Mystic Heirloom Page 841 – Need Help!

Seems my Heiloom album is missing page 841. I called Mystic and they’re mailing me a new page 841. But it’s going to take “8-10 business days” to get to me.

If anyone has a scanner, if you could scan the page, front and back and get it to me, it would be much appreciated. That way I can at least start hacking pages now.

If you can’t scan, even a cell phone pic so I can read the text would be helpful.

The Github Experiment Is Over

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.

Mystic Heirloom Page 779 Hack Revisited

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.

Download here

Looking for stamp donations

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:

Page # Scott # Description
Page 739 Scott #3008-3011 Christmas
Page 741 Scott #3014-3017 Christmas (coil)
Page 771 Scott #3113-3116 Christmas (booklet)
Page 800 Scott #3158-3165 Conductors and Composers
Page 851 Scott #3245-3248 Christmas Wreaths
Page 851 Scott #3249-3252 Christmas Wreaths
Page 865 Scott #3294-3297 Fruit Berries
Page 865 Scott #3298-3301 Fruit Berries

Mystic Heirloom Page 475 Hack

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).

Page 475:

Page 476:

And the 7zip file containing all the stuff you need is here: