The rest of the 2013 stamps from Ukraine shipped today! So I can get page hacking in about 2 weeks.
My 2013 order from UKRPOSHTA has been tagged paid, but has not shipped in about 2 weeks. I am going to assume the issue is with the protests currently going on in Kyiv. I’m deciding whether I want to email them or not to see the status.
I just ordered the remaining Ukrainian stamps for 2013. They should arrive in 2 weeks and then I can get designing again.
So, I liked what I did with the 2013 Europa booklet so much, I decided to add it to the other supplements, as I acquire booklets. So, I’m re-issuing 2012. The only thing new is the 3 extra Europa booklet options. Here are some screen shots of your Europa booklet options:
US Letter PDF: Ukraine-2012-US-Letter
A4 PDF: Ukraine-2012-A4
Editable Scribus Files: Ukraine 2012
Stamp album PAGES? For one booklet? What’s up with that, you may ask.
Well, in a commercial album, you’d be forced to collect the stamps the way the person that made the stamp album expects you to collect them.
I decided to give you the choice of how to mount the album.
When I first made my album, I didn’t have any of the Europa booklets, and I assumed I would just take the stamp out and mount it. Then I got the 2012 and 2013 Europa booklets and decided I wanted to preserve the booklet and mount it. So, I made a page for that. Then I tried a few other ideas out.
This supplement contains 4 different possible ways to mount the Europa 2013 booklet.
The first one is just the stamp:
Then I decided to preserve the booklet. But I thought it would be cool to see the front and back. With modern scanners and desktop publishing, I scanned the back and placed a picture of it above the front. That way, you can see both sides without needing to buy two booklets:
So, those are your 4 choices.
US Letter PDF: Ukraine-2013-US-Letter-Europa Booklet
A4 PDF: Ukraine-2013-A4-Europa Booklet
Scribus files you can edit yourself: ukraine-2013-europa-booklet
I got my first shipment of 2013 Ukrainian stamps. Because of this, I decided to release part 1 of the 2013 supplement, so people could mount any 2013 stamps they bought.
Here are the files:
US Letter PDF: Ukraine-2013-US-Letter
A4 PDF: Ukraine-2013-A4
ZIP file with Scribus files and images: Ukraine 2013
And a screenshot of Page 1:
Page 2 of the supplement contains a stamp mount size guide!
Got one more page I need to do before Part 1 of 2013 comes out, and I need a nice high resolution (300 dpi or better PNG) scan of the outside of the Europa booklet Ukraine issued in 2013. Similar to this low res image:
I have the booklet on order form ukrposhta, and they botched the order. Working on cleaning that up.
As I went through my 2006 pages, I found some things that needed fixing. Here is what I changed:
- Page 1 – 50th Anniversary of the Europa Stamp – Completely Changed the description. The old one was horrible
- Page 1 – Herohiy Narbut – Added the name of the piece of art used on the stamp
- Page 8 – Tenth National Philatelic Exhibition – Changed the spelling of Lvov to Lviv
- Page 8 – Locomotives – Added Cyrillic letters to the description
- Page 9 – Military History of Ukraine – Cleaned up the description
- Page 9 – St. Nicholas Day – Broke up the description into multiple sentences to make if flow better
- Page 13 – City-Bus – Fixed picture of stamp.
And the files:
Scribus Files with images: Ukraine-2006
Sorry for all the typos everyone!
Anyone else collecting Ukraine should go start some posts.