Synopses & Reviews
Beginning with the first stamps released in 1847, The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps covers over 4,000 stamps issued up to the present, and provides colour illustrations of every stamp and detailed listings that include Scott catalogue numbers, used and unused prices, dates of issues, and quantities issued when known. Also featured in this year's philatelist's bible is a rundown of the current year's commemorative stamp program; advice on starting your own collection (from assessing the condition of your stamps to displaying your collection), and a complete resources section.
The only fully illustrated, full-color guide to U.S. stamps provides the most comprehensive information available about the U.S. stamp program and its vivid history.
About the Author
John E. Potter is the Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service.
James L. Bruns is Director of the National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution, located in Washington, DC.