Zuletzt aktualisiert: 17.11.2017
Compared to the first edition, many new detailed information have found their way into the catalogue. The layout has also been adapted to the new flood of information.
- By the end of 2014, the 1st edition had 3,635 records. The scope has now expanded to 4,254 records, an increase of 17%.
- If in the 1st edition all imperforate stamps were shown as a separate record with their own picture, they are now integrated into the dataset of the perforatedstamp without a picture of their own.
- New in the catalogue is now the editing of the texts printed on stamps, block margins and sheet margins.
- The variationsand issue sheets have been separated from the stamp section of the catalogue. This practically means that there are now three parts of the catalogue: one for all stamps, blocks and miniature sheets, one for all variations and a separate one for the issue sheets. At the same time, these three datasets are offered in two sortings: one chronologically and the other version geographically (by country). A catalogue sorting according to stamp types, as they have still given in the 1st edition, is no longer offered.
- Further details for all stamps are now available for their (a) stamp size, (b) perforation, (c) names of designers / graphic artists, publishers and printers, (d) WNSnumber, (e) number of copies issued, (f) airmail
- For each stamp it is indicated if it is listed on Michel, Scott and / or Yvert.
- In contrast to the first edition, in which value classes were specified (from-to), exchange values (orientation values) were now assigned to the stamps.
- New is a themerating, in which all stamps are evaluated in terms of their collective worth and are ranked on a scale of up to 100%.
- For all stamps (except the variations) information is given on their general market availability.
- To better distinguish all stamps among each other within the catalogue, a separate catalogue referencenumber has been introduced.
- As far as known, each stamp will be assigned the number of existing FDCs, color proofs, ministerial blocks and artist’s blocks.
- Due to the multitude of classical paintings and other well-known art objects on stamps, a separate evaluation on this topic has been prepared.
- Of course, errors of the first edition have been eliminated.