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Posted 02/16/2017   10:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicalStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is very easy to backup/migrate/mirror etc. a Wordpress site.
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For SWH, all that is required is administrative credentials to WP, then install the plugin, and migrate everything to a new webhost. Will take a few hours depending on the amount of data.
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Posted 02/17/2017   2:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jkjblue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Gift that Gerben van Gelder has given to us WW collectors

From http://bigblue1840-1940.blogspot.com


Gerben van Gelder
Stamp World History
We were in The Hague (Den Haag) last year March for an extended visit with our daughter, who works there, and one of my philatelic goals was to meet the author of the magnificent Stamp World History http://www.stampworldhistory.com/ website, Gerben van Gelder.

Gerben had only started his website in June, 2015, yet he was publishing fully formed historical philatelic profiles, and his unbelievably accurate maps of countries almost daily. I had marveled at his superhuman output, and he said he had been preparing many years for this, and we were now witnessing the fruits.


German East Africa
His philatelic maps are unlike any other that have been published before. They are information dense, they are layered, and they reward close study.

Note his German East Africa map show the German offices and local issues, the Caravan route!, the towns, villages and dates, and the areas covered by the Belgian, British (several), and Portuguese occupation issues. And this is one map, based on study of original materials and resources. !

And the country entry is accompanied by a historically dense essay, which illuminates his synthesis maps.

Multiply this one map and historical accompaniment shown here by 373: the number of country profiles published until his last (Belarus), on November 28, 2016, and one can perhaps begin to understand the gift he has given philately, and WW collectors in particular.

He was quite clear that his maps and materials were allowed to be used freely (non commercially) by collectors for their own studies. A source acknowledgement of Stamp World History was all he requested.


jkjblue and spouse in the low countries
I contacted him, and arranged for him to meet me by the Binnenhof, in Den Haag, near the train station. He would travel from Ultrecht, near his home town. We would perhaps have some Poffertjes with powdered sugar and butter.

But he called me that morning, as he was too sick to come that day. Life had thrown him a curve ball, and he was battling a serious illness, including chemotherapy.

It dawned on me that may be the reason he was covering Africa, the Middle East, South America, and Oceania first. Those were the parts of the world where he could contribute the most, as the philatelic history (and maps) were more terra incognita. Europe could wait.

My understanding is there were several countries still being prepared when he could work no more.

So readers and world wide collectors, enjoy his legacy - it was meant for us.

And perhaps ponder a bit on the genius - yes genius! - of Gerben van Gelder.
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Lovely post, Jim.
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Posted 02/17/2017   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Renden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your post, J - very appreciated
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Posted 02/18/2017   05:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbcev80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Jim

Great tribute to Gerben!

Jerry B
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This was posted today at Stamp World History http://www.stampworldhistory.com/ under Heath News..

"Dear all,

I regret to inform you that Gerben has unfortunately passed away on December 31st, 2016, after a long and hard battle against cancer.

I, his daughter, want to personally thank all of you for visiting his site, helping him and supporting him in each and every way. Gerben put his heart and soul into Stamp World History and truly enjoyed writing these profiles.

Stamp World History will remain open for at least another year, but no new content will be added.

If you would like to contact us (his family), you can reach us on the following e-mail address: (email address available at the Stamp World History website under "Health News")

Gerben will be missed.

Faithfully,
His loving family."

Good to know that his family appreciates the work he has done, and that the site will be available for at least a year. I suspect they haven't yet determined what to do with it long term.

Jerry B. - Would you feel comfortable making a discrete inquiry at some point, and let them know that there has been an offer to host the site?
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Hi Jim

I do not have a problem asking Selma. Send me some details by e-mail and I will send them to her.

In order to preserve the site I probably should also ask about the WORDPRESS files and/or access to his site.

Jerry B

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Very useful site. Some amazing work there.
Gerben's death is a big loss for stamp collectors.
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