As the global markets have changed the values of different currencies, the same changes can be reflected in the values of different stamp issues. For example, the market for stamps of Japan has softened in recent years because of the weak yen, but most stamps have still held their value. Along with value changes, various notes and footnotes have been clarified or expanded throughout the catalog to further explain complicated listings.
Contains Stamp Information on the following Countries:
Jamaica - Japan - Jordan - Kazakhstan - Kenya - Kiribati - North Korea - South Korea - Kosovo - Kuwait - Kyrgyzstan - Laos - Latvia - Lebanon - Lesotho - Liberia - Libya - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Macao - Macedonia - Malagasy Republic - Malawi - Malaysia - Maldive Islands - Mali - Malta - Marshall Islands - Mauritania - Mauritius - Mexico - Micronesia - Moldova - Monaco - Mongolia - Montenegro - Montserrat - Morocco - Mozambique
Updates and Changes for 2018:
- More than 1,300 value changes have occured for Jamaican stamps
- A thorough review of Japan resulted in more than 200 value changes, mostly among regular-issue stamps from 1871-1950
- More than 240 value changes were made to the stamps of Kenya
- Among the value changes for stamps of Lebanon, the 1997 £10,000 stamp commemorating the visit of Pope John Paul II to Lebanon jumps from $100 mint to $110, and from $32.50 used to $35
- Scattered value changes occur among the listings for stamps of Mexico
- Value changes for classic and modern issues of Macau reflect mostly increases
- A review of the Maldive Islands results in almost 1,700 value changes
The 2018 edition of the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Scott catalogs. The title pages of this volume and other volumes in the 2018 Scott Standard catalog state that this is the 174th edition of the catalogs (and it is). In September 1868, John Walter Scott published his first stamp catalog. The catalog, titled A Descriptive Catalogue of America and Foreign Postage Stamps, Issued from 1840 to Date, is considered to be the first Scott stamp catalog.