First Class: A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps

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Every stamp tells a story. Ever since Queen Victoria's Penny Black first burst on to the scene, stamps have depicted history as it happens. From the rise and fall of Empire to the defeat of Hitler, from Victoria's coronation to the death of Diana, from the first railways and steamships to the advent of computers, every big event in British life has been reflected by a stamp. Chris West has selected 36 of the most evocative, quirky and beautiful stamps in his collection and woven them into a witty and elegant popular history ...

First Class: A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps 2012, Square Peg, London

ISBN-13: 9780224095464

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