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First Class: A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps By Christopher West

First Class: A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps
by Christopher West

Every stamp tells a story. The author selects 36 of the most evocative, quirky and beautiful stamps in his collection and weaves them into a popular history of Britain from 1840 onwards.

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First Class: A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps Summary


Every stamp tells a story. Ever since Queen Victoria's Penny Black first burst on to the scene, stamps have depicted history as it happens. From the rise and fall of Empire to the defeat of Hitler, from Victoria's coronation to the death of Diana, from the first railways and steamships to the advent of computers, every big event in British life has been reflected by a stamp. Chris West has selected 36 of the most evocative, quirky and beautiful stamps in his collection and woven them into a witty and elegant popular history of the nation from 1840 to the present day. Each classic, lovingly-designed stamp is presented in full colour, revealing it to be both a work of art and a tantalising window into the character and spirit of its era. Here is a history of Britain like no other, that will delight stamp collectors and lovers of history alike.

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GOR004445688
First Class: A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps
Christopher West
Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2012-10-15
272
0224095463
9780224095464
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