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...

Friday, August 11, 2017

A Visit from Dilip, and The Limaye Inventory Spreadsheet for BB collectors is finished!

Dan Kimble, Jim Jackson, & Dilip Limaye
chatting about all things philatelic
Into the Deep Blue
Today was a very pleasant day indeed as we got to meet Dilip Limaye, who was in the area visiting family.

Dilip, Dan Kimble (of Postmark Calendar fame), and myself spent several hours discussing all things philatelic, as only stamp collectors can do with each other.

But, the really big news for users of the '69/'97 BB checklist, is Dilip, based on the checklist, has finished and completed the Excel Spreadsheet Workbook with all the A-Z Country Tabs, except the USA/Confederate States, which is available separately.

And, he is also offering Single Alphabet Counties Spreadsheets ("A" countries, "B" countries etc) individually from "A" to "Z", if the collector would rather work on the BB inventory in bite sized portions.

And, he has revised and updated the Introduction and User Guide.

O.K., but where can the collector find these goodies?


The Limaye Inventory Spreadsheet for Big Blue Collectors post.

And, for future reference, one can always locate the above post by scrolling down the left side past the "Country Posts" to the "Selected posts of interest from the blog" section.

Part of Deep Blue (Steiner) and Big Blue pulled out for examination
Out of the Blue
Dilip - On behalf of all the WW Scott International 1840-1940 Part I (Big Blue) users everywhere, we are truly grateful!

The combination, Dilip's A-Z spreadsheet and my BB checklist, offer a powerful inventory and "want list" tool for the WW BB classical era collector

One other very important outcome for BB checklist users...

Dilip and I worked together the last several months to eliminate any discrepancies between the BB checklists, and his spreadsheet. A number of errors (but, fortunately, still less than 1%) were corrected in my checklist.

The BB checklists, as of today and recently, have been updated, and reflect the elimination of these prior inadvertent errors.

If you downloaded an earlier '69/'97  checklist, and you are puzzled by a difference in a BB space(s) and your "old" checklist, compare to see if the current BB checklists explains the situation, or corrected an error.

Or, you might just want to work off the current BB checklists. !!

The BB checklists  are updated by me in real time if a checklist error is discovered. The BB checklists, as currently publish here on this blog, always reflect the latest understanding.

To keep the current checklists accurate, the posts are corrected in two places every time an error is found.


Jim Jackson

Note: Sorry, I have not kept an "errata" update list for those with "old" checklists. But, be assured that the error rate for "old" checklists is still much less than 1%.

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