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...

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Castellorizo - Bud's Big Blue

Castellorizo in Bud's Big Blue
Bud's Big Blue
Bud's Observations
Sadly, none of these are used. Used examples, if authentic, are expensive, as are the earlier overprinted French stamps.

Census: 20 in BB spaces, 8 on supplement pages

Jim's Observations
Big Blue '97, on one page,  has Italian issues from 1923-1932. There are 20 stamp spaces. The 2011 Scott Classic Specialized catalogue, beginning in 1920, has 36 major descriptions for French issues, and 49 descriptions for Italian issues after 1922. Overall, Big Blue has 24% coverage. If one excludes the French stamps (cheapest is $30+), the coverage for the Italian issues is 41%.

Like most small population island issues, the mint stamps are cheaper than genuine used stamps.

Castellorizo Blog Post and Checklist

Page 1 (Click and enlarge for examination)



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