Discussion in 'World Stamps' started by Makanudo, Jul 25, 2016.
...but hey are not mentioned in Scott cat. Design is A146
Hello Makanudo, one of the reasons why I do not use Cat'codes none match and few are complete.
Your stamps (from a set of seven - 1982-11-13) are listed in these catalogues as:
Mi:NI 2333, Sn:NI C1032, Yt:NI PA1005 and
Mi:NI 2332, Sn:NI C1031, Yt:NI PA1004
For some of us neophytes... what does MI, SN, and YT stand for? I know they are catalogues, but give us a clue!
Michel: Showing 361 Countries, 545,021 Stamps.
SN: Stamp Number: Showing 345 Countries, 264,186 Stamps
YT: Yvert_et_Tellier: Showing 341 Countries, 265,355 Stamps
Usually I use:
http://colnect.com/en/stamps/countries Showing364 Countries, 572,431 Stamps
http://www.stampworld.com/en/ Showing 750,000 Stamps and valuations
James,I do not really understand your remarks.
Maybe my English is not good enough.
What do you mean with "Cat`codes".
What is meant with "none match and few are complete" ?
The colnect catalogue is difficult to use,at least
as to my taste.Do you have any idea what is
meant by "score: accuracy x %" ?
To me a catalogue without valuations is missing
possibly the most important information.
Stampworld seems to be much easiar to use.
But,without being able to prove it,I doubt the given
numbers of stamps listed.I have not found yet a stamp listed in stampworld,what is not listed in Michel.However they have given cat.nos. to stamps
what differ in colour,what are listed in Michel as
a,b,c etc. subnumbers.
One of my collections is India.As I have some knowledge about indian stamps,I compared Stampworld with Michel.In general Michel lists
more varieties of the pre-independence stamps.
In the later issues there is not much difference.
Except that is of the regular issues of 1965 onwards.Nearly all of them are watermarked.Many
exist with two different wmk.Stampworld lists them
all with: "wmk. none".
They also don´t list the different printing methods,
different perforations and watermark positions,what are listed and,if not listed,at least mentioned in Michel.
With the valuations stampworld is no more actual
than Michel is.
I do not have the latest Michel for India,mine is the
2003 edition,but stampworld gives no better valuations,than my "antique" Michel.
Most striking: the se-tenant issues of 1981 and 1982.Listed at about € 1.- or € 2.- (I do not recall
the exact prices right now) they are listed by the
trade in the range of € 50.- to € 100.- each.
So it is better not to exchange on the base of the
Separate names with a comma.