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Mystic Heirloom 2019 Supplement Retrofit Kit Revisit

My cactus flowers stamps came in the mail and I decided I didn’t want to mount the whole booklet, just the block of 10. This required a new page.

I added another version of the Page 1544 hack that allows you to mount just the ten block instead of the whole booklet.

New 7-zip file has been uploaded and the old file has been replaced.

Here is what the new page looks like:

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Mystic Heirloom 2018 Supplement Retrofit Kit

Hacking the Mystic Heirloom 2018 supplement, only required I change 2 pages:

  1. Page 512 – Frozen Treats. Made sure all the stamps stayed connected.
  2. Page 1530 – Hot Wheels. It was easiest to just moung the whole sheet, rather than try to break it up.

Here are some pictures of what I did:

The pages are available on my Google Drive as one 7zip file called the 2018 Retrofit Kit.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM

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Introducing the Mystic Heirloom 2019 Supplement Retrofit Kit (beta)

I ordered the 2019 Mystic Heirloom Supplement and saw that I only needed to hack 4 pages, and of those 4, two were really optional. So, I had some fun the last few days. Here’s what we have:

  1. Page 1544 – Cactus Flowers. I modified the page to allow you to mount the whole booklet.
  2. Page 1548 – Corals. Both corals are now horizontal strips
  3. Page 1562 – Military Working Dogs. The dogs stay connected
  4. Page 1568 – Spooky Silhouettes. The stamps are a block of 4 now instead of a strip.

Here are some screenshots of the pages:

All files can be downloaded from my Google Drive. The file name for this one is the 2019 Retrofit Kit. These files are considered “beta” because I don’t have all the stamps yet. Please test fit stamps and let me know if the box sizes are OK.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM

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Mystic Heirloom Page 651-657 Hack

In following with what I did for previous 50 stamp se-tenants, I have made the page 651-657 hack. The page has a high resolution 300 DPI scan of the whole Wildflowers page in color, along with a PDF form text box that will let you fill in the location of your 50 sheet se-tenant. The back is duplicate of page 658, so you can use it as a drop in replacement for all 4 pages.

The files can be downloaded from my Google Drive here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM?usp=sharing

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Tryzub Ukrainian Stamp Album Pages

Tryzub Ukrainian Stamp Album 2019 Supplement is Here!

This one took some work. I had it all done. I had my wife proofread it. I printed pages and began to make sure all the stamps fit properly. I had to resize a few blocks. Then I kept mounting. And when all was said and done, all the pages were full, and there was still one stamp sitting on the table, waiting to be mounted. So, back to the computer I go to redesign 5 pages to make one stamp fit. Then I spoke to a stamp collector in Ukraine, and found out there were WAY MORE definitives issued than what Colnect.com and even the MICHEL catalog had listed. So had to go back and do 2 more pages of definitives. But, it’s finally done!

As a side note, I reached out MICHEL and the will be adding the rest of these definitives to their catalog as soon as I get them in the mail from Ukraine and provide them with a high resolution scan of the stamps, so they can see the microprint.

And here is a sample page:

As always, stamp pages are available on my Google Drive.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRfmNNU1lDNjVWa2dtZVRmUDJHX0VYYVdzem5fcldJSE1UTGZ5SmhhNlFwWDQ

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Tryzub Ukrainian Stamp Album Pages

Tryzub Ukrainian Stamp Album 2005 Supplement Re-release

Pandemic boredom makes a man turn to stamp collecting. I am re-releasing my 2005 Ukrainian Stamp Album supplement to include MICHEL catalog numbers and dates of issue. This is the last supplement I had to update to comply with the new format. Now I just need to wait until my 2019 stamps arrive from Ukraine.

Here is a sample page:

As usual, the supplement can be downloaded as 7zip file from my Google Drive:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRfmNNU1lDNjVWa2dtZVRmUDJHX0VYYVdzem5fcldJSE1UTGZ5SmhhNlFwWDQ

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Tryzub Ukrainian Stamp Album 2004 Supplement Re-release

Well, it’s been a while. I took some time out today to update the 2004 Stamp album supplement to conform to the new style that includes MICHEL catalog numbers. Here is a list of things I changed:

  1. Stamps are now in Michel catalog number order through most of the supplement
  2. Michel catalog numbers are now included for every stamp
  3. Various typos fixed
  4. Descriptions for some stamps cleaned up.
  5. Master pages use vector art for map of Ukraine instead of bitmap art
  6. A whole lot of font cleanup was done. The main font used in the album is Nimbus Sans. Various pages had either Arial or Liberation Sans on them. This was all cleaned up.

And a screenshot:

All files are available on my Google Drive:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRfmNNU1lDNjVWa2dtZVRmUDJHX0VYYVdzem5fcldJSE1UTGZ5SmhhNlFwWDQ

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I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Posted Anything Since May 2019!

Well, it’s been a while. With the world is isolation, now seems like a good time to catch up on things like the LONG OVERDUE 2019 Tryzub Ukrainian Stamp Album supplement.

First I need to order stamps from the second half of 2019. But I would think most of them will be standard size. And those that aren’t, I can look up the size and cut blanks from paper.

In the current environment, I don’t know how long it will take stamps to get here.

Everyone stay safe.

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FINALLY! Tryzub Ukrainian Stamp Album 2018 Supplement Released!

Decided to really hunker down and release this thing. Took most of yesterday and today to get it done. But at least it’s done. Be sure to read the notes on page 3.

Here’s a preview page:

Files are on my Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRfmNNU1lDNjVWa2dtZVRmUDJHX0VYYVdzem5fcldJSE1UTGZ5SmhhNlFwWDQ

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Proof of Life…

Slowly getting there