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The Huygens Bookshop in The Hague has long been known by Olympic philatelists for the postal stationery cards it produced and sold to benefit the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games.
Finally, these elusive and little understood cards have been assembled in a single reference by noted 1928 Olympic Games philatelist and exhibitor, Laurentz Jonker.
In this 20-page, full-color monograph, Jonker discusses the origin of the cards, organizes them into three distinct types, and illustrates all 28 varieties (along with some of the proof models). A magnificent series of 8 cards sent via registered mail to Java in the Dutch East Indies complete with Olympic stamps and Olympic Stadion cancels is the highlight of this study.
In English, edited by Mark Maestrone, and published by Sports Philatelists International, this tour de force of Olympic philately belongs in every library.
The monograph is available for purchase in any of three easy ways:
1. High-resolution PDF file (3.5 MB): become an SPI Web Member for one year for just $15 and download not only this monograph, but a whole year's worth of the SPI Journal! Click here to join.
2. Low-resolution PDF file (2 MB): a digital copy will be e-mailed to you for $5 or €4.
3. Full-color Print version: mailed to you for $7 or €5, postpaid worldwide.
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