The 2019 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940, widely recognized as the best single-volume catalog for classic-era stamps of the world, celebrates its 25th anniversary.
The Scott Classic Specialized catalog has grown substantially since the first volume was introduced in 1994 (the 1995 edition) – from 857 pages of listings in the 1995 edition to 1,308 pages in the 25th edition. The first edition consolidated the basic listings from the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue for stamps issued from 1840 to 1940. In the 1996 edition, Scott began to add values for covers. In the 1998 edition, listings of British Commonwealth countries were extended to 1952 to include all British Commonwealth stamps issued under King George VI.
Contains Stamp Information on the following Countries:
United States (US Confederate States, Guam, Hawaii) - Abu Dhabi - Aden (Kathiri, Quaiti) - Afghanistan – La Aguera - Aitutaki - Alaouites - Albania - Alexandretta - Algeria - Allenstein - Spanish Andorra – French Andorra - Angola - Angra - Anjouan - Annam & Tonkin - Antigua - Argentina (Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Corrientes) - Armenia - Ascension – Australian States(New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia) - Australia - Austria (Austrian Offices Abroad, Lombardy Venetia) - Azerbaijan - Azores - Bahamas - Bahrain - Bangkok - Barbados - Barbuda - Basutoland - Batum - Bechuanaland - Bechuanaland Protectorate - Belgian Congo - Belgium - Benin - Bermuda - Bolivia - Bosnia & Herzegovina - Brazil - British Central Africa - British East Africa - British Guiana - British Honduras - Brunei - Bulgaria - Burma - Bushire - Cameroun – Canadian Provinces (British Columbia & Vancouver Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island) - Canada - Cape Juby - Cape of Good Hope - Cape Verde - Caroline Islands - Castellorizo - Cayman Islands - Central Lithuania - Ceylon - Chad - Chile - China (China Provinces, Offices in Tibet, Shanghai, China Treaty Ports) - Cilicia - Cochin China – Colombia, Columbian States (Antioquia, Bolivar, Boyaca, Cundinamarca, Santander, Tolima) - Cook Islands - Corfu - Costa Rica (Guanacaste) - Crete - Cuba - Cyprus - Cyrenaica - Czechoslovakia (Bohemia and Moravia, Czech Legion) - Dahomey - Dalmatia - Danish West Indies - Danzig - Denmark - Diego Suarez - Dominica - Dominican Republic - East Africa & Uganda Protectorates - Eastern Rumelia - Eastern Silesia - Ecuador - Egypt - Elobey, Annobon & Corisco - Epirus - Eritrea - Estonia - Ethiopia - Falkland Islands (Falkland Dependencies) - Far Eastern Republic - Faroe Islands - Fernando Po - Fiji - Finland - Fiume - France (French Offices Abroad – Reunion) - French Colonies - French Congo - French Equatorial Africa - French Guiana - French Guinea - French India - French Morocco - French Oceania - French Sudan - Funchal - Gabon - Gambia - Georgia - German East Africa - German New Guinea - German South West Africa – German States (Baden, Bavaria, Bergedorf, Bremen, Brunswick, Hamburg, Hanover, Lubeck, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, North German Confederation, Oldenburg, Prussia, Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Thurn & Taxis, Wurttemberg) - Germany (German Occupations, German Offices Abroad) - Gibraltar - Gilbert & Ellice Islands - Gold Coast - Grand Comoro - Great Britain (British Offices Abroad) - Greece - Greenland - Grenada - Griqualand West - Guadeloupe - Guatemala - Haiti - Hatay - Heligoland - Honduras - Hong Kong - Horta – Hungary (Hungary Occupations, Western Hungary) - Iceland - India - India Convention States (Chamba, Faridkot, Gwalior, Jind, Nabha, Patiala) - India Feudatory States (Alwar, Bamra, Barwani, Bhopal, Bhor, Bijawar, Bundi, Bussahir, Charkhari, Cochin, Dhar, Duttia, Faridkot, Hyderabad, Idar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu & Kashmir, Jasdan, Jhalawar, Jind, Kishangarh, Kotah, Las Bela, Morvi, Nandgaon, Nowanuggur, Orchha, Poonch, Rajasthan, Rajpeepla, Sirmoor, Soruth, Tonk, Travancore, Travancore-Cochin, Wadhwan) - Indo-China - Inhambane - Inini - Ionian Islands - Iran - Iraq - Ireland - Italian Colonies - Italian East Africa – Italian States (Modena, Parma, Romagna, Roman States, Sardinia, Tuscany, Two Sicilies) - Italy (Italian Offices Abroad, Aegean Islands) - Ivory Coast - Jamaica - Japan (Japanese Offices Abroad) - Jordan - Karelia - Kenya, Uganda, & Tanzania - Kiauchau - Kionga - Korea - Kuwait - Labuan - Lagos - Latakia - Latvia - Lebanon - Leeward Islands - Liberia - Libya - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Lourenco Marques - Luxembourg - Macao - Madagascar - Madeira – Malaya - Malaya States (Johore, Kedah, Kelantan, Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Selangor, Sungei Ujong, Trengganu) - Maldive Islands - Malta - Manchukuo - Mariana Islands - Marienwerder - Marshall Islands - Martinique - Mauritania - Mauritius - Mayotte - Memel - Mesopotamia - Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Cuautla, Cuernavaca, Guadalajara, Merida, Tlacotalpan, Sinaloa, Yucatan) - Middle Congo - Moheli - Monaco - Mongolia - Montenegro - Montserrat - Morocco - Mozambique - Mozambique Company - Natal - Nauru - Nepal - Netherlands - Netherlands Antilles - Netherlands Indies - Nevis - New Britain - New Caledonia - New Guinea – British New Hebrides – French New Hebrides - New Republic - New Zealand - Nicaragua (Province of Zelaya, Cabo Gacias A Dois) - Niger - Niger Coast Protectorate - Nigeria - Niue - Norfolk Island - North Borneo - Northern Nigeria - Northern Rhodesia - North Ingermanland - North West Pacific Islands - Norway - Nossi-Be - Nyasaland Protectorate - Nyassa - Obock - Oltre Giuba - Oman - Orange River Colony - Pakistan (Bahawalpur) - Palestine - Panama - Papua - Paraguay - Penrhyn Island - Peru (Ancachs, Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Chachapoyas, Chala, Chiclayo, Cuzco, Huacho, Moquegua, Paita, Pasco, Pisco, Piura, Puno, YCA) - Philippines - Pitcairn Islands - Poland (Polish Offices Abroad) - Ponta Delgada - Portugal - Portuguese Africa - Portuguese Congo - Portuguese Guinea - Portuguese India - Puerto Rico - Quelimane - Rhodesia - Rio De Oro - Romania (Romania Occupation) - Rouad, Ile - Ruanda-Urundi - Russia (Wenden (Livonia), Army of the Northwest, Army of the North, Russian Offices Abroad) - Saar - St. Christopher - St. Helena - St. Kitts-Nevis - St. Lucia - Ste. Marie de Madagascar - St. Pierre & Miquelon - St. Thomas & Prince Island - St. Vincent – El Salvador - Samoa - San Marino - Sarawak - Saseno - Saudi Arabia (Hejaz, Jedda, Nejdi) - Schleswig - Senegal - Senegambia & Niger - Serbia - Seychelles - Siberia - Sierra Leone - Singapore - Slovakia - Solomon Islands - Somalia - Somali Coast - Somaliland Protectorate - South Africa - Southern Nigeria - Southern Rhodesia - South Russia - South West Africa - Spain (Carlist Stamps, Revolutionary Overprints) - Spanish Guinea - Spanish Morocco - Tetuan - Tangier - Spanish Sahara - Stellaland - Straits Settlements - Sudan - Surinam - Swaziland - Sweden - Switzerland - Syria (Issues of The Arabian Government) - Tahiti - Tanganyika - Tannu Tuva - Tete - Thailand - Thrace - Tibet - Timor - Tobago - Togo - Tokelau - Tonga - Transcaucasian Federated Republic - Transvaal - Trinidad - Trinidad & Tobago - Tripolitania - Tristan da Cunha - Tunisia - Turkey - Turkey in Asia - Turks & Caicos Islands - Turks Islands - Ubangi-Shari - Uganda - Ukraine - Upper Senegal & Niger - Upper Silesia - Upper Volta - Uruguay - Vatican City - Venezuela (Port of Carupano, Port of Guayana) - Virgin Islands - Wallis & Futuna Islands - Western Ukraine - Yemen - Yugoslavia - Zambezia - Zanzibar - Zululand
Select Editorial Enhancements for the Specialized Catalogue:
- Various notes and footnotes have been clarified or expanded throughout the catalog to further explain complicated listings, and other notes have been screened carefully to ensure accuracy
- Classic Germany received a complete review this year, resulting in more than 1,900 value changes, with a mix of increases and decreases. Increases are especially notable among never-hinged and on-cover values.
- Collectors of Portugal and its colonies should pay special attention to Mozambique Company. The listings from Scott 1 through 104 have been completely reorganized by the paper on which the stamps were printed, and by perforation gauge. Collectors are encouraged to refer to the Classic Specialized Additions, Deletions & Number Changes for important changes to the listings. In addition to this beneficial reorganization, more than 160 value changes were made
- Almost 1,200 value changes were made to the listings of the Colombian States of Antioquia, Bolivar, Boyaca, Cundinamarca, Santander, and Tolima.
- Significant value increases are found among the listings of Transvaal, which was known as the South African Republic until 1877, when it was occupied and annexed by the British
- A complete examination of Australia resulted in more than 700 value changes, with more decreases than increases
- New never-hinged listings have been added to Jordan, Kuwait, and Lebanon
- Almost 770 value changes were recorded for Italian Offices Abroad in Aegean Islands