The first volume of the 1999 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog is off the presses. The new volume contains listings of the United States, Austria and Australia. Also included are U.S. possessions, United Nations and other stamp-issuing countries whose first letters are A or B.

Many value changes are noted in the latest catalog. Upward changes have been made in postal stationery. In fact, more than 600 changes appear in this category.The cover price for the first volume is $36. For further information about obtaining the 1999 book, contact your local dealer or write to: Scott Publishing Co., P.O. Box 828, Sydney, OH 45365-0828.

- Syd Kronish