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Michel Catalog Pilze – Ganze Welt 2018 - Fungi

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The 1st edition of the Michel Catalog Pilze Ganze Welt 2018 is the must-have catalog for the lovers of  mushrooms on stamps. This full color catalog of 240 pages compiles approx. 3'000 stamps issued on the fungi theme in color and more than 12'000 price quotations.





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Content of Michel Catalog Pilze – Ganze Welt 2018

Over 3'000 Stamp issues from around the world on the topic of Mushrooms based on the data of the MICHEL Online Catalog Database.

  • 1st edition of the Michel Catalog Pilze, the catalog on Mushroom related stamp issues from all over the world.
  • Not only beautiful, but also expensive stamps can be found in the new MICHEL Catalog Pilze - even if the price of a white truffle (still) is not reached
  • The new MICHEL contains only mushroom stamps where the fruiting body is clearly visible
  • Suitable & Practical for collecting and non-collecting mushroom enthusiasts
  • Comprehensive catalog introduction with key information on usage and philatelic A-Z lexicon
  • Handy & high-quality catalog format with high resolution color images
  • More concise catalog design and modern layout thanks to an innovative manufacturing process
  • About 3'000 illustrations and 12' 000 price quotations
  • Novelties cataloging to MICHEL-Rundschau 9/2018

The website David Moore's World of Fungi: where mycology starts is reputed to be an important resource to complement the stamps on the topic and provide a lot of scientific information on mushrooms and fungi. The mushroom fans will enjoy through this website a lot of pictures in the Country List page but also a lot of information on mycology.

Other references on the topic:

The early autumn represents the marriage of the mushroom collector. Deutsche Post has therefore made the many mushroom topic collectors in August a joy by releasing three stamps in the series "Für die Jugend" (For the Youth).
With chanterelle, porcini mushroom and chestnut pipe, the stamps show well-known local mushrooms, which should always be classified as edible only, by experts. If you want to play it safe, you can limit yourself to collecting stamps. Philatelic assistance can be found in the new MICHEL.

Illustration: Bundesrepublik Deutschland MiNr. 3407-3409

Target Group:

Stamp collectors specialized in stamps on fungi, mushrooms , experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers

Title: MICHEL Catalog Pilze Ganze Welt 2018
Edition: 1st edition, in color.
Pages: 240
Format: 148 mm x 210 mm, paperback
Publisher: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH
Publication Date: 21/09/2018
Language: German

MICHEL provides top-quality information for collectors

Thanks to decades of experience and constant revision, the MICHEL catalogs are unmatched in terms of lay-out, comprehensiveness, accuracy and production. MICHEL catalogues provide all key information on stamps, postal stationary and coins. The systematic collection of data on collectable items, a well-organised system and detailed illustrations ensure easy use and a quick way to find required information. Each new edition of a MICHEL catalog is completely revised, updated and expanded so that it always reflects the latest situation on the market.

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.

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.

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Michel Catalog Pilze – Ganze Welt 2018


Briefmarkenausgaben aus aller Welt zum Thema Pilze auf Basis der Daten des MICHEL Online.


  • Erstauflage
  • Pilze sind ein beliebtes Sammelgebiet für Motivmarkensammler mit Markenausgaben aus aller Welt
  • Der neue MICHEL enthält nur Marken mit Pilzen, bei denen der Fruchtkörper deutlich sichtbar ist
  • Nicht nur schöne, auch teure Marken finden sich im neuen MICHEL – auch wenn der Preis einer weißen Trüffel (noch) nicht erreicht wird
  • Übersichtlicher Aufbau und modernes Layout dank innovativem Herstellungsverfahren
  • Neuheiten-Katalogisierung bis MICHEL-Rundschau 9/2018
  • Rund 3'000 Abbildungen und etwa 12'000 Preisnotierungen

Der Frühherbst stellt die Hochzeit des Pilzesammlers dar. Die Deutsche Post hat den vielen Pilzmotiv-Sammlern deshalb im August eine Freude mit drei Briefmarken aus der Serie „Für die Jugend“ gemacht.

Mit Pfifferling, Steinpilz und Maronen-Röhrling zeigen sie bekannte heimische Pilzsorten, die aber stets nur von Fachkundigen als essbar eingestuft werden sollten. Wer auf Nummer sicher gehen möchte, kann sich auf das Sammeln der zugehörigen Briefmarken beschränken. Philatelistische Hilfestellung dazu findet sich im neuen MICHEL.

Illustration: Bundesrepublik Deutschland MiNr. 3407-3409


1. Auflage
Umfang 240 Seiten
148 mm x 210 mm, kartoniert
Erstverkaufstag: 21. September 2018
Verlag: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH


Spätsommer und Herbst ist die Zeit des Pilze Suchens. Die Pilzsammler begeben sich dann in die Wälder zu nur ihnen bekannten geheimen Plätzen, um die Objekte ihrer Begierde zu finden und dann später auch zubereiten und zu verzehren.

Briefmarkensammler haben es da leichter, sie können die Pilze auf einer großen Zahl von Briefmarken finden, ohne Gefahr, dass sie sich im Wald verirren oder gar von neidischen Konkurrenten verfolgt werden, damit die geheimen Standorte anschließend etwas weniger geheim sind.

Bei der Suche des Briefmarkensammlers hilft dieser neue Band aus der MICHEL-Motivreihe, denn er führt nicht nur die heimischen Pilze auf, sondern Pilze aus der ganzen Welt. Dabei beschränkt er sich auf Pilze mit einem deutlich sichtbaren Fruchtkörper, Hut genannt, denn dies entspricht der allgemeinen Vorstellung vom Pilz. Nicht aufgenommen wurden die viel häufigeren Pilzarten wie Hefe- oder Schimmelpilze. Wir haben uns auch auf naturnahe Darstellungen der Pilze beschränkt mit der möglichen Ausnahme des Fliegenpilzes. Dessen Färbung ist so charakteristisch, dass er auch (zum Beispiel) aus Marzipan bestehend immer erkannt werden wird.

Der MICHEL Pilze Ganze Welt wurde mit Hilfe unserer Datenbank erstellt, ergänzt um Recherchen im Internet. Falls uns in dieser ersten Auflage die eine oder andere Briefmarke, deren Pilzabbildung die oben genannten Kriterien erfüllt, entgangen ist, so bitten wir um Mitteilung.

Als Sammelgebiet sind Pilze auch unter Briefmarkensammlern recht beliebt, was sich auch anhand einiger Bewertungen von Pilzmarken feststellen lässt. Die Preise einer weißen Trüffel werden aber nicht erreicht.

Neue Pilzbriefmarken wurden bis in den Sommer dieses Jahres aufgenomen, weiter Neuheiten findet man in der MICHEL-Rundschau oder im MICHEL-Online.

Und nun viel Spaß bei der Suche nach den philatelistischen Pilzen. Übrigens, zur Unterscheidung von essbaren und giftigen Pilzen ist dieses Buch weniger geeignet.


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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 14.8 × 21 cm

1st edition, in color, hardcover




ca. 240

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