From explorer Cabeza de Vaca, who was shipwrecked on Galveston Island in 1528, to singer Willie Nelson and baseball superstar Nolan Ryan, Texas history, the people who made it, and the places it was made come alive on postage stamps. In over a hundred entries, "Texas on Stamps" displays stamps from the United States and foreign countries; the stamps are accompanied by explanatory text. First issued in May 1840, postage stamps soon became collectibles. Until about 1900, most portrayed reigning monarchs or, in this country, ...

Texas on Stamps 1996, Texas Christian University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875651644

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