Cover image for Buffalo Cinderellas : the Gentleman, the Huckster, and the Pan American Exposition
Title:
Buffalo Cinderellas : the Gentleman, the Huckster, and the Pan American Exposition
Author:
Barrett, Rick.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Houston, TX : Rick Barrett Publishing, ©2018.
Physical Description:
xiv, 137 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
"The electrifying 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York offered a spirited message of hope and possibility. Over eight million people flocked to the spectacular Pan Am, and there were substantial opportunities for businessmen to profit. Two very different people did so by creating souvenir "cinderella" stamps for the event. One was a reputable man who sold over four million Expo stamps and became a respected philatelic expert; the other was a traveling charlatan who later drifted into the darkness of forgery and swindling. Their fascinating stories and adventures are inside this book. The items they created, that are an ever-increasing attraction to stamp collectors and lovers of intrigue alike, are beautifully pictured and precisely detailed inside."--back cover.
Language:
English
Contents:
Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Glossary -- Chat per one -- The Huckster emerges -- Chapter two -- The Philatelic Marketer -- Chapter three -- Buffalo's glorious celebration -- Chapter four -- Postage stamps of the Pan American Exposition -- Chat per five -- The Expo, Corporate America, and the lure of the Confederacy -- Chapter six -- The depths of darkness -- Chapter seven -- Uncovering a surprising truth -- Appendix A -- Pan American Exposition Cinderella Stamps -- Appendix B -- Stamp societies, clubs and libraries -- Appendix C -- Footnotes.
ISBN:
9780999578506
Format :
Book