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Development Notes

Contacts - Footnote Conventions - Fractions - Images - Page Credits - Scott designations - Sources - Images needed

Images
Many of the images on the new pages are from from David Olson's website. The newer images there are 700p in height. Those images are used on the site but reduced to half size (350 high), but retaining the original quality.
Images from other sources are shown at the original size, subject to a max height of 350p.
Many of the images from the original site are significantly smaller than that (as was appropriate at the time) and the intention is to replace them in due course. Images needed.

Page background colour x'ffffef'
yellow #fce100


FICC#s
Frequently used FICC IDs:

169
Jesper Andersen
91
Tim Balm
181
Nick Blackburn
2
E. Clark Buchi
210
Louis Laflamme
1
David Olson
175
Edo Rajh
18
Kurt Streepy
10
Bob Sylvester
[14]
Floyd A. Walker
 
 


Page Credits
The original site was written and developed by Jesper Andersen: it is one of the most significant acheivements of FICC and the Club will be forever in his debt. The redevelopment is by Nick Blackburn. On the country detail pages (but nowhere else) credit is given to the original writer. There are two reasons for this: firstly, it is only fair to give Jesper his due and (this being written by Nick B), for me to take the blame where necessary. Secondly, it is hoped that other members of FICC will contribute to the page research and they should be given credit too.

The current credits are:


Sources
For the first two pages of catalogue, the information sources have been cited in some detail as the pages are rewritten. Consideration is being given to having a single list of references which are then cited by number. One potential problem is to decide on a numbering system because the list is bound to grow over time: simple numbering will become unweildy. Here is the first draft of the list.

Ref
Author / Catalog Title
Date
Edn.
Publisher
   
 
JM1
Mackay, J The World of Classic Stamps 1840-1870
1972
Putnam, New York
JM2
Mackay, J The Guinness Book of Stamps
1988
2nd
Guiness Publishing, London
JM3
Mackay, J Philatelic Terms Illustrated
2003
4th
Stanley Gibbons, London
JM4
Mackay, J 1800 Stamps of the World
2007
1st
Southwater, London
KW1
Wood, KA This is Philately (3 vols.) 1982
1st
Van Dahl Pub., Alany, USA
LMW1 Williams, LN & M Rare Stamps 1967   Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London
MiK
Michel ↓ Michel Klassik Katalog Europa 1840-1900
2007
Schwaneberger Verlag GmbH ↓
Mi1
  Michel Mitteleuropa 2006    
Mi2
  Michel Südwesteuropa 2007    
Mi3
  Michel Südeuropa 2007    
Mi4
  Michel Südosteuropa 2009    
Mi6
  Michel Westeuropa 2006    
Mi9
  Michel Mittl- und Ostasian 2006    
         
         
Mink1
Minkus Minkus New Worlwide Stamp Catalog, Vol One 1970   Minkus Publications, New York
Mink2
Minkus Minkus New Worlwide Stamp Catalog, Vol Two 1969   Minkus Publications, New York
NB
Nick Blackburn I copy some text and images from my web site.      
ScA
Mucha, L & Hlinka, B The Scott Stamp Atlas 1987
1st
Scott (US) Orbis (UK)
ScC
Scott Scott Classic Specialised Catalogue
2003
10th
Scott, Sidney, OH
ScS
Scott Scott Standard Catalogue 2009 (6 vols.) 2008 165th Scott, Sidney, OH
SYB
Paxton, J. (ed.) The Statesman's Year-Book Historical Companion 1988
1st
Macmillan Press, London
RJS
Sutton, RJ The Stamp Collector's Encyclopaedia
1959
5th
Stanley Paul & Co., London
SGGBC Stanley Gibbons ↓ Gibbons GB Concise 2010
25th
Stanley Gibbons, London ↓
SGP1
  Gibbons Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840-1952
2003
106th
 
SGP2
  Gibbons Part 2 Austria & Hungary
 
SGP3
  Gibbons Part 3 Balkans
1998
4th
 
SGP4
  Gibbons Part 4 Benelux
2003
5th
 
SGP5
  Gibbons Part 5 Czechoslovakia and Poland
 
SGP6
  Gibbons Part 6 France
 
SGP7
  Gibbons Part 7 Germany
2011
9th
 
SGP8
  Gibbons Part 8 Italy & Switzerland
1997
5th
 
SGP9
  Gibbons Part 9 Portugal & Spain
1984
2nd
 
SGP10
  Gibbons Part 10 Russia
1999
5th
 
SGP11
  Gibbons Part 11 Scandinavia
 
SGP12
  Gibbons Part 12 Africe since Independence A-E
1981
1st
 
SGP13
  Gibbons Part 13 Africe since Independence F-M
 
SGP14
  Gibbons Part 14 Africe since Independence N-Z
 
SGP15
  Gibbons Part 15 Central America
2007
3rd
 
SGP16
  Gibbons Part 16 Central Asia
 
SGP17
  Gibbons Part 17 China
2006
7th
 
SGP18
  Gibbons Part 18 Japan & Korea
 
SGP19
  Gibbons Part 19 Middle East
 
SGP20
  Gibbons Part 20 South America
 
SGP21
  Gibbons Part 21 South-East Asia
 
SGP22
  Gibbons Part 22 United States
2000
5th
 
SGS
Stanley Gibbons ↑ Gibbons Simplified 2004 (4 vols.)
2003
69th
Stanley Gibbons, London ↑
TB
Tim Balm (FICC#91) has provided numerous images.      
YTC
  Yvert & Tellier Classiques du Monde
2010
Yvert & Tellier, Amiens

Several web sites have proved repeatedly useful as sources of both information and images. These include:

Here's an extract from SG's 2016 product list showing the specialised catalogues and a few others that might be of interest (were they not so expensive).


Coding fractions in HTML
1/2 → ½ or ½
1/4 → ¼ or ¼
3/4 → ¾ or ¾
1/8 → ⅛ or ⅛
3/8 → ⅜ or ⅜
5/8 → ⅝ or ⅝
7/8 → ⅞ or ⅞
1/3 → ⅓
2/3 → ⅔
1/5 → ⅕
2/5 → ⅖
3/5 → ⅗
4/5 → ⅘
1/6 → ⅙
5/6 → ⅚

or (<sup>15</sup>/<sub>16</sub>) 15/16

Tick ✔ &#10004;

Thanks to stackoverflow.

Arrows are here. ←↑→↓ &#8592; 3, 4, 5

character-code.com

Hierarchy of footnotes *§.

asterisk
&#42;
*
dagger
&#134; or &dagger;
double dagger
&#135; or &Dagger;
section sign
&#167; or &sect;
§
§
vertical bar
&#124; (single bar)
|
||
pilcrow
&#182; or &para;
&#182;

schott

Schott's version is: dagger, double dagger, asterisk, section, double asterisk, triple asterisk, four dots, asterisk in a circle, bendy square, triangle, diamond. HTML has:

*
§
Θ ⊗
¤
Δ
&dagger;
&Dagger;
&#42;
&sect;
&there4;
&Theta; &otimes;
&#164; or &curren;
&Delta;
&loz;
dagger
double dagger
asterisk
section
double asterisk
triple asterisk
four dots
asterisk in a circle
currency sign
triangle
lozenge
- - * -

Incidentally, three dots is a horizontal ellipsis … (&#133; or &hellip;). and <span style="colour:red">&dagger;</span>.


Updating contacts
edit main/contact.php and ficc/main/contacts_c.shtml


Scott designations
Source

Prefix Category Other prefixes used by more than one country include the following:
C
M
P
N
O
Q
J
RA
B
E
MR
Air Post
Military
Newspaper
Occupation - Regular Issues
Official
Parcel Post
Postage Due
Postal Tax
Semi-Postal
Special Delivery
War Tax
H
I
CO
CQ
RAC
CF
CB
CBO
CE
EY
S
G
GY
MC
Q
NC
NO
NJ
NRA
NB
NE
QY
AR
RAJ
RAB
F
EB
EO
QE
Acknowledgment of Receipt
Late Fee
Air Post Official
Air Post Parcel Post
Air Post Postal Tax
Air Post Registration
Air Post Semi-Postal
Air Post Semi-Postal Official
Air Post Special Delivery
Authorized Delivery
Franchise
Insured Letter
Marine Insurance
Military Air Post
Military Parcel Post
Occupation - Air Post
Occupation - Official
Occupation - Postage Due
Occupation - Postal Tax
Occupation - Semi-Postal
Occupation - Special Delivery
Parcel Post Authorized Delivery
Postal-fiscal
Postal Tax Due
Postal Tax Semi-Postal
Registration
Semi-Postal Special Delivery
Special Delivery Official
Special Handling

Security and other code
Zubrag - password code
Stackoverflow - images
blank link - <a href="link.php" style="text-decoration:none;color:#ffffef">xxx</a>
Stackoverflow - back button - Go Back or Back

w3schools Slideshow

Random image code, Will Botranger.


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