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I'm starting a thread on Free internet stamp catalogues (http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=60568). To keep it clean for an encouraging (or not so encouraging) comments, which distract the listing I open this thread for the comments. Feel free to write here what you want but please leave the catalogue thread free of them to make it easier to find what you want.

I have placed the first listed item to the thread as a sample. I'll continue adding more material later on. Feel free to add there anything you have found. For the material that others have already posted on stamp boards, I will let them add them here. However, if they don't add them themselves, I may later on add them here myself.

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Kimmo,

Good idea for a thread.

First question:

Can The Canadian Postal Archives be included in this resource or would you consider it to be too general?

https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/02011703_e.html
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AMark wrote:Kimmo,

Good idea for a thread.

First question:

Can The Canadian Postal Archives be included in this resource or would you consider it to be too general?

https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/02011703_e.html
Thank you for your comment.

The Canada Postal Archives look to me like an online catalogue and is very much welcomed there.

Please, add it there. Just add there a note that it is an online catalogue, as it works on different logic than paper catalogues. Some people may have preferences on the format of catalogue (traditional paper catalogue versus online catalogue).

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Kimmo,

Great idea. I have links to online catalogues for Israel, Japan and Canada that I use, I will post them tonight when I'm home.

What about whole world online catalogues like Colnect (which includes numbering from different catalogues like Michel, Yvert, SG, Scott for some issues) and StampWorld.com?

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Canada stamper wrote:Kimmo,

Great idea. I have links to online catalogues for Israel, Japan and Canada that I use, I will post them tonight when I'm home.

What about whole world online catalogues like Colnect (which includes numbering from different catalogues like Michel, Yvert, SG, Scott for some issues) and StampWorld.com?

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Feel free to add them, too. For whole world, just say they are 'World' catalogues. And remember, one catalogue per post. That way it is faster to find any catalogue of a specific area one may be looking for. Also, if the catalogues are incomplete as many online world catalogues are, please make a note on that.

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AMark,

Thank you for posting the Canada catalogue.

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Great Idea - Question:

I constantly scour the internet for references on the following, and I have a few links saved:

Meters -
Perfins -
Precancels -

Would you like resources for these included as well?

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EricBismarck wrote:Great Idea - Question:

I constantly scour the internet for references on the following, and I have a few links saved:

Meters -
Perfins -
Precancels -

Would you like resources for these included as well?

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Hi Eric,

Would you first post the links here for me to check? If they are catalogue type listings they are likely to belong to here, as log as it is clearly indicated what they are. Precancels and perfins are certainly of interest to me (meters I'm not sure about but that has nothing to do with it if they belong to here) but I'm not sure yet if they belong to here.

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Hi Canada Stamper,

Thank you for posting the links. Collectively with everyone's input we will soon have a great list of resources.

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You're welcome Kimmo. I'm looking forward to see what others have found.

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Belti,

Thank you for posting the Italian catalogue.

Would you kindly edit your post by adding to the last paragraph that the catalogue is in Italian. I'm not afraid of that, even that I don't understand Italian but some others may choose not to go to foreign language sites.

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I use the Stampworld general Worldwide catalog. I find it very useful but the regular issues for all countries. It has amazing detail and includes all related countries, territories, occupations, etc. Should I add this or are you looking for something more detailed for each country?

http://www.stampboards.com/images/stampworld/en/maps/Europe/

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jimjung wrote:I use the Stampworld general Worldwide catalog. I find it very useful but the regular issues for all countries. It has amazing detail and includes all related countries, territories, occupations, etc. Should I add this or are you looking for something more detailed for each country?

http://www.stampboards.com/images/stampworld/en/maps/Europe/
Jimjung,

Feel free to add it. I look for both general and specialized catalogues.

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Dptashny,

Thank you for posting catalogues to my thread.

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EricBismarck wrote:Great Idea - Question:

I constantly scour the internet for references on the following, and I have a few links saved:

Meters -
Perfins -
Precancels -

Would you like resources for these included as well?

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Jimjung,

Thank you for posting the catalogue to my thread. However, please edit the entry to the format I have described and others have used. When the list gets long, uniform entries are much quicker to bowse through than random ones. Please, use your 1 hour window to format it.

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Here are a few examples:

Meters: - The International Meter Catalog. This is awesome. For older ones, they give values. And, in general (for the meters I have looked up) this catalog is very comprehensive.

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/International_Postage_Meter_Stamp_Catalog

They have roughly 200 countries listed. Here is just one example country link:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/International_Postage_Meter_Stamp_Catalog/Chile

Perfins:
I don't have a lot of resources for these, just a few, but here are two examples for Ceylon:
http://zenius.kalnieciai.lt/asia/srilanka/perfins/perfins.html

and

http://www.philatel2.com/jubilee/id214.htm


Cinderella Info. Again, I have a few links, most are disjointed, but useful. For instance, a short reference for the Illegal (Bogus) issues of Angola:

http://pwmo.org/illegals/illegals-angola.htm


Anyway - if you want stuff like this, I can add them.

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Eric,

Please add these catalogues, post link to the front page.

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kuikka wrote:Jimjung,

Thank you for posting the catalogue to my thread. However, please edit the entry to the format I have described and others have used. When the list gets long, uniform entries are much quicker to bowse through than random ones. Please, use your 1 hour window to format it.

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Thank you for the edit.

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Hi Kimmo

This thread is looking great. As it gets longer, do you think it would be useful to have an index added to the first post (your post), gathering all the links by country in alphabetical order, and miscellaneous ones by category (e.g. Worldwide, Topical, Back of Book, etc.)

I can offer to do that as I can edit your first post, and update the index from time to time, in consultation with you. I would list links to the actual posts, not to the online catalogues themselves - that way people have a quick way to get to the links they want and check the information without having to scroll through the entire thread. If you think it might be useful, we could see what it looks like - if you don't like it, we can remove it. :D

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Jean,

Thank you for editing that post. Also, I am grateful if you can make an index for this thread. Please, include on top of the index date of the index, so that people can see what part is not indexed. Ideally index should include country(s), title and years.

However, the first favor you can do for me is editing my first post and add in the format part to the fifth paragraph the language of the catalogue if not English.

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Thank you for posting that online catalogue.

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kuikka wrote:Jean,

Thank you for editing that post. Also, I am grateful if you can make an index for this thread. Please, include on top of the index date of the index, so that people can see what part is not indexed. Ideally index should include country(s), title and years.

However, the first favor you can do for me is editing my first post and add in the format part to the fifth paragraph the language of the catalogue if not English.

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I've edited your first post to add the comment about the language. :D Do you want to email me what you want the index to look like, and I can add it to the first post when I have a chance.

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Just a recommendation.

Leave the first post just the way it is. It informs members of the post format.

Make the second post the index page.
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Hi Norvic,

Thank you for your post. I was waiting for you. Please format your post according to the instructions in my first post.

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AMark wrote:Just a recommendation.

Leave the first post just the way it is. It informs members of the post format.

Make the second post the index page.
Mark,

I was thinking to add the index after a separator to the bottom of the first post. The second post is a catologue listing and I don't know how to insert posts (if it is even possible??)

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Canada stamper wrote:
AMark wrote:Just a recommendation.

Leave the first post just the way it is. It informs members of the post format.

Make the second post the index page.
Mark,

I was thinking to add the index after a separator to the bottom of the first post. The second post is a catologue listing and I don't know how to insert posts (if it is even possible??)

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Technically that could be done by moving the content of my second post to a new last post and replacing the content with the index.

The suggestion itself sounds good, and unless there is a better way to do it, I approve the method I described.

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kuikka wrote: Technically that could be done by moving the content of my second post to a new last post and replacing the content with the index.

The suggestion itself sounds good, and unless there is a better way to do it, I approve the method I described.

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OK Kimmo I can do that. In order to keep the post as your own though, please make a duplicate post now at the end and I will edit your original second post to be a placeholder for the Index.

I am at work and won't be home until late this evening - if you can send me a sample index format to my email, I'll make the edits when I get home.

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kuikka wrote:Technically that could be done by moving the content of my second post to a new last post and replacing the content with the index.

The suggestion itself sounds good, and unless there is a better way to do it, I approve the method I described.

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kuikka wrote:Technically that could be done by moving the content of my second post to a new last post and replacing the content with the index.

The suggestion itself sounds good, and unless there is a better way to do it, I approve the method I described.

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Kimmo,

Yes, that's one way of doing it.

There is another way but, it's a bit more complicated.
AMark,

If there is an other way and if it is not too complicated, I'd prefer that. I made the second post to be a model how to make a post and would for that reason prefer it to be the first item in the list.

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Kimmo - I made the changes, please have a look and make sure it's ok with you. I combined the first 2 posts of the discussion thread into a single post and added a placeholder for the Index in the catalogue thread.

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The way it shows to me, the two first posts are not combined. May be some other moderator (AMark?) has done his or her magic. I would not like to see two posts combined into one, because then there is in the beginning two entries in one post, which is against what I have told. :)

The rule for one entry per post is so that if you see from the top of the post that you are not interested in that catalogue, you can scroll to the next post without reading anything in that post. If there could be more entries, you need to make sure there is only one.

Anyway, the way it appears to be right now is good.

Thank you Jean and any other moderator who may have been involved.

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kuikka wrote:The way it shows to me, the two first posts are not combined.
Kimmo - I combined your first 2 posts in the Discussion thread (this one), not the one with the catalogue listings - they are still one per post. :D

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Thank you Jean,

I have to read posts better, not just those people who have failed to follow my format for posting in the Catalogue listing thread :oops:

Anyway, the combaining in this thread looks good, and I would not have noticed it if you hadn't told (looks better than before).

Thanks,

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Thank you for editing your post and Jean for posting it.

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Thank you for posting 2 catalogues in my thread.

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You're welcome Kimmo. Let me know if you want any changes to the index format.

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Jean,

Thank you for the index. It looks great.

Just one change to index (I just browswed it through and may come up with more when I have had more time to digest it). I'd like to move the 'Imperial China to Taiwan' catalogue to be listed under Taiwan, not China. First, most of the stamps there are Taiwanese and everyone collecting Taiwan or China knows that early Chinese stamps can be found under both countries. Second, my wife is Taiwanese (and is certain she is not Chinese), and I may end up in domestic dispute over the issue if not changed :D . The first one is more important for others and the second for me.

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Well, without getting into politics :mrgreen: , I meant "China" to be a catch-all for Imperial China (pre-1912), Republic of China/Taiwan, PRC, Manchukuo, other Japan occupation of China, China provinces, etc. I suggest it's a better general term for gathering all these related areas to try and keep the groupings simple in the index. In deference to your wife :D , I edited my detailed post to change the title to "Imperial China (pre-1912) and Republic of China (Taiwan), Current". Will this be ok? I will of course defer to you as owner of the thread. (I am Chinese, but when I say that, I'm referring to my ethnicity, not my nationality, which is Canadian :D :D )

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Hi Jean,

Depending on how other similar situations are treated, this may be acceptable. We have currently two Congo's, would you put them together? How about Sudan and Southern Sudan? South and North Korea? Also without getting into politics, at the present Taiwan is de facto independent country (although not recognized). I think it should be treated at the same way.

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Good morning Kimmo,

I guess I'm a Lumper rather than a Splitter :D :D .

The website that I linked to is maintained by the Chunghwa Post Co, formerly called the Directorate General of Posts, which is the postal service of Taiwan. I have a beautiful hardcover colour catalogue published by the Directorate in 1996 which follows the same numbering system as on the website. The title of my catalogue is "Postage Stamp Catalogue of the Republic of China 1878-1996". :D

I wasn't sure from your post if you still want me to move that link to Taiwan - but then should I leave the Manchukuo listing under China? I guess I figured it would be easier to browse the index if we kept a smaller number of more general groupings (so "China" here would be for the region, not any particular political designation - my natural instinct as a "Lumper" was to put both the listings together :mrgreen: ). We may have to adjust the index as more catalogues are listed - also what to do about countries that have undergone several name changes? Or situations like Yugoslavia and ex-Yugoslavia States? (My tendency as a "Lumper" would be to put them all together under "Yugoslavia and Ex-Yugoslavia States").

Let me know.

Jean

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johnrcrow wrote:Kimmo

Johncrow here. Is the following OK for you?


German Reich Inflation period

Detailed look at my German Inflation era Postage Stamps, 1921-1923

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Looks good, I made just a little tweak to the entry. Please post it.

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Canada stamper wrote:Good morning Kimmo,

I guess I'm a Lumper rather than a Splitter :D :D .

The website that I linked to is maintained by the Chunghwa Post Co, formerly called the Directorate General of Posts, which is the postal service of Taiwan. I have a beautiful hardcover colour catalogue published by the Directorate in 1996 which follows the same numbering system as on the website. The title of my catalogue is "Postage Stamp Catalogue of the Republic of China 1878-1996". :D

I wasn't sure from your post if you still want me to move that link to Taiwan - but then should I leave the Manchukuo listing under China? I guess I figured it would be easier to browse the index if we kept a smaller number of more general groupings (so "China" here would be for the region, not any particular political designation - my natural instinct as a "Lumper" was to put both the listings together :mrgreen: ). We may have to adjust the index as more catalogues are listed - also what to do about countries that have undergone several name changes? Or situations like Yugoslavia and ex-Yugoslavia States? (My tendency as a "Lumper" would be to put them all together under "Yugoslavia and Ex-Yugoslavia States").

Let me know.

Jean

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Hi Jean,

If you put ex-Yugoslavia (and similar entries) together I have no objection to have there a section for 'China and Taiwan area' (or something similar, then it is not a political statement :) ). That can include anyformer states or colonies in that area (Manchukuo etc.) and any current entity that belongs to either one (Hong Kong etc.). It is in general good to lump related areas together if the listing is short. However, if the listing gets long it is better to split them, but that can be done later if need rises.

Thank you for including my latest addition to the index.

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Thank you for posting at least 7 coatalogues to this thread (may be more are coming as I type this post).

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Hi John,

Thank you for posting your thread here. If you have other similar threads, feel free to post them, too.

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Kimmo,

The thread is starting to take shape.

One recommendation with regards to the index.

At the moment the links, to specific posts, under the country headings look like they are lumped together. At first glance, it's difficult to distinguish one from the other. Have you thought about indexing each post with a different number?

For example:

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  • 8.1 Part 1, Stanley Gibbon's Priced Catalogue of Stamps of the British Empire, 1912; 1840-1912
    8.2 History of Railway Letter Stamps (GB and Ireland), 1891-1901
    8.3 Machin Security Definitive Stamps - the Norvic Checklist; 2009-current
    8.4 The Connoisseur Catalogue of Machin Stamps and Decimal Definitives
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AMark wrote:Kimmo,

The thread is starting to take shape.

One recommendation with regards to the index.

At the moment the links, to specific posts, under the country headings look like they are lumped together. At first glance, it's difficult to distinguish one from the other. Have you thought about indexing each post with a different number?

For example:

8. Great Britain and general Commonwealth
  • 8.1 Part 1, Stanley Gibbon's Priced Catalogue of Stamps of the British Empire, 1912; 1840-1912
    8.2 History of Railway Letter Stamps (GB and Ireland), 1891-1901
    8.3 Machin Security Definitive Stamps - the Norvic Checklist; 2009-current
    8.4 The Connoisseur Catalogue of Machin Stamps and Decimal Definitives
No I haven't thought it yet, so, thank you for thinking :) . I think you are correct. We need to think if numbering is going to be best option or if there are other options. However, your suggestion is good. Thank you for it.

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Kimmo,

For a single link under a heading, it's not a problem. But it becomes a lump of text for multiple entries.
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