The Europa-CEPT catalog is the n°1 reference among Europa stamps collectors. This 43rd edition contains approx. 528 pages, 5’400 colors illustrations, 19’500 price quotations, includes FDC’s values. It contains the European Community issues from 1956 to 2016, forerunners, interim issues, official stamps, sympathy issues, NATO, EFTA, Council of Europe, and other areas.
The Michel Stamp Catalog CEPT 2016/2017 lists the European community issues since 1956 to 2016, forerunners interim issues, official stamps and other areas. Special section of 50 years of EUROPA-CEPT stamps.
Lists the European Community issues from 1956 to 2016, forerunners, interim issues, official stamps and other areas (NATO, EFTA)
Incl. Year set tables, First Day Cover cancel illustrations, Special section for the 50 years issue with paper type differences and varieties
Comprehensive catalog introduction with key information on usage and philatelic A-Z lexicon
Handy & high-quality catalog format
New high resolution color images
More concise catalog design and modern layout thanks to an innovative manufacturing process
Complete editorial revision and adjustment of minimum prices
Price increase for all the issues since 2000 and for the rare issues of the Yugoslav successor states in the 1990 (mint & cancelled)
About 5’400 illustrations and 19’500 price quotations
Cataloging of new releases up to MiR 11/2016
Stamp thematic collectors, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
The Europa issue (also known as Europa – CEPT until 1992) is an annual joint issue of stamps with a common design or theme by postal administrations member of the European Communities (1956-1959), the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT from 1960 to 1992), then the PostEurop Association since 1993.
The first Europa issue dates back to 15 September 1956. The postal administrations of the founding six members of the ECSC issued stamps with a common design: a tower made up of the letters of the word “EUROPA” and surrounded by construction scaffolding.
In 1959, these stamps are jointly issued by the member countries of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications, the initials of which (“CEPT”) are displayed on the stamps of the joint issue as of 1960.
There is a common design theme from 1956 to 1973, (with the exception of 1957). However, many countries issue a stamp that does not feature the common pattern but just displays the word “EUROPA”. Common theme issues ran out of steam and after 1973, CEPT allowed countries to issue stamps with different designs. (Source: Wikipedia / Subject to changes)
Edition: 43rd Edition, in color. Pages: 528 Size: 150 mm x 225 mm, paperback Publisher: Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH Publication Date: November 4, 2016 ISBN: 9783954021642 Language: German
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