Stamp Collecting

This handbook contains everything you need to know to get started stamp collecting. It was written by prolific philatelic author Stephen Datz in consultation with famed philatelist Wayne Youngblood. The book covers the essentials and illustrations augment the text. The authors define philatelic terms, discuss all the different ways stamps are hinged, and dive into the history of stamps. 

Outstanding Kinrande Porcelains in Japanese Collections

Kinrand(金襴手) refers to a Chinese porcelain known as “gold brocade type,” which was highly prized by Japanese tea masters and collectors. Today, many fine examples of this type of ware are found in private Japanese collections. This book remains the only important English-language work on this porcelain type.