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The Error World: An Affair with Stamps - Simon Garfield

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From the author of Mauve, an obsessively readable memoir that brings the mania for stamp collecting to life From the Penny Red to the Blue Mauritius, generations of collectors have been drawn to the mystique of rare stamps.Once a widespread pastime of schoolboys, philately has increasingly become the province of older men obsessed with the shrewd investment, the once-in-a-lifetime find, the one elusive beauty that will complete a collection and satisfy an unquenchable thirst.As a boy, Simon Garfield collected errors—rare pigment misprints that create ghostly absences in certain stamps.When this passion reignited in his mid-forties, it consumed him. In the span of a couple of years he amassed a collection of errors worth upwards of forty thousand pounds, pursuing not only this secret passion, but a romantic one as his marriage disintegrated.In this unique memoir, Simon Garfield twines the story of his philatelic obsession with an honest and engrossing exploration of the rarities and absences that both limit and define end result is a thoughtful, funny, and enticing meditation on the impulse to possess.

Author: Garfield, Simon
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Illustration: n
Language: ENG
Title: The Error World: An Affair with Stamps
Pages: 00256 (Encrypted EPUB)
On Sale: 2009-01-20
SKU-13/ISBN: 9780151013968
Category: Biography & Autobiography : General
Category: Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Category: Antiques & Collectibles : Stamps

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