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General Philatelic/Gen. Discussion : Found my Ponta Delgarda page in my Big blue

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philb
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08 Jan 2019
08:47:09pm

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i had been searching for a place to mount Ponta Delgarda stamps in my Scott Internationals, now while working on something else i found it sharing a page with Roman States !
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Steve
09 Jan 2019
05:06:12pm
re: Found my Ponta Delgarda page in my Big blue

Phil,

Mine shows up following Portuguese India!

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philb
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09 Jan 2019
05:24:22pm

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re: Found my Ponta Delgarda page in my Big blue

In Michaels album also..but here i am after Romania sharing half a page with Roman States ! I have one stamp also..the 115 value unused.

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09 Jan 2019
06:45:33pm
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One of the many reasons I enjoy collecting Big Blue. I'd probably be blissfully unaware that Ponta Delgada even existed had it not been for those empty spaces under the odd name. I had to go do a bit of reading just now to catch up on several decades of missed geography!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponta_Delgada

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10 Jan 2019
12:35:08am
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There have been several renditions of Volume 1 of the International Albums. It is a tragic mess. Those small areas have been moved around many times. Scott really should go back and redo their Volumes 1 through 4 in particular to make the pages work in union with each other. There are other changes that should be made, but that will have to wait until after I buy Scott.

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Steve
10 Jan 2019
10:28:07am
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"...but that will have to wait until after I buy Scott. "



Michael, do you have a Go Fund Me page yet? I'll kick in a few bucks.

Happy

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10 Jan 2019
11:49:33am
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Steve, I never thought of using that method to get the funds. I had been relying on the PowerBall to try to get it. I wonder what Amos Media would think if I actually started that!

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10 Jan 2019
01:15:34pm

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re: Found my Ponta Delgarda page in my Big blue

Wait , my eyes are tearimg...i have to get a hanky.Happy

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10 Jan 2019
03:29:17pm

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The main thing that bothers me about the Scott International albums is how incomplete they are. When i started with a few Scott Internationals i felt i had arrived at last..until i found out how incomplete they are ...My 1969 Portugal page contains spaces for 15 stamps as opposed to the Scott catalog which has 25 stamps for Portugal.

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10 Jan 2019
04:57:37pm
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Once you get past the mid-cities, they get much better. In the 1980s they use the same format for the pages as the specialty pages, less most of the souvenir sheets, and most back-of-the-book outside of semi-postal and air mail.

Prior to the mid 1960s, however, the pages often do not contain spaces for complete definitive sets, although the stamps are easily obtained, AND there is usually enough space on the page to include the stamps. They also usually do not contain spaces for definitive sets with different perfs or watermarks, and like in Sweden, do not contain spaces for most of the coil stamps when the same designs have booklet stamps. In the 1980s, they got stupid and did not include stamps that came in blocks of 4 (see South Africa for perfect examples of that). They got smart again, and included them after enough people complained.

When I talked to Scott many years ago about the ridiculously high prices for the international pages, and the omission of so many stamps and even countries, I was told that the International album provides only a representative number of stamps that people could afford to buy. More expensive stamps are omitted. Well, I know of plenty of minimum value stamps that are omitted too. Scott also stated that their Standard Catalogs are the same, which is the reason why major catalog numbers are missing from the catalogs from the 1840-1940 period.

I thought when they broke Volume 1 into four parts that they had edited it to be user friendly and include many more stamps. (Hey, four parts should mean more pages that mean more stamps to bring in all those missing from the older single part Volume 1.) Was I mistaken. All they did was break it out into four parts and charge quadruple the original price.

And they complain people aren't buying printed albums. Oh well.....

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10 Jan 2019
06:24:27pm

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And the worldwide stamp albums of the 1920s and before contained the attractive images of the higher value stamps that you wouid never known existed if you used the Scott Internationals. Stamp collecting even at the intermediate level is not an inexpensive hobby considering the cost of catalogs etc.

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10 Jan 2019
07:08:55pm
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The Scott International Browns had all the stamps. The Browns were the forerunner of the Scott Specialized Albums. The Scott International Blues of that era were similar to today's Scott International.

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