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Scott Classic covers the first century of philately (1840-1940) across the world in amazing detail

Scott Catalogue 2023 World (1840-1940) Specialized SKU #C23CThe Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue (1840-1940 World) is one of our essential volumes of the Scott Standard Catalogue of Postage Stamps. It benefits from annual updates and looks at the first century of philately, around the world.

Scott Catalogues, in publication since 1868, are updated annually by our expert team of philatelists. Our team scours the globe hunting down all new issues and obtaining stamps from prior periods, across all the countries of the world where stamps are issued.

We then catalog each stamp, (scanning a high-resolution image of it using state-of-the-art scanning technology), assign in at Scott Number and then our valuing analysts research its value. The resulting value is included alongside the listing.

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Updated Annually

The Classic Specialized catalog is updated annually and the new listings are released in November of each year.

Your Catalog, Your Way

We've made The Scott Catalogue available in both Print and Digital formats for your convenience. Learn a little about each:

Print Editions. We continue the proud tradition of publishing our printed, full-size, full-color catalogs on premium stock for your enjoyment. Makes for an attractive addition to your shelf or coffee table. No internet connection required.

Each year, we publish a brand new printed edition consisting of updates from the prior year.

Digital Subscriptions. We offer a Digital Subscription of each essential volume of The Scott Catalogue, including Volume 6. With the Digital Subscription is packed with features simply not possible in print, like search and zoom. Better yet, they offer unprecedented efficiency thanks to a powerful features that lets you search topics across multiple countries -- and with the Classic Specialized, that's the whole world of stamp issuing nations from 1840-1940! Plus, it works on almost any device with an internet browser. All you need is an internet connection.

With the Digital Subscription, you'll automatically receive the updated edition each year in November.

What's in the Classic Specialized?

This volume includes listings for the 350+ countries around the world where stamps were issued between the years of 1840-1940. Beginning with the first ever stamp issued in Great Britain in 1840, the Classic is the primary source for the issues of the first century of philately. 

In contrast to the standard catalogs (volumes 1-6), this unique volume provides further insight and greatly expanded information on early worldwide issues in the form of expanded listings. Expanded listings range from color varieties to paper varieties to individual never-hinged issues.

The Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue is also a major source for listings and values for covers, multiples (including strips and blocks of four) for select countries, stamps without gum as well as used pairs.

As we continue to research classic stamp issues each year, we are always adding new varieties to our existing listings. And of course, the Classic is always updated with the latest values for stamps from the years of 1840 to 1940.

The list of 2024 updates for the Scott Catalogue Classic Specialized (World 1840-1940) has been revealed!

As always, countless updates were made across the entire catalog. Many important value and editorial changes enhance this year’s catalog. More than 12,000 value changes were made to the 2024 Scott Classic Specialized catalog.Full details of this year's updates were announced in Linn’s Stamp News magazine, and are also available online here: What’s new for 2024 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940?

About Us

Amos Media is the longtime publisher of the Scott Catalogue and operator of Amos Advantage. Headquartered in Sidney, Ohio, USA, Amos Media has been serving collectors since 1876.


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