A History of Victorian Postage by Gerard Cheshire

By Gerard Cheshire

there's a cultured attractiveness to previous stamps, which have been miniature artistic endeavors of their element and hues, with the intention to lead them to tough to counterfeit. it really is this aesthetic sensibility that pulls many creditors of early stamps, simply because they give the impression of being fantastic prepared at the album web page, and there's a very simple wish to entire units of stamps, in order that all gaps are crammed and a satisfying exhibit is achieved.

From the early days of sending messages engraved on clay pills, to the creation of paper from Asia environment the rage for the following numerous hundred years, humans were sending mail when you consider that time immemorial.

Gerard Cheshire takes us throughout the interesting evolution of the postage process and its linked background, paying precise awareness to the improvement and refinement of stamps, from their wax-seal precursors via to the well known Penny Black and beyond.

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