The 105th edition of the Michel Catalog Apennine Peninsula 2020 (E5) covers in detail the stamps of Fiume, Italy, San Marino, Trieste, Vatican City. This edition contains approx. 640 pages, 9’000 high-resolution colour illustrations and over 40’000 quotations.
Content of Michel Catalog Apennine Peninsula 2020 (E5):
Fiume, Italy, San Marino, Trieste, Vatican City.
Volume 5 of the new Europe series: compact, clear layout and low-priced
Prices reviewed and adapted throughout the whole edition
The focal point of the editorial processing: Italy. Improved orientation due to novel numbering system of long-term stamp series, more detailed information due to supplemented information about military postage stamps
Many new numbers of issue regarding stamps issued by San Marino and the Vatican
New cross references make it easier for readers to find issues with identical or similar images
More than 7000 colour photos and approx. 31 000 price appraisals
All novelties up to MICHEL Rundschau 4/2020 included
The catalog is organized according to collection areas. Cataloging within these sections is chronological, based on issue date. Special stamp types, like official stamps, are located at the end of a collection area section. In order to assist collectors organize their stamps, numerous illustrations are provided, as well as information on similar stamps to help avoid possible mix-ups.
Italy is an extremely popular European collection area for good reasons. Collectors who are interested in the history of postal systems will also be
In 2019 the 200th Anniversary of the postmark ”25 C. Post Rider (Cavallini)“ was celebrated in Italy. This postmark, which used to be printed on postal stationery, was actually no postage stamp but rather served for the taxation of private mail still prevalent in the Kingdom of Sardinia.
As a symbol of mail transport, the so-called “Sardinian horse“ transports the fun Italian stamps have to offer very well.
Stamp collectors specialized in issues of the Apennine Peninsulacountries, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
105th Edition, in colour
155 mm x 230 mm, hardcover
On sale: 8 May 2020
For MICHEL, the new decade has started with a minor revolution. For 14 years we catalogued the issues of the European countries in 7 volumes. Yet the growing number of pages as well as increases in the sales price have made it necessary to re-structure this series. Splitting this new edition into 16 single volumes has enabled us to provide our readers with reference books that reflect their individual interests as collectors more precisely while costing less.
The Michel Catalog Apennine Peninsula 2020 (E5) continues the new Europe series with the popular collection areas Italy, San Marino and Vatican City. To complete the focal point of Italy, we also included the issues of Zone A of the territory of Trieste as well as Fiume. State-of-the-art layout technology has transferred the information contained in our Philatelic Database (PDB) into a user-friendly layout.
The whole edition underwent editorial processing. One focal point was the review and updating of price quotations. Generally the recording of issues was adapted to the latest state of research and updated in many areas. We added numerous new MICHEL numbers and included many editorial modifications and improvements.
We also added cross references to issues with the same or similar images. Furthermore, overprint stamps have been consistently referenced with their original issues. Particularly in regards to Italy, we promoted the standardization of the specification of long-term series. Concerning Vatican City and San Marino, gaps in the numbers of issues were closed.
This edition contains all novelties catalogued up to and including No. 4/2020 of MICHEL Rundschau. We recommend a subscription to MICHEL Rundschau, starting with No. 5/2020, in order to stay updated and not miss any future issues.
The Editorial Team greatly appreciates the suggestions and active support provided by all collectors, examiners and dealers who helped to make this edition a success. We hope our readers will spend many enjoyable hours with philately and this new Michel Catalog Apennine Peninsula 2020 (E5).
Fiume, Italien, San Marino, Triest – Zone A, Vatikanstadt.
Der fünfte Band der neuen Europa-Reihe: Kompakt, übersichtlich und preiswert
Preisüberprüfungen und -anpassungen im ganzen Werk
Schwerpunkt der redaktionellen Bearbeitung Italien: Bessere Orientierung dank neuer Nummerierung langjähriger Markenserien, detailliertere Informationen dank ergänzten Hinweisen auf Militärpostmarken
Viele neue Auflagezahlen von san-marinesichen und vatikanischen Marken
Neue Querverweise erleichtern bei allen Gebieten das Auffinden bildgleicher oder -ähnlicher Marken
Über 7000 Farbabbildungen und ca. 31.000 Preisbewertungen
Neuheiten bis MICHEL-Rundschau 4/2020
Edition: 105. Aufl., in Farbe
Format: 155 mm x 230 mm, Hardcover
Verlag: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: 8 Mai 2020
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