...Is it possible that some of the Pillars and Bedrocks here will team up and help maintain his site?...
Stamp Smarter actually has a pretty extensive SQL database and a start on the web front end for this kind of project. The database supports stamp issuing country 'Predecessors' and 'Successors' and the uploading of maps.
This approach (as opposed to writing a ton of simple web pages) allows the project to be added/edited by anyone using a web browser and removes the dependence upon a single person with coding knowledge to maintain the philatelic information.
Here is a simple formhttp://www.stampsmarter.com/stampIs...ountry2.aspx
Here is the data 'by country'http://www.stampsmarter.com/stampIs...History.aspx
If anyone would like to become the Admin or a contributor to this project please let me know. Maps need to be added and I can help with adding webpages that present the data in the best ways for others.