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Scott does not acknowledge many of the Michel varieties.
In the German section of their catalog under Sc#'s 92-95 (illus A17,19,20,21), they make mention of a "Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue" Does Scott actually have such a publication for German stamps.
  Have you seen the Michel Catalog English language version for German stamps and if so what is your opinion of its value as far as being informative.

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Hi Thomas,

I unfortunately don't know the Scott catalogs - neither the standard catalog nor have I heard about a special catalog about German stamps. For collectors over here in Germany "Michel Deutschland Spezial" is the standard catalog for German stamps.
They have an English version (2 volumes / see attached image). However, it is an extract of total 900 pages while the original 2 volumes have about 2200 pages. I have not seen this catalog yet. Hence I cannot give a statement what they have extracted and what is omitted.

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