American Journal of Philately

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Stamping American Memory

Collectors, Citizens, and the Post

Author: Sheila Brennan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472123947

Category: History

Page: 240

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Winner of the University of Michigan Press / Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) Prize for Notable Work in the Digital Humanities In the age of digital communications, it can be difficult to imagine a time when the meaning and imagery of stamps was politically volatile. While millions of Americans collected stamps from the 1880s to the 1940s, Stamping American Memory is the first scholarly examination of stamp collecting culture and how stamps enabled citizens to engage their federal government in conversations about national life in early-twentieth-century America. By examining the civic conversations that emerged around stamp subjects and imagery, this work brings to light the role that these under-examined historical artifacts have played in carrying political messages. Sheila A. Brennan crafts a fresh synthesis that explores how the US postal service shaped Americans’ concepts of national belonging, citizenship, and race through its commemorative stamp program. Designed to be saved as souvenirs, commemoratives circulated widely and stood as miniature memorials to carefully selected snapshots from the American past that also served the political needs of small interest groups. Stamping American Memory brings together the histories of the US postal service and the federal government, collecting, and philately through the lenses of material culture and memory to make a significant contribution to our understanding of this period in American history.
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A History of American Magazines, 1865-1885

Author: Frank L. Mott

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674395527

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 688

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Miniature Messages

The Semiotics and Politics of Latin American Postage Stamps

Author: Jack Child

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822389274

Category: History

Page: 284

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In Miniature Messages, Jack Child analyzes Latin American postage stamps, revealing the messages about history, culture, and politics encoded in their design and disseminated throughout the world. While postage stamps are a sanctioned product of official government agencies, Child argues that they accumulate popular cultural value and take on new meanings as they circulate in the public sphere. As he demonstrates in this richly illustrated study, the postage stamp conveys many of the contestations and triumphs of Latin American history. Child combines history and political science with philatelic research of nearly forty thousand Latin American stamps. He focuses on Argentina and the Southern Cone, highlighting stamps representing the consolidation of the Argentine republic and those produced under its Peronist regime. He compares Chilean stamps issued by the leftist government of Salvador Allende and by Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. Considering postage stamps produced under other dictatorial regimes, he examines stamps from the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Paraguay. Child studies how international conflicts have been depicted on the stamps of Argentina, Chile, and Peru, and he pays particular attention to the role of South American and British stamps in establishing claims to the Malvinas/Falkland Islands and to Antarctica. He also covers the cultural and political history of stamps in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Grenada, Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela and elsewhere. In Miniature Messages, Child finds the political history of modern Latin America in its “tiny posters.”
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Paper chase the amenities of stamp collecting

Author: Alvin Fay Harlow

Publisher: Alvin Fay Harlow

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Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 414

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Paper chase the amenities of stamp collecting
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The American Bookseller

A Semi-monthly Journal Devoted to the Interests of the Book, Stationery, News, and Music Trades

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Category: American literature

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Gibbons Stamp Weekly

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Bulletin of Bibliography & Magazine Notes

Author: Frederick Winthrop Faxon,Mary Estekka Bates,Annie C. Sutherland

Publisher: N.A

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Category: American periodicals

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The GH Kaestlin Collection of Imperial Russian and Zemstvo Stamps

Author: Thomas Lera,Leon Finik

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1935623346

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 314

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A quiet philatelist, George H. Kaestlin joined the original Rossika Society in 1935 along with the better known Theo B. Lavroff and K. Szymanowski. Whereas Lavroff contributed significantly to Russian philately as an author and researcher and Szymanowski was an avid collector, Kaestlin collected privately. Born in Moscow, circa 1893, Kaestlin arrived in England in 1939. After World War II, When the original Rossika dissolved, he did not join the newly reconstituted Rossica Society of the United States. He never wrote for any philatelic magazine, never joined the London-based British Society of Russian Philately, and never showed his material at any exhibition. Thus he managed to elude notice in the literature of the times and receded into obscurity. Kaestlin’s exceedingly remarkable contribution, however, is found in the quality and scope of his collection and in the preservation of the treasures he acquired (many from the legendary Fabergé collection). Kaestlin’s attention to detail and fastidious collecting habits are evident in the layout and handwriting in his albums. His collection, donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1984 by his niece Vera Madeleine Kaestlin-Bock, includes more than 1,250 album pages on which he organized more than 14,000 Imperial Russian and zemstvo stamps. The quality of the stamps is outstanding. With the publication of this book, Kaestlin can finally take his place among the greats of Russian philately. The G.H. Kaestlin Collection of Imperial Russian and Zemstvo Stamps is one of the greatest museum collections outside of Russia.
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Every Stamp Tells a Story

The National Philatelic Collection

Author: Cheryl Ganz

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1935623540

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 151

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Every stamp and piece of mail tells a story. In fact, each often tells multiple stories, ranging from concept to art design to production to usage, often with tales of politics, history, technology, biography, genealogy, economics, geography, disaster, and triumph. The lens of philately offers a fresh and engaging story of American history, culture, and identity, and it can also help deepen the understanding of world cultures. The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, opened at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in September 2013, has many such stories to tell. Chief philately curator Cheryl R. Ganz guides readers through some of the gallery's nearly 20,000 objects that together illustrate the history of our nation's postal operations and postage stamps.
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Linn's Stamp Identifier

Author: Donna O'Keefe,Rick Miller

Publisher: Linns Stamp News

ISBN: 9781932180060

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 190

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Advanced Stamp Collecting

A Serious Collector's Guide to the Collection and Study of Postage Stamps and Related Materials

Author: Barry Krause

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: 9781558701595

Category: Art

Page: 159

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This is a guide to the collection and study of postage stamps and related materials such as stamp dealers, stamp auction, and more.
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