104th edition of the Michel catalog Westeuropa 2019/2020 (EK6) covers in detail the stamps of Alderney, Belgium, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Ireland, Jersey, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. This edition contains approx. 1’504 pages, 17’800 illustrations and over 84’000 quotations.
Content of Michel Catalog Westeuropa 2019/2020 (EK 6):
Alderney, Belgium, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Ireland, Jersey, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Hardcover Edition with ribbon bookmark
Completely revised new edition with numerous modified appraisals and new information
Price increases, some of which are significant, for issues from Luxemburg and Ireland as well as for stamp booklets issued by Great Britain
Newly discovered type variations of Irish issues and new colour variations of issues from Luxemburg invite collectors to closely examine their own collections
Many editorial supplements and improvements, such as regarding British vending machine stamps
Novelties presented by MICHEL Rundschau up to No. 11/2019 have been catalogued
Approx. 17,800 pictures and about 84,000 price quotations
Belgian “Post Emblem” stamps
Varieties in the UK, Ireland, Luxemburg and Netherlands collecting area
Private postmarks on Ireland postal history.
Falsification list with 17 new forgeries in the Bristish postage stamps
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
New high resolution color images
Revised caption useful for thematic collectors: many popular stamp topics and motifs are well represented at catalogued issues.
Editorial revision of the entire catalog with comprehensive editorial improvements and additions throughout the whole catalog
Optimization of the cataloging of partly perforated issues
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.
With 140 million records sold, David Bowie was one of the most populous British pop musicians ever. In philately too, the exceptional artist, who died in 2016, seems to be a sales guarantee.
In March of this year, the Royal Mail issued a set of stamps on the occasion of the 70th birthday of David Robert Jones, as Bowie was called with his civil name. In this new MICHEL these stamp are already valuated with a multiple of the expensive issue price.
Image: Great Britain MiNo 4019
Stamp collectors specialized in issues of West European countries, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
Format: 155 mm x 230 mm, hardcover with book marker
Publishing House: Schwaneberger Verlag
First Day of Sale: 6 September 2019
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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.
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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”.
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Alderney, Belgien, Großbritannien, Guernsey, Irland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Luxemburg und die Niederlande.
Vollständig überarbeitete Neuauflage mit zahlreichen Bewertungsänderungen und neuen Hinweisen
Teils erhebliche Preissteigerungen bei luxemburgischen und irischen Marken sowie bei den Markenheftchen Großbritanniens
Neu entdeckte Abarten aus Irland und neue Farbtypen luxemburgischer Marken laden zur Untersuchung der eigenen Sammlung ein
Viele redaktionelle Ergänzungen und Verbesserungen, wie etwa bei den britischen Automatenmarken
Neuheiten-Katalogisierung bis MICHEL-Rundschau 11/2019
Rund 17.800 Abbildungen und etwa 84.000 Preisnotierungen
Edition: 104. Aufl., in Farbe
Format: 155 mm x 230 mm, Hardcover
Verlag: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: 31 Oktober 2019
Mit 140 Millionen verkauften Tonträgern war David Bowie einer der populärsten britischen Pop-Musiker überhaupt. Auch in der Philatelie scheint der 2016 verstorbene Ausnahmekünstler ein Verkaufsgarant zu sein.
Im neuen MICHEL wird die im März dieses Jahres anlässlich des 70. Geburtstags von David Robert Jones, wie Bowie mit bürgerlichem Namen hieß, ausgegebene Marke bereits mit einem Vielfachen des ohnehin teuren Ausgabepreises bewertet.
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