I am looking for the Stamp issuing entities by Mr Gerben van Gelder who is the creator of stampworldhistory.com
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Unfortunately, Gerben passed away in 2017 and his masterpiece website is now archived at
The excel list he created of the stamp issuing entities however is lost somewhere in the depths of internet.
I have seen other much bigger lists like the *** Edited by Staff - Please review the rules that you agreed to when you registered. ***
51700 entity list etc. However for me, Greben's version seems the best treatment of entities and contains the optimum amount of detail, including the different forms of government and periods of issue.
In his own words "it is a comprehensive list of stamp issuing entities, past and present, within the scope of the four leading worldwide catalogs. As such, the list can be used to manage a worldwide collection. The catalogs used to create the list are:
Michel: Deutschland, Europa and ‹berseekatalog
Scott: Standard Postage Stamp Catalog
Stanley Gibbons: Stamps of the World
Yvert & Tellier: Catalogue de Timbres-Poste"
And the best part is, for any ASFE collector this list can very well be used as his/her sole Stamp Management Tool!!!
Being said all that, I have not so far had the opportunity to get a copy of this excel as I was a little late to be caught by the stamp bug and the website was wound up in 2017. I have been searching for this excel sheet for the past two months to no avail.
I will be very grateful, if anyone of you would share me the list I am looking for.*** Edited by Staff - Please review the rules that you agreed to when you registered. ***