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Schwartz, The Civil War Cigar Stamps (2020)
The first authoritative work on the production, distribution,
and use of the first three issues of cigar stamps (Inspectors Stamps). This award-winning book contains a vast amount of original
research, including an extensive study of the successful counterfeiting of the 2nd issue stamps. Profusely illustrated, softbound,150
Peter Schwartz, Inventions of Prevention: A History,
Analysis, and Catalog of 19th Century Patents and Inventions for Preventing Reuse of Postage and Revenue Stamps
The first comprehensive history of postage and revenue stamp reuse (1857 - 1898) and accounts of inventors' efforts
to thwart it, including the use of invisible and fugitive inks, grilling, heat, and even explosive devices (yes, you read
that right). The patent catalog portion features over 125 reuse-prevention patent letters and diagrams. Profusely illustrated,
softbound, 540 pages. $100.
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