Others who have contributed are: Nicholas G. Carter.
Zumstein & Cie Inh. Hertsch & Co Briefmarken u. philat Verlag Zeughausgasse 24 Postfach 3000 Bern 7 CH-3011 Bern Switzerland Phone: (+41 31) 312 00 55 Fax: (+41 31) 312 23 26
MICHEL Handbuch-Katalog Oesterreich, Freimarken II. Republik, 120 Seiten, 19,80 DM. ``Ein vertiefte Katalogisierung der Freimarken 'Trachten', 'Bauten', 'Sch"ones Oesterreich' sowie der Portomarken von 1949.''
GB Specialised catalogue (prices in UK pounds):
Vol 1 - Queen Victoria - 10th edition published June 1992 (18.95) Vol 2 - The Kings - 9th edition published January 1993 (18.95) Vol 3 - QEII Pre-decimal issues - 9th edition published October 1993 (22.50) Vol 4 - QEII Decimal definitives - 7th edition published June 1994 (19.95) Vol 5 - QEII Decimal commemoratives - 2nd edition published 1991 (16.95)
The Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise Stamp Catalogue is a single volume paperback. It includes all GB and features a Machin index, Machin booklet pane guide, and a complete listing of GB booklets. It also includes Regionals and back-of-the-book. It is issued annually in the spring. 1994 edition list price £9.95.
Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Revenues
. Baltic States Revenues, European Philately 9 by J Barefoot Ltd 40pp, booklet format, in English; England, 1988 largely a compendium of other information sources by a primary dealer in this material; brief desciptions exclude physical dimensions of stamps and most varieties; prices, often far higher than U.S. prices, may not correspond to relative scarcity/availability.
Estonia, Postal Stamps
. EESTI ESTONIA ESTLAND, Philately & Postal History by Vambola Hurt and Elmar Ojaste 767pp, hardbound, in English; Sweden, 1986 published by the Estonia Philatelic Societies in Sweden and New York an extensive specialized catalogue with excellent illustrations and descriptions of varieties, meter marks International Reply Coupons, field post, special delivery, postage due, censorship, provisional cancels Cyrillic cancels, special cancels, meter marks, etc. very highly recommended; excellent
Estonia, Revenue Stamps
. "Estonian Revenue Stamps" (in Eesti Filatelist 1978 yearbook) by P. Tammaru a brief article with illustrations; subsequent yearbooks include brief items descibing additional revenue stamps
Latvia, Postal Stamps
. Lettland: Handbuch Philatelie und Postgeschichte published by Harry v Hofmann in 3 volumes: . Band 1 Die Briefmarken, I 192pp, softcover, in German; Germany, 1988 lists issues in date sequence with extensive coverage of varieties and many illustrations; includes brief but very helpful information on postal rates; covers the early issues of independent Latvia in great detail recommended; English readers may need a German dictionary for the names of colours, etc.; some prices are out of synchorization (Latvia #1 on the black map is far too high) . Band 2/3 Die Briefmarken, II/III 260pp, softcover, in German; Germany, 1988 lists the remaining issues of independent Latvia from 1918 to 1940; specialized; well-illustrated; one error is showing forged perfs on imperf CB1/2 as 'imperf pairs' . (Band 5) Die Stempel 320pp, softcover, in German; Germany, 1987 illustrates provisional cancels; lists regular cancels, travelling post office cancels, feldpost cancels, machine cancels, etc.; apparently used N. Jakimovs work without permission, for which an apology was made available from Harry v Hofmann, Postfach 52 05 18, 2000 Hamburg 52, Germany
. The Post Offices and Postmarks of Latvia, 1918-1945 by N. Jakimovs 320pp, photocopy format, in English & German; Germany, 1988 covers very similar ground to the (Band 5) Die Stempel, above, which was largely based on Jakimovs' work; the page numbering system is quirky and the English is poor, but usually comprehendable available from Bill Apsit, 68 Shadybrook Crescent, Guelph Ontario, CANADA N1G 3G6
. The Postal & Monetary Historyof Latvia, 1918-1945 by N. Jakimovs and V. Marcilger 340 pages, photocopy format, in English; Germany, 1991 very helpful and interesting coverage of the philatelic history of Latvia, rates, financial services of the post office (money letters, money orders, etc.), censorship, registered mail, International Reply Coupons, etc.; includes a final section, by V. Marcilger, on the banknotes used in Latvia; unfortunately the English is poor and sometimes difficult to understand
. Latvia Map Stamps, European Philately 12 by J Barefoot Ltd 36pp, booklet format, in English; York, England, 1983 a nice English language introduction to Latvia #1, which was printed on the backs of leftover German military maps from World War I; has incorrect information, such as the listing of tete-beche pairs; see Die Briefmarken, Band I, for clearer and more complete information (in German)
Latvia, Revenue Stamps
. The Revenue Stamps of Latvia by W. Apsit, B. Egle, J. Norton 80 pages, photocopy format, in English; Guelph, Canada, 1991 published by W. Apsit lists the revenues issued for use in Latvia by Czarist Russia, World War I German and Russian occupations, independent Latvia, and World War II Russian and German occupations; includes municipal issues and varieties available from Bill Apsit, 68 Shadybrook Crescent, Guelph, Ontario, CANADA N1G 3G6
Lithuania, Postal Stamps . Postage Stamps of Lithuania by Lithuanian Philatelic Societies of New York and Toronto 237pp, hardbound, in English; New York, 1978 published by the Collectors Club Inc., New York a catalogue listing quantities issued, designer, and varieties; covers issues of independent Lithuania, 1928 to 1940; unpriced if you want more than Scott (or Michel) provides, this is it
. Price List Supplement by the Lithuanian Philatelic Society of New York 50pp, softbound, in English; 1985 lists prices for the Postage Stamps of Lithuania, as well as typographical errors excluding pricing information in the original catalogue was unfortunate; an inconvenient but necessary supplement
Lithuania, Revenue Stamps
. Catalogue of the Lithuanian Revenue Stamps by Raimondas Lapas 32pp, booklet format, in English & Lithuanian; USA, 1971 the standard for 20 years, produced by Lapas as a teenager; very useful; lists some non-existant documentary types for 1936-40, which were largely in Baltic States Revenues; includes some non-existant municipal revenues
. Catalogue of the Adhesive Revenue Stamps of Germany, V, Danzig, Memel, Oberschliesien by Erler and Norton 110pp, softbound, in English & German; Germany, 1980 the standard for revenues of Memel (pp 73-91), with far more extensive coverage than any other source
Paul A. Nelson writes: FACIT Specialized covers Denmark (including Danish West Indies, the Faeroes, Greenland, and the Slesvig plebiscite), Finland (including Aaland, Karelia, Aunus, Eastern Karelia), Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The most comprehensive Scandinavian catalog for most purposes.
Facit Specialized covers Denmark (including Danish West Indies, the Faeroes, Greenland, and the Slesvig plebiscite), Finland (including Aaland, Karelia, Aunus, Eastern Karelia), Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The most comprehensive Scandinavian catalog for most purposes.
The specialized information has an authorized translation into English and is available from Scandinavian Philatelic Library of Southern California, P O Box 310, Claremont, CA 91711. Information upon request.
Also excellent coverage in the Facit Specialized Catalog from Sweden, which includes good information about all the Scandinavian areas. Facit is bilingual; Swedish and English. Info from SPLSC. Available in US from Jay Smith and Associates, Snow Camp, NC 27349.
Paul A. Nelson writes: In addition to the Facit Specialized catalog from Sweden, which is bilingual Swedish and English, and the NORMA catalog from Finland, which is also bilingual, the LAPE catalog from Finland is also recommended. All are available from Jay Smith, Snow Camp NC 27349.
Martti Tolvanen writes: For serious collecting of Finnish stamp you really need both [FACIT and] Norma is superior in the classic issues, but hopeless in modern definitive varieties (lion types of 1963 and 1975). The most exhaustive treatment of all issues can be found in Suomen postimerkkien k\ae sikirja (Handbook of Finnish Stamps), 6 or 7 volumes, but it's all in Finnish, and out-dated in the last volume, and it doesn't contain any valuations.
Larry Crain writes in Early 1995: The Facit catalogue, published in Sweden but with English is excellent. There is also an excellent book Exploring Iceland Through Its Stamps by Don Brandt. Although not a catalogue, it is an wonderful source of information and is very readable.
For the advanced collector, the 514 pp "Spezialkatalog RSFSR und U.d.S.S.R. 1918-60" by Rolf Weinbrecht, Kastanienalle 15, D-76789 Karlsruhe 21, Germany (Selbstverlag 1995). It describes a lot of types and varieties not found in standard catalogues. Njål Oftedal Jacobsen, Stavanger, NORWAY
Alexander Safonoff writes:
Most information about Russian philately is to be found in journals, not catalogues.
The following is a list of relevant journals dealing with Russian Philately. Where the ending dates are not shown, it is not known if the journal is still published. I (A.Safonoff) personally have copies of all English journals designated by ***.
(In Russian) SOVIET PHILATELIST/COLLECTOR (1922-1932) ROSSICA (1930-1965) RUSSIAN PHILATELIST (1961-1969) SOVIET COLLECTOR (1963- ) PHILATELY USSR (1966- )
(In Russian/English) ROSSIKA - FAR EASTERN SUPPLEMENT (SHANGHAI) (1940-1941)***
(In English) THE RUSSIAN AMERICAN PHILATELIST (1942 - 1945)*** THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF RUSSIAN PHILATELY (1946 - Present)*** ROSSICA (1954 - Present)*** RUSSIAN PHILATELIST (1961 -1969)*** LATWIAN COLLECTOR (1974 - 1984) YAMSHICHIK/POST RIDER (1977 - Present)*** BULLETIN OF LITHUANIAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK (1978 - 1987) THE JOURNAL OF THE AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF RUSSIAN PHILATELY (1986 - Present)***
(In German) POCTA/POST (1973 - )
(In French) LE TIMBRE SOVIETIQUE/SOVIET STAMP (1953 - 1981)
(In Ukrainian) UKRAINSKII FILATELIST/THE UKRAINIAN PHILATELIST (1977 - ) VISNIK/HERALD (1977 - )
NVPH Speciale Catalogus, 1995 (Issued yearly, appears toward the end of previous year, complete up to approx. August)
* SASSONE Catalogues:
Editor: SASSONE Editrice Srl Fax: +39-6-5410908 Via Augusto Vera, 19 I-00142 ROME - ITALY
- SASSONE Italy and Italian area Complete Catalogue 1995: 2 vols, full color. Only in Italian. Volume I: Old Italian States, Kingdom of Italy, RSI, Republic, Trieste/AMG, Local issues, San Marino, Vatican City, Military occupations of WWI and WWII. 800 pag. Volume II: Italian military occupations, Foreign Postal Offices, Italian Colonies, Postal stationery. 300 pag. Sold only with first volume.
- SASSONE Old Italian States Catalogue: classics of Italy up to 1900, 500 pag., full color, cloth-bound, 1995 edition. Only in Italian.
- SASSONE Italy and Trieste Specialised Catalogue 1995: 700 pag. with description of all varieties and watermark positions of Republic and Trieste/AMG.
* BOLAFFI Catalogues:
Editor: Alberto BOLAFFI Srl Fax: +39-11-56.20.456 Via Cavour, 17 I-10123 TORINO ITALY
- BOLAFFI National Catalog of Italian Stamps: 3 vols, full color. Only in Italian. Volume I: Old Italian States, Kingdom of Italy, Republic. Volume II: San Marino and Vatican City. Volume III: Italian Colonies and Occupations.
Volumes are sold only in this combinations: I, I+II, I+II+III.
- Bolaffi-Sassone "Blue" Catalog 1995: Complete Italian area catalog.
* CEI Catalog:
Editor: CEI - Catalogo Encicplopedico Italiano Via Codara,1 Fax: +39-2-83.76.116 20144 MILANO ITALY
Agents: Europe Vera Trinder 38 Bedford Street London WC2E 9EU England
Canada Unitrade Associates 91 Tycos Drive Toronto - Ontario M6B 1W3 Canada
USA Subway Stamp Shop 111 Nassau Street New York - NY 10038 USA
South Kolodziej Demetrio Andres America Colombres, 532 1706 Haedo Buenos Aires Argentina
- "CATALOGO ENCICLOPEDICO ITALIANO 1995": 2 vols, color and b&w, with postal history notes, rates, postal stationery, international glossary for philatelic terms (Italian, French, English, German). Volume I: Republic, Trieste/AMG, Local issues. Full color. Only in Italian. Volume II: Kingdom of Italy, Military occupations, RSI, Military Post. Black and White, cross index with Scott, Y&T, Bolaffi, Sassone numbers. Sold only with the 1st volume. Only in Italian.
* UNIFICATO Catalogues:
Editor: C.I.F. Commercianti Italiani Filatelici Srl C.P. 1708 I-20101 MILANO ITALY
CIF is editor of several catalogues for Italy and other countries. For the Italian area, the catalogues are:
- Italy and Italian Area: Old Italian States, Kingdom of Italy, Republic, San Marino, Vatican City, Trieste, Occupations, Colonies. Full color. Only in Italian.
- Republic, San Marino, Vatican City: quick catalog, full color.
Rodney Knight writes:
EDIFIL publishes a specialized catalogue in 2 volumes which includes vastly more information than in the normal edition. This catalogue lists all the varieties for each issue, gives prices for (on earlier issues) multiples and on-cover, includes telegraph stamps, and a range of other oddities. Also postal stationery, (including privately issued. The last edition was 1991 at a cost of 7000 pta. Note that the Edifil catalogues are the prices charged by Spanish dealers and there has been little movement since this came out: the prices in the 1994 'simplified' edition are only up a little.
Edifil Specialised Catalogue 1995 edition
Volume 1 Spain 1850 - 1949 5000 ptas
This catalogue is a major advance on the previous (1991) edition. It covers what previously took 140 pages, and nas much more detailed listings particularly of specimens and of control numbering in the 1900 - 1930 issues. The Columbus 1930 issue, which was 2 1/2 pages, now occupies 16 pages. Postage rates are included throughout the catalogue. All illustrations are in black/white, at full size. It only covers postage stamps up to 1949, so for the present the 1991 edition (2 volumes, 7000 ptas) is still required for specialised listings of Barcelona, Valencia, Local Civil War issues, Telegraphs, postal stationery, Franquicias postales, Hojas Recuerdo, Giro, Cruzada Contra El Frio, Beneficencia and the Colonies.
Edifil Catalogue 1995 edition
Spain and Colonies 1850 - Jul 1994 2400 ptas
307pp soft cover
Each (different) stamp is illustrated in colour. Includes telegraphs, Barcelona, Valencia, Beneficencia and Colonies (including Equatorial Guinea of the last few years). For Spanish stamps up to 1900 there is a listing for multiples and for covers.
Martti Tolvanen writes: In the case of Spain the most widely used Spanish national catalogs (Edifil, Anfil) don't give much advantage over general catalogs in terms of information. Postal stationery is the only thing I'd miss if I didn't have a country catalog. The nice thing is seeing all designs in color, so locating an issue is much quicker.
Argentina: Sellos Postales de la Republica Argentina. Edited by M. Samowerskyz (earlier editions by V. Petrovich). In Spanish with illustrations in color. Includes detailed listings on paper and watermark varieties. This is the catalogue used by most Argentinos in the Buenos Aires market. Uses Yvert numbers. My edition is 1988. (27th)
Bolivia: Catalogo de Sellos Postales de Bolivia, CEFILCO. By Simon Martinic, 6th edition 1981. In Spanish Has Scott and Yvert numbers.
Peru: Catalogo Especializado de Estampillas del Peru. In Spanish Juan G. Bustamente, 1975. Own numbers.
Uruguay: Catalogo de Sellos. Federico Mottek. Yvert numbers, in Spanish. 1971.
Brazil: Catalogo de Selos do Brasil. Dr. Francisco Schiffer. In Portugese. 1971 (29th edition) Numbers definitives and commemoratives separately, and thus not keyed to a major catalog.
Venezuela: Catalogo Especializado de Estampillas de Venezuela. Prof. Juan Jose Valera. 8th edition, 1982. Uses its own numbers with Scott and Yvert keyed in. In Spanish.
Colombia: Catalogo Especializado de Colombia, by A. Barriga. 1975. Stamps of all types in one chronological list, thus no relation to other catalogues. Has listings of Departmental and Telegraph stamps.
Of the above catalogues, the ones which add significantly to the information in the worldwide catalogues are the Argentine, the Brazilian, the Malaysian and especially the Romanian (in the Asia and Europe sections of this chapter, ed.).
Barry Moss writes: In Canada, the Scott catalogs are the preferred catlogs for general use. Almost all auctions, ads, price lists use the Scott numbering except for items which are not listed in Scott's. There are two Canadian Specialized catalogs:
Darnell Inc. P.O.BOX 1104, Station B, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 3K9, Canada.
Unitrade Associates 91 Tycos Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M6B1W3, Canada
Chan's color illustrated catalogue
Ko An Ho's china catalogue - 1995 edition
Michel Asien 1994 is more easily accessible, and good on varieties of early provisionals. (Markku.Peltoniemi)
The South African Stamp Colour Catalogue is published by:
Lutz Heffermann, P.O. Box 567, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa.
The catalog is apparently published occasionally. I've heard of a '92 and a 1995 edition. The 1985 edition I have lists the following as sources for the catalog:
Australia: Philatelic Wholesalers, 24 Stanley Street, Collingwood, Victoria, 3066 Australia
Austria: Verlag Riat Rosner, A-1030 Wien, Postfach 273, Austria
USA: Harry Edelman, 111-137 Lefferts Boulevard, 50 Ozone Park, NY 11420, USA
Great Britain: Vera Trinder Ltd., 38 Bedford Street, Strand, London WC2 E9EU
Germany: Burkhard Schneider, D-6000 Frankfurt 1, Postfach 4331, Germany
Holland & Belgium: P.W Meinhardt, Bleyenburg 5, Den Haag, Netherlands
Japan: Yasukazu Furuuchi, Central P.O. Box 1003, Tokyo, Japan
The 1985 edition covers:
Stamps of South Africa from 1910 Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda, and Ciskei Cape of Good Hope (but not Natal, Orange Free State, or Transvaal) Mafeking Siege Zululand South West Africa from 1884 (Now Namibia) Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, and Rhodesia-Nyasaland
Description: A simplified guide to Australian and Australian Antarctic Territory postage stamps. Only lists basic issues but includes full colour illus. of every Stamp issued since Federation. Includes minisheets and framas. Prices given for MUH, FU, FDC, MS.
Description: Full colour illustration of all N.Z. issues (reduced in size), including minisheets, Christmas stamps, Health issues, Lighthouses etc. and some varieties.