Friday, July 27, 2012

Steven Tan 20th edition Catalogue

Standard Catalogue Of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei Coin & Paper Money 20th edition has been released on mid of July 2012, price at RM88. Most Malaysian collectors refer that book as Steven Tan 20th edition Catalogue. The book publish by International Stamp & Coin Sdn Bhd and edited by Steven Tan. If you look back at the 19th edition Catalogue, they're 313 pages (excluding advertisement pages) of information for collector to refer. The 20th edition Catalogue have 347 pages of information (excluding advertisement pages). What new thing can we see in the new book beside the updated price of Malaysia Singapore Brunei Coin & Paper Money?

Steven Tan Book

Steven Tan 20th edition Catalogue
Standard Catalogue Of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei Coin & Paper Money-20th edition
Writer/Editor: Steven Tan
Release date: Mid of July
Release Price: RM88
Pages: 447
Publisher: International Stamp & Coin Sdn Bhd

What's new:
  • Updated information, pictures and price for Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei coin and banknotes.
  • Updated price and pictures of all Sarawak treasury notes.
  • New information and pictures about The government of Sarawak $10 and $100 dollars hand executed design.
  • New topic-Hong Kong Japanese occupation Military Notes.
  • New topic-Thai Japanese occupation-notes prefered for use in Malay states of Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis and Terengganu.
  • Updated information, pictures and price for Share certificates.
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To anyone who cannot afford to buy Frank Goon Collection Book, Sifu Steven Tan share some pictures and information that you can find in the book:
  • Sarawak 1929-1940 state proof.
  • Straits Settlements 1925-1930 Colour Trial Specimen.
  • Straits Settlements 1925-1930 Colour Trial Essay (Hand coloured).
  • Straits Settlements 1930 Colour Trial Essay (Hand coloured)
  • Straits Settlements 1931-1935 Colour Trial.
  • 1st January 1939. Board of commisioners of currency Malaya Unissued Proof.
  • 21st March, 1953 Board of comissioners of Currency Malaya & British Borneo Perforated/overprinted *specimen*
  • Central Bank of Malaya-unissued banknotes
  • $10 A farmer & Buffalo ploughing a padi field unissued proof.

They're some collectors who discuss about the updated price for Malaysia coins and banknotes in this book are very low from what they're expecting. I had been telling everyone so many times, book and catalogue are just guide for you. In the end, both buyer and seller need to follow their agreed price. Another thing you need to remember, "this is a catalogue". You need to understand what is catalogue before you start to say that the price is not following market price. At first, I also don't understand why the price in Steven tan book are much lower then the market price. After an explanation by Dickson Niew who meet Sifu Steven Tan about his coins price, I understand why is the price of items are much cheaper in this book. For more clear information, you need to ask Sifu Dickson or Steven Tan himself.

To anyone who want to buy this book, you can contact any dealer near you, a list can be found in here; Malaysia coin dealer.

You can also buy this book directly from Sifu Steven Tan:
International Stamps & Coin Sdn Bhd
Address: 2.4 & 2.5, 2nd Floor, Pertama Shopping Complex,
Jln Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.
Tel: +603-2692 6373, 26983781, 26926117
Fax: +603-26928380