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Posted 06/11/2021   4:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Just_fella to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My old Scott has got me this far it's time to upgrade!
Problem is I'm not sure what to get?
I've read positive and negative about a few
Any suggestions? Opinions or why you prefer a certain one for a specific reason?
(If you have multiple catalogues)
Appreciate the help!

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Posted 06/11/2021   4:53 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you want the best catalogue in English, get Gibbons. If you want the best catalogue, get Maury. Similar price to Yvert, and much better.
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Posted 06/11/2021   4:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have no problem with it being in French (second language here :)
Now I kinda get thrown off when you refer to Maury (new to this) would you be referring to the 2021 spink and Maury?
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Posted 06/11/2021   5:05 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes - the auction house acquired Maury a few years ago. Prior to that, Maury's distribution was pretty dire.
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Posted 06/11/2021   5:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How is that for the colonies?
I was also thinking of getting the 2018 y&t colonies
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Posted 06/11/2021   5:39 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Maury catalogues for the colonies are older and hard to obtain. Yvert isn't as good, but is reasonably priced and available. If you want Monaco and Andorra and other bits and bibs, you'll need a third Yvert volume. Gibbons also does a French colonies catalogue.
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Posted 06/11/2021   5:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Calstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Prefer Maury for France. Great coverage. Appreciate the detail illustrations.

Purchased a brand new hardcover version via either Amazon or eBay a couple of yes ago for under 20
USD.

Welcome addition to philatelic reference library.
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Posted 06/11/2021   7:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with above - Maury over Yvert for France, it's a superb catalogue. Maury for colonies is also good, but so hard to find, Yvert is more readily available.
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Posted 06/11/2021   7:10 pm  Show Profile Check KRelyea's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KRelyea to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely Maury most early stamps have a whole page. I bought the 2021 Hardcover and I love it.
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Posted 06/11/2021   9:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Greaden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For modern, late twentieth century varieties, the illustrations and descriptions in Yvert are much more helpful than those in Maury.
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Posted 06/12/2021   06:07 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can find older copies of Maury/Dallay non-dom and colonies catalogues at Spink. Check the postage to Canada, as it may be alarming!

https://www.spinkbooks.com/index.ph...gory&path=88
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Posted 06/12/2021   3:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
2021 Maury ordered
and I have to say at a much better price then when I looked last time
Now to find one of the colonies by Maury
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Posted 06/12/2021   9:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The price for shipping from spink don't seem all that bad,
I've definitely paid more for less
Looks like I'll be starting with
Dallay - Catalogue des bureaux francais, anciennes coloies, et zones d'occupation en Europe et Asie, 2006 - 2007
And
Dallay 2006 - 2007 - Catalogue de cotations des Timbres des DOM-TOM

That should keep me out of trouble for a little while :)
Thanks everyone for the help
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Posted 06/18/2021   12:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Received today!
With the surprise of an additional catalogue bought by my wife as an anniversary gift!
She's a keeper

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Posted 06/18/2021   1:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just Fella I would be curious to know what you find in terms of listed shades, especially in the DOM-TOM volume 1900-1945.
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Posted 06/18/2021   1:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I went straight to Guyana to look for the hammock
Nothing...but oh my..I'm so glad I got these!!
Now I'm really excited for the other shipment to get here
I'm not seeing to much listed about shades, I think a passed a note saying something like there are many shades too many to list so they list only the Extreme
Or something to that effect
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