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Soundcrest
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10 Oct 2020
05:07:20am

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Hi,

A member here sent me a personal email with a link to an online site that had blow ups of the images of the early US issues that showed easy to see differences in said issues. Sadly I have lost that bookmark, and deleted the email. Does anyone know of an online reference? Thanks!

Greg
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11 Oct 2020
04:24:11am
re: Early US Stamp Identification

Hi,

The ones I can think of are:

StampSmarter
The Swedish Tiger

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11 Oct 2020
05:47:49am

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re: Early US Stamp Identification

I think StampSmarter was the one, but looking at it The Swedish Tiger is even better. Thanks!

Greg

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11 Oct 2020
06:27:30am
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"...but looking at it The Swedish Tiger is even better. "


I am coming off spending two solid weeks of work (80-90 man hours) to migrate Stamp Smarter to a new hosting company. (The old hosting company had worsening performance over the last year.) I also had to dig into my pocket to fork out significant amounts of money to make the switch and am now incurring higher monthly costs. Stamp Smarter is a non-commercial, personal website which solely exists to promote the hobby. It not only helps hobbyists but also helps anyone like Greg who puts food on his table from this hobby.

Nothing like logging into this community and seeing this kind of comment. Why not just say ‘thanks’ or ‘thank you for the Swedish Tiger link, it was what I am looking for’?
Don
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11 Oct 2020
08:58:18am
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Don –

I think the comment reflects the fact that people seem to have forgotten how to measure their words before they speak. I don’t believe schools teach the finer aspects of the English language anymore so it is difficult to interpret the intent of any statement.

First – thank you for providing an award winning website that is both educational and z joy to visit. I sent a link to my sister a couple of years ago – she is not a stamp collector but spent a couple of hours exploring your site and found it fascinating…

Second – comparing StampSmarter and The Swedish Tiger is an apples to oranges comparison. While I use both sites I use yours as a tool for identification 90 per cent of the time because it is set up to explore – I find myself off on enjoyable tangents. It is enjoyable to poke around and discover things . I find the other site more channeled and my average time spent much shorter. Some people will like apples better, some will be more comfortable with oranges. I don’t see Greg’s statement as having any negative connotations at all but can understand why you might.

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11 Oct 2020
08:59:01am

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Oh, good grief.

The man is entitled to his own opinion.


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11 Oct 2020
09:14:20am
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? WHAT ?
Post a question - get a response - say Thanks - Get ridiculed
WOW

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11 Oct 2020
12:04:01pm
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"Oh, good grief. The man is entitled to his own opinion."



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"Post a question - get a response - say Thanks - Get ridiculed WOW "



I have no issues with constructive criticism, but he offers no insight or suggestions that I can take away to make improvements. Something like ‘I think the images are better because they are detailed’ or ‘I find the navigation harder on this site’ at least gives me something to work with.

As for the ‘get ridiculed WOW’, I do not think that I ridiculed him at all. I was making the point that I was just coming off pouring a large amount of hours into the site and how a post like this is demoralizing.

If I came into this forum and posted ‘the SCF forum is better than Stamporama forum’ what would the responses be? Not only would there be plenty of push back but a post like that would not be productive and would be a slight to Roy and the rest of the people who pour their time and effort into making this a good community.

Lastly, I am coming off 4 operations in the last 5 months and have another this week; this is probably contributing to my poor morale.

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"…I don’t see Greg’s statement as having any negative connotations at all …"



I agree, but it does not make it less demoralizing. I also agree that the two sites are ‘apples and oranges’, for example Stamp Smarter is a exponentially larger website than Swedish Tiger. In the context of the original post seeking ‘blow ups of the images of the early US issues’ Stamp Smarter easily has thousands and thousands of more detailed images than Swedish Tiger. Overall Stamp Smarter has almost half million files (80+ GBs) including countless detailed images. But I am just guessing, Greg’s post had nothing indicating what he felt was better or worse.
Don


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As an example of number of detailed images, Stamp Smarter has over 6000 1851-57 1C Franklin images and over 5000 1851-57 3C Washington images. These high resolution images are organized by plates and positions. There are also plating and position images being worked on for US #1 and US #2.

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11 Oct 2020
05:39:32pm

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re: Early US Stamp Identification

I had no idea that the site was owned by anyone here in sor. I am not a participant in most discussions here so if others knew about it don't assume I am part of that group. If your ownership was mentioned in the past I had no way of knowing. Sorry.

As to why, yes the images are better. Honestly I would prefer checking against a book that had 8 1/2 x 11 images but the internet is the best I have. Download blowup and save

Greg

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11 Oct 2020
07:39:03pm
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"I have an icon on my laptop for stampsmarter.org but it's been months since I used it. Stampsmarter is a wonderful resource site for collectors in general, and collectors of American stamps and postal history in particular. I checked out the pages on Postal Cards, and it's perfect for cataloguing SWMBO's collection of postal cards. I must remember to use the site more regularly."

I submitted a roughly similar request for help on another SoR forum 3 days ago. I received a suggestion to use stampsmarter.org. Although I have the site on my favourites list I had forgotten to use it for some time. On visiting the website my question was answered easily. I was happy to do what my parents taught me, which is to thank people who go out of their way to help you. I'm pleased to submit above my response to show my thanks for the recommendation and the value of this site.

Without wishing to comment on this discussion, contributors on message boards should consider how irritating, disrespectful, and hurtful short messages can be.

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