Differences between Scott US Specialised vs Scott Volume #1?

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Differences between Scott US Specialised vs Scott Volume #1?

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Hi,

I currently use the Scott Volume #1 catalog for my US collection (I only do classics up to 1935).

I was wondering however whether acquiring the Scott US Specialised catalog would be useful. I have trouble figuring out how much more info or varieties is in the later catalogue ?

Did anyone make comparaison ? (I would love to see comparable pages of both catalogues to see how much more info or varieties are listed.)
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Welcome to Stampboards.

You need to go back and read your welcome email so that you can comply with the "rules". Your first post
should have been in the new member thread and all new threads need a picture.
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That being as it may.

However there is a great deal of difference between the Scott Specialized U.S. and the Volume 1. I would recommend the Specialized volume, even one decades out of date.

There are some of us who regard the classic era as ending in 1870, before the introduction of the Bank Note issues.

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I understand "your" rules but I don't see how adding a picture or an avatar (which is what I think you mean) would add anything to the quality of this message board. My 12-year old does avatars and there was no need to add picture to my post whatsoever. The same goes for the hello-message you expect.

Not all of us are retired, some collectors still have jobs and kids to look after. So I'd rather get to the point instead of spending time writing text that few people will read.

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Re: Differences between Scott US Specialised vs Scott Volume #1?

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@capetriangle/Richard Debney,

Thanks for your answer. This was usefull. I will try to get a Specialised Scott

With regards of classics : I go up to 1934 because that's where many albums end their first volume (Scott, Mystic,..) + Scott Classic catalog goes all the way to 1940 if I am not mistaken.

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kvdbelgium

I am an uber-purist, maintaining the strictest definition of classic stamps being confined to stamps issued before 1870. Therefore by my definition the last classic issue of the United States would be the 1869 pictorials. Also I maintain that there are no such thing as classic stamps of China and Japan. This, of course, drives some people crazy.

There is an organization referred to as The Classics Society which now covers U.S. issues to 1894 (or maybe the entire 19th Century?) It began its existence as the 1851-57 3c group and has been expanding ever since. The 1894 date, of course, begins the Bureau Issues Association (now called the United States Stamp Society).

So you can now see that definitions can be somewhat flexible, largely as a result of the commercial gentlemen. The Scott Classic Catalogue covers British Commonwealth stamps through to 1952, the end of the reign of George VI and 1840-1940 stamps from foreign countries.

It only takes a few minutes to post an introductory post, far less than the time composing this one, and it is traditional to do so, so how about it?

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kvdbelgium wrote: 13 Jan 2022 18:35
My 12-year old does avatars and there was no need to add picture to my post whatsoever. The same goes for the hello-message you expect.

Not all of us are retired, some collectors still have jobs and kids to look after. So I'd rather get to the point instead of spending time writing text that few people will read.

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Re: Differences between Scott US Specialised vs Scott Volume #1?

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There is a good article in The American Philatelist currently (January 2022 issue) showing the difference in classifications for the U.S. Specialized and the Volume 1, also between the Classic Specialized and the Volume 1.

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