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Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Analytic Methods in Philately
Thomas Lera, John H. Barwis and David L. Herendeen
x + 122 pages, 111 figures, 22 tables
2013 (Date of Issue: 17 September 2013)
Number 57, Smithsonian Contributions to History and Technology
DOI: 10.5479/si.19486006.57
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Abstract

This publication contains papers presented at the First International Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately, hosted by the National Postal Museum in November 2012. Readers will find insights to research methods used across the entire spectrum of philatelic interests, from composition and physical characteristics of paper, to the chemistry and mineralogy of printing ink, to determining the genuineness of stamps, overprints, and the uses of adhesives on cover. Some of these projects were funded in part by the Institute for Analytical Philately and the National Postal Museum.


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