SS-GB plus postage stamps by Len Deighton 1st / 1st 1978
FIRST UK EDITION published by Jonathan Cape in 1978. A near fine copy with only very minor rubbing to the jacket top edge and a shade of fading to the spine. No foxing or previous owner's ink. A copy in collectible condition. Along with a book of postage stamps. An ephemera item issued in small numbers to promote the launch of Len Deighton's 'what if?' WW2 thriller SS-GB. The tiny item, the same size as a pack of royal mail stamps was issued alongside the book in a small number of locations on its launch date in 1978. It is in fine condition and has been very carefully looked after.
SS-GB is a story about what would have happened if Hitler and the Nazis had invaded Great Britain. The ephemeral pack of stamps features 18 stamps in 3 different denominations and colours. Each stamp in the style of King George VI but instead with Hitlers head. There are also adverts along with a page that states 'Observe the Curfew'. Not many of these are left due to many being recalled and destroyed. So a scarce item indeed alongside a first edition of the book.