Philatelic Literature Specialists

Mackay, James A.

Under the Gum

Background to British Stamps 1840-1940
Publisher: James Bendon Ltd., Limassol, 1997

Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, x + 526 pages, very light dust marks to top-edge, tiny nick to dustwrapper, else in Very Good condition.

A fine work which goes behind the scenes to uncover the details of the debates, the discussions, the wrangles, and sometimes the bickering that went on between the Board of Inland Revenue and the Post Office, the Royal Mint and even Buckingham Palace regarding British stamp issues. Illustrated in black & white. Out of print and scarce.


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