101 Trains on Stamps Volume 1: The Art of Locomotives on Postage Stamps

Release date: October 1, 2021
Author: Ephraim Durnst
Length: 130 Pages
Full Color with Glossy Color Cover
Softcover ISBN: 978-1592182473 MSRP: $24.95
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Description

The ultimate celebration of locomotive artwork from around the world.

Trains on stamps. Nothing more, nothing less. Relax and enjoy ultra-high-resolution full-page color prints of locomotives from around the world throughout history. Writer and historian Ephraim Durnst (The Art of World War 1) creates a stunning pictorial collection of trains on stamps. Features:

  • Full-color 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages
  • 101 full-page stamp images (including some full sheets!)
  • More than 150 international stamps total
  • Ultra high-resolution scans
  • Hardcover and softcover printing options
  • Bold cover design from Magnum Skywolf artist, Mark Bussler

Durnst presents a spectacular, curated collection of 101 trains on stamps (in fact, there are more than 130 trains!) See details that you may have never noticed before in these gorgeous images digitally scanned and enlarged several times beyond their actual size.

“People often put stamps on things without even looking at them, which is a shame because the artwork on stamps is spectacular, especially when blown up to full size! My goal with this book is to celebrate this international collection of postage stamp artwork by presenting it front and center with postmarks and all.

“I love the way that these talented artists capture the beauty and excitement of the railway. It’s incredible that a one-inch rectangle can evoke the sounds, smells, and the thunderous shaking of the ground by the railway.

“We scanned every stamp image for this book at an incredibly high resolution using a specialty art preservation scanner to capture the maximum amount of detail possible. I color corrected images where necessary but left blemishes and edges intact because I find them as fascinating as the artwork. Most of the stamps have been presented in this book as large as possible so that you can soak in every bit of the artwork and admire the details on the trains.” – Durnst

Some of the trains and images included:
1934 Flying Scotsman
1900 The Orient Express
1940 The Santa Fe “Super Chief”
1906 “Cardean” Caledonian Railway
Canadian CN Class U-2
Canadian CP Class H1C
1825 “Locomotion”
1827 “Royal George”
New Jersey Transit
1959 Bicol Express
1905 Electric Street Car
1829 Stourbridge Lion
1832 Atlantic
European Light Rail
…and much more

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.