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Postage stamps and philately of Algeria

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Sometimes old stamp catalogs are better than new ones (and vice versa)

Sometimes old stamp catalogs are better than new ones (and vice versa)Progress is a double-edged sword. Look no further than any stamp catalog at your bookshelf . Though a lot of things (like paper quality) have improved in stamp catalogs over the years, I am confident that you (like me) also miss a lot of things that publishers have wiped out in name of progress. As an example here I've chosen Algerian 1966/71 Emir Abdelkader stamps and two editions of Michel catalogs with 17 years in between. ...(1155 words,4 images, 9 comments)

Algerian Setif,Guelma,Kherrata stamps of 1975

Algerian Setif,Guelma,Kherrata stamps of 1975In 1975 Algeria issued seven stamps in commemoration of the the 30th anniversary of uprising against the French colons (settlers) in provinces of of Setif, Guelma and Kherrata. In addition, a surcharged version of one of the values was released in 1978. Though general catalogs don't tell much on these stamps, there's once again much more than meets the eye. ...(460 words,4 images, 2 comments)

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