The 105th edition of the Michel Catalog Mittelmeerländer 2020/2021 (E9) Mediterranean Countries covers in detail the stamps of Gibraltar, Malta, Turkey, Turkish Cyprus, Cyprus. This edition contains approx. 640 pages, 7’800 pictures and over 32’200 quotations.
Content of Michel Catalog Mittelmeerländer 2020/2021 (E9):
Gibraltar, Malta, Turkey, Turkish Cyprus, Cyprus.
Numerous price changes, focus on Turkey and Turkish Cyprus
Increased price appraisals, particularly regarding the issues of the most recent years: for Turkish blocks issued in limited numbers as well as for stamps from Gibraltar and Turkish Cyprus with popular motifs
Many editorial supplements and improvements throughout the whole volume; for instance, Maltese greeting stamps are now presented with the evaluation of their printed labels.
Additional improvements: new hyperlinks for issues with identical as well as identical images of postage stamp impressions on postal stationery from Malta; additional numbers of issue regarding Cyprus
More than 7800 colour pictures and approx. 32,200 price appraisals
Includes novelties featured in MICHEL Rundschau up to No. 6/2020
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 versatile stamps issued by the Mediterranean countries thrill many collectors. This becomes particularly evident in the constantly changing market – so it’s a good thing that every year MICHEL publishes a new edition of the Europe catalogue featuring these collection areas! While the Europe stamps were specially popular recently, there has been a particularly lively interest in specific motifs in 2020.
The issues from Gibraltar clearly show which motifs of this British overseas territory are currently particularly sought-after by collectors. When it comes to the sets of issues on the occasion of Prince William’s, respectively Prince Harry’s 18th birthday, the very issues that depict each of them with their mother, Diana, have shown an increase in value. Other stamps that feature the “princess of the hearts“ have also been very much in demand lately. So the collection areas of this new Europe volume are specifically interesting to collectors of motifs and novelties.
Photos: Gibraltar MiNo. 930 and MiNo. 1018
Stamp collectors specialized in issues of European Mediterranean countries, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
105th Edition, in colour
155 mm x 230 mm, hardcover
On sale: 3 July 2020
For MICHEL, the new decade has started with a small revolution. For 14 years we catalogued the issues of the European states in 7 volumes. Yet the growing number of pages and the price increases for the volumes have made it necessary to re-structure them. By splitting the series into 16 individual volumes, we can now provide our readers with reference books that better suit their interests as collectors for a considerably lower price.
The Michel Catalog Mittelmeerländer 2020/2021 (E9) continues the new Europe series by featuring the popular collection areas of Gibraltar, Malta and Cyprus as well as Turkey, thus uniting and arranging former and current British territories in one volume. By means of our state-of-the-art layout technology the information collected in our Philatelic Database (PDB) is transferred into an easy-to-use layout.
The whole edition has been revised by our Editorial Team. Here, the revision and updating of the price quotations was one focal point. It is Turkish Cyprus that is showing most price fluctuations. Turkish blocks issued in limited numbers in recent years are also among the winners. There has been an increasing demand for specimens in mint condition that depict interesting motifs, such as Princess Diana. Yet the market seems to be satiated concerning Europe stamps. Maltese greeting stamps now also include printed label appraisals.
In general, the cataloguing of the issues has been adapted to the latest state of research and updated in many areas. Numerous new MICHEL numbers have been added; many editorial changes and improvements have been included. Regarding stamps from Malta, we have complemented hyperlinks to stamps with identical images and identical postage stamp impressions on postal stationery. And overprints now feature consistent references to their original issues. We were also able to add the numbers of issues from Cyprus.
This edition contains all novelties introduced in MICHEL Rundschau up to and including No. 6/2020. So as to stay updated and not miss any of the future issues, it is suggested to subscribe to MICHEL Rundschau, starting with No. 7/2020.
The Editorial Team wants to thank all collectors, examiners and dealers who helped to make this reference book another success by contributing their expertise and suggestions.
And we wish our readers many joyous moments when spending time with philately and this new 2020/2021 MICHEL Mediterranean Countries.
Gibraltar, Malta, Türkei, Türkisch-Zypern, Zypern.
Zahlreiche Preisänderungen, Schwerpunkt bei Türkei und Türkisch-Zypern
Gestiegene Preisbewertungen vor allem bei den Ausgaben der letzten Jahre: Bei türkischen Blocks mit limitierter Auflage sowie bei Marken aus Gibraltar und Türkisch-Zypern mit beliebten Motiven
Viele redaktionelle Ergänzungen und Verbesserungen im ganzen Band, Grußmarken Maltas enthalten nun beispielsweise auch Zierfeld-Bewertungen.
Weitere Verbesserungen: Neue Querverweise bei Malta auf bildgleiche Marken und bildgleiche Wertstempel von Ganzsachen, zusätzliche Auflagezahlen bei Zypern
Über 7800 Farbabbildungen und ca. 32.200 Preisbewertungen
Neuheiten bis MICHEL-Rundschau 6/2020
Edition: 105. Aufl., in Farbe
Format: 155 mm x 230 mm, Hardcover
Verlag: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: 3 Juli 2020
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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.
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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”.
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The DAVO Supplements 2019 are available Luxe, Standard-Luxe editions to complete your DAVO album and classify the stamps issued for all the countries proposed by DAVO. Choose you country and the edition in the selection below. Stamps not included 😉
The DAVO Supplements 2018 are available Luxe, Standard-Luxe editions to complete your DAVO album and classify the stamps issued for all the countries proposed by DAVO. Choose you country and the edition in the selection below. Stamps not included 😉
This catalogue provides a comprehensive priced listing of stamps issued by Cyprus, Turkish Cypriot Posts, Gibraltar and Malta, as well as the former British colonies in Europe of Heligoland and the Ionian Islands and also the British Post Offices in Crete. Listings for issues up to 1970 have been extracted from the 2019 Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1870–1970, more recent issues have been specially repriced for this volume.
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