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This year celebrates another milestone in the 150-year history of the Scott catalogs. The 2019 volumes are the 175th edition of the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Vol. 1 includes listings for the United States, United Nations, and countries of the world A through B.
This year, the editors focused on adding a few new United States listings and many editorial enhancements. The 1908 2¢ scarlet booklet pane of six (Scott 319Fl) is valued for the first time, at $450 unused. Also valued for the first time are the imperforate coil pair of the 2011 2¢ Navajo Necklace stamp (3756Ab), with a value of $400 mint never-hinged, and the 2005 Disney Celebration pane of 20 stamps with die cutting omitted (3915b), with an impressive value of $5,500 mint never-hinged.
A bright spot among the modern postage listings is Scott 2593B, the 1992 29¢ Flag perforated gauge 11x10 booklet stamp, which jumps to $3 mint, from $2 last year, with the booklet pane of 10 also moving upward, to $35 mint from $25. One of the modern imperforates, the 2012 Earthscapes pane of 15 forever (45¢) stamps, Scott 4710p, jumps to $75 mint, from $65.
New listings for U.S. errors have been added. Scott. 2492k is a booklet pane of 20 of the 1995 Pink Rose booklet stamp, with the horizontal die cutting omitted. A pair with die cutting omitted has been added for the 1999 33¢ Flag and Chalkboard booklet stamp, now Scott 3283b. New Scott 5158a is a die-cutting-omitted pair of the 2017 Banknote Corporation of America’s version of the Flag forever coil stamp.
A thorough review of Brazil this year generated more than 4,500 value changes. Numerous value changes were made for stamps issued from 1900 to 1940, resulting in a mix of increases and decreases. Values slide downward from 1940 through the 1990s, but increases in value are the norm among the back-of-the-book listings.
A line-by-line review of Bulgaria serves up more than 4,300 value changes. As with many other countries, popular topicals see some gains. The 2004 Butterflies set of four with gauge 14-by-13½ perforations (Scott 4291a-4294a) floats up to $30 mint and used, from $28 both ways in the 2018 Vol. 1. Many values in footnoted items have been added or updated.
Released April 2018.
Includes new stamp listings through the February 2018 Linn's Stamp News Monthly Catalogue Update.
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