The World in Stamps

More than 3,500 full-color reproductions of postage stamps from around the world, all organized thematically, capture important events, personalities, movements, and accomplishments in such subject areas as The Wonders of Nature and The ...

The World in Stamps

Author: Laurent Lemerle

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 255

View: 935

More than 3,500 full-color reproductions of postage stamps from around the world, all organized thematically, capture important events, personalities, movements, and accomplishments in such subject areas as The Wonders of Nature and The Space Conquest, revealing the diverse ways in which different cultures represent the same events.

The Stamp Collector A Guide to the World s Postage Stamps

The Stamp Collector   A Guide to the World s Postage Stamps

Author: Stanley C. Johnson

Publisher: Hall Press

ISBN: 1443783153

Page: 376

View: 159

PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

The Jewish World in Stamps

In hundreds of full-colour stamps from many lands, this book depicts a small people who continue to leave their imprint on every area of human activity, from faith and morality to sports and motion pictures.

The Jewish World in Stamps

Author: Ronald L. Eisenberg

Publisher: Schreiber Publishing

ISBN: 9781887563765

Page: 288

View: 350

In hundreds of full-colour stamps from many lands, this book depicts a small people who continue to leave their imprint on every area of human activity, from faith and morality to sports and motion pictures. Areas covered include Jewish customs and traditions, major contributions in all areas of culture and science, sports, entertainment, and much more. The stamps are arranged artistically and are catalogued, making the book a visual joy for all readers and a sourcebook for collectors.

Stamps of the World

This popular catalogue is a straightforward listing of the stamps that have been issued through the world since 1840. This part covers countries D-H and is fully indexed and cross-referenced to the other volumes.

Stamps of the World

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780852596586

Page: 849

View: 783

This popular catalogue is a straightforward listing of the stamps that have been issued through the world since 1840. This part covers countries D-H and is fully indexed and cross-referenced to the other volumes.

Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue 2015

Presents a six-volume catalogue showing postage stamps from the United States, the United Nations, and the other countries of the world and their current values.

Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue 2015

Author: Charles Snee

Publisher: Scott Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780894874925

Page: 56

View: 476

Presents a six-volume catalogue showing postage stamps from the United States, the United Nations, and the other countries of the world and their current values.

Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue

This is the most comprehensive stamp catalog in print. Volume 1 deals with stamps from the English-speaking world; the other 3 volumes cover alphabetically the other countries of the world.

Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue

Author: James E. Kloetzel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780894872310

Page:

View: 814

This is the most comprehensive stamp catalog in print. Volume 1 deals with stamps from the English-speaking world; the other 3 volumes cover alphabetically the other countries of the world.

Philately

It is a well-known fact that philately has attracted millions of people of all ages who take keen interest in collecting stamps of various countries of the world.

Philately

Author: John Sundararaj

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517014650

Page: 206

View: 286

I have been collecting stamps for about thirty years and I could not find a handbook, which can help me to understand how I must collect and what I must collect and how it should be presented in an exhibition etc. Since I have been involving myself with the department of posts in conducting workshops for the school children I thought it is of paramount importance to have a handbook on philately, which could help everyone who collects, may get some preliminary idea of stamp collecting. If not for anything else the Internet has encouraged many new people to pursue this fascinating hobby. It is a well-known fact that philately has attracted millions of people of all ages who take keen interest in collecting stamps of various countries of the world. Unlike other sports, interestingly there is no age of retirement in philately! Many newcomers to this hobby especially school children, request a lot of information regarding stamps and how to go about it the right way. To all those who have inundated me for information, I am adding some basic thoughts to further their knowledge. Some of the information exists already on the net and some books are also available. I have just gleaned it from there and presented it here in the manner I thought fit so that even a child can understand. For all those facing a similar predicament I have tried to incorporate soaking tips, types of stamps, types of cancellations, types of post offices, a few websites, glossary of philatelic terms and all such information into these pages. The book achieves its predicament if this book inspire many young minds to emerge as philatelists and thus enjoy this wonderful hobby and contribute to the world of history, culture and above all to overall knowledgebase for the betterment of humanity.

The Stamps of the World Colouring Book

With over 18 full-page illustrations to color in, each accompanied by a contextual history, alongside coloring activities to make and create, this book provides hours of fun for stamp enthusiasts of all ages.

The Stamps of the World Colouring Book

Author: Rebecca Green

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781912667628

Page:

View: 313

Stamps are not only small masterpieces of design, but give a wealth of information about world history, reflecting monumental historical events and often telling fascinating stories about the people caught up in them. With over 18 full-page illustrations to color in, each accompanied by a contextual history, alongside coloring activities to make and create, this book provides hours of fun for stamp enthusiasts of all ages.