A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzabar
A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzibar... Now what is between? For the world wide classical era philatelist and stamp collector, a country specific philatelic survey is offered with two albums: Big Blue, aka Scott International Part 1 (checklists available), and Deep Blue, aka William Steiner's Stamp Album Web PDF pages. Interested? So into the Blues...
Saturday, February 12, 2011
After 30 years of being away, I have delightfully resumed my 1840-1940 worldwide collection. After some deliberation, I settled on Scott International Volume 1 (Scott calls it Part 1) to house the accumulation. But what is this? No information on what is in this album? Rumor has it that Scott does not even have the information.
Perhaps I can help. :-)
So I propose with this blog, using Scott catalogues, to systematically comb through all the stamp illustrations/descriptions for a country and make a "checklist". And to put the results here.
Now do I have the experience? Not much. I'm a generalist- with all of the pejorative connotations. So I will make mistakes. Perhaps some howlers. So go easy on me. :-) But I would appreciate any and all constructive criticism to make this endeavor better.
And the most important attribute: I do have the compulsive/obsessive personality needed for the task.
Note: I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge Bob Skinner and his "Filling Spaces" blog. He rekindled my interest in collecting worldwide 1840-1940.
His blog, started in May 2008, documents his attempt to fill the 35,000 spaces in the Scott International Volume 1. But it is so much more; and to boot he is a true wordsmith. Thanks Bob!