Information About Catalogue Numbers
MoldovaStamps.org Catalogue Numbers (Abbreviated to "MS")
The MoldovaStamps.org catalogue numbering system is based on the Michel system and extends Michel numbers to include stamps and other items not presently listed by Michel. Rather than creating an entirely new numbering system, we have decided to merely to extend the Michel system for the purposes of the MoldovaStamps.org project..
IMPS is a 100% free and non-commercial, not-for-profit information service for collectors of stamps, postal stationery and postal history of Moldova. The copyright of Michel in its numbering system is fully acknowledged and we are using their system for information purposes only and with their kind permission.
Michel Catalogue Numbers (Abbreviated to "Mi")
Michel catalogues are, in our opinion, the most detailed catalogues currently available on the market. They contain full listings for blocks (souvenir sheets) and minisheets. They are internationally recognised by philatelic specialists. Wherever Michel has not listed a particular item, the MoldovaStamps.org listing will display "?".
Michel catalogue numbers are copyright © by Schwanegerger Verlag GmbH, Germany.
Scott Catalogue Numbers
In their legal notices, the American owners of the copyrights and intellectual property rights of the "Scott" catalogue numbers prohibit their publication in stamp catalogues without their express permission. We do not have such permission and therefore cannot use these numbers..
Yvert & Tellier Catalogue Numbers (Abbreviated to "Yv")
The French company, Yvert & Tellier, are one of the most respected philatelic catalogue publishers in the world. Through an information sharing agreement, they have given IMPS special permission to use their catalogue numbers. The IMPS catalogue now includes Yvert & Tellier catalogue references for all postage stamps and souvenir sheets. Wherever Yvert & Tellier has not listed a particular item, the MoldovaStamps.org listing will display "?".
Yvert & Tellier catalogue numbers are copyright © by EDITIONS YVERT ET TELLIER, France.
Posta Moldovei Catalogue Numbers (Abbreviated to "PM")
The Moldovan Post Office - Posta Moldovei - occasionally publishes its own printed stamp catalogues which use its own number system. These numbers are also displayed in this website, whenever they are available. If the "PM" number is not available for a particular item, the MoldovaStamps.org listing will display "?".
Abbreviations used in the MoldovaStamps.org catalogues: