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Posted 05/04/2021   4:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add classic_paper to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm in the market (I think) for a Scott US Specialized. Can anyone say if the catalog has changed in any meaningful way in the past few years, for good or ill? Accurate/current prices don't interest me, I'm more interested if say, the 2021 drastically revamped coverage of xyz compared to the 2020, for example. Or, stay way from the 2015 because they dropped abc that had always been in it before.
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Posted 05/04/2021   10:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would start looking to see what is out there and then buy the newest one that fits your budget. I don't like spending more than say $35 for a used catalogue so I get one with a few miles on it. I can't think of any years that stand out as being disliked. My copy is 2016.
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Posted 05/05/2021   07:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What is your interest? New listings, valuations, etc? There are editorial changes every year so depends.
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Edited by angore - 05/05/2021 07:41 am
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Posted 05/05/2021   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The QE listings were completely reworked with 2016 and there after.

The booklet paper printed non-booklet stamps were all added in 2020.
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Posted 05/06/2021   08:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Like betting on horses, I just pick the pretty one, in this case the best looking cover.
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Posted 05/06/2021   11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Classic Paper: I have the 2012 and 2020 US Specialized catalogues, both purchased new. If US is a primary collecting specialty for you (it's secondary for me), you may want to purchase new or used more often.

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Edited by Climber Steve - 05/06/2021 11:34 am
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Posted 05/06/2021   1:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I buy catalogs either used or NOS (new old stock), the cost savings are always too big to ignore. By the responses, looks like I'll be chasing a 2016 or later... I just didn't want to get a certain edition only to discover that a later one was noticeably more complete. TY all.
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