Earth’s Continents - Magnifying Glass, World Postage Day Commemorative Issue Booklet, Republic of Cyprus
Description:When in 1840 Sir Rowland Hill invented the first postage stamp in the world, little did he know that stamp collecting would become a great universal hobby. In time it became known as the "King of hobbies and a hobby of Kings". King George V was an avid collector and naturally, the Royal Collection, which now belongs to Queen Elizabeth II, contains some of the most unique stamps of the British Empire. Philately evolved when keen collectors began to delve into collecting early letters, postmarks, postal stationery seals, printers’ proofs and essays that led to the final design of a stamp. Researching into how mail was conveyed and paid for before and after the advent of the postage stamp led to what philatelists call Postal History. Today no serious collector endeavors to amass the stamps of the world. Apart from the prohibitive cost it is a fruitless task. Specialization in one or two countries, one period, or one theme such as "space" or "paintings" is the trend that prevails nowadays.
Source:Cyprus Post, Republic of CyprusΚυπριακά Ταχυδρομεία, Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία
Publisher:Library of Cyprus University of TechnologyDigital Heritage Research Lab of Cyprus University of Technology
Contributor :Designer: T. Kakoullis
Item Identification:1998-booklet cover
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Cyprus Post, Republic of Cyprus and Κυπριακά Ταχυδρομεία, Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία, “Earth’s Continents - Magnifying Glass, World Postage Day Commemorative Issue Booklet, Republic of Cyprus,” Αψίδα, accessed January 27, 2021, https://apsida.cut.ac.cy/items/show/15158.