, you may choose from:100 Greatest American Stamps
Janet Klug & Donald J. Sundman 132 pages, color, hardbound. A fully illustrated in color book of America's 100 greatest stamps. Includes market values, price histories, and commentary.OREncyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting
Rodney A. Juell & Steven J. Rod. This book is called the "Bargain of the Century" by Linn's Stamp News, this remarkable resource succinctly reviews U.S. philately while providing tips for the novice. 62 chapters and 4 appendices include U.S. stamps, history, production, and technology. 730 pages hardbound in full color.OR
the mystery stamp book, which is: Germany 1872-1900 Philatelic & Postal History handbook of Germany and her Colonies
Compiled by Darryl Hinton-Blaker. Hard cover 230+ pages. Well written book with coverage of German States, Colonies, postal development, German Empire, various periods of postal change and organization, a history of stamp printing in Germany including types, margins, processes, perforations, flaws, forgeries and more. Also coverage of postal markings, Cancels and more. Dedication section to Officies and Colonies with rates, cancels forerunners, seepost, overprints and more. There is a glossary of philatelic terms, section on Elsass and Lorraine in 1871 and appendix on perfins.