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My Worldwide Collection: An Ongoing Journey

 
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Posted 06/23/2019   10:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Noocassel - Good idea. I don't have much experience in removing GB stamps from paper. I'm just afraid they are attached with some sort of adhesive that may not dissolve in with water. Hopefully I am wrong.


What is a stamp removing solution? I've always just used water. Well, except for modern self adhesives of course.
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Posted 06/23/2019   10:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Continuing on with Morocco (post independence)











I really love this stamp. It reminds me of the "art" stamps from France, which I also love.






One of the few souvenir sheets I have for morocco.
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Posted 06/25/2019   06:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
SPAIN - Nice French Morocco pages.
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Posted 06/25/2019   08:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice.
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Posted 06/28/2019   11:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Floortrader - Thanks a bunch!
angore - Thank you, sir!

I've been pre-occupied with other (non-stamp) tasks lately, so no real updates to report right now.

I did prepare this page, below, however.

Whenever I sort out individual countries, I inevitably run across a few stamps that I cannot locate in the Scott catalog. Most of the time these turn out to be revenues or fiscals, postal stationary cut outs or cinderellas. Sometimes, however, they really peak my interest. Enough to do some googling right then and there.

The stamps on this page turned out to be Local issues, printed by Isaac Brudo, in the 1890's. I found more than a few references on the net, and even downloaded a couple .pdf's for future reference. At some point in time I will expand this page with more information. But for now, I will leave it in it's basic form simply because I want a page to display them, instead of sitting in a glassine somewhere. I would also like to see about acquiring some other values in the set(s), for a better page.

For now, enjoy.
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Posted 06/29/2019   5:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A quick observation:

Every once in a while I feel the urge to just do some philatelic "puttering". I will just grab random envelopes of stamps and just sit through them, and see what's inside, with no real goal.

Today I grabbed all of the Belgium stamps from the recent collection I bought and wound up sorting out precancels.

But, my observation concerns the postmarks and cancellations of early Belgium. Since I routinely set all the nicer, it interesting cancels aside I couldn't help but notice that Belgium seems to have an abundance of nicely struck postmarks and cancels, to the point I could probably wind up with a separate album to house them.

I'm wondering what other countries have such a large number of nicely struck cancels?
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Posted 06/29/2019   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I'm wondering what other countries have such a large number of nicely struck cancels?

Germany is the first that comes to mind. Early Bavaria, Thurn & Taxis also.
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Posted 06/29/2019   10:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Germany is the first that comes to mind. Early Bavaria, Thurn & Taxis also.


Well, I'll be looking forward to working on Germany that's for sure.

And Speaking of Bavaria, I just sorted through a small collection of them today. Although I didn't find many nice cancels, it's probably because I have such a small sample size.

I think my philatelic "puttering" was actually pretty productive today. The Belgian precancels I sifted through yielded 64 new ones for my album.

As was mentioned, I also went through a small batch of Bavaria and was able to add 95 stamps to my album. I'm also thinking I will need to expand the Bavarian album a bit. It looks like there are quite a few varieties to look for as far as shades, perfs and overprints. Unfortunately, I don't have a specialized German catalog, so that project will have to wait.

Right now, my WW, mounted total is at 19,747.

I'd say that after I am finished with Morocco I should be very close to 20,000.
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Posted 06/30/2019   06:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicalStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Classic Sweden has a lot of these very nice postmarks.
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Posted 06/30/2019   7:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ClassicalStamps - Yes, Sweden is a good one. At one time I was pretending to be a specialist in Sweden, so was buying many lots of earlies to s. Not sure if I'll ever get back to that point, but I do have quite a few with some nice cancels. Even Mid-century Denmark can be found with some nicely centered, handsome cancels.
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Posted 06/30/2019   8:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok folks, it was gong to happen sooner or later, but I simply ran out of steam with Morocco. Of course I knew this was going to happen on occasions. But, that is the beauty of collecting the world. It allows me to bounce around from project to project, country to country. Although I do try to find a good cutoff point. In this case I stopped at 1977. I do however, have many other stamps, to about 1985 to be mounted.

I was starting to run into "issues" with the Steiner pages, which is one reason I decided to stop for now. I was running into many pages where the boxes were either way too big, or way too small. Some even had the wrong denominations printed in them. I wonder if Bill also got burnt out on Morocco, while designing the pages.

The rest of the pages I will need will probably have to be examined one at a time, before printing them, to check and see if the boxes are correct. If they are not, then I will need to re-design each page with AlbumEasy.

I'm sure I'll return to this, as I do routinely bounce around anyway.

This is how it will probably be with some of the larger countries I'll need to tackle. I will more than likely do them in sections instead of the whole country at once. It keeps things interesting making detours, as long as you don't leave projects hanging. Definitely important to find a good cutoff.

For now, here are the new totals:
Morocco - 293 mounted (to 1977)

New WW total.................20,040 YAY!

Next stop, 30k.

Here are a few of the latest Morocco pages. Many of them are too sparse to scan right now though.

Now, to decide where I want to go from here. I've got an idea though and might include revenues and the country of Austria.




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Posted 07/01/2019   03:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicalStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you can find the time to do so, I'm sure Bill would appreciate a list of fixes / your feedback for Morocco.
I have sent in +100 fixes for his pages over the years, mostly about countries from Eastern Europe. He has always been most responsive, and have corrected his pages accordingly.
This way, all world-wide collectors benefit :-)
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Posted 07/01/2019   05:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Classic - You are absolutely right. I have, in the past, submitted some corrections for other countries, like Argentina. Box size however, is subjective. I'm just not sure what his formula is to be able to say that box "x" is too small or too large. It does seem though, that his boxes are about 4mm over the actual stamp size. at least that has been my experience, and is how I size my mounts as well. I will need to go to his site first and see if any recent corrections have already been made. My CD is about 3 years old.
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Posted 07/01/2019   06:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bill releases correction pages almost every month. I too have sent corrections that he has fixed. The method he uses to date the master pages is misleading so I just get the correction pages as they come out. The older correction sets are removed,
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Posted 07/01/2019   8:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is probably a very good chance that some of these have already been corrected, or adjusted, and I may never know since I don't keep up with the corrections on the site. But, as I have time I will send Bill some of the ones I have found.

Time to change gears a little.

I decided to go ahead and update one of my already mounted albums. It's been months since I've been able to re-visit some of the first albums I printed, and Haiti is one.

With some of the recent purchases I've made I have built up small quantities of stamps for many of these initial albums I created. So, now I can go back and try to fill in some holes. Most of the early albums were created before I started this thread, so now I can go ahead and scan pages to upload here, and share with everyone.
I did, however, show a few pages from my Haiti album, way back on page 5 of this thread (link below)
http://goscf.com/t/63909&whichpage=5

This included the first 2 pages of the album. I have not added to these pages though, so I will not re-post these pages. I will try to NOT re-post pages unless they have been updated or added to in some way. I'm sure this is going to be tough though, as time goes on and this thread get's LARGER.



This page was also on page 5, but tonight I added the 20c stamp to complete the page.




From page 5, I added the 2c stamp to complete this page, plus I was able to upgrade several others!




Many of these issues can also be found imperforate and I actually have some, I just haven't created pages to house them yet. Maybe this week I will.

In total, I was able to add 22 new (to me) stamps tonight, on these pages alone.
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