I may have found a way to read catalog numbers in from an external CSV file, allowing you to insert the catalog numbers of your choice into the stamp pages. This would take a rework of all the pages to make it work. But once done, you’d be able to use Scott, SG, MICHEL, UKRPOSHTA or any numbering system you want. You’d need to use Scribus and a third party tool to do it.
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.
So, it’s important to make sure you match fonts for the pages you’re hacking. Mystic pages use the fonts Helvetica and Times. Despite what people think, Arial is NOT a substitute for Helvetica and Times New Roman is not a substitute for Times.
If you don’t have access to either of these fonts and need something compatible, you can use the following two fonts:
For Helvetica, the font Nimbus Sans L is glyph compatible with Helvetica and the 4 standard styles (Normal, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic) and available under and open source license.
For Times, Nimbus Roman No 9 L is glyph compatible with Times and the 4 standard styles (Roman, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic) are also available under an open source license.
Two fonts to consider when you absolutely have to have Times or Helvetica.
Just to let people know, I’m still here. Just very busy with Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts, an upcoming business trip to Canada, and an 11 year old’s birthday party.
I have all the 2013 Ukrainian stamps. Just need to find the time to finish the supplement.
Hang tight everyone.
I know I have not posted anything in a while. But September hit and the kids went back to school and Cub Scouts started back up again. Now that I have a few days off, I’m busy actually mounting stamps in my album. Hopfully I’ll some new pages for USA 2003 up in a few weeks. We’ll see what my budget allows me to buy.