The 44th edition of the Michel Catalog China 2020 (Ü 9.1) covers in detail the stamps of China – empire and republic until 1949; Taiwan; the People’s Republic with FDC appraisals; foreign post offices in China; Kiautschou; Hong Kong, Macao, Manchukuo, Tibet and Japanese occupation of China. This edition contains approx. 864 pages, 8’500 high-resolution colour illustrations and over 52’000 quotations.
China – empire and republic until 1949; Taiwan; the People’s Republic with FDC appraisals; foreign post offices in China; Kiautschou; Hong Kong, Macao, Manchukuo, Tibet and Japanese occupation of China
Hardcover with book marker
New edition of a reference book that focuses on one of the most popular collection areas of the past years
Price fluctuations recorded throughout the book, caused by many changes in the market
Higher price appraisals, particularly for precisely cancelled stamps issued by the People’s Republic, prestige stamp booklet from Hong Kong and several sets from Macao that feature the Old China theme
Numerous editorial improvements and supplements throughout the reference book, including new information and additional variations of issues already catalogued
Many new colour pictures
About 8500 photos and approx. 52,000 price quotations
Novelties up to MICHEL Rundschau 4/2020
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.
The last edition of the MICHEL volume China was published just two years ago. During that time span the market for this popular collection
area has again changed considerably.
While some issues that were extremely sought-after lately have become less popular due to being overpriced, other areas are now increasingly
in demand among collectors.
This applies to prestige stamp booklets from Hong Kong, for example. The price valuation of the stamp booklet that carries MiNo. 1432 to MiNo. 1436 of 2007 is no longer “only” € 100 in this new MICHEL edition – the value that was quoted in the previous edition – but € 200. So it certainly pays off to keep paying close attention to the market for Chinese issues!
Stamp collectors specialized in issues of China, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
44th Edition, in colour
155 mm x 230 mm, hardcover
On sale: 3 April 2020
The Michel Catalog China 2020 (Ü 9.1) contains the stamps issued by China – including foreign post offices in China – from the first local issues and the stamps issued during the empire to the latest available issues of 2020, covering all four active collection areas that have been included.
Compared to the last edition of 2017/2018, you will find improved texts and supplemented contents in most chapters, many new colour photos and several new variations of issues already catalogued. Many collectors have been focusing their interest on Chinese stamps with their wealth of traditions for quite some time now, while some of these issues have been subject to speculations, a fact that has caused constant price fluctuations.
Currently most stamps with clean postmarks and issues in the medium price range, prestige stamp booklets issued by Hong Kong and several sets of stamps with Old China themes from Macao sell for higher prices. The expensive stamps issued by the People’s Republic that kept growing in value in the last ten years, on the other hand, are stagnating on a high level while issues from Taiwan have shown a tendency towards slight decreases in value.
The Michel Catalog China 2020 (Ü 9.1) contains all novelties recorded in MICHEL Rundschau up to and including No. 4/2020. It is recommended to subscribe to MICHEL Rundschau, starting with No. 5/2020 or MICHEL Online, to keep the catalogue updated and not miss any subsequent issues.
We want to thank numerous collectors and dealers who assisted us in the preparation of this catalogue for their valuable cooperation and particularly appreciate the support of the Research Foundation China Philately. And we hope our readers will greatly enjoy spending time with Chinese philately and the Michel Catalog China 2020 (Ü 9.1).
China – Kaiserreich und Republik bis 1949, Taiwan, Volksrepublik mit FDC-Bewertungen, Auslandspostämter in China, Kiautschou, Hongkong, Macau, Mandschukuo, Tibet und Japanische Besetzung von China.
Festeinband mit Lesebändchen
Die Neuauflage zu einem der beliebtesten Sammelgebiete der letzten Jahre
Preisänderungen im ganzen Band durch viele Änderungen am Markt
Gestiegene Preisbewertungen vor allem bei sauber gestempelten Marken der Volksrepublik, Prestige-Markenheftchen aus Hongkong und einigen Sätzen mit Alt-China-Thematik von Macau
Zahlreiche redaktionelle Verbesserungen und Ergänzungen im ganzen Nachschlagewerk mit neuen Informationen und zusätzlichen Varianten bereits katalogisierter Marken
Viele neue Farbabbildungen
Rund 8500 Abbildungen und etwa 52.000 Preisnotierungen
Neuheiten bis MICHEL-Rundschau 4/2020
Edition: 44. Aufl., in Farbe
Format: 155 mm x 230 mm, Hardcover
Verlag: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: 3 April 2020
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The 42nd edition of the Michel Catalog Japan, Korea, Mongolei, Georgien, GUS in Asien 2020 (ÜK 9/2) covers in detail the stamps of Japan, Japanese Occupation Areas during World War II, Korea, Korea-North, Korea-South, Mongolia, Georgia and the Former Soviet Republics in Asia Armenia, Azerbaijan, Batum, Nagorno-Karabakh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ryukyu Islands, Tajikistan, Transcaucasia, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uzbekistan..
The catalogue contains detailed and up to date listings of all current stamp issuing countries (China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) as well as many other areas of interest including Japanese Occupation of China, Kiachow, Kwangchow, Manchukuo and Tibet. Prices have been thoroughly revised throughout by leading experts in the field.
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