UPU Specimen Stamps 1878-1961

The 1988 Edition of this handbook was well-received at the time of publication; it has stood the test of time and is referred to constantly by hundreds of philatelists, both amateur and professional, around the world.

However, after 27 years, it was time to bring this work up-to-date by incorporating additional material, correcting some errors and misconceptions, and taking advantage of developments in printing that allow colour work to be included at an affordable cost.

There are several areas where new information has been incorporated: