First issued in May 1840, postage stamps soon became collectibles. Until about 1900, most portrayed reigning monarchs or, in this country, former presidents. Then pictorials were introduced featuring events, places, animals, any subject of national significance. Rather than collecting stamps by countries, some philatelists began topical or thematic collections.
Published in the year of the Texas Philatelic Association's centennial, Texas on Stamps offers an unusual way to look at Texas history and a guide for topical collectors.
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Published by Texas Christian University Press