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... started collecting transport tickets in 1944. His first specimen was an edmondson card from Kantara, Egypt. Many tickets from his home in southern England were to follow. Gordon's specialty is corporate titles and geopolitical aspects.

Two aims have guided him with the book:
to provide a basic reference for those that wish to apply a truly international dimension to their association with tickets. And to demonstrate to a wider readership how the ephemeral transport ticket can be a lasting research tool.

Gordon Fairchild has previously published "A World of Tickets" (1970) and "Railway & Tramway Tickets" (1987), the latter jointly-authored with his longtime friend the late Peter Wootton. From 1997 to 2006 he was principal editor of the international magazine "All Tickets Forum".

The author working on
"Local Tickets of Global Lands"