The 104th edition of the Michel catalog Osteuropa 2019/2020 (EK7) covers in detail the stamps of Belarus, Carpathian Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Soviet Union, Ukraine, and Western Ukraine. This edition contains approx. 1’280 pages, 15’000 illustrations and over 63’000 quotations.
Content of Michel Catalog Osteuropa 2019/2020 EK7:
Belarus, Carpathian Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Soviet Union, Ukraine, and Western Ukraine
Completely revised new edition
Adjustments of price quotations for many collection areas; particularly Soviet perforation variations show distinct price increases
Newly discovered type variations of stamps issued by the former Soviet Union
Now including appraisals of strips of four, blocks of four and stamp/printed label units on counter sheets
The new appraisal level “Postmarked“ for stamp booklets has been supplemented
New type variety of the Polish MiNo. 1
Editorial improvements and additions, such as the exact stamp configuration of sheetlets of se-tenant prints
All novelties recorded in MICHEL Rundschau up to No. 11/2019
Approx. 15,000 illustrations and about 63,000 price quotations
Not only because of their plenty of colourful motifs Eastern European collection areas are a real treasure trove for theme collectors. Even market-oriented collectors will get their money’s worth in the truest sense of the word.
In this year you can find increasing price quotations especially for stamps of Russia, the Soviet Union and Western Ukraine. Number one this time is an official stamp of Russia from 1922. For MiNo DI 0006 the princely sum of € 25 000 can be noted.
Image: Cherrystone Auctions, Inc.
Stamp collectors specialized in issues of East European countries, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
Format: 155 x 230 mm, Hardcover
Publishing House: Schwaneberger Verlag
First Day of Sale: 29 November 2019
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Karpaten-Ukraine, Republik Moldau (Moldawien), Polen, Russland, Sowjetunion, Ukraine, Weißrussland und Westukraine.
Redaktionell vollständig überarbeitete Neuauflage
Änderungen von Preisnotierungen bei vielen Gebieten, Steigerungen sind besonders bei sowjetischen Zähnungsabarten zu verzeichnen
Neu entdeckte Abarten bei Marken der Sowjetunion
Jetzt inklusive Bewertungen von Viererstreifen, Viererblocks und Marke/Zierfeld-Einheiten aus Schalterbögen
Neue Bewertungsstufe „Gestempelt“ bei Markenheftchen ergänzt
Neuer Typenunterschied für Polen MiNr. 1
Redaktionelle Verbesserungen und Ergänzungen wie die genaue Markenkonfiguration bei Zusammendruck-Kleinbogen
Neuheiten-Katalogisierung bis MICHEL-Rundschau 11/2019
Rund 15.000 Abbildungen und etwa 63.000 Preisnotierungen
Edition: 104. Aufl., in Farbe
Format: 155 mm x 230 mm, Hardcover
Verlag: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: 29 November 2019
Auch 160 Jahre nach Einführung der Briefmarke als Entgelt zur russischen Postbeförderung erfreuen sich altrussische Marken einer weiter steigenden Beliebtheit. Im neuen MICHEL Osteuropa zeugen davon vor allem die teils drastischen Preissteigerungen.
Die MICHEL-Nummer 38x auf waagerecht gestreiftem Papier zeigt, dass dieser Trend auch ohnehin sehr teure Stücke betrifft. Lag die MICHEL-Bewertung zuletzt bei 50 000 € für ein postfrisches Exemplar, so konnte der Preis nochmals um 10 000 auf nunmehr 60 000 € angehoben werden.
Dabei zeigt sich einmal mehr, wie wichtig der genaue Blick ist: Die MiNr. 38y, also die Entsprechung dieser Marke auf senkrecht gestreiftem Papier, kann in postfrischem Zustand „nur“ eine Preisbewertung von 850 € verzeichnen.