Black Gold

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Location: National Postal Museum Library

Black gold : the philatelic history of petroleum

By Kenneth J. Kutz. Darien, CT: Gold Fever Pub., c1995.

Kenneth J. Kutz is the former President of Texasgulf Mining Corporation. He is also the former President of the Collectors Club of New York. The Collectors Club of New York was founded in 1896, making it one of the oldest existing philatelic societies in the United States. This book is about the philatelic history of oil. Stamps and covers (envelopes) are interwoven with postcard illustrations in chronological order of when the events depicted occurred. The book begins with Noah making the ark with coats of pitch. The book ends with a journey through World War I and World War II, ending when the author delves into each continent in order to demonstrate the influence of the oil industry on philately.

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