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Posted 11/12/2017   7:23 pm  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Stamps1962 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Is anyone using this system for their GB collection and if so, how do you like it? I have a somewhat specialized collection of the Victorian era with plate #s on most issues according to the Windsor album I am using. I have become a bit disenchanted with Gibbons' line, I include covers and varieties in my collection and they do not make stock sheets to match their albums.

I'd like to hear from others as to how you provide for the plate #s on the Victorian issues, do you print off your own pages, use the 'LB'sheets or what? I think they do provide for the Penny Red #s, but not on any other issues.
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Posted 11/12/2017   8:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ldhaber to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I collect GB and for all the Q.V. issues I collect these by plate number and produce my own Lighthouse pages from the blank LB pages. I figured out the fonts to use and follow their style. Once I hit KEVII I use the preprinted Lighthouse pages all the way to QEII, aside from Machins wherein again I print out my own pages. I works out well for me and I'm happy with a consistent style.
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Posted 11/14/2017   08:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ldhaber to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Btw, I forgot to ask, but would you like a pdf of the pages I've done?
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Posted 11/14/2017   1:22 pm  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Stamps1962 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ldhaber, yes!

Have never done this before, but if you have access to my email address from my membership information go ahead. If not message me and I will supply it.

I could consider using those for the Victoria section, then start with Lighthouse pages from 1901 or so.
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Posted 11/14/2017   5:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ldhaber to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 11/14/2017   7:14 pm  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Stamps1962 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like your message went to my default email address and that was closed a long time ago. I sent you an email with the current one, also updated on my profile so maybe you cn just do that. Sorry.
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Posted 11/15/2017   10:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mikyh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I bought the Lighthouse GB album in 1980 followed by the yearly supplements until my cutoff date of end 1999. Now all housed in 3 albums. Still as new so can thoroughly recommend them.

Apart for the completely blank pages you can also buy the blank pages with the Great Britain imprint and border. You then only need print the stamp details. I used these for all my se-tenant machin booklet panes.

The Victorian section is specialised and contains all the plate numbers and shades. Far too detailed for me so I reprinted the first 13 pages as 3 pages.

Mike
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Posted 11/16/2017   11:11 am  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Stamps1962 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mike, are you saying that the QV section has all the plate numbers? Yeah I know you wrote that but wanted to be sure. Years ago before settling in to the Windsor album I had a set of the Lighthouse early GB pages. They had spaces for #s on the Penny Reds, nothing else. That album has been updated, as all their line has. That would cinch it for me!

Since posting the above I've been trolling the net for anything that may shed light on the scope of coverage for these pages, cannot find much. What I do find seems to indicate they still provide just for the #s on the Penny Reds, not on any other. There are 25 pages in the first section, I think there'd be more if they provided for all the numbers.

Input appreciated.
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Away from home at moment. However pages 3a to 3e contain spaces for all plated penny blacks, penny reds, twopenny blues and one halfpenny stamps. Not sure if these pages are a supplement or part of the standard issue. Can check the other Victorian plated stamps when I return home on Sunday.

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Posted 11/16/2017   7:39 pm  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Stamps1962 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wouldn't you think album pubishers would attempt to show prospective buyers what they are getting? Lighthouse does not show any of their pages on any of their sites. You have to search for someone selling a collection on them on eBay in order to get an idea of coverage.

Here is a link I found to a seller in the UK offering a used album that covers the QV era:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lighthou...AOSwyXNaBwxS

Only the first page scanned but its suggestive. Shades and varieties on the early Line Engraved issues.

Now if I can just see how they treat the 1850-80 issues where the majority of the plate numbers occur. Thanks Mike for your kind offer, anyone else have a newer edition of this album and can share this"?
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Posted 11/17/2017   2:56 pm  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Stamps1962 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK, I think I have my answer, maybe. This is a link to a recent UK auction of an extensive GB collection with scans of pages from a Lighthouse album:

https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels...tturm-albums

There may be a more recent printing of this section than the one in this lot, but as of now it appears provision is made for shades on all QV issues, also plates on the Penny Reds, Halfpennys, and possible the Penny Blacks and Twopence Blues. Other than that, plate numbers are not provided for. The 1840-1901 section has just 25 pages so they cannot be including plates on the Surface printings, etc.

Not a deal breaker for me. I have a supply of blank Lighthouse pages and have 'AlbumGen' page software so could create pages for plate numbers not provided for. At most i'd need to create 15-20 pages I guess. That's doable.

Album publishers sure keep you in the dark for what you are getting.
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