The 102th edition of the Michel catalog Mitteleuropa 2017 (EK1) covers in detail the stamps of Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, UN Geneva UN Vienna, West Hungary. This edition contains approx. 1’280 pages, 17’000 pictures and over 77’000 quotations.
Content of Michel Catalog Mitteleuropa 2017 (EK 1):
Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, UN Geneva UN Vienna, West Hungary
Michel Catalog Mitteleuropa 2017 references the stamps of Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, UN Geneva, UN Vienna, West Hungary from the beginning to the present day
Hardcover with ribbon bookmark
Comprehensive catalog introduction with key information on usage and philatelic A-Z lexicon
Handy & high-quality catalog format including type differences, color and perforation varieties, first-day-cover valuations, reprints and much more
Completion of booklets cataloging
Re-indexation of many Austrian perforation varieties
New high resolution color images
Completion of printed quantities for many classic issues of Switzerland
Including international sales results
Approx. 17’000 pictures and over 77’000 quotations
Price increases for canceled stamps and first-day covers of Austria from the last years of the shilling currency
Price updates also in the classic issues of Switzerland and in Czechoslovakia areas
Cataloging of new releases up to MiR 03/2017
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 issues of Central European countries, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
Edition: 102th Edition, in color. Pages: ca. 1280 Size: 150 mm x 230 mm, hardcover Publisher: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH Publication Date: 7 April 2017 ISBN: 9783954022014 Language: German
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