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The "Stamp Oddities" Book by Monty Wedd - page by page

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I'll start this thread off with about 66 images (including cover and rear pages for completeness) of the Monty Wedd book "Stamp Oddities". I'll list a "page per post" - but in "slow time" will try and break up the individual images so that they can be more easily moved to other threads.

It would be nice if we could then get "real scans" of the stamps that are depicted, and it would be great if we could follow through with more recent stamp oddities (or "unusual and interesting facts about Postage Stamps and their designs"). There may also be Monty Wedd illustrations that were published in Stamp News - but not in "Stamp Oddities"?

(There is also a pre-existing thread "Errors in artistic design of stamps" at http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5974&p=3756268, which prompted a "fuller listing" of the Monty Wedd book).

There is no "date of publication" for this book (or copyright notice for that matter). An image on the rear cover shows an Edition of Stamp News that is Volume 4, Number 6 (but no year). Some content is politically incorrect - in part because it is a product of its time (I think I first read this book in the late 1970s), and in part because I understand that some of the content was requested / developed by Bill Hornadge (http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=44833&p=3292951 (then editor of Stamp News) - who was somewhat "controversial" in some of his non-philatelic writings).

Quality of some of the scans is "sub-optimal" - in part because of foxing developing on the (non-archival) paper used for the publication.

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