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Commentary No. 72 - 17 June, 2005

The New 2006 Scott Catalogue - Our Review & Comments

The 2006 Scott catalogue, Volume 2, became available here in Montreal in mid-May. The cost was $88 Cdn. at a local dealer. The Canadian section, which included the provinces, had 1526 changes. While the values for a number of earlier issues were up according to Scott, there were few changes in the more modern period.

We would agree with Scott's assessment. For example in the "Cents" issue of 1859 through to the Large Queens, there were numerous increases in the used category. In the Small Queens through to the Scroll set (Scott 34 - 159 there were also many increases, but mostly in the mint category. After that, the increases were spotty. This was different from many of the most recent Scott catalogues where there were increases in the modern varieties and imperforates.

Here is a quick overview of the pricing changes:

Early Canada (Scott 1-13)

A few increases, esp. Scott 5, 7, 8 and 12 used.

Cents issue (Scott 14-20)

General increases, esp. Scott 16, 17 and 20a used.

Large Queens (Scott 21-33)

General increases amongst the used copies. There were substantial increases in the watermarked stamps and the used laid paper varieties.