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Want to learn more about our country's stamps? Do you collect United States stamps? Perhaps you save stamps from old envelopes or new issues from the post office. Maybe you are interested in delving more into the hobby of United States stamp collecting. But you cannot find a general book on the topic. Sure there are wonderful catalogs, books on all specific aspects of the hobby, and even periodicals. The author was so frustrated by not locating a general information book on United States stamps, he decided to write one himself "United States Stamps. A History" is the result of his efforts. This is the first volume of a series of books on United Stamps that will cover all aspects of the hobby. It travels from the stampless covers of the colonial days until the end of the private company printing of stamps, the Columbian commemorative issue. The author hopes you enjoy this journey through United States stamps as much as he enjoyed writing it.