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But as with all obsessions, only the obsessor really gets it. ...more flag Like ·see review May 26, 2009 Maryellen rated it it was ok Having read the Goldstones narrative on Sorry, we failed to record your vote. But for many it is the collecting itself, filling blank spaces in albums and obtaining rare and unique items. Sorry, there was a problem. http://linuxprofilm.com/the-error/the-error-world.html

If this weren't enough reason to admire stamps and their collectors, then surely the derision the passion endures is the closing argument. Osburn 4.0 out of 5 starsStamp collecting as a metaphor? Read more Published on February 23, 2009 by jennahw 3.0 out of 5 starsEnjoyable but skewed perspective on collecting When does collecting become an irrational obsession? James' Ghost Stories Work Eerily Well in This Graphic Fiction FormFormed OED Chief Editor's 'Word Detective' Makes for Compelling Reading explore REVIEWS 'The Case of Alan Turing' Gives the Enigma Project http://www.simongarfield.com/pages/books/the_error_world.htm

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I barely recognize the hobby he describes, and can feel the contempt he seems to have towards those collectors (such as myself) who are much more indiscriminate. Figuring it would be a good way for an overly hyperactive child to pass the time, they purchased a bag of cheap stamps and an album for me to play with. Duvernois 2.0 out of 5 starsToo Philatelic for Me When I got this book, I figured it would be a memoir framed around collecting stamps. This unfortunately is the pattern of the whole book.

Yes No Sending feedback... Yes No Sending feedback... It is not unlikely that, soon, like a colour on an error stamp, the eccentric, overspending philatelist will simply cease to exist. his explanation And always within him burned the temptation to acquire stamps out of the reach of his budget.Like many, after his youth Garfield drifted away from the hobby as other interests competed

Learn more Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Please try again. Yes No Sending feedback... He deals with dealers and other collectors, learning about the business side of the hobby.

I found it intriguing and wondered if I was perhaps missing out on something by not partaking. By Greg A. Comment 9 people found this helpful. He did, for instance, often light up his bulbs to admire their beauty; others would regard this as sacrilege, just as collectors of rare records would never dream of actually playing

It really sparked an interest in more things outside of the United States. Thank you for your feedback. flag Like ·see review Susana rated it really liked it Apr 27, 2009 Quin rated it liked it Oct 27, 2011 « previous 1 2 3 next » new topicDiscuss This Sorry, we failed to record your vote.

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Yes No Sending feedback... Garfield's take on stamp collecting and his obsession with collecting errors from the 1950-60s QEII era. How to disable your ad blocker for independent.co.uk Adblock / Adblock Plus Click the Adblock/Adblock Plus icon, which is to the right of your address bar.

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As a typically droll aside puts it, "Hollywood child-molesters stand more chance of rehabilitation". A friend told me that publishing houses have all but abandoned editing. People who don't collect stamps will be bored beyond belief by the extended passages dealing with the history of stamps and the history of the errors market. news J.

Garfield is a very engaging writer and sustains narrative very well. Herbert on January 10, 2016Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase Not sure how I came across this book but I quite enjoyed it. There are many diversions, but at its root is that great and real thing that afflicts men of a certain age - the mid-life crisis. In version 6.0 click "trust site" or add independent.co.uk to your Trusted Site list.

His marriage dissolved when he had another affair of the extramarital kind; the divorce required that he sell of his collection.What begins as a memoir turns out to be a rather They have little enough love for a public postal system so one can only imagine with delight their anger at the idea of cherishing stamps.In this book Simon Garfield, in a Although there's a lot of stamp history between these covers, that's not what this memoir is truly about. But holy buckets!

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