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The Error World: An Affair with Stamps
 
 
Author
Simon Garfield.
Publisher Houghton Mifflin  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780151013968
Pages/Publication Date 245/2008
Daedalus Item Code 12181
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This engaging memoir from the author of Mauve illuminates the philatelist's mania for stamp collecting. From the Penny Red to the Blue Mauritius, generations of collectors have been drawn to the mystique of rare stamps. As a boy Simon Garfield collected errorsórare pigment misprints that create ghostly absences in certain stamps. When this passion re-ignited in his mid-40s, it consumed him. In the span of a couple of years he amassed a collection of errors worth upwards of £40,000, pursuing not only this secret passion, but a romantic one as his marriage disintegrated. The end result is a thoughtful, funny, and enticing meditation on the impulse to possess.
 
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