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Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps & Covers 2012 (Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue: U.S. Specialized) Paperback – October 3, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue: U.S. Specialized
  • Paperback: 1136 pages
  • Publisher: Scott Publishing (October 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0894874667
  • ISBN-13: 978-0894874666
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #276,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Things have come a long way since we simply added hinges to our stamps and stuck them in a Scott's Minuteman. All the while we were doing that there were those astute philatelists who were poring over the variations in stamps. One of the things I like about the Specialized are the commentaries and notations about individual stamps and their variations. For example, in this issue there is a special feature entitled, "Scott Recognizes the Two Dies of the 1903-08 2c Washington Shield Definitives as Major Numbers." They discuss the 599A/634A analogy, the new listings for Scott 319 and 320, and the die differences (type I and type II). Even with the side-by-side, five point examples it's hard to discern the differences.

With the continual research, it's hard to keep up with everything, but the Scott Specialized does it's best to keep up with the latest "discoveries." There is a section in the lengthy introduction that lists the additions, deletions, and number changes between the 2010 and 2011 catalogues. Although not exactly an easily portable book, I've seen more than one person carry these catalogues to bourses to make sure they can reference what is available on the tables to what they need. For those unfamiliar with the catalogue, it is replete with full-color photographs, representations of local handstamped covers, advertisers from whom you can purchase philatelic needs, etc., etc. I'm going to lay out a basic table of contents as of this time you cannot search inside the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Groenendijk on February 18, 2013
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Excalty what I expected. Thank you very much! What can I say more? This is about it, nothing more. Thanks.
And I mean it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nacho81 on January 3, 2013
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i bought this book for my grandfathers stamp collection and he was more than satisfied with the book. thanks AMAZON. I.QUINTERO
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bearras on July 19, 2014
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Stamp catalogs are soooooo expensive that buying one a couple of years old is the only way to go. Especially since I collect a country that issued its last stamp in 1899.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Plainerk on September 9, 2013
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This catalogue is an excellent refernce source for my stamp collection hobby. It has been very helpful in evaluating the value and cataloging of my collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martha K. Roos on September 19, 2013
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I was working on a project and realized my catolog was too old. This 2012 catalogue was in excellent condition and arrived very quickly. Thank You!
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By art71 on May 5, 2013
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I do not know a lot about stamps and I found this book helpful. It is advanced and hard for me to understand because of stamp vocabulary. I have learned a lot from the book but you must be willing to reread if you are new at stamps.
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By Joel D. Wells on March 10, 2015
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Except for a few notes made by a prior holder (these were corrections and much appreciated) the volume was in like new condition. GOOD BUY.
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