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Ihello
I need pdf french colonial revenue stamps
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Dear beshergh,

This thread (rather the catalogue thread, not this discussion thread) is for the links to existing (legal) material in the internet. So, if you (or anyone else) is aware of French colonial revenue stamps listing in the internet, I would love to see the link in my tread. Unfortunately I do not know any such web page in the internet (there may still be such pages, likely in French which I do not understand). So, I cannot help you much. However, when I have time I will add there Forbin's catalogue of revenue stamps (if it is not yet there). It has been issued in 1915 and had whole world covered.

While waiting for that, please check the catalogues already listed there. Some of the regular stamp catalogues may also list revenues. If you notice that some of the catalogue descriptions are incomplete (e.g. catalogues list revenues but it is not mentioned in the description in my thread), please inform me about it and I will ammend it.

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Hello
I need french colonial revenue stamps pdf catalog
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Jean,

Could you move beshergh's post from catalogue thread to this discussion thread. His request for a catalogue doesn't belong to that thread.

Thank you.

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kuikka wrote:Jean,

Could you move beshergh's post from catalogue thread to this discussion thread. His request for a catalogue doesn't belong to that thread.

Thank you.

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Thank you Jean!

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This is a wonderful thread. Thanks Kimmo for this most useful idea!! :D

I wish to make a little update:
Belti wrote:Armenia, 2014

Armenia Stamp Catalogue by Haypost, from 2007 till 2014

http://www.haypost.am/en/stamps-years

The catalogue is available in English and it includes images of the stamps.
The link needs to be changed to:
https://www.haypost.am/en/stamps-years
(without this 's' you shall be redirected to the Armenian homepage).

Also the range is 2007 to current -- as far as I am aware they update the list with every new issue.

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Thank you Matenaser.

Kimmo - I have updated the index and the link to reflect the above changes.

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And the same is true for Georgia, too -- the range should be 1993 to present (albeit this one is not so regularly updated).

Sorry for the double update -- we have ultra-fast ninja moderators here! :wink:

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Matenaser,

Thank you for the update. I depend on everybody tell if something is not correct. There is no way how I could check everything regularily. Also, thank you for the catalogue for Burma/Myanmar. I also fully agree on Jean being ultra-fast. She seems to have telepatic reception when something is happening here. :D

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Thank you for the update! You work faster than a lightning! :wink:

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No problem Kimmo, I happened to be passing through. :D

I've fixed the Georgia link too. :D

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Thank you, Jean.

I wish I would also 'happen to be passing through' more often and also in the real life...

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Manraj,

Thank you for the information. Would you like to post it to the catalogue thread? As you know that webpage better than me you would be able to write a better description. The instruction for formatting the post is in the first post.

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Hi Kimmo

I made some updates to the index tonight, down to the bottom of page 4. I added "Regional" to "Worldwide" and put your Europe entry there. If we get more Regional catalogues we can split that off. I also put the entries under the Topical section in alphabetical order by theme.

Will try to do occasional updates as I have time, as the thread will be most useful once it's fully indexed.

Also, for the German meter stamp catalogue noted above, the link is actually a page from the International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog, which is already indexed.

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Thank you Jean for maintaining the index.

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Hi Kimmo

I had some time to kill today so I updated the index completely.

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- I deleted a redundant entry on Lighthouse stamps
- Australia and New Zealand Revenue and Railway Fee stamps - I put under both Australia and New Zealand
- King George V Silver Jubilee Omnibus issue, 1935 - I put under GB and Commonwealth
- Buzin's Birds - I put under both Belgium and Topicals
- I put Prussia under Germany
- I put Nagorno-Karabakh under Azerbaijan
- I put Christmas seals under Topical - do you want it under Worldwide instead?
- I deleted a duplicate entry on Horses

I also fixed a couple of links in various posts.

Let me know if/how you want me to split Germany into smaller sections, or if you would like any other changes/corrections.

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Jean,

Thank you very much. Looks great!

Regarding Germany, at this point I think we could split it into two parts:

Germany (including Empire, post WWI republic BRD, DDR, West Berlin and reunited Germany and any post WWII occupation zones [France and USSR have many regional issues which at this point I would include here])

German states and locals (including old states, plesbicite issues, Saar and Danzing, and occupation zones and colonies)

I think this should make it more clear for time being.

Thank you very much for maintaining the thread.

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Hi Kimmo

Have a look at Germany now and see if you would like me to move anything, my German is not great. :D

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Jean,

Thank you very much. Looks great! (as always)

Regarding these two:
• Die postwertzeichen und entwertungen der deutschen postanstalten in den schutzgebieten und im auslande; 1921 (complete)
• Die postfreimarken und die entwertungen der deutschen postanstalten in den schutzgebieten und im auslande; 1908
They are German colonies (and post offices abroad) only. Originally I thought they would go with the states. However, there is a catalogue Germany and its colonies which will stay with Germany. How do you think, would it be more logical to keep all colonies in one place or move the above colonies only catalogues with the states? When targeting as clear listing as possible, the second opinions are always important.

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Hmm, I think it would be better to keep all the colonies in one place for now, we can always change if there are more additions and a different split would make more sense.

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OK. Let's keep them the way they are. Thank you for useful opinion.

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Kimmo - Thanks for establishing an excellent index of resources, very useful indeed :!:

Unfortunately I did not see any posts concerning an online catalog or resource for stamps of Austria. More specifically I am looking for a reference listing varieties (perf, shades, papers etc) for the pre-1900 stamps of Austria. Does anyone know how to get such info, without needing to purchase the Ferchenbauer handbook, the Nettokatalog or Michel Austria Specialized?

Any help much appreciated - and it would be a another useful contribution to Kimmo's list 8) 8)

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Blaamand,

Thank you for adding Norwegian post horns.

I just added there SG Non-Commonwealth catalogue from 1904. That seems to have fairly detailed listing of Austria. I'm sure it is not complete ( = get one of the catalogues you mentioned), but should help you a bit. If you need to save it to your hard drive, I'll explain to you how to do it.

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Jean,

Thank you for maintaining the index.

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Jean,

Do you think Topicals could be devided to Animals (including fish, birds, insects etc) and others? I think that would make listing shorter and easier to read. If you think some other way to split it is better I'm open for sugestions. Also, no hurry to do it. I know I should be able to do it myself, but I don't have often time to type on computer (which would be needed for editing) and I think you do formating visually nicer than I would do.

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Kimmo,
thanks - that 1904 catalog is very interesting indeed - and I like the prices!
eg France 1871 10c on 10c - price then 50p - today £1000 :shock: :lol:
Help on how to save the file to harddrive would be appreciated :)

Still, it offered not too much details on Austria. Anyone else with ideas of good reference for varieties of Austria?

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That 1904 catalogue should have relatively good information on perforations of Austrian stamps (my catalogues are packed so I cannot compare it to Michel Austria Special) but obviously not much about paper types.

The way to save the file is when you are at the page where you land to from my link. On the left there is a box titled "view the book". At the bottom of that box there is link "HTTPS". Click that link. You get into a file list with lots of files with the same name but different types. Select there the type you want (I assume .pdf) and open it and save it. Tell me if it worked. If not, I'll see how I can help you.

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Actually Kimmo in my browser (Firefox) your link leads directly to the book and underneath are the "Download Options".

Also you don't have to open the pdf (or another format). It is quicker to right click it and then click "Save target as".

With slow internet connection and/or huge files this can cut the download time enormously

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Thanks Chris,

In some cases it gets to a page where one can easily save the book. In some other cases (when Google has scanned the book) it is not that easy but requires the route I explained.

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kuikka wrote:Jean,

Do you think Topicals could be devided to Animals (including fish, birds, insects etc) and others? I think that would make listing shorter and easier to read. If you think some other way to split it is better I'm open for sugestions. Also, no hurry to do it. I know I should be able to do it myself, but I don't have often time to type on computer (which would be needed for editing) and I think you do formating visually nicer than I would do.

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Jean, thanks.

Looks great. I'm just wondering where paleontology should belong to. After all, that is a study of animals (and plants?). Technically it is science, but philatelic point of view I think it would be more correct to put it in flora and fauna. How do you think?

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I think that would be make sense, especially since we have some dinosaur links there too.

I'll move it.

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Jean,

Thank you for maintaining this thread.

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No problem Kimmo. I see you added the 2 latest links in the index - it should be easy to maintain now that we're finally caught up! :mrgreen:

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At least I try to make sure that I do not cause backlog. With computer it is not that difficult but I don't want to take chances with my Lumia phone.

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Kimmo - thanks a lot for trying to help :D My poor internet connection offshore prohibited me from downloading the large pdf....

Seems like I will need another cataloge, as I would like to see a detailed listing of which perf varieties is applicable for each different denomination/value.
As it is now, my Scott cat gives me limited details - so my DIY virtual album pages might have empty spaces for values/perf combinations that may not even exist...?
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I showed the pages to illustrate what I need help for - define which denomination/perf combination that exists (and not too rare). Still hoping anyone may have a reference available... :oops:
Thanks for viewing, help much appreciated :D

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Blaamand,

Thank you for showing your album pages. As far as I see, that catalogue does list the perforations for each value separately. Unfortunately the edges of the pages have been cut out (meaning some data is missing). You should be able to browse the catalogue without downloading complete catalogue. That could work even over poor connection. I strongly doubt that the listing of perforations is complete (up to 1903) but the missing ones should be rare, which you may choose to leave out anyway. However, due to poor connection buying paper catalogues would make even more sense.

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Kimmo,
thanks again. Yepp, lots of perf varieties are listed :D And I note that also other countries have much more detailed listings than Scott - so this old catalog is an excellent resource for my main field of interest 8) Unfortunately I have several perf varieties not listed, and they are probably not rare at all, so the listings seems incomplete for Austria.

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True, it is incomplete.

First, it is not a specialized catalogue. Some perforations may have been left out knowingly. That is the problem with any non specialized catalogue. However, the old non specialized catalogues tend to be more detailed than current ones.

Second, it knows nothing about post 1903. Some rare perforations may have become common after that and completely new perforations may have been introduced since. That is the limitation of any old catalogue. However, they may hold details that have been discarded or forgotten since.

Just like with any catalogue, also this catalogue has both its pro's and con's. Then it is up to user to decide how to balance these.

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However, they may hold details that have been discarded or forgotten since
:wink: Excellent! I have already seen some details which at least I have not seen referred to before :mrgreen:
And now our satelitte connection in the South Atlantic Ocean has improved, so I have downloaded the pdf. Unfortunately it stopped at Guatemala... Any tips on how to get the remaining cataloge?

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Sorry, that file is broken. However, I found undownloadable edition of 1911 catalogue. The scan is better quality.

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OK - 1911 would be even better - particularily for me as I focus on pre WW1 issues . Want to share the link, Kimmo? :mrgreen:

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It is in the second to last post in my catalogue thread (where also the link to 1904 catalogue is).

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In 1911 catalogue they mention diagonal shiny varnish stripes. As far as I see, this catalogue lists only one type. In reality they exist in 3 types (differences in width and separation). This catalogue seems to also recognize paper type differences. Also designs 31-33 (also possibly in higher values) have different printings that have recognizable differences in dimensions and in the ratio of dimensions. These differences were refferred to in Michel Austria specialized but not described in detail. I have few with clearly different ratios. The differences are large enough for easy identification.

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Kimmo,
Wow, the 1911 cat is superb! No worries about undownloadable, it's always possible to printscreen and save the most interesting pages... :mrgreen: I do not have the required patience to work on different varnish stripes :? , but I find the wet-printing size differences you are mentioning quite intriguing.
Also designs 31-33 (also possibly in higher values)
I do believe the same ratio differences applies also for design 34 (?), at least I have one that is thinner and longer than another - tough not as clearly as the others
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Blaamand,

You are most welcome. I'm happy to help others when the help is appreciated. I think in 1911 catalogue you can save PDF's page by page. Saving it as one piece is not possible. So., no need for print screens. The varnish differences are so big that it is really very simple. They are 3 combinations of wide and narrow stripes and gaps. The differences are few millimeters at each case, so you can easily spot the differences. I would say it is easier than spotting different watermarks.

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Ok, thanks kimmo, I figured the varnish stripes were awkward to identify. Still they will have to wait for my 'next run' at Austria - time to move on

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Re: Discussion on Free internet stamp catalogues

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Greetings All,

I have just found this thread and am interested in pre 2nd World War South Africa.

Where can I find the index, mentioned in earlier posts, please?

Cheers,

Kev.

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Re: Discussion on Free internet stamp catalogues

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Hi Kev

There is a link to the index thread in the first post of this thread.

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