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African Americans on Stamps / Edition 1

African Americans on Stamps / Edition 1

by Mack Bernard Morant
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786409487

ISBN-13: 9780786409488

Pub. Date: 01/09/2003

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

America issued its first stamp honoring an African American in 1940 when it recognized Booker T. Washington, who was born a slave and became one of the nation's great educators. This work centers specifically on over 1,000 U.S. and foreign stamps that feature over 100 African Americans who have received recognition for their achievements. Stamps featuring such well

Overview

America issued its first stamp honoring an African American in 1940 when it recognized Booker T. Washington, who was born a slave and became one of the nation's great educators. This work centers specifically on over 1,000 U.S. and foreign stamps that feature over 100 African Americans who have received recognition for their achievements. Stamps featuring such well-known personalities as writer Alex Haley, civil rights activists Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., can be found in this reference work. Beginning with an introduction to stamp collecting, this work discusses the collecting of African American stamps as a hobby and as an investment opportunity, and provides biographical information on those African Americans with their own stamps as well as illustrations of and data about the stamps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786409488
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/09/2003
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Foreword1
Introduction3
A Basic Guide to Collecting Stamps5
Collecting African American Topical Stamps15
How to Read the Stamp Listings23
African Americans on Stamps25
Bibliography223
Index of Countries225

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