Books thatentertain,engage& enlighten Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. After a promising tidbit about the role of stamps in ending his marriage, Garfield then reverted to long reflections on stamps; his wife and his adult relationships are never even factored Read a Sample Click to the right or left of the sample to turn the page. (If no book jacket appears in a few seconds, then we don't have an excerpt Attributing his passion in some measure to his upbringing, he recounts his family history: scion of a middle-class Jewish family in postwar London challenged by the early deaths of both parents. check over here
The Log Out button is at the top of the page.!! In this book, Garfield keeps talking about how hard it is for him to convey to other people why he finds stamps so interesting, which maybe should have been a clue But as with all obsessions, only the obsessor really gets it. ...more flag Like ·see review May 26, 2009 Maryellen rated it it was ok Having read the Goldstones narrative on Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends
When does collecting become an obsession? His marriage dissolved when he had another affair of the extramarital kind; the divorce required that he sell of his collection.What begins as a memoir turns out to be a rather All rights reserved.
Thank you for your feedback. Comment 9 people found this helpful. The qualities of the actual stamps themselves--Garfield speaks of their "still beauty and clarity", calling one "the most beautiful small object I had ever seen"--are only one reason these small pieces Probably about as many people as could afford to purchase the Blue Mauritius, I suspect.
Close Thank you for supporting independent.co.uk Continue to our site 0 items 0 items Your Account | Log Out | Research | Library Home | Classic Catalog | Suggest Purchase | The closest the author got to this was in his Postscript where he featured a black and white picture of a 1966 Great Britain 6d stamp with a missing Jaguar XKE The "error world" of Garfield's title refers to the stamps he and other collectors covet. http://stamps.about.com/od/findingothercollectors/gr/ErrorWorld.htm One can almost feel the contempt of the .com dictators for it.
I'm not married to a stamp collector, but my father had a life-long affair with stamps. Just $10 for 3 months or $35 for a year More about membership! 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 us.The end Read more Published on June 16, 2011 by clw 3.0 out of 5 starsObsessed With Little Printed Rectangles?
No redistribution permitted. (c) Copyright Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. http://www.popmatters.com/review/71174-the-error-world-by-simon-garfield/ As a boy, Simon Garfield collected errors--rare pigment misprints that create ghostly absences in certain stamps. When his parents died, he gave up his hobby, only to take it up again when midlife crisis set in, and his marriage was beginning to fall apart. But a midlife recurrence of the bug coincides with his collapsing marriage.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Actually, he does make some of the details compelling, when he's talking about his special subgenre of collecting: stamps with printing errors. Sotheby's estimated £11m. Garfield nimbly covers highlights in philatelic history, the surprising aficionados of recent times (John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, Pete Townshend and...
Garfield details his relationships with friends and family, and how his stamp collecting intersected with those relationships. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Like other collectors, he took it into adulthood and sought out the most valuable specimens. http://thesweepdoctor.com/the-error/the-error-world-book.html He was educated at the independent University College School in Hampstead, London, and the London School of Economics, where he was the Executive Editor of The Beaver.
But he overshares on all the traumas and tragedies and errors of his life (the title is very clever once you read the first page); it meanders and it's kind of He deals with dealers and other collectors, learning about the business side of the hobby. PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks of PopMatters Media, Inc.
flag Like ·see review Apr 05, 2013 Mila rated it it was ok His other book was awesome but I found this pretty boring actually, even though I like stamps. 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 was after. No redistribution permitted.
He has written for newspapers such as The Independent on Sunday and The Observer. 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. Join Today! http://thesweepdoctor.com/the-error/the-error-world-by-simon-garfield.html He did, for instance, often light up his bulbs to admire their beauty; others would regard this as sacrilege, just as collectors of rare records would never dream of actually playing
The reader benefits from this pent-up longing to share his heart's desire, because Garfield's elucidation of the allure of stamps is crystal-clear. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Amazon Try Prime Books All Departments Amazon Video Amazon Warehouse Deals Appliances Apps & Games Arts, Crafts & Although it lacks the color illustrations that lent the Granta essay part of its charm, Error World does not disappoint, delivering a thoughtful memoir that reaches beyond the author's own experiences Published: (1965) The Royal philatelic collection / By: George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952.
On Adblock click "Don't run on pages on this domain". Ghostery Click the Ghostery icon. He developed a special fondness for philatelic printing errors--in most cases, stamps missing one or more colors and thus with incomplete designs.