Catalogs

From the well-known catalog publishers like Michel, Scott, Yvert, .... there is unfortunately no special catalog for bicycle stamps. Since each individual collector has his own idea/definition of a bicycle stamp, it is not so easy to create such a catalog. Most self published catalogs such as those from Batho, Hilarides, Melone, Pöpperl, Sudbury, ... are based on the definition described in the article "What is a bicycle stamp". The catalogs of Melone and Batho can be found below in sub-categories.

Every catalog (and every motif collection) is incomplete, since there are still new finds from past years or decades. If personalized stamps are included, new entries are to be added daily. Fortunately, a motif collection does not have to be complete: to describe a topic, it only needs a few stamps. Instead of chasing missing stamps, you can spend your time with research on the respective topic. The internet offers great possibilities for this. The hunter-gatherers among us will quickly reach their limits at the personalized stamps with their partly extreme low number of issued stamps (< 5 pieces).

In order to meet the different interests of the collectors, the online catalog on this website is divided into categories such as stamps, postal stationeries, local issues, personalized stamps, cinderella, ....