E-catalogue 114: Miniature Books with Postage Stamps

E-catalogue 114: Miniature Books with Postage Stamps

In his bibliography, Miniature Books Relating to Postage Stamps, noted collector Kalman Levitan observes that, “If a picture is worth a thousand words, then one might say that postage stamps are miniature books in that they are single page broadsides that have their own story to tell.” When one considers the artistry and design that go into the creation of postage stamps, one can certainly see the correlation to miniature books beyond the simple fact of proportion. Levitan identifies fifty miniature books that have postage stamps as a central theme and are incorporated into their design, and as a nod to this effort, we have gathered together roughly half of Levitan’s bibliography from the contents of two recently-acquired miniature book collections for your consideration.