The 40th edition of Michel Catalog Südamerika 2016/2017 (ÜK 3) covers the philately of the nations of the south american continent. The catalog was awarded at several international philatelic competitions: gold medal at the Portugal 2010 and vermeil at IPHLA 2012
The 40th edition of Michel Catalog Südamerika 2016/2017 (ÜK 3) covers the philately of the nations of South America as dependencies or independent states. It is a complement to the overseas territories catalogs of other countries like The Netherlands, Great Britain, France, Spain,…
Compared to the last edition of 2008, the 2015/16 innovates with a new format as printed in 2 volumes and with high resolution pictures in color.
Content Michel Catalog Südamerika 2016/2017 (ÜK 3/1) – Volume 1 A-J Countries
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Inini.
Content Michel Catalog Südamerika 2016/2017 (ÜK 3/2) – Volume 2 K-Z Countries
Colombia (incl. Antoquia, Bolivar, Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Santander, Tolima), Paraguay, Peru, SCADTA (Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transporte Aéreo), Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Hardcover edition with ribbon bookmark
Editorial revision of the entire catalog with special Focus on Bolivia and Argentina stamp issues
Catalog in 2 volumes. Volume 1 covers countries listed in alphabetic order from A to J. Volume 2 concerns countries from K to Z
More than 6’000 new high-resolution illustrations per volume
Prices updates especially in Guyana (classic stamps/covers and stamps from 1970 to 2000), Peru and Paraguay (classic stamps/covers and stamps from 2000), and Venezuela
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
The catalog “treasure box” chapter with references to valuable and rare stamps and covers
About 17’000 illustrations and 67’000 price quotations & philatelic information per volume
Cataloging of new releases for Volume 1 up to MiR 09/2016, for Volume 2 up to MiR 12/2015
Stamp collectors of countries of the South America nations, experts, dealers, study groups, teachers
Edition: 40th Edition, in color.
Pages: Volume I ca. 1088 | Volume II ca. 928
Publication Date: Volume I September 2, 2016 | Volume II November 6, 2015
ISBN Volume I: 9783954021604 | Volume II: 9783954021352
Size: 155 mm x 230 mm, hardcover with ribbon bookmark
Publisher: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH
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