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The error world : an affair with stamps

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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In a thoughtful memoir, the author intertwines his lifelong obsession with philately, his pursuit of his collection of rare stamp errors, a passionate love affair and the disintegration of his marriage, and a meditation on the rarities, absences, and impulse to possess that define human life.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Simon Garfield; Simon Garfield; Simon Garfield
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Garfield
ISBN: 9780151013968 0151013969
OCLC Number: 232131915
Notes: Originally published : London : Faber and Faber, ©2008.
Description: 247 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The perfect stamp --
Gutter pairs --
Imaginings --
My dealer --
Not alone --
Almost blue --
Heinz --
Missing T --
Mounts long dry --
Not for sale --
Perforations --
The error world.
Responsibility: Simon Garfield.
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In a thoughtful memoir, the author intertwines his lifelong obsession with philately, his pursuit of his collection of rare stamp errors, a passionate love affair and the disintegration of his marriage, and a meditation on the rarities, absences, and impulse to possess that define human life.

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