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Posted 10/13/2016   5:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For Estonia I use the Philately and Postal History Catalogue (Hurt and Ojaste, 1986). It's the only serious reference for the country (along with an electronic supplement in PDF format issued in 1989, I think), but very difficult to find these days. It's bilingual English and German, and runs to 768 pages.

Latvia will present a few more difficulties as I don't have any handbooks. My research will mainly be trying to track down any references to Viktor Indra and his family, and why people visited various towns under occupation and sent him covers. It seems he may have had a son in the military, judging by some of the Feldpost covers sent to him, but also plenty of other colleagues sending him nice covers. There are even covers from Estonia after it had been invaded by the Soviets, so his connections must have been good. He has a small Internet presence already which may open up a few more threads. I may search for a copy of Hoffmann when I start to lose ambition or patience!
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Posted 10/13/2016   5:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My 2017 Scott US Specialized arrived today along with some mounts, tongs, and stock sheets for use as organizing. I had ordered it Tuesday from Amosadvantage. A quick look at the change section shows no renumbering of issues but some minor varieties added. My preference has been Subway but for small orders shipping is less.
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Posted 10/13/2016   5:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dkabq8 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sometime in the previous century I bought a box of 2.5"x4.25" glassine envelopes for storing stamps. I recently found the need for the envelopes. And while most of them are what I expected (new and empty), about 70 of them have stamps in them.

I have just started sorting them into stockpages so that I can figure out what I have. So far it is a mix of mint and used; mostly Europe; pre-1945. Looks like I won't be needing to buy any stamps for the next couple of months.
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Posted 10/14/2016   02:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicalStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 10/14/2016   03:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Morten, check your mail! I think this is the only copy available on the web I bought my copy from here as well.
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Posted 10/14/2016   8:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Slightly off topic........dkabq8's comment about finally using some glassines he bought last century reminded me of my best oversight. In 2013, I finally got around to integrating, into my Big Blue albums, a small collection of classic Montenegro that I bought in 1975.
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Posted 10/15/2016   08:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Collentify to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 10/15/2016   08:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add knuppster59 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mounted the covers that GS helped me with in another thread on here.
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Posted 10/16/2016   07:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add heinz55 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Read an email from Guillermo Jalil, stamps dealer in Argentina, reminding me that I have not made any offer from his list of stamps to be auctioned. After some hundreds of items I gave up due to watering eyes. Only then I noticed that the auction was already on Oct. 13th and the eamil was of Oct. 10th. But at least I found 2 inverted overprints I can try to get if they are not sold.
Email is sent.
As the sun is out for the last time this autumn (says the forecast) I'll go out and catch a few rays in my face which is already losing its summer tan.
Enjoy your autumn!
Heinz
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Posted 10/16/2016   08:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ddreisba to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I started mounting my Wurtenberg stamps in a new Palo album for German States I just got. Not easy, as I am a complete beginner at German stamps. Tomorrow I will start with my German stamps (Reich).

Is there any way to do an umlaut in this system?

Don
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Posted 10/16/2016   11:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I order some US stamps that I needed to fill a few holes from a dealer on zillionsofstamps. It is nice to see can get a 1c stamp for 5c.

It is amazing about using some of these stamps many time 40 years ago I find I need it for my collection.
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Posted 10/16/2016   12:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tommtomm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
-> Is there any way to do an umlaut in this system?

I can't try it on my computer, but I found this for making "Umlaute" on English/US keyboards. Hope it works ...

Right ALT GR key + Shift + q
Right ALT GR key + q
Right ALT GR key + Shift + p
Right ALT GR key + p
Right ALT GR key + Shift + y
Right ALT GR key + y
Right ALT GR key + s

For Mac users it should be "alt + u" ... plus the a/o/u
AND "alt s" for the ""

Or you make a notepad with all special characters and copy them if needed. That's how I write my , ...

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And if you try to find Wurtenberg stamps on the net, you should search for Wrttemberg (with double t and m).
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Posted 10/16/2016   1:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dkabq8 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What is the "GR" key?
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Posted 10/16/2016   2:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tommtomm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is the second alt key - the key next to the space bar on the right.
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Posted 10/17/2016   07:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ddreisba to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks,









Thanks, Tommtomm, but the umlaut attempt didn't work. Back when I was occasionally working in German, the version of Word I was then using did umlauts with Ctrl + " and then type the vowel, and it would turn up with two dots above it. No longer.

I do know how to spell Wurttemberg. Just forgot for a senior moment because I was disconcerted about no umlaut.

Don



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