.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GeoffSC - LibraryThing
Excellent. A really enjoyable read. He makes complicated historical subjects alive and interesting. A great read even if you are not interested in stamps. The stamps are just the picture markers or flags in history. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lolitaguy - LibraryThing
Excellent book all-round. For the stamp-collector and non-collector. Author gives a history of thirty six stamps (their reason for being, their printing history, technical specifications, design details) and also tells about the times they represent. Read full review