As New with no dust jacket. 0940403064. Hardcover Edition. This book is like new; no remainder marks. This edition issued with no dustjacket. Inside pages are clean.; 0.6 x 8.3 x 5.5 Inches; 310 pages.
Very Good. pp. 310. 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches. Stamp collecting--History. Book Description A collection of stories and memories by Herman (Pat) Herst, Jr. about his days as a stamp dealer on Nassau Street in New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. Nassau Street was the center of the stamp business during these decades. Nassau Street was first published in 1960. Although the book was reprinted several times, this seventh edition published by Linn's in 1988 was the first revised edition.
The author of nearly a dozen volumes on stamp collecting, Herman (Pat) Herst, Jr. was the most prolific and well respected stamp collecting author of his day. He had considerable knowledge of, and contact within the hobby. He was a member of as many as 81 different stamp clubs at one time. Herst was honored with the American Philatelic Society's Luff Award and was elected to Britain's Philatelic Traders Society. He writes with humor in an easy to read style. You will learn from his books, but he always makes his point using stories and anecdotes stemming from his experience as a collector, appraiser, auctioneer and dealer. Herst's books will not appeal to everyone, but every collector of U.S. stamps should read at least one. This particular book is a good choice because it is Herst's best know and most widely read book. It relates stories of stamp collecting and stamp dealing the Golden Age of philately when stamp stores were found in many towns across America and the epicenter of this activity was Nassau Street, in Manhattan, NYC. You'll want to read all of Herst's books if you enjoy this one.
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