Very Good in Good jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Type: Hard Back Revised Edition. Adapted by Burton Hobson. Revised by Beatrice Reinfeld. Originally published 1970. Hardcover Book in Near Fine Condition with a Good Dust Jacket. 160 pp. 5.75" x 8.25" tall (20 cm). Tan cloth w/green titles on spine, very clean and unmarked, no edgewear, square, tight binding. Upper corner gently bumped. Interior is Fine. Clean, green jacket is rubbed, with edgewear, looks worn, no wrinkles or creases. Not price-clipped. A lively account of the history of the U.S. Postal System from the time when a person receiving a letter paying for it if he wanted it, and abuses were common, confusion commonplace. On to the time when stamps were first issued in 1937 and collecting them began. And to more current times, with the author providing much advice on how to collect stamps and evaluate their condition. Whether it's history, humor, or displaying and valuing your collection, this handbook is full of information for both the novice and the experiences philatelist.
Octavo, hardcover, VG in lightly edgeworn and rubbed pictorial dj. Includes a catalogue of U. S. Stamps. From "bootleg" mail services to bvouncing letters off the moon, this gives a lively, colorful account of our stamps and the U. S. Postal Service. The first stamps were issued in 1847 and since then collecting stamps has been a big hobby. 172 pp. including index.
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