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 by the blog author, Jim Jackson, with two albums: Big Blue, aka Scott International Part 1 (checklists available), and Deep Blue, aka William Steiner's Stamp Album Web PDF pages. In addition, "Bud" offers commentary and a look at his completely filled Big Blue. Interested? So into the Blues...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A New Big Blue Blog is born!

Axel's "The Classics 1840-1940"
Into the Deep Blue
Great news for WW classical era collectors in general, and Big Blue 1840-1940 album users specifically: A new blog about filling those pages!

Axel, who lives in France, has started blogging about his newly acquired 1969 edition Big Blue.

The blog is called "The Classics 1840-1940", and the link is...


His Facebook group page is...

big blue a century of stamps 1840 - 1940


In Axel's words...

My approach will be to show the evolution of my collection and try to establish a contact between different active collectors of Scott's International Part 1 so a kind of Big Blue community might see the light where  everyone could be helped in completing it's goal by swapping  and selling his/hers stamps.

I've read the first entries, and I think it is going to be a good one.

Check it out!


  1. Date of the first blog posts is listed as 2020. Should be 2016?

  2. Thanks Jim for making some promo for the blog.

    Yes the first post is dated in 2020 this post will stay on top that way and visitors always have at first sight a picture of the Big Blue...

    hope to see you soon ....