What's New:  December 2002

Here is the material that was added or modified for this update:

  1. Catalog Abbreviations
    BA = British Commonwealth Revenues by John Barefoot (5th Edition) 2002

  2. List of Stamps Arranged by Country

  3. Appendix II: Labels, Seals, Advertising Stamps, Etc.


    Four revenue stamps from the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). All have the same design, showing a tortoise, an airplane and the wording: "JUNTA LOCAL DE DEFENSA PASIVA - CASTELLON". The 1ct denom. is yellow, the 5cts denom. is green, the 10cts denom. is red and the 25cts denom. is blue.

    These stamps are listed in a specialized catalog of Spanish Civil War stamps known as the Sofima Catalog. The complete title is "Catalogo de los Sellos Locales Emitidos Durante la Guerra Civil Espanola 1936-1939", published in 1995 by FESOFI. The 1, 5, 10, and 25cts denoms are listed in that catalog as #32-35 respectively.

    They are also listed as #339-342 in a catalog called the Guillamon Catalog published in 1977. The complete title of this catalog and the name of the publisher are unknown at the present time.

Last updated:  December 5, 2002