One of the frequently asked questions by newbie stamp collectors concerns free online stamp catalogues: are there any, and how to find them. So, I thought it would be fun and useful to write a short review list of what I consider the top5 alternatives. I hope You have fun exploring the below websites.
Provides complete lists of all issued stamps for countries they catalog
Uses very high quality stamp images
Very easy to use/navigate
Provides some interesting charts (such as annual stamp production)
Does not provide references to popular catalog numbers
Does not provides values for stamps / sets
Though getting something for free is great, the harsh and undeniable truth IMO is that none of the above don’t stand in comparison against commercial catalogs such as Michel, Scott, Stanley Gibbons or Yvert. Despite their shortcomings, the above websites (and many similar alike) play an important role by providing otherwise hard-to-find information to more wider audience for free of charge. And fortunately, the public library system provides many of the commercial catalogs easily and freely (or at very low cost) for anyone interested of better details.
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