A new version of the 'Comprehensive' Catalogue of Australian Stamps was printed this month. I have been using this book since then, and must say it is a delight to handle. It has been a long time coming .. edition #3 was published about 4 years back.
Anyone who needs a new catalogue covering Australia in huge detail, AAT, and detailed Australian States should really track down one of these.
Dealer colleague Michael Eastick in Melbourne is the Editor, and pricing of Dues and States was done by regular stampboards member Simon Dunkerley - and Richard Juzwin.
Published by Victoria Stamp Traders the price is $70.00 for this set of 2 volumes. At that price is really excellent buying.
This is a large, heavy, 'solid' feeling catalogue - it weighs about 1½ kilos .. the previous edition was only a kilo. With over 350 FULL SIZE A-4 pages on heavy grade quality paper in full colour, over 2 volumes.
I find this new catalogue is the easiest Australian catalogue to use. The full colour stamp illustrations face the prices and descriptions in every case.
Stamps are priced mint and used, on FDC and in booklets and Max cards. In the decimal era also priced in PO pack, and with leading dealers doing the prices, they are spot on the market prices. THAT is essential.
Kangaroos are listed with all "Specimen" overprints priced, as are all "OS" perfins, large and small. Ditto the KGV heads which also clearly show the different dies in illustrations - which confuse many collectors.
The type face is large enough so I can read it quickly and readily. Some other catalogues have "saved" on page numbers by reducing font size, and I simply cannot read it in my declining years!
Most of my customers have even worse eyesight, so that is a silly move making fonts so small. Each page is on extra heavyweight gloss stock. Colour reproductions on the modern issues are superb.
A great tool for either dealer or collector. The Australian States section is a valuable resource.
The listing of AAT material is second to none. FDC (Australian and base sets are specified and all priced) and PO packs are all priced - no other catalogue anywhere does this. How many readers knew an Australian cancelled FDC of the 1979 Ships was worth $600? Not many I can bet. Little gems like that will pay for this catalogue in no time. Buy one today.
If you collect Australia or States or AAT you are a MUG not to own this set. Full stop!
Superb pair of cats as you can see - $A70 plus post.
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