The Symbolism of Postage Stamps: A Source for the Historian

@article{Reid1984TheSO,
  title={The Symbolism of Postage Stamps: A Source for the Historian},
  author={D. Reid},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={1984},
  volume={19},
  pages={223 - 249}
}
  • D. Reid
  • Published 1984
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
  • Small things can start us off in new ways of thinking, and I was started off by the postage stamps of our area. The British administration gave us beautiful stamps. These stamps depicted local scenes and local things; there was one called 'Arab Dhow'. It was as though, in those stamps, a foreigner had said, 'This is what is most striking about this place'. Without that stamp of the dhow I might have taken the dhows for granted. As it was, I learned to look at them. Whenever I saw them tied up… CONTINUE READING
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