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1912 Edition Of Scott Catalog

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Posted 08/29/2021   9:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Harper1249 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've been going back through my collection and found this catalog packed away. Not sure if folks are interested but thought I'd share a few pages. I find this kind of stuff way cool. It only has 12 pages devoted to U.S. general issues. I'm sorting through a bunch of Washington-Franklins so its interesting to see what they were going for back then. They were hot off the presses.




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Posted 08/29/2021   9:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Harper1249 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



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Posted 08/30/2021   1:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Wshuwahere77 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Super cool! Thanks for sharing. Interesting info on rarity sales you don't see in today's catalog!
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Posted 08/30/2021   2:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To keep things in perspective: when looking at inflation/buying power, 1 dollar in 1912 is the equivalent of $281.44 today!

This means that today's prices are 28.14 times higher than average prices since 1912, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index. A dollar today only buys 3.55% of what it could buy back then.

At that rate...
So a Mint #30 at $150.00 in 1912 would have been $42,666.00 in today's dollars.
That #15 at 4¢ would be $11.26 today.


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Posted 08/30/2021   3:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SPQR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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1 dollar in 1912 is the equivalent of $281.44 today!


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So a Mint #30 at $150.00 in 1912 would have been $42,666.00 in today's dollars


You have slipped a few digits - $1 X 28.14 is $28.14 not $281.44
$150 X 28.14 would be $4,221 not $42,666. The 4¢ stamp would be $1.13
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Posted 08/30/2021   7:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jr. Ratfish to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing this. That catalog looks like it is in pretty good shape!
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Posted 08/30/2021   9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Andyrich74 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find! Thanks for sharing this.
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Posted 08/31/2021   10:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
SPQR: Yes I did! thanks for the correction.
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To add some size perspective, here is the 1907 Scott "all the world in one volume" on top of the 2017 U.S. Specialized catalog. Page size is 4" x 6.5", and only 1-1/8" thick.


And an image I have posted before:
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Posted 08/31/2021   2:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
John, is row of Scott catalogs from your personal library? If so, impressive!

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Posted 08/31/2021   2:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, One can never have too many books!
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Posted 08/31/2021   3:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Indeed.
My Stanley Gibbons shelf.
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My earliest of very few Stanley Gibbons: 1920, Part II, Stamps of Foreign Countries:


Which means the U.S. is a "foreign country". Page 815 lists the 5 cent 1847 issue as #1 well before Scott renumbered them:
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Posted 08/31/2021   4:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fascinating !
What was the Scott number before re-numbering?

I actually have two shelves of Gibbons,
the 1990 tomes are like doorsteps, and need a taller shelf to accomodate.

My earliest Gibbons Catalogue is 1956.
My earliest Gibbons Stamp Journal (hardcopy) is 1928
My earliest Gibbons Stamp Journal (*.pdf) is 1903

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The U.S. 1847 issue was #28 and 29 as seen in the first scan of this thread. They became 1 and 2 sometime between the 1943 and 1949 catalogs. Scott had made a lot of changes, additions, deletions, etc., over the years. A chronicle of them all would fill a volume in itself.
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Posted 08/31/2021   5:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Harper1249,

I agree that this stuff is way cool. All I have is a 1958 Harris Catalog.

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