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Great Britain Check List - Victoria And The 4 Kings

 
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Posted 07/08/2022   08:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add racines to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everybody!
Do you know where/if I could find a Great Britain check list (pdf) similar with those ones for USA and Canada published on Stamp Smarter?
I am interested in Victoria and the 4 kings.
I have Stanley Gibbons catalogues but it should be easier to organize my stamps with such kind of list.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted 07/08/2022   09:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Essentially, the Stanley Gibbons 'Collect Great Britain Stamps' served that purpose. I am not aware there is any such list.
The problem would be that SG's catalogue lists so many varieties that it becomes impossible to draw up such a list.

For the four King's: do you include King George V watermarks?
If so, do you include the both the single and multiple Cypher?
Which of the die and watermark variations of the Downey Heads do you include?
Do you include both the De La Rue and provisional printings for King Edward VII?
Do you include both the gauge 14 and 15x14 stamps?
For Queen Victoria, there also are many stamps with similar designs but small and large corner letters, white and coloured corner letters, different watermarks?

The price lists of Rush Stamps and BB Stamps may be of some use. The latter is more specialised than the former, as it includes also the 'shades.'
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Posted 07/08/2022   09:20 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When it first appeared, Collect British Stamps was a pocket-sized booklet with spaces to tick off the stamps you had. Sadly, it's now a rather large volume!
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Posted 07/08/2022   09:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Royal Mail issues about a dozen sets a year. These consist of up to ten stamps. Smaller sets come with a miniature sheet that holds as many stamps with a different design.
It is not a real surprise even 'Collect British Stamps' has become a large volume.

I just received my 'Pride' special stamps issue: eight more stamps.
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Posted 07/08/2022   09:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add racines to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have a list taken from SG Collect British Stamps 2011 but it is almost basic. There are many other information I would like to have in order to organize my stamps.

The first step is to organize my stamps and then produce my own pages.
I have some interesting covers but I have not decided if I should organize them separately or include them in my stamps collection.
I have already done a list with all watermarks and my plan is to include all of them, both single and multiple Cypher, all sea horses and all type of letters (small, white and colored) for Victoria. It will take time and money but I have no hurry.

Obviously one can ask why so much effort but I am familiar with using computer and I want more information on my album pages, not just stamps, period and value. Just using some albums (for example, Davo) does not offer me the insight of the Victorian era and stamps value. I found some nice pages (author Richard Frajola), also a scan with stamps included and it was very useful but I think I want a little bit more. I hope I will able to do it. I have no hurry, as I said.

I will check the price list of Rush Stamps and BB Stamps but I follow mainly SG. I checked the prices on SGs site but this was just for having an idea what it was available on the market.
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Posted 07/08/2022   09:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Racines, you can find some ideas on www.thestampweb.com . There are several album pages listed there that seem to fall in your categories!


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Posted 07/08/2022   10:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add racines to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Petert4522
Thanks, Peter!
I think thestampweb was the place where I found some nice album pages. Someone recommended it in a post about creating own album pages.
I am very familiar with Word so I think it is my first choice for creating my album pages. I can play a little with different type of tables according to my stamps list.
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Posted 07/08/2022   10:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Obviously one can ask why so much effort but I am familiar with using computer and I want more information on my album pages, not just stamps, period and value. Just using some albums (for example, Davo) does not offer me the insight of the Victorian era and stamps value.


Add watermark orientations, plate numbers, overprints, and 'shades' and we are talking the same focus, or lack of it.
I too make my own album pages and am working on an Excel list. But it has been a work in progress for ages.

The problem with such a scope is that it is highly specialised. Roy Hamilton-Bowen, who edits the Hibernian Handbook of Irish postage stamps, once told me his quite extensive listing that includes paper varieties was not complete. The reason is that if he had made it too specialised, no one would buy his Hibernian Handbook. DAVO and most album makers would limit their client base considerably if they had included all those varieties. There are a lot more people that do not buy a very specialised album that will have too many spaces than there are specialists who do not buy it because there are too few spaces.

There, of course, are exceptions such as specialised Machin stamp album pages. However, if you want to have a specialised collection, you may find making your own (extra) pages is the only realistic option.
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Posted 07/08/2022   10:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add racines to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@NSK

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There are a lot more people that do not buy a very specialised album that will have too many spaces than there are specialists who do not buy it because there are too few spaces.


This is a long discussion :)
I must find the balance while building my pages, not so much text but funny things that will attract a focused collector and some "pearls" that can tempt a specialist.

It is nothing better than the feeling of doing a good business while collecting stamps (or something else). There is always a solution to divide a fine album in pieces and sell it if it is worth the effort but probably this will be a task for my heir ;)
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Posted 07/08/2022   11:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add racines to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@NSK
Very nice page! A lot of work you have done. Congratulations!
Thank you for posting! Which font do you use?
I plan to use Luminari.
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Posted 07/08/2022   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Old English Text MT for the main body. The RGB-numbers for the blue and red match those for the Union Jack.

Page numbers are in Garamond.
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