First Issues - Catalogues


One consequence of my new initiative to create displays for all FIs is the need to update my stamp catalogues. The pre-penultimate edition is usually pretty cheap, but it is also worth checking with Gibbons for their discounted old-new copies (four bought from The Strand, June2013).

This page will allow me to check online for what I have whenever I find a buying opportunity.

Vol Covers Edition Published Latest available Cost new Last acquisition
2 Austria & Hungary 6 2002 v7?, 2009 £14 (from £35) May-13
3 Balkans 4 1998 v5, 2009 £17 (from £42)  
4 Benelux 5 2003 v6, 2010 £24 (from £39) May-13
5 Czech & Poland 6 2002 v7, 2012 £29  
6 France 5 2001 v7, 2010 £27 (from £45)  
7 Germany 9 2011 v10, 2012 £38 Jun-13
8 Italy & Switz 5 1997 v7, 2009 £25 (from £42)  
9 Portugal & Spain 2 1984 v6, 2011 £28 (from £40)  
10 Russia 5 1999 ?    
11 Scandinavia 5 2001 v7, 2013 £35 (v6 £10 from £35) Jun-13
12 Africa A-E 1 1980      
13 Africa F-M 1 1981      
14 Africa N-Z 1 1981      
15 Central America 3 2007 v3, 2007 £10 (from £30) Jun-13
16 Central Asia 4 2006     Jun-13
17 China 7 2006 v9, 2012 £48 May-13
18 Japan & Korea 4 1997 v5, 2008 £12 (from £35)  
19 Middle East 7 2009 v7, 2009 £13 (from £43) Jun-13
20 South America 4 2008 v4, 2008 £16 (from £40) Jun-13
21 SE Asia 4 2004 v8, 2012 £45  
22 US 5 2010 v7, 2010 £12 (from £42)  
  Commonwealth to 1952 106 2004 2013 £80  
  Gibbons Simplified (4 vols)   2004 2013 (6 vols) £250 2004
  Scott Classic to 2004 10 2004 2013 £120 2004
  Scott Standard (3 vols) 132 1976 2013/14 (6 vols) $120 per volume  
  Y&T Classic to 1940 sought   2010 £79  
  Michel Classic to 1900 sought   2007 £77  

The Gibbons specialised can all be replaced gradually and I am tempted every year by the latest Scott Classic (I bought the first colour edition in 2004, and take this to stamp fairs), but would find it difficult to justify the £120.

Scott Classic 2004 Scott Classic 2005 Scott Classic 2006 Scott Classic 2007 Scott Classic 2008
Scott Classic 2009 Scott Classic 2010 Scott Classic 2011 Scott Classic 2012 Scott Classic 2013
Scott Scott2017  
  Yvert & Tellier Classiques du Monde 2005 Yvert & Tellier Classiques du Monde 2010 Michel Classic  

I have just discovered the Yvert & Tellier (1840-1940, £79) and Michel (1840-1900, £77) equivalents, but cannot justify buying those either.

(Just found a newer edition of the Y&T, so I had to find the covers of all the Scotts.)

[26Dec15] Fingers crossed, I found an Yvert for £59 on Abebooks and a Michel on amazon.de for £29.



page written May 2013