Time to put in mounts and measure. Hope pages will be coming soon!
Price was a tad more than I expected. I may use a Ukrainian eBay seller next time. It used to cost me around $25 for a year set with shipping. This year I paid $40 and I did not get all the microprint varieties of the definitives or the booklet. There’s one eBay seller that had the whole year, including booklets and all microprint varieties for $45.00 + $7.00 shipping. Overall, a better deal.
Stamps should be here in 2 weeks. In the mean time, I am working on the pages now. Just need the stamps to put in mounts and test fit before I release them.
Took some time this Thanksgiving weekend and hacked Page 865, the Berries Stamp. Here’s what I did with the page:
As always, the 7zip file can be downloaded from my Google Drive here: Download
If you have Mystic paper, print pages 3 and 4. If you are using your own paper, print pages 1 and 2.
- Added MICHEL Catalog number
- Added date of release
- Added 3 Definitive stamps that were missed in the last release
- Moved things into Michel catalog number order, as best I could
- Fixed some minor typos I didn’t catch the last time around
- Improved descriptions on definitive stamps
Here is a screenshot of one of the pages:
The 7-zzip file with everything you need can be found on my Google Drive.
So, what’s different?
The last page. I have 5 stamps with a different microprint, but there were only 4:
Files can be downloaded from my Google Drive:
I decided to try and use Github to post my stamp pages and to allow Github’s version control to let me roll back and roll forward changes to my pages.
Well, what’s good for the developer is not so good for the Scribus user. Using Github, though geeky cool is a tad too much work.
Going forward it’s all going to be on a shared folder on Google Drive.
It has always kind of bothered me that a lot of stamp albums make you collect souvenir sheets from stamp expos in the 30s and 40s as a whole sheet (rather than just the imperf), but for more modern souvenir sheets, they expect you to collect just the stamps.
Mystic’s page 779 has the stamps from the Pacific 97 Souvenir Sheet as individual stamps. I previously hacked the page to keep the two triangle stamps together as a se-tenant. But the more I thought about it, the more I wanted the whole sheet, with the selvage showing Pacific 97 and the date it was held.
So, I went a little nuts this afternoon. I made a page 779a and 780a, which had the whole Pacific 97 sheet. Page 779b and 780b contains the other 3 stamps that were page 779 originally.
Once I finished this, I realized I need to modify pages 777-778 so that the right description was facing 779. So this hack revisits the hack for pages 777 and 779, providing a total of 3 pages.
If you’re just going to keep the se-tenant pair of 3130-3131, then use my previous hacks for pages 777 and 779 to keep all se-tenants together.
If you agree with me and want the whole Pacific 97 sheet intact, then use this hack.
Right now, I only have a PDF, because the links to the stamp images are a mess. Soon as I get those cleaned up, I’ll post the Scribus files.
Here’s what I did to split page 779:
And here is the PDF with border. I’ll work on pages for Mystic paper and Scribus files over the next few days.
The colors of Ukraine are blue and yellow, as can be seen in their flag.
I’m a big fan of differentiating countries in binders based on color. My Ukrainian stamps are in yellow binders. Ireland is in green and The US is in blue.
I’m using the Staples Better Binder for my Ukraine collection, and I love the way you label the spine. Here’s what I did for Ukraine:
I like the way it looks. If anyone wants the Scribus and PDF file for the binder spine, let me know.
Grouped the Jazz and Blues Singers together into a 2×5 block. Here are some screenshots of the pages:
Downloads available here:
Grouping the Botanical Gardens stamps, as God intended.