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There are some superb and incredibly useful reference books, and catalogues out there. And tools to measure perforations or paper thickness or LED magnifiers etc Please add your new discoveries - and recommendations to this forum. As in all forums, you can post photos of your favourites and recommendations.

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Let's do the start.

I have

•Michel Deutschland 2009
•Michel Spezial Deutschland 1, 2012
•Michel Spezial Deutschland 2, 2012
•Stanley Gibbons Consice Stamp Catalogue 2012
•Hellas Catalogue 2010 V. 1&2
I am looking for the Plating of the Penny by Brown & Fisher ,Die I, Volumes I, II, III

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I have 6 volumes of Scott Catalog.
(which, by the way, I bought for a total of $6.00 US
from the local library when they acquired their
new update. )

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tacomabob wrote:I have 6 volumes of Scott Catalog.
(which, by the way, I bought for a total of $6.00 US
from the local library when they acquired their
new update. )
Great deal on catalogs. I paid a bit more than that for my 6 volume set. :D

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I have:

- 2005 Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps
- 2009 Scott Catalogues (all 6 volumes - but I certainly did not get the great deal tacomabob did :wink: )

The majority of my collection is Canadian stamps, so the Unitrade catalogue is infinitely helpful for identifying them. I've been focusing on other areas lately and not keeping up with the latest Canadian issues as much, so the 2005 catalogue still works great for me. I especially like the detail and the fact that every stamp is pictured (not just one of a set/series).

For everything else, there's my Scotts! I'd love to get my hands on newer issues, but I'm not really too worried about current values - mostly just identifying stamps I have & getting enough info to add them to my database.
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I have the following:

1. 2013 Brusden White (BW) Australian Kangaroo Catalogue.
2. 2013 BW Australian Postal Stationary Catalogue
3. 2013 Stanley Gibbons (SG) Australia catalogue.
4. 2012 Scott USA Specialized.
5. 2008 Scott Australia, etc. (bought Volume 1 at local club meeting for $1 and took Australia, etc). Only bought for cross referencing to SG since USA (& other) sellers use Scott #'s.
6. 2011 Brookman. (has USA, Canada, etc)
7. 1990 The Australian Air Mail Catalogue. (AAMC). Paid a penny plus $3.99 shipping. Bonus is it is signed by the author! :)
8. 1946 Catalogue of Australian stamps. (neat copy to have).

#1 & #2 bought from Glen and got nice CTO stamps on the packages! No worthless meters like I get from the SG USA distributor, auction houses, Amazon & the majority of eBay sellers! :evil:

Wish list:

1. Used 2008 copy of AAMC preferably from USA seller.
2. Other BW Australian catalogues. (King George V heads, etc.)

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I have Fischer Vol I (2008) and II (2010).
Also Michel Ganzachen - Katalog Deutschland 2009 (German postal stationery); Michel Ganzachen - Katalog Europa bis 1960 (Europe postal stationery to 1960); Michel Postgebuhren - Handbuch Deutschland (German postal rates).

Why are we listing what stamp catalogs we have?

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jimd wrote: Why are we listing what stamp catalogs we have?
I'm not sure why the creator of this thread is interested but i'm fascinated to find out about catalogs I would not have otherwise even heard of. Ideally I would love to own a catalog specific to each country or region at some point. :D

I guess I can play along. 8)

2011 Scott 6 Volume set (still looking for a cheap Specialized Scott)
2012 Unitrade
2007/2008 Michel Naher Osten
2007 Facit

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I have the following catalogues ...

• The Australasian Stamp Catalogue 1982, Published by Seven Seas Stamps
• Compact Australian Stamp Catalogue 2001, Published by Seven Seas Stamps
• Australian Stamp Catalogue 28th Pocket Edition, Published by Victoria Stamp Traders
• Stamps of the World Simplified Catalogue 2007 (Volumes 1 to 5), Published by Stanley Gibbons

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Beside some Michel-Catalogues I have the following:

Padjuchim Catalogue for the greetings- and viewcards with imprinted stamps from the formerly USSR

Lapkin catalogues all issues for the postal stationaries of the formerly USSR

Postal Stationary of the new China 2011

Yang 2011 for PR China
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Here are some of the catalogues in my library
2008 Facit Scasndinavia
2001 Michel Germany Specialized vol 1 and 2
China Stamp Society Specialized catalogue of China to 1949
1998 JSSC Japan
2004 JSSC for Ryukyu Islands - Manchukuo and Japanese Occupied areas
1984 Official catalogue Belgium and Colonies
1999 South Africa colour Catalogue
2008 NVPH Netherlands Special Catalogue
2010 Stanley gibbons British Commonwealth and British Empire 1840 - 1970
plus some specialize area catalogues

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My library consists of:

01. Phila India Guide Book 2013-2014
02. Timbres De France 2012 Tome 1 (Stamps of France)
03. ZUMSTEIN Schweiz Liechtenstein 2012
04. MICHEL Gulf States Catalogue 2006
05. WWF Stamp Catalogue (updated to 2012)
06. SG Royal Wedding Stamp Catalogue & Checklist
07. The Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps 2013
08. 2013 Brookman (US, Canada & UN)
09. Australasian Stamp Catalogue - 31st Edition, Volume 1 (Seven Seas Stamps)
10. Standard Stamp Catalogue of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei - 28th Edition
11. SG Stamp Catalogue - Part 19 - Middle East - 7th Edition
12. New Zealand Stamps 2013 - 36th Edition (Auckland City Stamps)
13. SG Commonwealth Simplified Catalogue 2007
14. SG Australia 2007
15. SG Collect British Stamps - 2012
16. Singapore Postage Stamps Catalogue - 3rd Edition (CS Philatelic Agency)
17. MICHEL CEPT-Katalog 2012 (Europa CEPT)
18. SG Great Britain Concise Stamp Catalogue 2012
19. SG Collect Channel Islands & Isle of Man Stamps 2012
20. SCOTT US Pocket Stamp Catalogue 2011
21. + SCOTT 2013 pages only from V1 to V6 for 29+ countries that I collect
22. + SCOTT 2014 pages only from V1 to V4 for 29+ countries that I collect

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Too bloody many !!! [Over 200]
1-36 S.G. British Empire 1897-1934 [almost continuous]. X 36
36-76 Tasman Catalogues from 1958-1981 [ Oz.NZ, Can, USA, British Pacific Is.]
77-82 Various Whitfield King from the 1930's-1950's X 6
83 CP [Campbell Paterson]
86 Renniks X 3 [1968,2010,2012]
98 Pims X 12
103 Scott x 5 [1898,1902, 1995, 2000, 2001]
105 NZ Revenues X 2 [ 2010,2012]
106 Krause [1999]
107 H.E. Harris [1993]
108 Harris, Urch & Co. [ 1968]
114 S.G. Elizabethan X6 1960's, '70's. not continuous.
122 S.G. 2 Reigns X 8 [1949-56]
142 S.G. World X 20 [1930's-1980] not continuous.
162 S.G. British Empire/Commonwealth [1947-84] X 20 not continuous.
168 S.G. America/Africa/Asia X 6 [1940's-1950's] not continuous.
173 S.G. Europe Part II X 5, [1950's, 1940's] not continuous.
178 The Commonwealth Specialist's Catalogue [ OZ] 1940's-'82 X 5.
180 Commonwealth Cat. of KGVI 1952-'54 by Commonwealth Stamp Co.X2
181 S.G. Specialised Catalogue; QEII,
183 OZ Stamp Cat. 1961,'64 Published by Review Publications PTY Dubbo NSW.
185 S.G. USA Catalogues, 1971,1981. X 2
190 NZ & Pacific Is. Cat. 74-79 X 5, Published by Stamp Publications Dubbo.
195 NZ/OZ/GB 3 in 1 Tasman Cat. 1980's-90's.
200+ Stirling & Co. NZ from 1950's-80's & various South American stuff somewhere.........

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2010 S.G. Commonwealth & Empire
2012 Unitrade

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I collect Middle East, mainly, so I have:
SG Part 19 Middle East (expensive, bought in Oman)
Michel Gulf States 2013 (English - v. expensive)
and - acquired for free with pre-unification Emirates stamps
from a second-hand shop in Guernsey -
Minkus Trucial States 1974-75
But when in the UK and while we still have public libraries, I use
whatever SG World issue they have, for free!

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Funny idea to ask people to list the catalogues they have ... no, I am not going to oblige, my two shelf meters of catalogues or more would only bore you :wink: :wink:

I find it striking (and revealing) that no one mentions Yvert et Tellier. Perhaps for good reasons. When I tried to find out which volume covers my collecting area (Oman including British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia and Muscat and Oman, UAE, Trucial States and all the 7 emirates before unification in 1971/72), I realised that they are spread over so many volumes that I would have to buy the whole outre-mer edition of several volumes. Crazy. With Michel I find everything I need in the English Gulf States or the German Naher Osten catalogue, and with Stanley Gibbons in Part 19 Middle East. In Scott, I need at least only the Oman part for BrPOEA, Muscat & Oman and Oman - spread, if I remember correctly, over 3 volumes in Yvert!

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Post by pogopossum »

Interesting question.

I have all Scott catalogues, probably since my primary interest has long been US stamps

Here we go (note, the first one was my father's :D )

1936 Worldwide
1967 Combined worldwide
1968 US Specialized
1969 US Specialized
1972 Volume I US and British Commonwealth
1999 US Specialized
2010 Nations G - I

Not a lot of volumes, but they usually meet my basic research needs.

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Catalogues (as opposed to reference books)

SG Single Country New Zealand 2006
SG Single Country Australia
SG Single East Africa
SG Single Country Hong Kong 3rd Edition
SG Single Country Malaysia 3rd Edition
SG Portugal and Spain 5th Edition 2004
SG France Part 6 1987
SG Germany Part 7 2011
SG Central America 3rd Edition
SG South America 4th Edition

New Zealand Campbell Paterson (current)
Australian Airmail Catalogue 8th Edition
Brusden and White- various catalogues (Roos, KGV, KGVI, QE Decs 66-72 and 52-66, Postage Dues,) all from late 90's
Pierrons GB and Commondwealth missing colour error catalogue
Murray Payne KGVI 19th Edition

More than I realised when written down- I don't even collect France, Portugal or Spain but have acquired them through auctions in general lots.

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Hi All

About a month ago, I bought my Unitrade 2014 edition. I have already traded off my 2013 version.

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2006 Yvert & Tellier-French Colonies
2004 Scott Catalogs (six volumes A-Z)
2002 Scott USA Specialized
2002 Deutschland Spezial 1 & 2
2002 Unitrade Canada Specialized
2000 Hermes Cyprus
2000 US Errors (Datz)
1994 Germany Plate Errors (Plattenfehler 1872-1945) Thomas Schantl Verlag
1990 Michel Europa A-Z
1984 Michel Europa-Ost (East)
1994 Michel Asien (Asia) A-Z
1993 Zumstein Switzerland/Liechtenstein
1980 Germany-Privatganzsachen

plus a few others I can't find or have loaned out :-)
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Zeheri Catalogue for Postage Stamps of Egypt, U.A.R. and the Sudan 1972 7 editon by Mehanny Eid

Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Part 19 Middle East 7th Edition 2009

Leon Balian Catalogue Stamps of Egypt book two, 2007

The Postage Stamps of Great Britain, part one 3rd Edition by J. B. Seymour and C. Gardiner, 1967.

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The Library (After all - Knowledge Really is Power):

S.G. Stamps of the World 2008
S.G. Stamp Catalogue of Ireland 2008
S.G. Stamp Catalogue Part 17 China 8th. Edition 2011
Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue with Specialised American Volume 2007
The German Handbook by Jerry Jensen Volumes 2 & 3
The Encyclopaedia of World Stamps by James A Mackay
The Complete Guide to Stamps and Stramp Collecting by Dr. James Mackay
The Stamp Identifier by Linns
British Commonwealth Revenues by J. Barefoot ltd. 2008
Pierron's Modern Great Britain and Commonwealth Missing Colour Errors 2008
Australian Stamp Variations 1996 to 2007 by David Mallen
ACSC by Brusden White (copy # 4152) 2 Volumes
Also Kangaroos 2013 (Bound Copy)
Booklets 2003 (Bound Copy)
Kangaroos 2013 (Loose Leaf)
KGV 2007 (Loose Leaf)
Postage Dues 1999 (Loose Leaf)
KGVI 2006 (Loose Leaf)
QE2 1952 - 1966 2006 (Loose Leaf)
Decimals 1 1966 - 1975 2002 (Loose Leaf)
Decimals 2 1976 - 1991 2002 (Loose Leaf)
Decimals 3 1992 - 2001 m2002 (Loose Leaf)
Booklets 2003 (Loose Leaf)
ACSC Postal Stationary 1911 - 1966 2013
The Stamp of Australia by Kelly Burke
The Australian Air Mail Catalogue 8th Edition by Eustis and Frommer
The Postal History of Western Australia 1829 - 1901 by George E Owen 1959
Western Australia The Perkins Bacon Printings 1854 - 1861 The De La Rue Printings 1864 - 1902 by A. F. Basset Hull, M.B.E. 1963
The Local Posts of Western Australia by P. Collas1960
The Specimen Stamps of Victoria The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria 2013
The Stamps of Victoria by Geoff Kellow 1990
The Chapman Collection of Australian Commonwealth Stamps: The Kangaroo Issues by Ray Chapman 2013
The Half-Lengths of Victoria by Barwis and Moreton 2009
The Numeral Cancellations of Victoria by Hugh Freeman and Geoff T White 2001
The Numeral Cancellations of N.S.W. by Hugh Freeman 2012 (#156)
Queensland Postage Stamps 1879 - 1912 by Kenneth F Scudder FRPSV 2013
Queensland Numeral Cancellations by Bernard A Manning 2009
Queensland Colonial Postal History by Bernard A Manning 2011
Tasmania the Postal History and Postal Markings by Campbell, Purves and Viney 1962
Tasmania the Postal History and Postal Markings 2 by Avery, Edwards, Ingles and Purves 1975
Halfpenny Green Kangaroo and Map Series by Greg Pope 2003
Penny Red Kangaroo and Map Series by Adams, Bell and Pope 2004
A Study of All Three Plates of the 2d Grey of the Kangaroo and Map Series by Greg Pope 2002
Two Pence Halfpenny Indigo Kangaroo and Map Series by Greg Pope 2003
The 9d Kangaroo Stamps by Banwell and Parsons 2004
George V Halfpenny 3rd. Edition by V.W.Dix and A.W.Rowntree 1995
George V One Penny 3rd. Edition updated and reset by Tony R Finlayson 1999
The Surface Printed KGV 1d Sideface Issue Variety Catalogue by G.R.Monk 2006
The Redhead by Colin Beech 1998
Plating the KGV 1d Die 2 by Bert Wajer and Gordon Monk 2004
Commonwealth of Australia George V Penny Halfpenny Die 2 by Sandy Forbes F.B.S.A.P. 2006
The Australian Commonwealth King George V Penny Halfpenny Die 1 Stamp (part 1 Electros 1 to 14) 2005
The Australian Commonwealth King George V Penny Halfpenny Die 1 Stamp (part 2 Electros 15 to 29) 2009
Commonwealth of Australia The George V Twopence Die 1 2nd. Edition by Parsons, Sandy and Wawrukiewicz 2007
Commonwealth of Australia The George V Two Pence Die 2 by B.M.Wajer
Commonwealth of Australia The George V Two Pence Die 3 Stamp by G.E.Guidi 2006
George V Three Penny by A.S.Davidson and V.W.Dix 1995
George V Four Penny by A.S.Davidson and V.W.Dix 1973
Commonwealth of Australia George V Fourpence Halfpenny Die 1 by B.M.Wajer and Fourpence Halfpenny Die 2 and Surcharge by B.M.Wajer and D.J.Edwards
George V Five Penny by A.S.Davidson. V.W.Dix and A.W.Rowntree 1980
Flaw Checklist for the King George V 1 Shilling and Fourpence by B.M.Wajer 1987
Australia and Territories Booklet Catalogue by Sel Pfeiffer 5th Edition 2012
Booklet Insert Guide by Sel Pfeiffer

And that's about it.

But in addition to these, the Stampboards forums are if nothing more at least equal.

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That is an impressive list Electric Chook.

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Yes pookie9121 it has grown a little and it's not half obvious that my interests lie predominately within Australian issues. :) .

I honestly hadn't realised how many I had until I compiled this list and I had forgotten to include the three volume "Comprehensive" Australian Stamp Cataloque set.

Some of them are investments in themselves but the best thing is I have answers at my fingertips for any question I may have.

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Apart from Germany I dont collect anything after about 1990 so these cover my needs (at the moment):

2011 Maury - Timbres de France
2003 Michel - Deutschland Spezial (2 Vols)
1996/97 Michel - Europa-Ost
1995/96 Michel - Europa-West (2 Vols A-Z)
1994/95 Michel - Deutschland
1994 Michel - Übersee 4 - Australien, Malaiischer Archipel, Ozeanean
1993 Michel - Übersee 3 - Afrika (2 Vols A-Z)
1992 Michel - Übersee 2 - Südamerika
1992 Unitrade - Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps
1991/92 Michel - Übersee 5 - Asien (2 Vols A-Z)
1991 Michel - Übersee 1 - Mittel & Nordamerika
1990 Michel - Großbritannien Spezial

Of course the Michels are in black and white (apart from the simplified Germany) which is a pain. I tend to use online catalogues where they are available just to find the stamp and year and then look up any details in Michel.

I believe the first colour Michels for overseas started in 2012 and they are still very pricey. I will wait a few years and then start picking them up cheaper and replace my old ones.

I see that the latest Great Britain Special is over 1000 pages compared to my 550 pages so I think that might be the first one on my list or maybe I will go for an SG.

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jduester wrote:I find it striking (and revealing) that no one mentions Yvert et Tellier. Perhaps for good reasons. When I tried to find out which volume covers my collecting area (Oman including British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia and Muscat and Oman, UAE, Trucial States and all the 7 emirates before unification in 1971/72), I realised that they are spread over so many volumes that I would have to buy the whole outre-mer edition of several volumes.
I was pleased to see that Yvert et Tellier now produce a Middle East catalogue, as Stanley Gibbons and Michel have already done since many years. Their announcement is for

"Catalogue mondial de cotation timbres, Yvert et Tellier. - Nouveau tome Asie. -
Volume 1, Moyen Orient, Edition 2015. Il est désormais tout en couleurs. Parution prévue 15 septembre 2014. Ce volume contient les émissions suivantes :

Aden - Alaouites - Alexandrette - Arabie Saoudite-Arabie du Sud-Arabie du Sud Est - Bahrain - Bouchir - Cilicie - Emirats arabes unis - Grand Liban - Irak - Iran - Israël - Jerusalem - Jordanie - Koweit - Lattaquié - Levant (colonies) - Levant (Europe) - Liban - Mascate - Moyen Orient - Oman - Palestine etc."

Has anyone already seen the new catalogue?

Joachim
Collecting anything related to Oman. This includes India used in Muscat and Gwadur, British overprints used in Muscat,
Muscat & Oman, Sultanate of Oman, rebel issues State of Oman & Dhufar. And also non-philatelic material!

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I have following catalogues (I have some other reference books which are not catalogues and have not been included):

Yvert & Tellier
1939 World
1935 World

Scott
1963 Americas and the British Commonwealth
1956 Rest of the world
1990 USA Special

LAPE
2013 Finland and Estonia
1999 Finland
1986 Finland

Norma
1985 Finland
1989 Finland Special
1999 Finland

Ab Philatelia
1988 Nordic special
1998 Nordic and Baltia special (excluding Sweden)

Facit
2004 Nordic special
1991 Sweden

Stanley Gibbons
2010 India 3rd Ed.
1987 World simplified
2000 World simplified
2002 GB concise
1987 British 39th Ed.

USPS
2000 The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps 27th Ed.

AFA
1975 Nordic stamp catalogue

Isafold
1990 Iceland

Taiwan post
2011 China until 1949 and Taiwan

Mystic
2002 USA

Dungnan
2005 Taiwan

House of collectibles
1990 USA
1995 USA

Forbin
1915 World revenues

Harris
1998 USA and Canada

Philatelia Hungarica
1978 Mongolia

Heffermann
1999 South Africa, Namibia and colonial Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Rhodesias and Swaziland

Michel
1984 Swizerland and Liechtenstein Special
1993 Austria Special
1970 Germany Special
2001 Germany Special
2000 East Europe
2001 West Europe
2000 North and Middle America
1995 Caribean Islands
1996 South America
1997 North and East Africa
1998 West Africa
1998 South and Central Africa
1997 Australia, Oceania and Antarctic
1998 South and South East Asia
2003 East and Central Asia
1999 Middle East
1997 East Europe
1993 Africa A-L
1994 Australia Malayan archipelag and Oceania
1997 West Europa
1992 Asia
1994 Germany
1940 World

Zumstein
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I am always getting reaady with catalogues for what I hope to do - and it always takes longer to get there.

I use ACSC for Australia, but also SG Part 1 for earlier states, and later than ACSC goes.

The Part1 gets lots of use for Commonwealth countries going right back. I like to collect by watermark differences, perf differences and more-observable shades.

I have the SG Specialised GB volumes, and also Deegam's Machins disc; Deegam is so complicated I still have to approach working his way.

Then I have many Europe and regional SG catalogues, to get the watermark, etc, elements; I work often with very old collections from early 20th century, and going back often to 1860s.

Scott specialised is wonderful for old USA, and I like Unitrade for detailed Canada - my Unitrade is early 2000s.
There;s a few others, but not used as much.

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Just picked up Afinsa Selos Postais das Colonias Portuguesas 2011

Also have

SG Brunei, Malaysia & Singapore 4e
SG Australia 9e
SG New Zealand 5e
Dallay Timbres de l'ex-Empire francaise d'Afrique 2005
Maury Timbres des Principautes et Terres Polaires 2010
Maury Timbres des DOM-TOM 2009
Maury Timbres des Bureaux francais et colonies en Europe et Asie 2012
Maury Timbres de France 2011
Scott 1840-1940 Classic Specialized Catalogue 2015
Scott Catalog v. 1-6 2012
Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps 2009 (need to update this one!)
Guillermo Jalil Catalogo Especializado de Sellos Postales de la Republica Argentina 2010
Isfila Turk Pullari Katalogu 2014

Also have a complete set of Michel worldwide catalogues in PDF format from 2005-2006 that I, ahem, acquired, a couple years back on the internet. :wink: :wink:

Yes, I do collect worldwide :)
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Since I first posted this back in May have added some more to the library :

Afinsa Selos Postais : Portugal, Acores, Madeira, 21e (2005)
Afinsa Selos Postais : Portugal, Acores, Madeira, 2000-2011 (2012)
China Stamp Society Specialized Catalog of China to 1949, 2016 Edition
Farahbakhsh Stamp of Iran 2015
Stanley Gibbons India, 4e (2013)
RMH Catalogo do Selos do Brasil 2013
Unitrade Specialized Catalog of Canadian Stamps 2016

Also via internet have bookmarked and/or downloaded :

Ciardi Catalogo Especializado de los Sellos del Uruguay, 2e (2006) (available as pdf download from http://www.clubfilatelicodeluruguay.com/catCiardi.html )
http://www.chilecollector.com/ : Sellos Estampillas de Chile
http://romaniastamps.com/ : Specialized Romanian Stamp Catalog
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These are the items in my philatelic library that deal with Canada & provinces:

2007 Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps.
Argenti, Nicholas. The Postage Stamps of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, 1976.
Ayshford, John. The Last Stamps of Newfoundland. 1978.
Boggs, Winthrop S. The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada.
Boggs, Winthrop S. The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Newfoundland.
Brandom, Lee W. Catalog of Tobacco Tax Paid Stamps of Canada & Newfoundland. 1976.
Chung, Andrew; and Reiche, Hans. The Canadian Postage Due Stamps. 1985.
Covert, Earle L.; Walton, William C., ed. Webb's Postal Stationery Catalogue of Canada and Newfoundland. 1987.
Day, K.M.; Smythies, E.A. Canadian Fancy Cancellations of the Nineteenth Century. 1981.
Gronbeck-Jones, David. The Caricature and Landscapes Definitives of Canada. 1979.
Gronbeck-Jones, David. The Centennial Definitives of Canada. 1978.
Harris, D. Robin. Canadian Definitive Series. 1997-98.
Holmes, L. Seale. Holme's Specialized Philatelic Catalogue of Canada and BNA. 1968.
Irwin, Douglas C.; Freedman, Murray H., Canada--The 1967-73 Definitive Issue. 1984.
Jarrett, Fred. Stamps of British North America.
Johnson, J.C.; Tomasson, G., Canadian Stamps with Perforated Initials.1985.
Lewis, Robert A. Canada Part Perforates. 1971.
Lowe, Robson. Encyclopedia of British Empire Stamps, Vol. V: North America. 1973.
Ludlow, Lewis M. Catalogue of Canadian Railway Cancellations and Related Transportation Postmarks.1982.
Ludlow, Lewis M. Catalogue of Canadian Railway Cancellations and Related Transportation Postmarks, Supplement Number 1, 1991.
Maresch, William H.P.; Leggett, Arthur, Canada Specialized Postage Stamp Catalogue, 1980.
Marler, George C. The Admiral Issue of Canada. 1982.
Marler, George C. Canada--The Admiral Issue 1911-1925,1980.
Marler, George C. The Edward VII Issue of Canada. 1975.
McCann, Bill. Standard Catalogue of Canadian Booklet Stamps. 1996.
Morris, Richard M. The Admiral Issue of Canada. 2008.
Morris, Richard M. Color Guide for Canada Small Queens. (date unknown).
Morris, Richard M. Color Guides for the Admiral Issue of Canada. 2000.
Pratt, Robert H. The Pence Issues of Newfoundland 1857-1866. 1982.
Reiche, Hans. Admiral Cancels. 1983.
Reiche, Hans. Admiral Color Identification. 1975(?).
Reiche, Hans. Canada--Steel Engraved Constant Plate Varieties. 1982.
Reiche, Hans. Canada: The Admiral Flaws. 1987.
Reiche, Hans. Canada: The Admiral Stamps of 1911 to 1925. 1965.
Reiche, Hans. Canada: The Admiral Stamps of 1911 to 1925, part 2. 1971(?).
Reiche, Hans. Canada--The War Tax Stamps. 1959.
Reiche, Hans. The Canadian Admiral Stamps: A Complete Annotated Reference Guide. 1990.
Reiche, Hans. The Canadian Lathework Design. 1978(?).
Ribler, Ronald I. Canada’s Three Cents Small Queen 1870-1897: Reflections of a Generation. 2000.
Rose, Ken. Canadian Tagged Errors and Tagged Perfins. (1984).
Sissons, J.N. Sissons 1978 Catalogue of Canada Revenues, 1978.
Steinhart, Allan L. The Admiral Era: A Rate Study 1912-1928. 1981.
Van Dam, E.S.J. The Canadian Revenue Stamp Catalogue 1995, 25'th Anniversary Edition. 1994.
Walburn, H.G., ed. The Standard Canada Precancel Handbook, 1988.
Walburn, H.G., ed. The Standard Canada Precancel Catalogue, 1997. 1997.
Webb, Jim F. Canada & Newfoundland Postal Stationery Catalogue.1983.
Wrigley, Roy. The Catalogue & Guidebook of Canadian Official Stamps. (1982 or 1983).

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Got my tax refund and decided to use part of it to treat myself to some more specialized catalogs for my philatelic library via order thru collectura.com in the Netherlands (a great source for specialized catalogs)

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Leftmost Row - OBP Belgium 2016, 61e (top) and Belgian Colonies/Successor States (bottom)

Top Row Across - 1) NVPH Netherlands and Former Colonies 2016 Speciale Catalogus, 75e (Hardcover!), 2) Philatelica Hungarica 2016-2017 Hungary Specialized (Hardcover!), 3) Tracinda South Africa Stamp Colour Catalogue 2013, 32e (was on sale for ~US$42.00), 4) Zonnenbloem Indonesia 2016, 54e

Bottom Row Across - 1) Michel Germany Specialized 2014, 44e (was on sale for ~US$50.00) 2) Hibernian Ireland 2014, 2e (ordered direct from publisher, not from collectura) 3) Sassone Italy Specialized 2016 v. 1, 75e (Hardcover!)

Overall a nice little investment in my philatelic library that will give me years of use as I build up my collections in these areas.

ETA : And a pic of my specialized catalog library, so far 8)

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If you have the curiosity to compare catalogues, it's possible to download a Scott's world stamps catalogue of 1916 under Creative Commons licence.

https://archive.org/details/Scotts1916StampCatalogue
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2011 Scott Catalog J-O
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The same project "archive.org" let us download other old stamp's catalogues:

https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Postage+stamps%22
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elcooperativo wrote:If you have the curiosity to compare catalogues, it's possible to download a Scott's world stamps catalogue of 1916 under Creative Commons licence.

https://archive.org/details/Scotts1916StampCatalogue
Elcooperativo, would you mind to post that link also into my FREE internet stamp catalogues thread http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=60568#p4112254? That would make it easier to find.

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Just released - SG Arabia Issue 1, covering Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman etc.
Handy size - 170 x 240 mm (6.7 x 9.5 in).
Many catalogue prices updated, and some additions/alterations.
I only received this yesterday, so I cannot comment on details, but
as this covers all the countries in which I am interested in a practical
volume, I look forward to using it. Stamps issued for most countries
up to late 2014 - and in some cases early 2015 - are listed.

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jduester wrote:
I find it striking (and revealing) that no one mentions Yvert et Tellier. Perhaps for good reasons. When I tried to find out which volume covers my collecting area (Oman including British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia and Muscat and Oman, UAE, Trucial States and all the 7 emirates before unification in 1971/72), I realised that they are spread over so many volumes that I would have to buy the whole outre-mer edition of several volumes. Crazy. With Michel I find everything I need in the English Gulf States or the German Naher Osten catalogue, and with Stanley Gibbons in Part 19 Middle East. In Scott, I need at least only the Oman part for BrPOEA, Muscat & Oman and Oman - spread, if I remember correctly, over 3 volumes in Yvert!

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SG has just issued "Arabia Issue 1" covering Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen plus Trucial States and BPA in EA. See separate message.

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Time to update my catalogue list.

I have the following CATALOGUES:

Yvert & Tellier
1939 World
1935 World

Scott
1963 Americas and the British Commonwealth
1956 Rest of the world
1990 USA Special

LAPE
2015 Finland and Sweden 1855-1955
2013 Finland and Estonia
1999 Finland
1986 Finland

Norma
1999 Finland
1989 Finland Special
1985 Finland
1973 Finland
1967 Finland

Ab Philatelia
1988 Nordic special
1998 Nordic and Baltic (1991-) special (excluding Sweden)

Facit
2004 Nordic special
1991 Sweden

Stanley Gibbons
2010 India 3rd Ed.
1987 World simplified
2000 World simplified
2013 GB concise
2002 GB concise
1987 British 39th Ed.

USPS
2000 The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps 27th Ed.

AFA
1975 Nordic + UN

Isafold
1990 Iceland

Taiwan post
2011 China until 1949 and Taiwan

Mystic
2002 USA

Dungnan
2005 Taiwan

House of collectibles
1990 USA
1995 USA

Forbin
1915 World revenues (CD)

Harris
1998 USA and Canada

Philatelia Hungarica
1978 Mongolia

Heffermann
1999 South Africa, Namibia and colonial Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Rhodesias and Swaziland

Unitrade
2014 Canada

Victoria Stamp Traders
2010 Australia Comprehensive 4th Ed.

Hibernian
2002 Ireland special

Michel
1984 Swizerland and Liechtenstein Special
1993 Austria Special
1970 Germany Special
2001 Germany Special
2000 East Europe
2001 West Europe
2000 North and Middle America
1995 Caribean Islands
1996 South America
1997 North and East Africa
1998 West Africa
1998 South and Central Africa
1997 Australia, Oceania and Antarctic
1998 South and South East Asia
2003 East and Central Asia
1999 Middle East
1997 East Europe
1993 Africa A-L
1994 Australia Malayan archipelago and Oceania
1997 West Europe
1992 Asia
1994 Germany
1940 World

Zumstein
1961 Europe

Senf
1939 World
Eesti Muinaiskaitse Selts
1996 Estonia since 1991

HANDBOOKS

Handbook of Finnish stamps 1st ed. Vol II, III, V, VI
Handbook of Finnish stamps 2nd ed. Vol III, V (no other volumes published)
Handbook of Norwegian stamps 1855-1955
Handbook of Swedish stamps 1855-1963
Dictionary of postal expressions (for postal workers),1924 (French, English, German, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Italian, Spanish)
The Stamp Atlas

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:shock: Wow Kimmo that....is an impressive philatelic library!!
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Thank you DJCHM,

I'm proud of it and happy to use it for helping others, too. It has lots of information, but I want to make it even better when I am able to do so.

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outremer wrote:
jduester wrote:
I find it striking (and revealing) that no one mentions Yvert et Tellier. Perhaps for good reasons. When I tried to find out which volume covers my collecting area (Oman including British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia and Muscat and Oman, UAE, Trucial States and all the 7 emirates before unification in 1971/72), I realised that they are spread over so many volumes that I would have to buy the whole outre-mer edition of several volumes. Crazy. With Michel I find everything I need in the English Gulf States or the German Naher Osten catalogue, and with Stanley Gibbons in Part 19 Middle East. In Scott, I need at least only the Oman part for BrPOEA, Muscat & Oman and Oman - spread, if I remember correctly, over 3 volumes in Yvert!

Joachim
SG has just issued "Arabia Issue 1" covering Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen plus Trucial States and BPA in EA. See separate message.
Phil, you are quoting my very old message of September 2013. A year ago already (in response to my posting :lol: :lol: ??), Yvert & Tellier issued their area catalogue "Moyen-Orient - de Aden à Yémen" which covers the Arabian Pensinsula, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine/Israel.

ISBN 978-2-86814-245-0, €44.90

Cheers
Joachim

(PS: But Yvert Tellier overlooked Oman SG321a / Michel 291 II, if this is of interest to you)
Collecting anything related to Oman. This includes India used in Muscat and Gwadur, British overprints used in Muscat,
Muscat & Oman, Sultanate of Oman, rebel issues State of Oman & Dhufar. And also non-philatelic material!

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The latest acquisition for my philatelic library

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another one of those gorgeous hardcover reference "coffee table" books, with all sorts of cool information on varieties etc not found in Scott and other general catalogs.

Well worth the US$90 cost for the book and shipping it from Santiago.


Now if only Mexico had a similar catalog I'd be so happy.
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These arrived in the post today while I was at the doctor for another checkup (thankfully all looking good now, back to work on Weds!)

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Want to thank Glen for hooking me up with the Brusden-Whites, and for packaging them well, as the postman left the parcels on the open-air stoop at my front door, and the rain was bucketing down pretty heavily.

Thankfully neither the Brusden-Whites or the Campbell-Patersons were damaged while sitting out among the elements.

Two more nations checked off the list for specialized catalogs :)
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Want to thank Glen for hooking me up with the Brusden-Whites, and for packaging them well, as the postman left the parcels on the open-air stoop at my front door, and the rain was bucketing down pretty heavily.
So I pay $15 extra for PO Insured mail, write INSURED all all sides in big letters, plus Sharpie red lines on all sides, and USPS does not even have you sign for a 3 kilo - 7 pound carton and leaves it out in the rain?

Seems pretty poor service to me. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Did all that superb CTO franking used on the parcel get wet?
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Want to thank Glen for hooking me up with the Brusden-Whites, and for packaging them well, as the postman left the parcels on the open-air stoop at my front door, and the rain was bucketing down pretty heavily.
So I pay $15 extra for PO Insured mail, write INSURED all all sides in big letters, plus Sharpie red lines on all sides, and USPS does not even have you sign for a 3 kilo - 7 pound carton and leaves it out in the rain?

Seems pretty poor service to me. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Did all that superb CTO franking used on the parcel get wet?
They were pretty damp but trying to see if I can salvage some of them. At least it was better than the package from C-P which had the NZ stamps on the outside, they were pretty much ruined between water, rubbing against other packages and less than careful handling by the postal people. :cry:

At least the catalogs were not damaged in either case. But yes I was more than a little upset with how the postman left the packages, especially since they were supposed to have been signed for. :x
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Well they were USED blocks hidden as franking, so a soak and a dry in a 'Desert Magic' and you are good to go! Clean and flat and saleable. :idea:
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Latest acquisition to my specialized catalog library

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Karamitsos Hellas 2016 3vol set. Total cost was only 60 Euros including shipping to the USA. Excellent, full color catalogs printed on glossy paper with info in both Greek and English.

vol 1 Greece issues 1861-1959
vol 2 Greece issues 1960-present
vol 3 Greece regional issues - Crete, Italian Aegean Islands, German Occupations, Balkan War territories, French & Italian post offices in Greece

Not bad at all for just 60 Euros total. 20 Euro/volume is a bargain.
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From the sunny vineyards of Greece now to enjoy a Pisner in its original birthplace as I work my way thru these

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Took advantage of the recent drop in the Pound to 30-yr lows vs the US$ as a result of the Leave victory to fill my gaps in Gibbons specialized catalogs.

Eastern Pacific
Windward Islands
Cyprus-Gibraltar-Malta
Bangladesh-Burma-Pakistan-Sri Lanka
St Helena & Dependencies
Northern Caribbean
Belize-Guyana-Trinidad & Tobago
Leeward Islands
Falkland Islands & Dependencies
Indian Ocean (Mauritius-Seychelles-BIOT)
East Africa (Kenya-Uganda-Tanzania as well as Egypt & Sudan during UK domination)
British West Africa
Arabia (British-dominated areas as well as Yemen and Saudi Arabia)
Western Pacific

Yeah I am a catalogue addict....hopefully I don't need an intervention :P :lol:
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Fascinating the amount of Catalogues and reference books we all have. I did think mine would be a very short list compared to some, but, as one poster has said, once you write it all down, its a list all right.

SG Great Britain Specialised Vol 1, 12th edition.
SG Great Britain Specialised Vol 2, 13th edition.
SG Great Britain Specialised Vol 3, 12th edition.
SG Great Britain Concise 2002
SG British Empire Part 1 1941
Connoisseur Catalogue of Machin Stamps 8th Edition
The Postage Stamps of Great Britain Part 4 by the RPS (1957)
Commonwealth B&K Five Reigns Catalogue 1971

Interesting story around the B&K Five Reigns catalogue.
I added this to an ebay sale of some old albums and European stamps that went to Germany. A few months later I bought at a UK auction a 'bargain GB Box' and found my very own B&K catalogue in with it, still with my bookmark cut from an old postcard and my name inside the cover! My wife says this is fate and the catalogue and I are destined to be together......

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