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.
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.
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.
Download available here:
If you like the work I have been doing for the Mystic Heirloom Stamp Album, consider donating some Se-Tenants to help speed up the process of making new pages.
The following pages and stamps still need to get hacked. If you can spare connected se-tenants, please reply to this posting.
Here is what still needs to be done:
||Conductors and Composers
Grouping the Christmas self-adhesive imperfs together as a block of four was the mission here. I think I succeeded. It was a tight fit however. Here the result:
And the download can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM
As requested, I have hacked page 475 of the Mystic Heirloom US Stamp Album in order to reconnect the 1892-1893 Se-Tenant.
This is a 2 page PDF. Page 1 is for your own page (print pages 1-2 double sided) and Page 2 is for Mystic blank pages (print pages 3-4 double sided).
And the 7zip file containing all the stuff you need is here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM
Modified Mystic Heirloom Page 866 to keep all the Reindeer stamps as blocks of 4. Hope you like it:
You can download the file by clicking HERE.
ONE NOTE: The Mystic Paper and non-Mystic Paper are in the same PDF. If you have Mystic paper, print page 3. If you’re using your own paper, print page 1.
Page 886 does not have a description on the back. It is the last page in Volume 2 of the album.
Just ordered a complete set of Reindeer stamps. Hopefully they’ll be in next week and I can go hack a page.