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Michel Catalog German Reich in English

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The first edition of the Michel Catalog German Reich in English covers in detail the German stamps from 1872 to 1945; i.e. the German Empire, inflation time, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, including official stamps and stamp booklets.. This edition contains approx. 112 pages, 1'200 high-resolution colour illustrations and over 5'500 quotations.




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Content of Michel Catalog German Reich in English:

German stamps from 1872 to 1945; i.e. the German Empire, inflation time, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, including official stamps and stamp booklets.


  • The volume German Reich launches the new MICHEL series in English language with a particularly thrilling and globally popular collection area.
  • Finally English-speaking collectors can explore these 73 years of exciting German history, whose political and economic upheavals are reflected in German stamp issues, in detail: from the Empire to the Weimar Republic to two world wars.
  • Many of the most famous and valuable German stamps come from the “German Reich“ collection area and are among the most outstanding philatelic collectors‘ items worldwide.
  • The information and price quotations that are standard for all MICHEL catalogues were revised and concur with the current status of research according to the latest edition of MICHEL Germany.
  • More than 1200 colour photos and approx. 5500 price appraisals

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.

This MICHEL volume serves anyone well who is looking for a collection area with famous and some infamous (“Vineta-Provisorium“) stamps. As is the case with many older collection areas, you should be profoundly and widely informed so as not to make any overpriced purchases or greatly underestimate the value of a treasure in your own collection.

MiNo. 425 is a good example of how valuable technical literature can be. The watermark of this main number, depicted here, is the deciding factor – whether a specimen in mint condition has a value of € 2.50 (water mark Y horizontal) or € 8,000 (water mark X vertical).

In this case, the latest MICHEL information is essential and now even more quickly available to the English-speaking community of collectors.

Target Group:

Stamp collectors specialized in issues of the German Reich, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers

Additional Information:

1st Edition, in colour
112 pages
155 mm x 230 mm, hardcover
On sale: 16 April 2021
ISBN: 9-783-95402-316-5

Press Release

The German Reich, founded 1871 end ending 1945, is a crucial part of German history. The many changes which occurred in these 75 years are well represented in the stamps of this period. Thus we have a most interesting area of collecting with many challenges for the stamp collector.

We are pleased to present the MICHEL German Reich to the anglophone philatelic community. This volume is the first in a continuously expanding series of English reference works intended to make more than a hundred years of philatelic research accessible to the English speaking world.

The entire content of this new edition is based on the MICHEL Deutschland 2020/2021. So it reflects 110 years of philatelic research. Continuous market observation ensures that MICHEL readers are always informed on valuation developments by a team of experts which is second to none.

We hope you will like this new edition and even find some new ideas for expanding your stamp collection. The content of this book will also be available in the MICHEL Online, our database on the stamps of the world. For a demo version please go to https://www.briefmarken.de.

The English content of the MICHEL Online as well as the printed books available in English will steadily increase from now on. Work has already started on a volume for the stamps of West Berlin published between 1949 and 1990.

We hope you have much fun with your stamps and this new MICHEL book.

Schwaneberger Publishing House,
The Editorial Team


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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