The Michel Catalog Deutschland Junior 2020 is the 48th edition of Michel’s best seller catalog. This Junior catalog covers in detail the stamps Germany and all German collecting areas from the beginning in 1849 to the end of 2019. This edition contains approx. 660 pages, 8’900 colored pictures, 32’000 price quotations. The Junior catalog of Germany is handy, practical and inexpensive.
Content of Michel Catalog Deutschland junior 2020 catalog:
Old German States, German Empire, Foreign Post Offices, Colonies, Occupation Issues of WW I and II, Plebiscite Areas (with Saar), Gdansk, Memel, Bohemia and Moravia, General Government, Sudetenland, Field Post Stamps, Local Issues, Allied Occupation (joint issues, Berlin and Brandenburg, Soviet Occupation Zone, French Occupation Zone, American and British Occupation Zone), GDR, West Berlin, Saarland, FRG
Content: The classic and modern postmarks from the “One Kreuzer Black” of 1849 to the latest issues of Deutsche Post AG in 2019 in a compact format
Even more colourful: Compared to the 2019 edition, about 700 new colour images illustrate the Michel Catalog Deutschland Junior 2019 to facilitate the search for stamps
The Michel catalog Deutschland Junior is handy, practical, inexpensive
Ideal reference book for all collectors from beginners to experienced philatelists and for all ages
Price adjustments in all areas, price increases especially in old Germany, Sudetenland and German occupation zones.
Incl. issue dates and prices in various conditions
Size specifications for mounts
Including international sales results
Around 8’900 pictures and over 32’000 quotations
New Releases cataloging up to MiR 12/2019
That is the real “German Philately “: On the stamps of the series „Nature-orientated Germany“ the beauty of both famous and lesser-known German landscapes is shown in impressive colour photographs to collector.
Therefore a clear reference book with many new images is even more important. This makes it easy to find all the stamps you are looking for. Series like these almost invite, to browse, in the MICHEL and to dream – here from the legendary Hessian Reinhardswald.
Image: FRG MiNr. 3342
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.
Stamp collectors specialized in stamps of Germany, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
Title: Deutschland junior 2020
Edition: 48th edition, in color
Format: 115 mm x 188 mm, paperback
Publisher: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH
Publication date: 23 November 2019
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The colourful, varied range of products includes standard and special-edition catalogues for Germany, Europe and overseas. There is also philatelic literature, the MICHEL-Exklusiv album, the MICHEL Colour Guide, the MICHEL-Lux examination lamp and the MICHEL-Rundschau monthly magazine. More than 85 different products in total.
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The 669,000th MICHEL catalog number was issued recently. A look at the most important of the 85 different MICHEL catalogs reveals that the catalogues for Europe and overseas alone make up some 25,000 catalog pages. They contain 314,000 pictures and 1,800,000 price quotations. Most of this information is stored in powerful picture and text databases and is consulted, revised and corrected for each new edition of a MICHEL catalog. And of course that also applies to each individual page, irrespective of which MICHEL catalog it comes from. MICHEL goes to great lengths on its customers’ behalf. MICHEL’s editorial team spends an average of 45 minutes on research for each new set of stamps. Around 18,000 new stamps appear each year, which are then catalogued and published in the MICHEL-Rundschau, as well as in the relevant MICHEL catalog and online catalogue.
100 years of the MICHEL catalogue
It is more than 100 years since the stamp dealer Hugo MICHEL from Apolda in Thüringen published the first MICHEL stamp catalogue in 1909. He thereby created a product that would be continually be improved, but never surpassed. In the same year, publisher and philatelic editor Hugo Schwaneberger founded a publishing company that bore his name. The philatelist, who was well known in his field, created the Schwaneberger Album, the first album to adopt a scientific approach.
Owing to the great demand for MICHEL catalog, Hugo MICHEL was no longer able to dedicate himself to his career as a stamp dealer. He therefore sold the rights to the publisher Schwaneberger. The catalogue, which had only covered Europe until that point, was expanded by the new publishing house to include overseas countries.
Hugo MICHEL continued to edit the catalogue supplement, which is today known as the MICHEL-Rundschau. The company was then bought by the publisher Eugen Berlin. He moved it to Munich in 1950 where he came across a company, the Carl Geber printing works (now the Gerber Satz und Gerber publishing house) that was able to draw up the complicated catalogue typesetting. The publishing rights went to the Hohenester/Gerber families who assigned them to the publishing house, now trading as the “Schwaneberger Verlag”.
At the turn of the century other stamp catalogues had already appeared, but the remarkable success of the MICHEL catalog was attributed to its sophisticated and comprehensive cataloguing system. The stamps were numbered successively from the first number for each country, yet at the same time organised according to various sub-categories and genres, and described as fully as possible. This system was refined over the years and adapted where necessary – but never had to be changed! In fact, the MICHEL numbering system has become standard in Germany. This is underscored by the numerous licence contracts that the Schwaneberger Verlag has concluded with other publishers. All stock lists of German dealers are organised according to the MICHEL numbering system. Collectors exchange, buy and sell using MICHEL numbers.
Altdeutschland, Deutsches Reich, Auslandspostämter, Kolonien, Besetzungsausgaben des Ersten und Zweiten Weltkrieges, Abstimmungsgebiete (mit Saargebiet), Danzig, Memel, Böhmen und Mähren, Generalgouvernement, Sudetenland, Feldpostmarken, Lokalausgaben, Alliierte Besetzung (Gemeinschaftsausgaben, Berlin und Brandenburg, SBZ, Französische Zone, Amerikanische und Britische Zone), DDR, Berlin (West), Saarland, BRD.
Der Klassiker im kompakten Format
Preisanpassungen vor allem bei den Gebieten Altdeutschland, Norddeutscher Bund, Deutsches Reich, Sudetenland, Deutsche Besetzungsausgaben 1939/45, Deutsche Lokalausgaben und bei der Französischen Besatzungszone
Zahlreiche neue Farbabbildungen: DDR und Berlin (West) sind nun fast vollständig farbig illustriert!
Ca. 10.000 Abbildungen und über 32.000 Preisnotierungen
Deutsche Briefmarken von 1849 bis Ende 2019, Neuheiten bis MICHEL-Rundschau 12/2019
Edition: 48. Auflage, in Farbe
Format: 115 mm x 188 mm, kartoniert
Verlag: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: 6 Dezember 2019