United Kingdom (PRWEB) June 23, 2014
Holograms on postage stamps have become a new topical subject in philately, and there has been a growing interest among philatelists in collecting such items for many years now. Up until 2014, holographic stamps have been issued in approximately 80 countries, and the total number of different postal items containing holograms is estimated at 450 pieces. In his book, “Holography and Philately,” author Hans I. Bjelkhagen provides information on stamps issued worldwide since 1988.
“Holography and Philately” places emphasis on different types of hologram postage stamps and images, their producers and the story behind the stamps. Bjelkhagen provides the details concerning the items described, such as size, identification numbers, denomination, perforation and edition at the end of the book. In addition, official and special first day covers (FDCs) with cachet holograms are presented and described.
As regards holographic images, quite a few of them are space-related, including planets, satellites, space crafts, space stations, gamma radiation and cosmonaut images. Some hologram images are two-channel or animated types of images. A few of the stamp images of the animated type are quite unique, but philatelists are often unaware of this quality, being also, unfortunately, unable to correctly view such stamps.
“Holography and Philately” is perfect for philatelists who are interested in topical postage stamps, companies producing security holograms and hologram collectors. In no other philatelic or holographic publication will the reader find such extensive information on hologram stamps, accompanied by an abundance of high-quality color illustrations throughout the book.
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Holography and Philately * by Hans I. Bjelkhagen
Postage Stamps with Holograms
Publication Date: February 6, 2014
Picture Book; £119.26; 362 pages; 9781493130498
Picture Book Hardcover; £125.91; 362 pages; 9781493130504
e-book; £3.99; 9781493130511
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For more information, contact Xlibris at 800-056-3182 or on the web at XlibrisPublishing.co.uk.