This edition of "Scouts on Stamps of the World" has been completely rewritten and contains information about and illustrations of issues of stamps related to the Boy Scout and Girl Scout/Girl Guide movements of more than 200 countries and states of the world. The first edition of the book published in 1949 by Harry D. Thorsen, Jr. showed only 16 countries with Scouts on Stamps issues. Up-dated editions were published in 1955, 1964, 1968, 1973 and 1979. This new book presents the latest authentic information available on all Scouts on Stamps issues released up to the end of 1985. The chronological loose-leaf format will make it a most useful resource to both collectors and students of Scout philately.
This edition includes a special section on Scout Postal Stationery which has been researched and prepared by John B. Adams.
The photographs in this edition include many which were in the 1979 edition; some of which were taken by T. P. McDermott. The major portion of the photographs were taken by William Parkin.