Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

A History of Victorian Postage

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Author: Gerard Cheshire

There is an aesthetic beauty to old stamps, which were miniature works of art in their detail and colours, in order to make them difficult to counterfeit. It is this aesthetic sensibility that attracts many collectors of early stamps, because they look wonderful arranged on the album page, and there is a very basic desire to complete sets of stamps, so that all gaps are filled and a pleasing display is achieved.

From the early days of sending messages engraved on clay tablets, to the introduction of paper from Asia setting the trend for the next several hundred years, people have been sending mail since time immemorial.

Gerard Cheshire takes us through the fascinating evolution of the postage system and its associated history, paying special attention to the development and refinement of stamps, from their wax-seal precursors through to the well-known Penny Black and beyond.

Book ISBN 9781445664378

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Jul 2017

Height 235

Width 165

Illustrations 180

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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