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Michel Catalog Sud und Zentralarabien 2022/2023 O10.2

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The Michel Catalog Sud und Zentralarabien 2022/2023 O10.2 is part of the Overseas Volumes and contains the issues of all countries from the greater area of South and Central Arabia, which are a real treasure trove for country and motif collectors alike. This includes the areas Bahrain, Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the Arab Emirates before and after their unification. All countries featured in this edition are represented from the beginning and up to the latest available issues. This edition comprises in its 928 pages over 9500 colour photos and approx. 53.000 price quotations.



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Michel Catalog Sud und Zentralarabien 2022/2023 O10.2:

Abu Dhabi, Aden, Ajman, Bahrain, Dubai, Fujeira, Yemen, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Ras al-Chaima, Saudi-Arabia, Sharjah, Umm al-Qaiwain, United Arab Emirates


  • With this new edition of the Michel Catalog Sud und Zentralarabien 2022/2023 O10.2, the MICHEL catalogues for the Middle East are up to date again after more than five years: Volume 1 was already published in September this year.
  • All areas have been comprehensively checked editorially and corrected where necessary.
  • Review of all MICHEL price quotations with adjustments throughout the volume.
  • Over 300 new colour photos showcase the older issues or where added completely new!
  • Over 9500 colour photos and approx. 53.000 price quotations

For faraway collection areas, colour illustrations are particularly important. Only in this way can the small messengers of foreign cultures take the viewer to exotic places. Many collectors also find it more difficult to identify issues with unfamiliar characters than with Latin letters. Here, too, clear and colourful illustrations of stamps with different motifs are helpful.

Therefore, in the second part of MICHEL overseas volume 10, the editors included over 300 new colour illustrations, so that the South and Central Arabian states can now almost throughout be admired in colour. For example, the British East Aden protectorate Qu'aiti State in Hadhramaut is now presented in full colour from the first issues in 1942 until its annexation by the People's Republic of South Yemen. The total of 11 stamps from the set on “Crafts“ are thus much easier to allocate and clearly show the professions presented – here the first four: metalworker, mat weaver, weaver and potter – as well as the image of Sultan Sir Salih bin Ghalib al-Qu’aiti in each case.

Photo: Photo: Aden Qu’aiti State in Hadhramaut MiNo. 29-32

Target Group:

Stamp collectors of South and Central Arabia countries, experts, dealers, study groups, teachers

Additional Information:

42nd edition, in colour
928 pages
155 mm x 230 mm, Hardcover
On sale: 4 November 2022
ISBN: 978-3-95402-404-9

Press Release

The Michel Catalog Sud und Zentralarabien 2022/2023 O10.2 contains the issues of all countries from the greater area of South and Central Arabia, which are a real treasure trove for country and motif collectors alike. This includes the areas Bahrain, Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the Arab Emirates before and after their unification. All countries featured in this edition are represented from the beginning and up to the latest available issues.

As we do prior to any new edition of a MICHEL title, we have thoroughly revised all descriptions as well as prices and updated same if required. In the face of the versatility of Arabic States it can be expected that there is no universal price tendency. Instead, the demand for each individual issue also sets the retail prices. All areas in this volume are now up to date.

While processing this edition, we were able to replace several old photos by clearer scans. You will find over 300 new colour photos throughout the Michel Catalog Sud und Zentralarabien 2022/2023 O10.2. As of now, not only the territories of Aden, the British East Aden Protectorates of Kathiri State of Seiyun, Qu'aiti State in Hadhramaut, Mahra State and State of Upper Yafa can be admired completely in colour, but also the individual emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Khor Fakkan, Umm al-Qaiwain as well as the United Arab Emirates.

New issues published in MICHEL Rundschau up to and including No. 10/2022 are featured in this edition; therefore issues up to mid-2022 could be taken into consideration depending on the availability of information. The subscription to MICHEL Rundschau as of No. 11/2022 or of MICHEL Online is recommended so as to keep your cataloguing updated and not miss any of the later issues.

The Editorial Team wants to thank all assistants, dealers, examiners and collectors who have supported the processing of this reference work by providing advice and assistance, ideas, price suggestions and supplementary information. It was their valuable help that has enabled us to turn the Michel Catalog Sud und Zentralarabien 2022/2023 O10.2 once again into the most updated standard reference work of philately overseas.

We hope you enjoy this catalogue and its new design and wish you lots of fun with your own collection.

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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Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 15.5 × 23 cm

41st edition, in color, hardcover




ca. 928

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Abu Dhabi, Aden, Ajman, Bahrain, Dubai, Fujeira, Koweit, Oman, Qatar, Ras al-Khaima, Saudi-Arabia, Sharjah, Umm al-Kaiwain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen


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