United States Stamps: A History - Volume II: The Bureau Era Begins (Paperback)
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The journey continues
This is the second book of the series, "United States Stamps: A History." It continues the tale of when the Bureau of Engraving and Printing took over the task of making our stamps. The Bureau would go on to print almost all United States stamps for the next century. The book explores why the Bureau took over and the problems they had when they first started making stamps. But the Bureau was a quick learner as soon after they would go on and create the finest group of United States stamps of all time, the Omaha commemorative series. Next, the first regular series and the first several commemorative series of the twentieth century are reviewed. A detour is made to review both all United States postage due and special delivery stamps since these stamps were introduced about this time. So discussing them now is both a review and a preview of all United States stamp production. The last chapter is a series of updates and corrections. The author realizes that the knowledge of United States stamps is in continual growth, so this last chapter keeps the first volume of the series up to date.