Is there any interest in dynamic catalog numbers?

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.

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.

At Last! Tryzub Ukrainian Stamp Album 2017 Stamp Album Supplement Released!

This supplement presented quite a few challenges and my time was limited. Here are some quick highlights:

  • There were 2 imperforate stamps issued by UKRPOSHTA: The 8th Definitive Series Miniature Sheet and the Christmas Stamp. The imperfs are on their own sheet, so you can simply remove them if you choose not to collect them.
  • The 9th Definitive Series made it debut in 2017, with 3 different microprint varieties.
  • The Europa booklet was a pain. I give you 3 different ways to mount it. You decide.

Here’s a picture of the first page to whet the appetite:

Click here to get to the files

Tryzub Ukrainian Stamp Album 2016 Supplement Reissue

My fellow UPNS member Stepan Moskal is keeping me on my toes. It seems the second “Self-Stamp” issued by UKRPOSHTA is brown on color. And the description says it’s blue in color.

Here is the offending page:


I’ve removed the files from Github and placed them on my Google Drive share where all the other supplements are moving slowly.

Click here to get to the files

NOTE: These files were created in Scribus 1.5.4. You will need to download the dev version of you want to edit the original files.

Just ordered my 2017 stamps from Ukraine

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.