Book Description

A classic work on postcard collecting. Very well illustrated by 32 pages of half-tone pictures & eight pages in colour. The authors' primary concern is to give practical advice to the collector: where to find cards and how to go about starting a collection, how to restore and classify, how to value and date. All the major types of postcard are covered-topographical, commemorative, First World War, portrait, political. humorous, heraldic, silk embroidered and others. Many little-known facts are given about the development of the official postal stationery card which preceded the picture postcard itself, and about individual picture postcard artists and publishers. The appendix includes a chronology of historical events featured on postcards, lists of publishers and their trademarks, a chart of the main issues of 'officials', lists of today's postcard magazines and dealers, and the authors' own special key to valuing, which is proof against price inflation.
Dealer Notes
First Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Gilt titles spine; purple end-papers; Dust Jacket un-clipped; Dust Jacket is in very good condition, except for a mark from adhesive tape on bottom corner of inner front flap; Includes appendices, bibliography & index.
Author Holt, Tonie & Valmai
Date 1971
Binding Hardcover (Brown Cloth)
Publisher MacGibbon & Kee; London
Condition Very Good in Good Dustjacket
Pages 214

Price: £25.00

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