Simon Garfield's The Error World: An Affair with Stamps PDF

By Simon Garfield

ISBN-10: 0151013969

ISBN-13: 9780151013968

ISBN-10: 0571235271

ISBN-13: 9780571235278

An obsessively readable memoir in regards to the passions—and perils—of accumulating, from the New York Times–bestselling writer of Just My Type.
 
From the Penny crimson to the Blue Mauritius, generations of creditors were attracted to the mystique of infrequent stamps. as soon as a common hobby of schoolboys, philately has more and more turn into the province of older males passionate about the smart funding, the once-in-a-lifetime locate, the only elusive attractiveness that may entire a set and fulfill an unquenchable thirst.
 
As a boy, Simon Garfield amassed errors—rare pigment misprints that create ghostly absences in sure stamps. Then, in his mid-forties, this ardour reignited—and it all started to devour him. within the span of a few years, he accrued a set of error worthy upwards of 40 thousand British kilos. yet as he was once pursuing this mystery ardour, he was once additionally pursuing a romantic one—while his marriage disintegrated.
 
during this detailed memoir, Simon Garfield twines the tale of his philatelic obsession with a good, engrossing exploration of the rarities and absences that either restrict and outline us. the outcome is a considerate, humorous, and engaging meditation at the impulse to possess.
 
 

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