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Dagnall, H.

The Evolution of British Stamped Postcards & Letter Cards

Their History & Documentation
Publisher: privately published, 1985

Hardback, original yellow cloth, dustwrapper, 249 pages, light rippling to the dustwrapper else in Very Good condition.

While there are numerous books on picture postcards, the equally interesting – but far less glamorous – postal stationery postcards and letter cards have received but scant attention. This book remedies this neglect by giving a very comprehensive account of them, their design, production and use, together with essays and other related items. The book is both a history and a documentation, with extensive source material – letters, documents, official reports and memoranda, press comments and Post Office notices. Rejected designs and non-issued items are fully dealt with and illustrated. With an illustrated summary list of all the basic issued postcards (including overprinted and official ones) and letter cards.


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