Which is the best catalogue for France and Colonies stamps?

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Re: Which is the best catalogue for France and Colonies stam

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Global Administrator wrote:Brand new for 10 quid for THREE volumes is hard to beat!

https://spinkbooks.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=88&product_id=414
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Re: Which is the best catalogue for France and Colonies stam

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I've just clicked on the link, and it appears that this offer is no longer available. However, they offer a 2020 e-Book entitled "Catalogue de Timbres de France 2020". Does anyone know if this is the equivalent to what was offered previously?

Here is the link ... http://www.spinkbooks.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=107&product_id=713

(edited to reference the 2020 version, not the 2019 version)

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Hi,

Look here:

http://www.spinkbooks.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=88

They are still selling the older catalogs for reduced prices.

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Just purchased the 2020 catalogue, it arrived in four days, is a wonderful reference. Colour reproduction is first-rate, pricing is fancifully high but listed in-depth (prices multiples, postal history etc.). I look forward to a deep dive into it.

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I received my slightly older 2016 edition at the offer price of 10 pounds sterling and it is well worth that price. Superb quality and quickly delivered by courier.
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Re: Which is the best catalogue for France and Colonies stamps?

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From the covers posted above, it seems only French stamps are included. Which is the one for Colonies stamps, please?

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Re: Which is the best catalogue for France and Colonies stamps?

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Hi IINET,

I use the Maury catalogues for the French Colonies. It is split into three catalogues:

Africa
Europe/Asia
Dom Tom (French overseas territories and departments)

Very detailed, however Spink in buying Maury has focused its effort on the French stamps catalogue and nothing has been updated for the colonies since 2015.


You could get the latest Yvert et Tellier for $60 euros. It looks ok. A totally revamped book.

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