Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Yvert & Tellier Catalogs

I received today an email from Regency Superior who, in addition to handling Stanley Gibbons, is now a source for Y&T catalogs in the US. Among the items they have for sale is a 2010 version of Y&T's Classiques du Monde (1840-1940) catalog. I was only aware of the 2005 edition. But more surprisingly, Y&T has a two volume set covering the world from 1941 to 1960. As far as I know, they are the only publisher to offer such a catalog. For those who collect a decade or two beyond 1940, this could be useful.

5 comments:

Jim said...

I especially like the idea of a 1941-1960 WW semi-classical era catalogue.

I wish Scott would do that.

Jim said...

Bob-

I couldn't resist and obtained the two volumes of the 1941-1960 semi-classical Y % T.

For good measure, I also acquired the 2010 1840-1940...

Quick impressions.....

* All three volumes look very nice (as one would expect with the French), and are printed on blue-gray hued paper.

* Scott 1840-1940 is still overall better for non French related countries.

* Obviously, the reverse is true for the French related area, although I think the Maury catalogues are better.

* 1941-1960 Y & T's are winners, because they can be brought to Stamp shows/dealers, and one can quickly tell if a country's stamp grouping at a dealer is prior to 1960. (Not that I have time to collect 1940-1960 in a purposeful way. ;-)

Bob said...

Thanks for reporting back. If I had decided to continue my Blue past 1940, I would definitely have bought the Y&T. I have the 2005 edition of the 1840-1940 and it is a handsome catalog, but rarely is more helpful than the Scott Classic. I actually find more info missing in Scott from Minkus!

Gene W said...

Well done to Y & T for creating a "semi-modern" catalogue to cover the era of global transition from the Age of Empires to the era of global independence. I think the 40s and 50s offer a great deal of interest to collectors, and to be honest I think 1960 makes more "historical" sense as a break point for global collectors (for the most part) than 1940 ever has. 1940 falls right in the middle of WWII, in many ways leaving collectiors "mid-story" in terms of the philatelic history of much of the world, while 1960 was in some ways a year of truly new global transitions and changes in the nature of stamp production and marketing.

ice man said...

Yes, I agree it would great if Scott would produce something like this. I collect WW up to 1957 (that's when my Minkus Comprehensive Album stops) & love that 50's period for designs/topic/subjects. I have a set of 2008 Scott catalogs ... can't bring myself to update because of cost and not needing any info beyond 1957. Would be nice to know newer catalog prices though. Ahh ... to only have all catalog info digitally ... ;)