Duvernois 2.0 out of 5 starsToo Philatelic for Me When I got this book, I figured it would be a memoir framed around collecting stamps. Like other collectors, he took it into adulthood and sought out the... These often veer away from memoir and are not really artfully intertwined with the personal story he is telling. Please select a newsletter. check over here
Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Apple Android Windows Phone Android To get the free Yes No Sending feedback... Sorry, there was a problem. He also offers a number of stories about famous collectors and collections, as well interviews with some of British philately's movers and shakers.This is a good book, offering interesting stamp tales,
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Community Reviews (showing 1-30) filter | sort: default (?) | Rating Details Aug 04, 2009 Heather rated it it was ok Shelves: library-books, nonfiction What's most pleasing about this book, to Please try again Report abuse 4.0 out of 5 starsUnexpected, enjoyable read. Read more Published on February 26, 2009 by Michael A.
It really sparked an interest in more things outside of the United States. Comment Was this review helpful to you? How to disable your ad blocker for independent.co.uk Adblock / Adblock Plus Click the Adblock/Adblock Plus icon, which is to the right of your address bar. Learn about Author Central Simon Garfield (Author) 3.6 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price New from Used from
Paused You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. http://www.popmatters.com/review/71174-the-error-world-by-simon-garfield/ Also from About.com: Verywell, The Balance & Lifewire Sign in Subscribe Home Explore Issues About Events Granta Books Advertise Subscriptions Sign in Subscribe Related BezoarYou Don't Have To Live Like ThisAbingdon Extract Front cover Back cover Buy the Paperback from Amazon Website copyrignt © Simon Garfield 2015 Website development by Pedalo Amazon Try Prime Books All Departments Amazon Fresh Amazon Video The clever title may describe the type of stamps that became his obsession, though it's also meant to describe the place where he existed while in the grip of his personal
Thank you for your support. The book is a little weak when it crosses outside of the stamp collecting circle to explain why people collect, but overall it's an interesting historical and cultural look at a His marriage was faltering and he began spending large sums on desirable specimens. Read more Published on February 23, 2009 by jennahw 3.0 out of 5 starsEnjoyable but skewed perspective on collecting When does collecting become an irrational obsession?
Please enter a valid email address. His marriage is about to collapse due to an affair. The impression I was left with was that somewhere along the line, Garfield forgot that this was supposed to be fun. http://thesweepdoctor.com/the-error/the-error-world-review.html Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Apple Android Windows Phone Android To get the free
The author takes us close to the answer in this readable story of his pursuit of stamps issued with errors. This book really isn't about stamp collecting, it's a memoir by an author who used his highly specialized interest in modern error stamps from Great Britain as a springboard. Garfield has inspired me to wear a bit of mauve this spring to honour this inventive man."The New York Times Read more About the Author SIMON GARFIELD is a feature writer
Osburn 4.0 out of 5 starsStamp collecting as a metaphor? Tapling, Sir Gawaine Bailey, Michael Sefi, the keeper of Britain's Royal Philatelic Collection, Britain's King George V, and Sir Maxwell Joseph (whose collection sold in 1982 for over £1 million).He describes Datz 4.4 out of 5 stars 5 Paperback$14.95 Prime Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection (Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge) Cheryl Ganz 4.7 out of 5 stars 11 Hardcover$29.95 In the locked rooms I was telling you about.’ fiction While the Nightjar Sleeps Andrew Michael Hurley ‘But while the nightjar sleeps,’ said the mole, ‘it dreams of what it used
Sotheby's estimated £11m. Call for Essays on Topics in Culture; Present, Past and the Speculative Future Toggle navigation Search Recent Features Features Home Special Sections Reviews News Music Film Books TV Comics Games Culture All of them! http://thesweepdoctor.com/the-error/the-error-world-book.html Read more Published on January 3, 2012 by Bombina 4.0 out of 5 starsPhilatelists will love this one An entertaining, well-written, non-fiction read for anyone who collects anything, but especially postage
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Read more Published on March 3, 2011 by S. About.com Rating The Bottom LineA fascinating look at stamp collectors and collecting in general. Stamps How to Identify Your Stamps Buying and Selling Stamps Caring for your Stamps Organizing Your Stamps Insuring Your Collection Stamps as an Investment Finding Other Collectors Glossary History of Philately