Difference between '97 and '98 Scott catalogs?

Difference between '97 and '98 Scott catalogs?

Post by sny.. » Fri, 27 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Aside from the obvious inclusion of new issues, what  differences are
there between the '97 and '98 Scott catalogs?
TIA
----Dale

 
 
 

Difference between '97 and '98 Scott catalogs?

Post by John Goddar » Sat, 28 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Aside from the obvious inclusion of new issues, what  differences are
> there between the '97 and '98 Scott catalogs?
> TIA
> ----Dale

The main difference seems to be that they have done away with the
volume(s) dedicated to the British Commonwealth.  Now all countries are
listed in alphabetical order.

Personally, I don't like the change.  I see it as a ploy to get those of
us who collect, for example, British Africa, to buy all the volumes,
instead of just one or two.
--
John Goddard
Ottawa, Canada
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Difference between '97 and '98 Scott catalogs?

Post by chi.. » Sat, 28 Jun 1997 04:00:00


On Fri, 27 Jun 1997 00:15:23 -0400, John Goddard

Quote:


>> Aside from the obvious inclusion of new issues, what  differences are
>> there between the '97 and '98 Scott catalogs?
>> TIA
>> ----Dale
>The main difference seems to be that they have done away with the
>volume(s) dedicated to the British Commonwealth.  Now all countries are
>listed in alphabetical order.

    What irony. Stanley  Gibbons did just the opposite. I think it
started with their 89-92 Simplified All world catalouge that SG put
all the B.Commonwealth into its own volume and the rest-of-the-world
into another 2 volumes in their 3-vol catalouge set.

Just goes to show that another man's meat is another man's non-demand
(not too apporpriate, but that's what I can think of right now ;)

Andrew

 
 
 

Difference between '97 and '98 Scott catalogs?

Post by Jon Be » Sat, 28 Jun 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
>The main difference seems to be that they have done away with the
>volume(s) dedicated to the British Commonwealth.  Now all countries are
>listed in alphabetical order.

>Personally, I don't like the change.  I see it as a ploy to get those of
>us who collect, for example, British Africa, to buy all the volumes,
>instead of just one or two.

Just like those of us who collect Scandinavia, or French colonies, or
German colonies, etc., have had to do all along.  :-)

--

Dept. of Physics and Computer Science        Clinton, South Carolina USA

 
 
 

Difference between '97 and '98 Scott catalogs?

Post by Andrew Riddel » Sat, 28 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:



> >The main difference seems to be that they have done away with the
> >volume(s) dedicated to the British Commonwealth.  Now all countries are
> >listed in alphabetical order.

> >Personally, I don't like the change.  I see it as a ploy to get those of
> >us who collect, for example, British Africa, to buy all the volumes,
> >instead of just one or two.

> Just like those of us who collect Scandinavia, or French colonies, or
> German colonies, etc., have had to do all along.  :-)

> --

> Dept. of Physics and Computer Science        Clinton, South Carolina USA

The solution is simple. Ditch Scott and use the best catalogue for your
chosen area. E.g. for Scandinavia you can choose Facit of AFA. The
language skills needed aren't great.
 
 
 

Difference between '97 and '98 Scott catalogs?

Post by Peter Aitk » Sat, 28 Jun 1997 04:00:00



says...

Quote:

> > Aside from the obvious inclusion of new issues, what  differences are
> > there between the '97 and '98 Scott catalogs?
> > TIA
> > ----Dale
> The main difference seems to be that they have done away with the
> volume(s) dedicated to the British Commonwealth.  Now all countries are
> listed in alphabetical order.

> Personally, I don't like the change.  I see it as a ploy to get those of
> us who collect, for example, British Africa, to buy all the volumes,
> instead of just one or two.
> --
> John Goddard
> Ottawa, Canada
> Remove # from address to reply


Does the new alphabetical listing apply to all countries? For example,
will Oldenberg be under "O" or in its current location with the other
German states just before the Germany listings?

Listing order aside, I would like to see hardbound copies of the Scott
catalog as an option. I would be willing to pay a few extra dollars for
this. Maybe I'll go up to the publisher's page and send in a suggestion.

Peter G. Aitken

 
 
 

Difference between '97 and '98 Scott catalogs?

Post by Jon Be » Sun, 29 Jun 1997 04:00:00




Quote:

>The solution is simple. Ditch Scott and use the best catalogue for your
>chosen area. E.g. for Scandinavia you can choose Facit of AFA. The
>language skills needed aren't great.

Which is in fact exactly what I do.  I keep a set of Scotts around for
general worldwide reference, and for looking up Scott numbers in my
specialty area (Finland).  For most of my Finland needs, I use FACIT
and Norma (one of the two Finnish national catalogs).  Both are
bilingual, Swedish/English and Finnish/English respectively, so no
language skills are really necessary; although I do know Finnish, and
recognize enough "philatelic Swedish" that I could get along without
the English text if necessary.

--

Dept. of Physics and Computer Science        Clinton, South Carolina USA