Edited by Thomas Lera, John H. Barwis, and David L. Herendeen
Smithsonian Contributions to History and Technology, No. 57
This volume showcases papers presented at the First International Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately, hosted by the National Postal Museum in November 2012. Readers will find insights to research methods used across the entire spectrum of philatelic interests, from composition and physical characteristics of paper, to the chemistry and mineralogy of printing ink, to determining the genuineness of stamps, overprints, and the uses of adhesives on cover.
This must have book is available in electronic PDF format at: https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/21391.