Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
In 2007, Michel published a Klassik-Katalog Europa 1840-1900 covering 33 countries. In the ensuing decade, there has not been a new edition and, frankly, I never had the impression that the company was promoting the catalog. So it was a pleasant surprise to learn that a second edition will be published this November.
Even better, the new version will be in two volumes. This will allow coverage to be extended both chronologically, from 1900 to 1914, and geographically, to encompass the entire world. The titles of the volumes are Klassik Europa 1840-1914 and Klassik Übersee 1840-1914 (with the overseas volume offering specialized coverage of the US). Cost of each will be 98,00 €. Based on what happened with the first version, it may be many years before you find these on sale.
(Thanks to DJCMHOH for alerting collectors to the new editon in a post on the Stamp Community Forum.)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
I've commented in the past about advertisements for the Brown Internationals that teased a wide variety of formats, including fancy binders and loose leaf pages, but are practically never seen on the market today. Richard Frajola has a set for sale of the 19th century Browns split into four springback binders. Mr. Frajola notes the "wooden stop block to keep the pages aligned" that is visible in the bottom photo. Cool, don't you think? The dealer has scanned all the pages: here's the link: