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SCOTT - Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue



A friend of mine gave me as a gift the PDF version of the Scott Stamp Catalog. There are 6 volumes (VOL1, VOL2, VOL3, VOL4, VOL5, VOL6). This is the screen capture of the VOLUME 1 screen:

"SCOTT - Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Volume 1"

Introduction
Back of Book
Supply Buyer's Guide
Stamp Country List

Each "Back of Book" contains Additions, Deletions, Changes (from previous catalog versions), Illustrated Identifier with heads, pictures and numerals for each country, Oriental/Asian/African/Arabic/Greek inscriptions (Chin, Japan, Philippines, Malaya, Burma and other oriental characters to identify stamp inscriptions), list of advertisers (stamp dealers, stamp insurance, sellers, stamp stores, stamp shows, stamp publishers, want lists topical collectors).

Volume 1: United States and Affiliated Terriories, United Nations, Countries of the World (A-B)
Table of Contents (from the Introduction file):

Letter from the Editor .....................................................................................5A
Acknowledgments ...........................................................................................6A
Information on Philatelic Societies ...................................................................7A
Expertizing Services ......................................................................................11A
Information on Catalogue Values, Grade and Condition ..................................12A (Stamp Grades can be: FINE; FINE-VERY FINE; VERY FINE; EXTREMELY FINE)
Grading Illustrations ......................................................................................13A
Gum Chart ....................................................................................................15A
Understanding the Listings ............................................................................16A
Catalogue Listing Policy .................................................................................18A
Special Notices ..............................................................................................19A
Abbreviations ................................................................................................20A
Basic Stamp Information ................................................................................21A
Terminology ..................................................................................................29A
Pronunciation Symbols ..................................................................................31A
Common Design Types ..................................................................................33A
The British Commonwealth of Nations ..........................................................47A
Colonies, Former Colonies, Offices, Territories Controlled by Parent States ....49A
Dies of British Colonial Stamps Referred to in the Catalogue ..........................50A
British Colonial and Crown Agents Watermarks .............................................50A (includes Solube printing inks, separation method to separate stamps, stamp perforation, rouletting, die-cutting, printing process)
United States .............................................................................................1
Subject Index of Regular, Commemorative and Air Post Issues........................ 125
United Nations ......................................................................................210
Countries of the World A-B ...................................................................244
Illustrated Identifier ...................................................................................... 1263
Index and Identifier ...........................................................................1277
2009 Volume 1 Catalogue Number Additions, Deletions & Changes ............ 1285
Currency Conversion .................................................................................. 1286
Dealer Directory Yellow Pages ...................................................................... 1288
Index to Advertisers .................................................................................... 1294
Volume 2: C-F
Volume 3: G-I
Volume 4: J-O
Volume 5: P-Sl
Volume 6: So-Z
 

This introduction file is one of the most interesting parts of the catalog, giving introductory and in-depth information about stamp collecting, postage stamps printing process, terminology (stamp glossary), forgeries (fakes and counterfeits), stamp value and more.

The PDF contents are copyright by Scott Publishing Co and not available for free download.

Post by The Stamp Collection Postbit (2013-12-11 11:48)

From: Barbara
which scott catologue shows value of u.s. mint sheets1930's to 1990.? 2015-02-22 17:12

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