This fascinating introduction to the world of stamp collecting shows what has made philately one of the most popular hobbies for people of all ages. The book gives a concise survey of stamp collecting as well as discussing the historical backround of the postal service and the role of the postage stamp.
Since philately has grown into a widespread and popular hobby, all things connected with the postal service have become collectable items. This book includes information on stamps from around the world, postcards, aerograms, registered mail and much more. With a useful look at contemporary equipment for the modern day philatelist and the exhibitions, museums and national and international organisations for collectors, this book will be of interest to all enthusiasts.