The LIMITED COLLECTOR'S Edition
Buffalo Cinderellas details the fascinating life stories of two men who distributed souvenir stamps for the 1901 Pan American Exposition. The book is a self-published, high-quality hardcover, 182 pages in length, printed on a fine paper stock, with 338 full-color images throughout. Also included is an extremely detailed, fully illustrated 24 page "Stamp Appendix" which will help collectors in ways that have been previously unavailable with regard to the Exposition souvenir stamps. Shown below is the Limited Collector's Edition; only 50 are available. It includes a deluxe individually numbered bookplate that is signed by the author and an actual "plate block" of the terrific stamp shown on the book's front cover! Here is more about what you'll enjoy...
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 riviting stories and adventures jump off the pages. And 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 as well!
A Few Words About Pricing: Two issues drive the cost of Buffalo Cinderellas:
1) The resources necessary to self-publish a small run of distinctive hardcover books is quite substantial. Issuing a publication that is high quality, both in content and appearance, requires a significant outlay. There are 417 photos throughout Buffalo Cinderellas, the majority in full color, and they provide a terrific vehicle to tell the book's stories. The author strongly felt that creating a fine product without cutting corners was most important; compromise was not an option.
2) Many books of this size, type, and style regularly sell in the philatelic community in the $65.00 to $100.00 range. Buffalo Cinderellas was printed by a company experienced in the creation of publications related to stamp collecting; they do excellent work and meet high standards required for the presentation and issuing of a top-notch product. Casual readers and philatelists alike will appreciate the quality of Buffalo Cinderellas, both in composition and caliber.