About CollectGBStamps

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send email to suggestions@collectgbstamps.co.uk.

Website

The aim of this website is to be an on-line resource for collecting GB stamps.
The website was (is) written using Classic ASP. Conversion Bootstrap 4 is in progress. The site was moved to my new dedicated server in early 2015 which has improved matters.

Things still to do (Spring 2018):

Mobile Friendly

Moving the site to Bootstrap 4.0 will help in making the site Mobile friendly and responsive.

Data Entry

I now have better reporting tools (through the search mechanism) to identify holes in the database, so I will make a big effort to fill in missing data and images. At the moment there are over 9,200 images on site totalling nearly 4Gb of data. This has recently been reduced as all the .jpg images have been optimised.

Search

Improved the search feature with better search results and more criteria. The thumbnails make items in the search results far easier to identify.

As the Stamps, Issues and Themes tabs result mainly in lists of items and issues, these will utilise the search engine to generate these lists. The Themes page has already been changed to do this and uses jQuery and AJAX to display the results. The Issues tab will probably merge into the Stamps tab which will be renamed Explorer.

Site Changes

29 January 2018 - Major changes as transition site from Blueprint framework to Bootstrap 4.0.

20 January 2018 - Added new Postmarks section to the Explore menu together with new postmarks for 2017 issues.

6 January 2018 - Added around 40 poster scans from Mike Moody. Added new Posters section and updated images from latest issues.

31 March 2015 - Finally added something else to this list! Improved the search to better find stamps and issues..

18 May 2013 - Added details of some of this summers issues plus scans of some year packs just aquired.

5 May 2013 - Filled in some of the missing images for stamps, year packs and first day covers.

2 April 2013 - Another LONG time between updates to this page. While new issues get updated, the mechanism of the site has been siiting unchanged for some time now. Conversion to ASP.net for the front end is the priority for the next few months. The addition of the link to the site from the Royal Mail website has driven a lot more traffic here, so I think it deserves more attention now.