Gibraltar, Malta, Turkey, Turkish Cyprus, Cyprus.
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.
Photos: Turkey ZZ C 183, 184
|In the Europe series, which consists of a total of 16 titles by now, you will find a lot of important information about motif collections or specialized collections in addition to numerous wonderful collection areas that are also obviously attractive to German collectors. The ”Red Cross“ and “Red Crescent“ collection area (which is also featured in a popular MICHEL motif title) is particularly popular, challenging – and not yet complete by far.
Between 1926 and 1958 Turkey issued numerous obligatory tax stamps for the Red Crescent. This sub-area, which is quite large, has grown even more according to the latest research findings because reprints of MiNo. 183 and MiNo. 184 that show small modifications of their images have been discovered, requiring new MICHEL sub-numbers.
The Mediterranean states have definitely more to offer to German collectors than “merely“ beautiful collection areas that come with memories of holidays.
Stamp collectors specialized in issues of European Mediterranean countries, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
106th Edition, in colour
155 mm x 230 mm, hardcover
On sale: 9 July 2021
Last year presented the human race with enormous challenges. Philatelists, who have been able to pursue their hobby in the safe environment of their homes, can consider themselves to be lucky. The selected stamps on the cover document the perspective of various postal administrations on the Corona pandemic.
The Michel Catalog Mittelmeerländer 2021/2022 (E9) is Volume No. 9 of the Europe series, which totals sixteen titles. It contains the popular collection areas of Gibraltar, Malta, Cyprus and Turkey.
This new edition is even more comprehensive and precise than its predecessor. In addition to revising and updating the price quotations, we have included numerous new MICHEL numbers. Moreover, we added many editorial modifications and improvements. 187 new colour photos (in particular of Turkish overprints) will make it easier for collectors to identify their treasures. We have also adapted the cataloguing of these issues to today’s MICHEL standards.
One focal point of the editing processing was to revise and update all price quotations. The field post admission stamps issued by Malta are very sought-after but particularly cancelled specimens are rare. We have nearly doubled the three-digit appraisals. We raised the rate-coded issues from Gibraltar according to their current nominal values. Furthermore, we discovered reprints of two Turkish obligatory tax stamps that show significant deviations from the initial issue.
This edition contains all novelties recorded in MICHEL Rundschau up to and including No. 6/2021. A subscription starting with No. 7/2021 is recommended so as to be able to stay updated without missing anything. Besides cataloguing all novelties, MICHEL Rundschau provides valuable information about anything of importance in philately.
The members of the Editorial Team want to express their heartfelt gratitude towards all of you collectors, examiners and dealers out there who have contributed to the success of this reference book by providing information, photos and price lists.
We wish our readers an enjoyable time with the new Michel Catalog Mittelmeerländer 2021/2022 (E9) and their own collections.
Schwaneberger Publishing House
The Editorial Team
Users of the MICHEL catalogs value the comprehensive and detailed listings of collectable items. The MICHEL catalogs are among the best in the world when it comes to details, comprehensiveness and illustration. MICHEL products have been awarded well over 600 medals (including 31 gold), diplomas and honorary prizes in the course of the company’s history. The expertise of the Schwaneberger publishing house’s staff is outstandingly represented in the MICHEL catalogs.
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.
MICHEL also enjoys a good reputation in electronic publishing thanks to various software programs, websites and e-catalogs. It is no wonder that the MICHEL catalogs have been known for years as the “philatelists’ bible”. However, bearing this accolade brings with it the responsibility of always remaining at the top with regard to quality.
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.
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.
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Cyprus, Gibraltar, Malta, Turkey
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