- Over time, PDFs - one per
country where your compiler has imagery
- will be uploaded and take the place of
the rather cumbersome current method of
image depiction. Any PDFs already done (such
will be initial draft copies only. There
may be further imagery added to the initial
version of the PDF as and when time permits.
The notes that follow are
a reflection of the partially upgraded PDF pages.
compiler of the stampprinters.info website
and of the separate series of PDF imagery documents that follow is committed to
respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Every effort has been
made to contact the copyright holders of images to obtain their permission for
reproduction. If any images are shown where the copyright holder has not been
acknowledged on the website, please contact the compiler via the Guest Book
and the necessary amendment will be made immediately.
Scale: Imagery has been obtained from a
myriad of sources over decades. As a result it has been impossible to depict
items to a consistent scale, as many items will not have actually been seen.
Some may therefore be shown larger than real life, others smaller, but in all
cases the height versus width ratio is in proportion.
Colours: Items scanned digitally are
notorious for being depicted in different shades dependent on the scanner used.
If two similar items are shown in different shades this does not mean that two
shades actually exist.
Explanatory Text: Available time does not permit
extensive writing-up of the many items depicted. Where there is text, it is
invariably because it had been included as part of the earlier way of depicting
imagery on the stampprinters.info
Order of Items: In an ideal world, imagery would
be depicted in a strict “as issued” order. However, this has not been possible
at this time, so if item A is depicted before item B, this does not imply that
item A was issued first.
Quality of Images: Due to the many sources used,
some images are top quality and others are of a poor quality. This becomes
especially evident when the PDF is blown-up beyond 100%. However, a decision
was made that it would be better to show a poor image rather than no image at
These Notes: This information has not been
reproduced on every PDF, only on this introductory page, so please familiarise
yourself with these notes when consulting the PDFs.
...and Finally: Some of these notes appear to be
excuses for not doing a proper job of cataloguing these fascinating items. To
some extent this is true, but in reality your compiler is trying to cover the
entire world, while still having a life!
need to be left to others to undertake research in depth for countries other than
Great Britain** in
due course and it is hoped that this embryonic non-British dummy stamps
handbook may provide that impetus.
interest and to be the subject of a separate specialised handbook, hopefully in 2016)