Use the Identifier
Source of Info:
This identifier gives information on stamps listed in the standard Scott's catalog. It also
lists items from the following sources: price lists, Trucial States Stamp Catalog, and our
own inventory. We will try to add info from other sources when we get the chance, including
Michel Germany, Barefoot & Hall British Revenue Catalog, others.
Notes: May 2009
I have finally converted this to a database, so you can do quick searches for whatever country
text is on a stamp. It is essentially complete for postage stamps up to 2005.
The column "# issued 1996-98" gives a count
of how many stamps were issued by each current country in those three
years. This should give you an idea of which nations issue a reasonable
number of stamps, and which ones are flooding the market trying to
make a fortune off of unsuspecting collectors. Anything over 200
stamps in this 3 year period is really excessive, but some places, like
Antigua, print almost 200 stamps EVERY year! Ugh!
Anyway, all the "# issued" columns are approximate. I can't go through
every catalog and every stamp variety and get an exact figure. But
these numbers are a guideline, and may be helpful.
Indian Inscriptions --