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The Complete Guide to Stamps and Stamp Collecting

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A full-colour directory of the world's greatest stamps, including photographs over 3000 stamps from more than 200 countries
Paperback, 256 pages
Published 2008 by Hermes House
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Covers worldwide stamps, bursting with color photos, informative about individual stamps and countries, with lots of interesting anecdotes.
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Also credited as "James MacKay" or "James Alexander MacKay".

Dr. James Alexander MacKay was a prolific Scottish writer and philatelist whose reputation was damaged by a criminal conviction for theft and repeated accusations of plagiarism. In an obituary by John Holman, Editor of the British Philatelic Bulletin, Mackay was described as a "philatelic writer without equal". Mackay's output was broad.