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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Stamp Collecting: Everything You Need to Know About the World's Favourite Hobby and the Many Ways to Build a ... Famous Issues and Over 500 Images of Stamps Paperback – Illustrated, 28 Jul 2006

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Southwater (28 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844762831
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844762835
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 0.9 x 30.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 330,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Dr James Mackay is one of the foremost and most prolific authors on stamps and stamp collecting in the world. He has written over 100 books and thousands of articles on the subject of stamps and other collectables such as coins, antiques and bronzes. He has one of the largest private collections of stamps and philatelic materials in the world and recently published Philatelic Terms Illustrated (Stanley Gibbons). James Mackay's published works include: Commemorative Medals (A Barker), Collectables (Macdonald), The Banknote Yearbook (Token Publishing), and Dictionary of Turn of the Century Antiques (Ward Lock).

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excellent book, gives good introduction to collecting
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This book is exactly what I wanted. Perfect for anyone wanting to know more about stamps and collecting them.
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Very informative and a nice guide to have.
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Covers all the basics in a clear and concise way. Glossary and Inscriptions chapters good ref for the more advanced as well.
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A very comprehensive book, well set out, good content for the beginner or older collector.
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Was bought as a gift for a friend, but feedback was very positive. Loads of information and details.
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