Time to get busy writing stamp descriptions.
I sent MICHEL’s editor an email about the second self-stamp, along with scans that Ukrposhta provided me. They assigned it a catalog number and will publish it their next issue of their Rundschau magazine.
So, expect an update to the 2022 supplement soon.
I just figured out that I messed up the definitive stamps. That’s the only page that has changed:
Files are on my Google Drive:
The Tryzub Ukrainian Stamp Album 2022 is ready with some minor caveats.
This supplement is PARTIALLY INCOMPLETE because of the following:
- The second Self-Stamp, released on November 18, 2022 does not have a MICHEL catalog number assigned yet
- The Bakhmut and Kremenchuk 2022 definitives also do not have a MICHEL catalog number. But since these stamps are a previous design with just the year microprint changed, I
have a really good guess as to what the number is going to be, so I inserted my best-guess number.
As usual, there are US Letter and A4 sized pages. But this year, I have been experimenting with Scott Nation size paper, which is 10″x11½”. With these pages I completely changed the layout and the fonts. This is more a “technical preview” than anything else.
If you do choose to print these out, you will need to use 10″x11½” paper. If you try to “shrink to fit” in your print dialog box, the boxes will be the wrong wise and the stamps will not fit.
The regular page looks like this:
The Scott size pages look like this:
The Scott-sized pages are obviously bigger, so they fit more stamps.
As usual the 7-zip file with all the stuff you need to print or hack the pages can be found on my Google Drive:
I am working on the supplement as we speak. The big holdup for me is that Ukrposhta released two self-stamps in 2022. MICHEL assigned a catalog number for the first stamp released on July 5, 2022.
But the second self-stamp, released on November 18, 2022 does not have a MICHEL number.
Since MICHEL skipped right past it in their numbering system, I can’t even guess what the MICHEL number will be.
For now, it’s going in without a catalog number, and I will release an updated page when this gets an official catalog number.
I sent an email to the editor of the MICHEL catalog a few weeks ago, but have not gotten a reply yet.
I got my 2022 stamps in from BeeUkrainian on eBay. I put most of them in mounts this evening and tried to write down stamp names and MICHEL numbers.
And, the mess begins…
- Ukraine withdrew all stamps for sale that had a V or Z on it due to the war.
- There are stamps that were supposed to come out in February, and never got released, for obvious reasons.
- MICHEL still has not issued stamp numbers for all the 2022 releases.
- There are stamps in my year set that MICHEL has not assigned a number to, and I can’t find them on Colnect. The stamp obviously exists, since I’m holding them in my hands now. But I have no idea when they came out.
- Ukrposhta has completely changed their postal mini-market. I can no longer see every stamp they issued along with the release date. Now I can only see what they have in stock for sale, and I can’t see release dates.
So, even thought I really want to get these pages done, I have a LOT of homework to do here.
Better late than never! I finally finished the “Russian Warship Go F*** Yourself!” stamp page, and here is what it looks like.
As usual, the 7zip file is on my Google Drive here:
Please read page 4 for printing instructions.
Soon as they come in, I’ll make pages ASAP. I know some people are only collecting this one stamp, so let’s make them happy.
There seems to be a lot of interest in this stamp, for obvious reasons.
If people want me to make sheets of just the F and W stamps with and without the Moskva, I need some help.
Please place the stamps in a mount and give me the exact measurements of the mount and I can put a sheet together.
For the stamps without the Moskva, I would want the stamp with the label still attached.
I can do pages for full sheets also, if you stick the full sheets in a mount and measure the mount.
I don’t have these stamps and there are a LOT of forgeries. From what I gather, these stamps were ONLY available gummed and perforated. So, if you have self-adhesive stamps, you have fakes. I am trying to get more details on this. There are a few websites that talk about forgeries, but don’t tell you what to look out for.
I’m having a little “What If…” moment. What if I could make stamp pages the same size as Scott National pages ( 10 x 11 1/2), on cream colored pages, and were a homage to Scott pages. This is what I came up with:
Obviously, printing 10 x 11 1/2 pages is a challenge for most people, so this is not practical for mass-distribution. But I think I’ll release as PDF at some point for people to comment on.