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The Queen's Stamps : The Official History of the Royal Philatelic Collection - Nicholas Courtney

The Queen's Stamps

The Official History of the Royal Philatelic Collection

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Published: 1st May 2004
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This is the story of the Royal Philatelic Collection, one of the greatest stamp collections ever put together.
The Queen's Stamps - The Authorised History of the Royal Philatelic Collection tells the tale of some of the rarest stamps in the world and of how successive royal collectors, beginning with Prince Alfred, the second son of Queen Victoria, acquired them. Prince George - later King George V - shared his uncle's enthusiasm, and it was he who built up the collection from a few 'schoolboy' albums of stamps compiled as a cadet in the Royal Navy, to his legacy, five decades later, of one of the most comprehensive collections of Great Britain and her Empire.
The Queen's Stamps is the first comprehensive, authorised narrative history of the collection and those who created it. Illustrated in full colour throughout, and written for the general reader as much as for the expert philatelist, it is the story of a truly magnificent collection, and an important addition to the history of the royal family.

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Author's Notep. xi
Philatelic Map of the Worldp. xii
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 7
p. 23
p. 39
p. 61
p. 97
p. 111
p. 135
p. 155
p. 191
p. 245
p. 271
Appendicesp. 317
Glossaryp. 325
Bibliographyp. 327
Notesp. 331
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ISBN: 9780413772282
ISBN-10: 0413772284
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.9  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.1