Andorra (span.), Portugal, Spain.
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.
The MICHEL Editorial Team has not only updated Michel Catalog Iberische Halbinsel 2021 but also improved and complemented data wherever this was possible.
In addition to careful price evaluations, this year’s new edition particularly stands out for its many additional colour photos of classic stamps that make it easier to identify specific issues in this challenging area of philately.
MiNo. 47 a from Portugal, for instance, depicts the portrait of King Louis I in a shade of blue-green, and its appraised value is € 500 or € 900, depending on the perforation. So it pays off to take a closer look at the cataloguing of the new Michel Catalog Iberische Halbinsel 2021, specially when it comes to these classic stamps.
On January 1st, 1928, the first Spanish post offices opened in Andorra; these, however, mainly used Spanish stamps without overprint. The first overprint stamps with the inscription “CORREOS / ANDORRA“ printed in red or black were issued at the end of March of that year.
Several stamps of the set MiNo. 1-14 have sold for good prices from the start despite their high numbers of issue. Now, the cancelled stamps of the re-issue even showed higher values than the appraisals for mint specimens; cancelled specimens of MiNo. 10 C, for instance, now have a value of € 280 while mint issues are selling for € 250.
By the way, what particularly counts when it comes to these issues is their beauty: Well-centred specimens of the many early issues from Spanish Andorra that are off-centre are specially striking, thus frequently yielding considerably higher prices.
Photo: Andorra (Span.) MiNo. 10
Stamp collectors specialized in issues of the Iberian Peninsula countries, experts, dealers, thematic collectors, study groups, teachers
106th Edition, in colour
155 mm x 230 mm, hardcover
On sale: 16 April 2021
Last year presented the human race with enormous challenges. Philatelists, who have been able to pursue their hobby in the safe environment of their homes, can consider themselves to be lucky. The selected stamps on the cover documents the perspective of various postal administrations on the Corona pandemic.
The Michel Catalog Iberische Halbinsel 2021 (E4) is the fourth volume of the Europe series, which consists of a total of sixteen volumes. It contains the popular collection areas of Spain and Portugal as well as the stamps issued by the Spanish Postal System in Andorra.
The new edition is even more extensive and precise than its predecessor. In addition to the revision and updating of price quotations, we have included numerous new MICHEL numbers. Furthermore we have added many editorial modifications and improvements.
176 new colour photos in the area of classic issues and several side areas make it easier for collectors to identify their stamps. We have also adapted the cataloguing of these stamps to today’s MICHEL standards. Portuguese franchise stamps and obligatory tax stamps from the Spanish Civil War era were processed particularly intensively. And we have continued the information regarding invalid special prints of Spanish blocks for another two years.
This edition contains all novelties introduced in MICHEL Rundschau up to and including No. 3/2021. A subscription starting with No. 4/2021 is recommended so as to keep updated on all future novelties. Apart from the cataloguing of novelties, MICHEL Rundschau provides information about anything that matters in philately.
The Editorial Team says “Thank you“ to all those collectors, examiners and dealers out there who helped to make this reference book a success by contributing their suggestions, photos and price documentation.
We hope our readers will truly enjoy this new Michel Catalog Iberische Halbinsel 2021 (E4) and their collections.
Schwaneberger Publishing House
The Editorial Team
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