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The Quaker City Philatelist - New Stamp Smarter Library Addition

 
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Posted 12/01/2020   04:12 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 51studebaker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

My wife (bless her heart) and I just completed digitizing a complete run of The Quaker City Philatelist January 1886 through July 1894. This hobby periodical was published by Quaker City Philatelic Publishing Company (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). These make for a great read on a winter day/evening offering insight into the tone and tenor of the hobby in the late 19th century. The issues contain not only informative information on the 'current' stamps and postal stationary but also some of the politics, drama, and gossip for the period.

These PDF downloads are fully searchable, the originals were generously contributed by Alan Warren.
https://stampsmarter.org/Learning/Home_QC.html
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Posted 12/01/2020   05:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 65170 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don, Many thanks to you and your wife for making these issues available online. Please note that there is 404 error for the September 1887 link, preventing access. GLENN
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Don,

There are incorrect links that take you to the wrong issue of the magazine, as follows....
The July 1886 download button takes you to the July 1891 issue.
Clicking the July 1887 front cover takes you to the July 1891 issue.
The November 1887 front cover has a misspelt link (includes a superfluous 6), thus a 404 error.
All 12 of the 1892 download buttons relate to the year 1891.
The Jan to June 1894 download buttons relate to the year 1893.
The July 1894 download button relates to January 1893, not July 1894.

I think that I have picked up all of the errors and hope that this helps.

GLENN
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Yikes, I was really sleeping at the switch on this page, sorry. In my defense, this page is 1100 lines of code but that is still no excuse, I think I have them all fixed now. Thank you very much for taking the time to list/report them Glenn. I often cannot see my own errors and clearly need to revisit my testing process!
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Posted 12/01/2020   09:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vinman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I want to thank you, Don, your wife and Alan for putting this up for all collectors. A great addition to my philatelic library.
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Posted 12/01/2020   11:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coastwatcher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great stuff Don, thanks!
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Hi Don, Out of fairness and appreciation the citation for the contribution of this great material into the library should read, "Don and Dawn Denman. From our may conversations, she is the silent partner that makes all of your efforts possible not to mention freely contributing hours of computer time.

Thanks, Dawn.

Russ

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Posted 12/01/2020   1:46 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dawn gets me as an husband, what more could she ask for?

But seriously...I owe her my entire life, without her I would not be here today. This is why all 2700 pages+ on the site have this at the bottom of the page


Don
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Really interesting reading; quite captivating. Thank you for your efforts here, yeoman's work but nonetheless greatly appreciated.
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Posted 12/02/2020   12:52 am  Show Profile Check pascoe's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pascoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don, how did you achieve searchable text for such complex typography? That's some serious OCR!
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Hi Mike,
I invested in some good OCR software (Abby Fine Reader); it is significantly more accurate than the OCR in other apps that I have used over the years.
Don
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