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A Stamp For Every Country: Postage Stamp Album - Any Reviews?

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Posted 08/13/2022   03:08 am  Show Profile Check johnsim03's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is some additional information on the country index I mention a couple posts above:

Please note that this index was specifically for the bound (Amazon-Comprehensive) version of the ASFEC album and may not be exact for the downloadable version. Also, it only covers the main country section. The index was not expanded to include other issuing entities because of a "hard" limit of the number pages in the bound album…

Just to clarify, because I have had numerous requests for it. Perhaps it might be helpful as a start to your own index or checklist.

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Posted 08/16/2022   06:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have a spreadsheet with the issues in the comprehensive edition of John's AFSEC album. It may have typos and a few issues not in his album as I was expanding it before I decided to save a original copy.

If someone wants it, please send me a PM (50 posts or more) and I will send it by email.


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Posted 08/16/2022   06:58 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Al - there wasn't a "French occupation" of Algeria between 1958 and 1962. It was the same colonial - or, as the French had it, Departmental, arrangement as before. The only difference was that mainland stamps were used, rather than custom-made or overprinted issues. You could also have a category for French stamps used in Algeria for many decades before 1924.
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Posted 08/16/2022   07:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
GeoffHa

The organization is as mostly as defined in John's AFSEC work but I started making changes. I had obviously made a placeholder for the that period.. I have a fuller list now with more changes (additions, corrections). The file was a snapshot in time 6 months ago as I gather information to add to Excel.

In the AFSEC book, many of the island countries (former colonies) are in one section rather than individual country pages (flag, map).

Example Algeria page from the AlbumEasy source code.


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Posted 08/16/2022   07:43 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So on that page, "French colony" or "French department" should run to 1962. You could then have a note below that saying "French stamps used 1958-62", and one above saying French stamps used 1849-1924.
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Posted 08/19/2022   12:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add l2y to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As a topical collector I find a challenging and fun way to use the book is to find a stamp of a particular subject to fill each page. Imagine trying to find stamps on fish, flowers, insects, or birds and show that have a topical stamp for every country. LOL
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Posted 08/19/2022   8:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TomSwift to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I thought about that as well. It would be interesting to see what topic would be most represented in such a collection. Space probably would not work but maybe mountains?
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Posted 08/20/2022   04:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I thought about that as well. It would be interesting to see what topic would be most represented in such a collection. Space probably would not work but maybe mountains?


I am quite sure the Netherlands has not issued a stamp with a mountain on it. We call the hills in the extreme southeast of the country mountains. The highest peak is Vaalserberg that reaches the dizzying height of 322 metres.

Not every country has mountains. I also doubt many 'old' dead countries issued a stamp depicting a mountain. Pictorial stamps may not have been issued before those countries ceased to exist. The German states come to mind.

The post made me wonder whether Germany ever issued a stamp showing a mountain. The country, certainly, will have issued a stamp depicting a mountain sport like alpine skiing. But do those depict a mountain?

Germany's highest mountain is the Zugspitze. It was gifted to Bavaria by Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I as a wedding gift to his wife 'Sissi.' They were wed in 1854. There is an anecdote telling the Emperor remarked to the King of Bavaria "now you have a real mountain."
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Posted 08/20/2022   06:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like topical idea. It is a parallel to the "number ones" idea I am modelling my version by focusing on transitional periods. For example one could do Christmas stamps.

The ASFEC framework gives one a structure to organize. With the Album Easy source code you can take it in many directions. The soon to released update to AE will add the ability to add quadrille pattern options.

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Posted 08/20/2022   07:24 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My AFSEC customizable pages are perfect for making your own topical albums... development work continues and release should be in next week of two.
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Posted 08/20/2022   10:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The post made me wonder whether Germany ever issued a stamp showing a mountain.


Here's one. There are several others.

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Posted 08/20/2022   10:28 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mostly Austria's, presumably!
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Posted 08/20/2022   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Germania. As GeoffHa already hinted: Zell am See is an Austrian town. But that issue was solved for a few years.
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