The Tutankhamun Exhibition Issue: Treasures of Tutankhamun
by Lang, Robert Munro (laird of Staffa)
Condition: See description
Staffa, Scotland: Staffa, Scotland Postal Service, 1981. "A Special Limited Edition in 23K Gold Commemorating the Extraordinary Treasures of Tutankhamun." This set is complete with 40 23k gold-foil stamps; the binder with 38 stamps and texts, plus a matching leather folder with stamps of Nefertiti and Akhenaten side by side. Pages in the binder are plastic pockets which contain matted stamps, with the text for the next stamp printed on the back of the mat. Also included: a Certificate of Authenticity ("...British private local postage stamps each valid for £8.00 of postal services in transporting mail from the island of Staffa to the mainland of Scotland. As sole owner of Staffa and its Postal Service, I have approved and authorized this issue...") and a small folding ad with order form, which repeats the text in the folder, adding some info about the artist and his method (the price of this pair was $40). The binder with 38 stamps is nf with just a touch of shelfwear to the bottom edge; the folder with 2 stamps is vg, having a scratch on the bottom front; Certificate fine; order form vg (bent corner); all stamps are fine.. Illus. by Walter Brooks, stamp designs.
Rome: M. Danesi Engravings of Rossini's "views" of the Seven Hills in Rome as well as a panoramic view of Rome. I...
A Brief History of the Dust Jacket
When did dust jackets first appear, and what exactly are they for? Learn about this often-important detail as it applies to book collecting. More...
Collecting and Using City Directories
Don't overlook that old city directory - it is priceless for authors, collectors who focus on specific cities, geneaology, and other niche interests. Learn more...
Make an Offer
Special order items
A special order item has limited availability and the seller may source this title from another supplier. In this event, there may be a slight delay in shipping and possible variation in description. Our 30-Day return guarantee still applies.
Since 2005, Biblio has donated over $1 million to fund literacy and educational projects that benefit children in impoverished communities of South America. Through BiblioWorks, a 501(c)3 non-profit, we have built 12 community libraries, trained hundreds of teachers and librarians and changed the lives of tens of thousands of underprivileged children.
Every time you purchase a book on Biblio, you are supporting our mission of improving literacy and education at home and abroad. And, if you want to give a little more, be sure to choose to "Round up for Reading" when making your purchase, which will allow you to round up your purchase by a small amount - all of which will go directly to BiblioWorks. To learn about BiblioWorks and to find out more ways you can help promote literacy and education abroad, click here.
Thank you for helping Biblio spread the joys of reading and learning to those in need!