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Posted 04/09/2010   5:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add abohart to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
There's been some discussion about a Belgian precancel catalog, and I'd love to acquire one of those as well, but what I'd really like to find is a Belgian precancel album. Is there such a creature?

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Posted 04/09/2010   7:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Christopher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
At this moment I have double checked a Variety of websites and contacted a few dealers all have stated,that they have not seen or heard of a precancel album. I would state that maybe you might wish to one of the first to create one. Christopher
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Posted 04/09/2010   7:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add plsllvn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Does anyone know if the precancel info is in a spreadsheet format?
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Posted 04/09/2010   8:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add abohart to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Christopher,
I would be tempted to do exactly that, except for the fact that I don't have a catalog to work from...

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Posted 04/09/2010   10:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Official Catalogus has the Belgian precancels in it.
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Posted 04/10/2010   09:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add abohart to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah, yes it does, but as established over in the other thread, the catalog is virtually impossible to find as well. :(

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Posted 04/10/2010   09:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wasn't aware of that
I have the catalog, and thought it was common.

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Posted 04/10/2010   12:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ryan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The COB is common, correct. But the Belgian precancel catalogue (published by the same guys) is much more difficult to find. The COB only lists the typographed precancels, none of the hand roller precancels are included. And there are far more hand rolled precancels than typographed precancels. In 1913, the year of the original stamp we were talking about, there are 8 different typographed precancels and 171 different hand rolled precancels, not including the different orientations of the precancel found so far - when you include those, it bumps up to 420 different or something like that.

And to make matters worse, the newer COB doesn't seem to include any of the town precancels any longer. Only the generic ones (1938 and later) are included. At least, that's the case with my copy, which is a 2007 Flemish edition.

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Posted 04/10/2010   1:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


I too am not aware of a Belgian precancel album.

I made my own album by following the COB catalogue. My version is the 1997 edition and I used "Word" for the album itself.

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Posted 04/10/2010   7:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Aha, I see.
Thanks for that clarification, Ryan.
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Posted 04/11/2010   08:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add abohart to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, I see now... I didn't realize there were two different catalogs there.

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Posted 06/10/2015   2:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Zenz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is a Belgium precancel album, in the form of the Steinner pages on Stampalbums.com. 23 pages for general and 28 pages for local. At least in my 2004 CD.
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Posted 06/10/2015   3:01 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Belgian pre-cancel pages here - scroll down the Europe section.

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Thanks Geoff, I had not seen these before. I may try them.
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Posted 06/10/2015   4:12 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've used a lot of pages from this site - mainly for French Colonies, which are, I think, amended Steiner pages avec Yvert numbers. I was thinking about the pre-cancels, but got sidetracked.
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