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2010ccg

11 May 2022
08:59:29am
Just an inquiry... Andorra is an interesting country with 2 separate but interchangeable postal systems (. Spain and France)

Do we have any members who collect Andorra stamps?
Are there stamp pages available for Andorra?
Any info on the stamps of Andorra will be appreciated. Cheryl
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11 May 2022
12:21:19pm
re: Questions about ANDORRA

I collect both French and Spanish Andorra, (to 2000, but have been tempted to go to modern post-2000 as well, as they only issue a handful of stamps annually). Andorra is the 6th smallest country in Europe, and it is fun to collect all the very small countries of Europe.

Historically Andorra was established in 1278 with sovereignty shared between the count of Foix (France) and the bishop of Urgel (Spain). It used to be a regular stopover on the road across the Pyrenees Mountains due to its tax free status (and the fact that many goods were contraband, so cheaper). Have driven through it many times, even recall being snow bound in August one time.

I use two Scott specialty albums to house separately the French and Spanish stamps. I have in the past printed Steiner pages as well. For France, I am only missing the 2 high value stamps in the first set, the French O/P on 10F and 20F. The second series with all the landscape stamps is fascinating, with beautiful engravings done by a number of artists. I will post photo scans of early French Andorra. For Spanish Andorra, some of the early stamps seem harder to come by, and I miss a few through 1938.

Have fun if you plan to collect these 2 areas, although I have noted some fairly steep price increases for the early higher priced stamps. Has any one noticed that Scott list Spanish Andorra before French Andorra? I wonder why?!

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11 May 2022
12:58:07pm

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It is always difficult to make sense of Scott's logic, but perhaps it is because the Spanish administration is the oldest?

Wonderful collection by the way!

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11 May 2022
01:43:08pm
re: Questions about ANDORRA

According to Wikipedia, French is the mother tongue for only 8.9% of the population. For the overwhelming majority it is either Spanish or Catalan.

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11 May 2022
01:47:19pm
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"Spanish Andorra before French Andorra? I wonder why?!"



Possibly because Espania would come before France.
Who knows why such things are done, usually some obscure reason.

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11 May 2022
10:25:52pm
re: Questions about ANDORRA

I am going to surmise that it is ANDORRA, Spanish Administration, and ANDORRE, French Administration. But then, why didn't Scott write Andorre with and E.

By the way, the principal language spoken in Andorra is Catalan.

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2010ccg

12 May 2022
06:01:33pm
re: Questions about ANDORRA

Just wondering if anyone has old Andorra/Andorre stamp album pages they aren`t using ? Message me

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13 May 2022
12:19:33pm
re: Questions about ANDORRA

Album Easy's web site has an album for each, not complete though, but certainly worth a look!

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13 May 2022
04:44:22pm
re: Questions about ANDORRA

Here is the link to the site BrightonPete mentioned.
https://www.thestampweb.com/albums/world ...

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2010ccg

13 May 2022
07:43:38pm
re: Questions about ANDORRA

Tried to open the files for Andorre/Andorra but they are in code and I`m...not sure how to change that Saved and printed the French but not the Spanish ...but will keep trying

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13 May 2022
08:01:39pm

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I just open them. It downloads to your computer then you click on the download for it to open. Sorry the Spanish did not work.

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13 May 2022
08:02:35pm
re: Questions about ANDORRA

If you click on the file names on the webpage they should download to your computer.
Go to the download button on the browser (should be at the top, probably right side) They are a zip file which if you click on them your computer will open the file.
This should give you 3 files, image, pdf, text. Clicking on the pdf will open the file for viewing or printing. Looks like they may be done for A4 size paper.

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13 May 2022
08:28:01pm
re: Questions about ANDORRA

You need to download Album Easy. Then open the files in that to create the pdf. Then you can print the pdf, or alter the file to suit what you want. My Album Easy files are different from most I have seen, with extra info for each stamp. It's also strictly ordered chronologically, except for the definitives, which are all over the place!

When I first downloaded Album Easy, I found it daunting, but eventually grew to use it almost exclusively.


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2010ccg

15 May 2022
07:24:48am
re: Questions about ANDORRA

Andorra down loaded but for some reason Spain`s Andorre won`t...not sure why

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16 May 2022
05:52:44am
re: Questions about ANDORRA

I was able to download it. I had not noticed that some albums, like this one, were exported from World Collector.

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18 May 2022
01:56:42pm
re: Questions about ANDORRA

Cheryl (2010ccg): Your timing could not be better. I have seldom seen as many Approval and Auction Andorra stamps offered as right now.
And they are going fast, so I expect we have several Andorra collectors here. Nothing beats Approvals when you decide to start a new collection country, (other than picking up a collection on pages).
rrr...

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2010ccg

11 May 2022
08:59:29am

Just an inquiry... Andorra is an interesting country with 2 separate but interchangeable postal systems (. Spain and France)

Do we have any members who collect Andorra stamps?
Are there stamp pages available for Andorra?
Any info on the stamps of Andorra will be appreciated. Cheryl

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rrraphy

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11 May 2022
12:21:19pm

re: Questions about ANDORRA

I collect both French and Spanish Andorra, (to 2000, but have been tempted to go to modern post-2000 as well, as they only issue a handful of stamps annually). Andorra is the 6th smallest country in Europe, and it is fun to collect all the very small countries of Europe.

Historically Andorra was established in 1278 with sovereignty shared between the count of Foix (France) and the bishop of Urgel (Spain). It used to be a regular stopover on the road across the Pyrenees Mountains due to its tax free status (and the fact that many goods were contraband, so cheaper). Have driven through it many times, even recall being snow bound in August one time.

I use two Scott specialty albums to house separately the French and Spanish stamps. I have in the past printed Steiner pages as well. For France, I am only missing the 2 high value stamps in the first set, the French O/P on 10F and 20F. The second series with all the landscape stamps is fascinating, with beautiful engravings done by a number of artists. I will post photo scans of early French Andorra. For Spanish Andorra, some of the early stamps seem harder to come by, and I miss a few through 1938.

Have fun if you plan to collect these 2 areas, although I have noted some fairly steep price increases for the early higher priced stamps. Has any one noticed that Scott list Spanish Andorra before French Andorra? I wonder why?!

rrr...

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11 May 2022
12:58:07pm

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re: Questions about ANDORRA

It is always difficult to make sense of Scott's logic, but perhaps it is because the Spanish administration is the oldest?

Wonderful collection by the way!

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11 May 2022
01:43:08pm

re: Questions about ANDORRA

According to Wikipedia, French is the mother tongue for only 8.9% of the population. For the overwhelming majority it is either Spanish or Catalan.

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sheepshanks

11 May 2022
01:47:19pm

re: Questions about ANDORRA

"Spanish Andorra before French Andorra? I wonder why?!"



Possibly because Espania would come before France.
Who knows why such things are done, usually some obscure reason.

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rrraphy

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11 May 2022
10:25:52pm

re: Questions about ANDORRA

I am going to surmise that it is ANDORRA, Spanish Administration, and ANDORRE, French Administration. But then, why didn't Scott write Andorre with and E.

By the way, the principal language spoken in Andorra is Catalan.

rrr....

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2010ccg

12 May 2022
06:01:33pm

re: Questions about ANDORRA

Just wondering if anyone has old Andorra/Andorre stamp album pages they aren`t using ? Message me

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13 May 2022
12:19:33pm

re: Questions about ANDORRA

Album Easy's web site has an album for each, not complete though, but certainly worth a look!

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sheepshanks

13 May 2022
04:44:22pm

re: Questions about ANDORRA

Here is the link to the site BrightonPete mentioned.
https://www.thestampweb.com/albums/world ...

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2010ccg

13 May 2022
07:43:38pm

re: Questions about ANDORRA

Tried to open the files for Andorre/Andorra but they are in code and I`m...not sure how to change that Saved and printed the French but not the Spanish ...but will keep trying

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d1stamper

13 May 2022
08:01:39pm

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re: Questions about ANDORRA

I just open them. It downloads to your computer then you click on the download for it to open. Sorry the Spanish did not work.

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sheepshanks

13 May 2022
08:02:35pm

re: Questions about ANDORRA

If you click on the file names on the webpage they should download to your computer.
Go to the download button on the browser (should be at the top, probably right side) They are a zip file which if you click on them your computer will open the file.
This should give you 3 files, image, pdf, text. Clicking on the pdf will open the file for viewing or printing. Looks like they may be done for A4 size paper.

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BrightonPete

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13 May 2022
08:28:01pm

re: Questions about ANDORRA

You need to download Album Easy. Then open the files in that to create the pdf. Then you can print the pdf, or alter the file to suit what you want. My Album Easy files are different from most I have seen, with extra info for each stamp. It's also strictly ordered chronologically, except for the definitives, which are all over the place!

When I first downloaded Album Easy, I found it daunting, but eventually grew to use it almost exclusively.


Peter

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2010ccg

15 May 2022
07:24:48am

re: Questions about ANDORRA

Andorra down loaded but for some reason Spain`s Andorre won`t...not sure why

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angore

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16 May 2022
05:52:44am

re: Questions about ANDORRA

I was able to download it. I had not noticed that some albums, like this one, were exported from World Collector.

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rrraphy

Retired Consultant
18 May 2022
01:56:42pm

re: Questions about ANDORRA

Cheryl (2010ccg): Your timing could not be better. I have seldom seen as many Approval and Auction Andorra stamps offered as right now.
And they are going fast, so I expect we have several Andorra collectors here. Nothing beats Approvals when you decide to start a new collection country, (other than picking up a collection on pages).
rrr...

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