The 1st edition of the Michel catalog British Colonies and Territories in two volumes compiles the stamps of the British Empire from A to Z: the must to help you collect the stamps of the British Colonies and Territories. This edition contains approx. 1’800 pages, 5000 illustrations and around 50 000 price quotations.
Content of Michel Catalog British Colonies and Territories (selection):
Volume 1: Aden, Antigua, Australian States, Bahamas, Bermuda, British South Africa Company, British-Central Africa, Brunei, Ceylon, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guayana, Hong Kong
Volume 2: India with signatories and feudal states, Iraq, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Maldive Islands, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, New Foundland, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Borneo, Penang, Qatar, Solomon Islands, Singapore, St. Helena, Straits Settlements, South African States, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago, Cyprus.
Hardcover Edition with ribbon bookmark
First edition: All territories attached to Great Britain have been listed together for the first time
All issues from the first stamp of a territory to the time it became independent; several territories have been continued until today
A treasure chest for collectors of classic issues, featuring some of the most expensive specimens worldwide
More than 5000 illustrations and approx. 50 000 price quotations
New issues have been listed until April 2018
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.
On September 21st, 1847, Mauritius as the seventh British Crown Colony issued their first two stamps. With a total of 500 pieces each, they became true examples of rare and expensive stamps, figuratively a synonym of a scarce item.
The Two-Pence Blue with a total of twelve still existing copies and an appraised value of 1.25 million if in mint condition, is neither among the rarest nor the most precious issues but certainly one of the most famous stamp worldwide.
In postal history of the British Colonies and Territories you can find plenty of such prominent stamps that make this collection area one of the most exciting at all.
Illustration: Mauritius MiNo. 2
Stamp collectors specialized in issues of British Colonies and Territories experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
1st edition, in colour
Total of approx. 1800 pages
155 mm x 203 mm, hardcover with bookmarker
On sale: 6 July 2018
Vol 1+2: 978-3-95402-241-0
Volume 1: Territories from A to H: 978-3-95402-281-6
Volume 2: Territories from I to Z: 978-3-95402-282-3
The world is red. At least it is on the political maps. That is the traditional colour that depicts the British Empire on maps. Actually it used to encompass one quarter of the land on Earth, which was also inhabited by one quarter of the global population. So anyone who collects the stamps of that empire has a huge selection, which is depicted in the two volumes of Michel Catalog British Colonies and Territories, to choose from.
This collection area starts on the islands of Mauritius and Trinidad in the Year of 1847 and reaches until today because 14 territories, which are scattered all over the world, are still under direct British control and issue their own stamps. Other former colonies have long since achieved the status of independent states; Canada obtained the status of a dominion as early as 1867. Even today, many of the former British territories still acknowledge Elizabeth II, the Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as their head of state or are still closely tied to Great Britain as part of the Commonwealth of Nations.
The division by geography and time was therefore significant for these volumes. The British Isles themselves, being the “motherland”, have not been taken into consideration. Each of the different territories in all parts of the globe has been included up to the date it became independent; concerning Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa, we chose the time the status of dominion was obtained as their separation time-wise. The separation of the British protected areas on the Arabian peninsula was more of a challenge. Here we selected the turn of the year from 1967 to 1968, as the British rule ended in the significant territory of Aden on November 30th, 1967. On other Arabian territories, however, it continued until 1971.
As a collection area the British colonies and territories have something to offer for any preference and any wallet. Here you will find a large number of the most expensive stamps in the world – you only need to mention Guyana and Mauritius – but even more very reasonable valuables. The images on the stamps are versatile if the collection area is expanded, reaching from portraits of rulers to different cultures as well as flora and fauna from all over the world.
This wealth of collection options, however, requires some limits, which each collector can set to his or her own liking. We hope these two new MICHEL titles, “British Colonies and Territories“, will help you make your selections and provide some ideas for how to start or expand a collection.
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Indien mit Vertrags- und Feudalstaaten, Jamaika, Leeward-Inseln, Malta, Montserrat, Neufundland, Neuseeland, Nordborneo, Penang, Qatar, Salomonen, Singapur, St. Helena, Straits Settlements, Südafrikanische Staaten, Trinidad und Tobago, Zypern und weitere.
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Alle Ausgaben von der ersten Briefmarke eines Gebiets bis zum Erlangen der Unabhängigkeit, einige Gebiete sind bis in die Gegenwart fortgeführt
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Über 5000 Abbildungen und rund 50 000 Preisnotierungen
Neuheiten-Katalogisierung bis 4/2018
Edition: 1. Auflage
Format: 155 x 230 mm, Hardcover
Verlag: Schwaneberger Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: 6 Juli 2018
Aden, Antigua, Australian States, Bahamas, Bermuda, British South Africa Company, British-Central Africa, Brunei, Ceylon, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guayana, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Maldive Islands, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, New Foundland, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Borneo, Penang, Qatar, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South African States, St. Helena, Straits Settlements, Swaziland, Trinidad and Tobago
Band 1+2: 978-3-95402-241-0
Band 1 (A-H): 978-3-95402-281-6
Band 2 (I-Z): 978-3-95402-282-3
Volume 1 (A-H), Volume 2 (I-Z), Set 2 Volumes (A-Z)
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