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Posted 03/25/2020   11:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add chipg to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I mentioned this in another thread, so thought I should post it for your viewing pleasure.

I showed something a bit different at the last Balpex, Nojex, and Garfield-Perry shows. Changed a bit for each showing. This is a draft of the exhibit (3 frames) as I had it in the frames at the Collectors Club of NY. Unfortunately, didn't take a photo at Garfield-Perry of the current iteration.

One cover for each of the 50 states plus D.C. (plus an extra one in the cartouche)

An on-line version (that's a bit different) can be played with at http://states.cgpostal.com

Enjoy
Chip


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Posted 03/25/2020   11:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OOPS - had the wrong photo. Changed it.

Hope to show it next in Hartford at the GASS (Great American Stamp Show) in August. If there is a GASS in August).
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Posted 03/25/2020   3:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Chip, that's a really neat and pretty original exhibit.

I like the visual that you create in the frames with how you lay out your pages.

There are a lot of really nice covers in there. Kelley's Island is always a favorite, but you have a really nice selection.

One big challenge I see in this is that its hard to find really early covers from some states - Alaska, for example.
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Posted 03/25/2020   3:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm sorry I missed that Collectors Club meeting, I would love to have seen these.
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Posted 03/25/2020   6:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's pretty cool, Chipg. People are so creative.

Jack Kelley
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Posted 03/25/2020   7:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike33 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Really cool!!
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Posted 03/25/2020   8:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Love it. You have some wonderful covers displayed in a very interesting way.
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Posted 03/25/2020   10:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you. (I did remove the extra line from when I moved Alaska farther north).

Always looking to improve it, but there are a few states that are kind of place holders for now. Will never be "done." Or so I hope.

C.
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Posted 03/26/2020   02:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Prexie3c to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A true masterpiece, chipg.

And you have just given me an idea on what I can potentially do with my Prexie 3c cover collection!

Just curious - is there an underlying theme that links all the covers together?
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Posted 03/26/2020   08:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Morning Chipg and all,

Great contribution to digital exhibiting. Technical question. Do you use drop downs or hyperlinks or what to create your detail pages? I am exploring working on a digital exhibiting program but by no means am I a programmer. See thread down board for discussion.
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Posted 03/26/2020   10:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For the online version, I bought the map code from here:

https://preview.codecanyon.net/item...4.1567630088

Only used some of the functionality, but I need to keep things simple.
If I try to learn too much, my brain will get full.
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Posted 03/26/2020   10:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is really good with the online version, since I see that easily allows you to list as many covers as you want, per state. The frame exhibit seems tougher to do that with.
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Posted 03/26/2020   10:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I meant to add, that this approach to collecting is somewhat similar to what I'm still looking for, for myself. Specifically, a collecting focus that allows me to have a broad loosely bound subject, which does not limit too specifically what I can buy, collect or study.

Right now, I'm looking mostly at stamped postal history from 1847-1861, but I'd prefer to include stampless, and go back a little earlier still. This way, as with your subject matter, I can study western postal history, transatlantic mail, inland waterways, and so forth, but with some over-arcing subject that ties it all together.
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