Notes on Postage Stamps: With a Series of Preparatory Drawings

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Kat Ran Press, 2011 - 24 pages
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Eric Gill had exacting and pointed opinions about postage stamps, their purpose, and their design. Unfortunately, his theories didn't always hold up when put into practice, and he had a less than successful career as a designer of stamps. Accompanied by nine of Gill's previously unpublished preparatory drawings and sketches for stamps, Notes on Postage Stamps is a short, previously unpublished essay by Gill in which he succinctly lays out his philatelic ideas -- some of which were a little too idealistic and some of which were spot-on. All of them are interesting and thought-provoking. Notes on Postage Stamps contains fifty-six full-color illustrations, most of which will be completely unfamiliar to historians and enthusiasts of Gill's work. An afterword by Michael Russem chronicles Gill's seven attempts at stamp design -- only two of which resulted in published stamps.--publisher's website.

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