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Soft back, 32 pages, Illustrated B&W, 15cm x 21cm
This book tells the story of weights and measures. From the early days of using the seed from the liquorice plant, on to the marks, sizes of weights and verification marks and pitfalls for the modern collector.
On the back cover:
Weights and measures, being small antique objects with a background of great interest, have become an ideal and popular subject for the collector. The story of how they came to be used and developed is a long and fascinating one and this book not only tells that story but provides much information for collectors. The many illustrations of verification stamps will assist collectors to identify and perhaps date examples in their own collections. The late J. T. Graham had a considerable collection of old weights and measures and was a senior officer in the weights and measures department of a large local authority. The late Maurice Stevenson, who revised this book for its third edition, was a senior inspector of weights and measures and an enthusiastic collector of old weights and measures.
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