The strong dollar, against a weak euro and pound, has not been kind to the stamps of Europe. This is particularly noticeable in the value changes for France this year, where a soft market is reflected in numerous decreases among the almost 4,900 value changes. Almost 350 value changes were made among the classic issues of China. Value changes for stamps from 1878 through the early 1900s reflect a strong market, with many increases in values, some substantial. An ongoing Scott project to include listings for complete booklets among the Canada listings continues this year, expanding the listings for complete booklets from 1900-1935.
Contains Stamp Information on the following Countries:
Cambodia - Cameroon - Canada - Cape Verde - Caribbean Netherlands - Cayman Islands - Central African Republic - Chad - Chile - China - Christmas Island - Cocos Island - Colombia - Comoro Islands - Congo Republic - Cook Islands - Costa Rica - Croatia - Curacao - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Denmark - Djibouti - Dominica - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - Egypt - Equatorial Guinea - Eritrea - Estonia - Ethiopia - Falkland Islands - Faroe Islands - Fiji - Finland - France - French Polynesia - French Southern & Antarctic Territory
Updates and Changes for 2018
- In Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, footnotes were added or expanded to include formats and values for recent issues of the Czech Republic that were printed in sheets that also include decorative labels.
- More than 150 value changes in Cambodia reflect more increases than decreases. The changes are mostly among key issues.
- Almost 350 value changes were made among the classic issues of China. Value changes for stamps from 1878 through the early 1900s reflect a strong market, with many increases in values, some substantial. The 1897 10-cent-on-12c (Scott 45) soars from $35,000 unused to $50,000, and from $2,750 used to $2,850.
- The issues of the People’s Republic of China continue to show strength, but the stamps no longer are setting record prices. Overall values are slipping, except for values of great rarities. Decreases occur among the Cultural Revolution issues.
- Among the 147 value changes in Costa Rica, all reflect increases, some more substantial than others. The 1889 5-centimo orange in an imperforate pair (Scott 27a) soars from $250 used to $750.
- A full line-by-line review of Cook Islands results in more than 1,400 value changes. Many decreases in values reflect a weak New Zealand dollar and a slow market.