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Books Desccribing Stamp Prining Methods (Old Or New)

 
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Posted 03/01/2021   5:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add gmsinger03 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was looking for a philatelic book that describes the various printing methods used for stamps (old or new book)?

To be more precise, looking for any book that would describe methods and processes used for printing postage stamps (i.e. gravure method)

Many thanks for any guidance
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Posted 03/01/2021   6:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wtcrowe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fundamentals of Philately by L. N. Williams illustrates a number of different printing processes and has a wealth of other philatelic useful information. The 2nd edition is available from the APS for $60 to non-members and $48.00 to members. The first edition can often be found on E-Bay for less. The first edition has better illustrations and slightly less information. The 2nd edition was produced by copying the photos in the first edition. At this time there is only one copy of the 2nd edition (2008 revised) for $32.50 plus shipping of $6.50.
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Posted 03/02/2021   10:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Printing Postage Stamps by Line Engraving: Baxter, James H.

Postage Stamps in the Making: John Easton, F. J. Melville
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Posted 06/12/2021   9:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As said: Fundamentals of Philately by L. N. Williams is a pretty good book, and has good sections on all printing processes.

I picked this one up in a used book store. It says revised edition 1990 (first was 1971). I don't think the previous owner had ever read it, as it cracked open as for the first time when opened.

It has other uses also. Sometimes when I can't sleep I'll read a few pages. Works every time.

It's a very good book!
Pat

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Posted 06/12/2021   10:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Postage Stamps in the Making: John Easton, F. J. Melville


I second that.
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