Limited Time Only – 20% off on online subscriptions for Michel Catalog


Here’s some awesome news! For a limited time, you can benefit from a very generous -20% off on online subscriptions for Michel Catalog. Just use the coupon code below on checkout.

About Michel Online catalog

By far the most authoritative and complete online catalog for stamps, Michel Online boasts today:

  • More than 800,000 worldwide stamps cataloged
  • 2mil accurate and independent price listings
  • 400,000 high-quality pictures of the stamps
  • Includes the full searchable contents of more than 20 print catalogs (and, unlike print catalogs, does not become outdated)
  • English-language interface
  • Easy-search by country, region, issue, year of issue, year from-year to, color, topic, catalog no., face value
  • Weekly updates of the database
  • Available worldwide
  • Easy payments via credit card or PayPal
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Michel Circus Catalog 2020 – The Circus Is in Town [Review]


Again an incredible release from Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH – the first ever to my knowledge stamp catalog covering worldwide circus on stamps releases! The authoritative team that brings you the authoritative Michel Catalog for 110 years now leans in an attentive ear in the conversations in philatelic milieus and recognizes that thematic collections are the new black – so alongside regional catalogs, more and more thematic ones are being released.

AboutMichel Catalog – Circus – WorldwideOrder directly from here. | 1st issue, available since 11.09.2020 | 156 pages | paperback | 12k price notices| 1600 color illustrations| stamps until the second quarter of 2020 cataloged | German language | Check out also the awesome Michel Online Catalog here.


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2019/2020 Releases of Slovak Post on Stamps

For 2018/2019 stamps, read here.


This article was made possible by the kindness of Slovenská Pošta. You can read in this article about stamps issued between May, 2019 and June, 2020.

Official websitehttps://www.posta.sk/en (Available in Slovak and English) | Philately websitehttps://www.pofis.sk/en/catalog/products You can read more about the history behind each stamp issue, or order individual or bulk stamps directly from the website.

Issue: 17.09.2019 | The 50th Anniversary of the Union of Slovak Philatelists | Design: Igor Benca | Printrun: 600,000 | Read more


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Michel Comics Catalog 2020 – The Ultimate Playbook for Collecting Comics on Stamps

I couldn’t believe it when I first read the news: the renowned publisher Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH, home of the authoritative Michel Catalogues, was going to issue a special thematic catalog on comics on stamps. Finally someone takes the bold move to authenticate the needs of so many collectors I know and bring their niche interest into the mainstream!

But now I have to believe it – it’s past the level of news: it’s in my hands, on my reading table, I am browsing it, and reviewing it for you!

About: Michel Catalog – Comics – Worldwide. Order directly from here. | 1st issue, available since 07.08.2020 | 208 pages | paperback | 15.5k price notices| 2100 color illustrations| stamps from 1958 to the second quarter of 2020 cataloged | German language | Check out also the awesome Michel Online Catalog here.

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Preparing a Letter with Stamps for Swap

I decided to write this article because of the many letters I receive in bad condition from the people I swap stamps with. The article is going to help you even for regular letters – not necessarily for swapping stamps.

The reason I am disappointed sometimes by stamps I receive in post is that people often forget stamps are delicate and everything – from heat to water may damage them irreparably. Even when using some materials for protecting them, they may be poor in quality, dirty or sticky, so your precaution may actually turn to be of no use. But first things first.

Making sure you have everything you need

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