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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2017, 03:39:52 AM »
I've just completed entering values up to and including Nepal, which brings me to approximately the 65% mark.  That having been said, I have to pick it up quite a bit, considering that the 2017 Modern Issues catalogue is slated for publishing in just over a month.  I can't believe it, but I'm actually hoping that they are delayed.  God knows I don't want to finish one catalogue, only to have to begin the next one.  Anyone else want to enter 80,000 data points?  ;)

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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2017, 08:45:48 AM »
@Paxbrit,

Earlier you asked about any anomalies in banknote values, in the catalogue.  Since then, I've been keeping an eye on some interesting changes in valuations.  I've just come across one.

Pretty much all "General Issues" notes from Pakistan (so pre-1960) have skyrocketed in catalogue values.  The values have gone up exponentially in the catalogue.  I've seen them slowly go up on eBay, but not to the same extent.  Either way, there's some potential there.

Pakistan Paper Money Listings

Again, these are not my number or predictions.  I am simply identifying a substantial change as per the Catalogue of World Paper Money.  Check out the historical catalogue values for p1 - p14.

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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2017, 10:39:49 AM »
Good observation !   

Looks like the early issues of many modern countries are becoming sought after. 

Now, to find some of these with a dealer who hasn't picked up on this, yet....

If you want to see some big numbers, look at Pakistan 6-7 and 14 in graded condition.  4x the new catalog value.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 10:12:42 AM by Paxbrit »

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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2017, 01:33:22 AM »
Guys, I have been stuck on catalogue values for the Philippines because the latest catalogue has added multitudes of new variations, mostly replacement banknotes, with some specimens and proofs thrown into the mix.  As a result, instead of simply adding catalogue values, I've had to add nearly a hundred new listings for the Philippines, and I am probably only about two thirds of the way through.  I absolutely hate when the catalogue does stuff like this, but it is what it is.  Anyways, progress is slow, but is progressing.

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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2017, 12:18:25 PM »
Keep on keeping on, as they say.

Sounds like some Grand Poobah of currency collectors is going to be unloading his Philippines material and needs to create a market for it.

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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2017, 08:14:42 PM »
Yes, it sure seems that way.  Sometimes I think that Krause Publishing picks up a copy of some "Banknotes of Country X" book or catalogue, and then simply updates their catalogue based on that.  Not saying there is anything wrong with doing that, but it sure does make for a lot of additions.  Of course, books featuring banknotes of a single country normally have to inflate variations by complicating everything and adding multiple variations of specimens, remainders, etc.  I am not a big fan of complications, and personally I prefer not to have banknote listings broken down by silly stuff such as signatures and series numbers, unless there is a special circumstance.  If we removed everything but confirmed regular issues off of this site, we'd be down to probably 20,000 banknotes, and maybe even less.

By the way, I had a little work spurt, and so managed to get everything done up to and including Saudi Arabia in the General Issues Catalogue (2016).

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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2017, 11:52:53 PM »
Just letting you guys know that I've noticed that all of the Seychelles notes from the General Issue Catalogue (pre 1961) have gone up in value, according to the catalogue.  All of the increases in value are significant, but not enormous.

Also, for those of you who are keeping track, I've finished everything up to and including the Solomon Islands.  I've got about 170 pages left ...

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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2017, 03:17:26 PM »
Once again, Colonial-era notes prove to be a consistent investment.

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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2017, 08:06:51 PM »
Finished everything up to and including Tannu Tuva.  Trying to complete the General Issues catalogue before the Modern Issues catalogue arrives ...

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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2017, 11:21:04 AM »
You're doing a good job.

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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2017, 10:36:54 PM »
Finished.  :)  And the 2017 Modern Issue catalogue has not shipped yet, so it looks like I might get to catch my breath ...

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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2017, 11:55:45 AM »
@Proteus
I have noticed that there occasionally tends to be duplication errors in SCWPM for some countries. If you notice these inconsistencies, you should report them, and they can be corrected. Relatively few people would be going throughout the catalogue in the detail that you do.

As to valuations, that’s a more difficult one, as one good auction offering can cause a bump or a drop in values. Several hoards of anything win a row will have a general lowering in the valuations. Catalogues are very reluctant to lower bivalves, but it does happen.

I have noticed a general trend of an increase in values obtained for higher grade notes, especially earlier issues in EF or better.

SCWPM has an army of contributors (named in the book) who do each country for them. It is a general catalogue which depends on these contributors for input. Many of these contributors would themselves be specialists who produce local much more detailed catalogues on the various currencies.
I agree with you that SCWPM should limit its coverage to the main issue groupings of each country to keep it compact (!). It does however need to be detailed enough to be of use to the world note dealers and collectors who use it for reference. Specialists will buy the country specific catalogues.

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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2017, 05:52:43 PM »
Welcome to the Forums !

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Re: 2016 General Issues Catalogue
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2017, 08:27:03 PM »
@Szarik102,

Welcome to the forums indeed! 

And yes, there are certainly duplicate errors in the SCWPM, and yes, I do go through the catalogue in extreme detail.  That having been said, as things are I am struggling to keep up with the things that are required to keep the website up to date.  The current system that I have would require me to keep manual notes on errors, which would add more work to my life, and I can't do that at this point.  That having been said, I will be revising, updating and adding functions to the website in the near future.  One of the features I have been meaning to add for a long time now is a simple script that would enable me to add catalogue problems to a list using a single "SCWPM Error" button and once I add both General and Modern issues catalogue values, I could simply print out a list of all of the errors that I found.  I would be extremely happy to send this list to Krause at that point.  It will happen.  I am grateful for the existence of this catalogue.

Also, I am aware of the contributors listed in the catalogue, and am quite certain that there would be a not-so-small list of unmentioned contributors as well.  However, something of this scope should require the author/editor/publisher to hire someone to do occasional reviews and updates to certain listings.  As you said, there are many "duplication errors" which have been in the catalogues for years and years ...

I look forward to seeing more from you on the forums.  Seems like you might be another well of knowledge ... cheers!