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Revenue stamps of Northern Ireland[edit]

Hi. I removed this link from the template as Northern Ireland should be dealt with in the Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom article I think. It could be split out if that article gets very large but it is still quite short. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:43, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

P.S. You don't have to keep blanking this page, you might find it easier to leave messages up so that they form a record of other people's comments and your replies but it is up to you. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:45, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Inline references[edit]

I saw what you did with the references but the idea about in-line ones is that they are a bit more precise than general sources. So they should usually verify a particular point or fact in the article with a page reference from the book rather than general content. The way we have the Barefoot references now is not wrong, but it is no more helpful than just saying Barefoot was the source for the whole article. Hope my meaning is clear. Keep up the good work. Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:09, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Revenue stamps template[edit]

Are you no longer intending to do those other countries? I hope you will, because if it falls on me it will take a long time. Thanks, Philafrenzy (talk) 16:51, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Re: Revenue stamps template[edit]

I still intend to do them, but I am currently a bit busy so I don't have time to do all of them now.

I understand, there is an unlimited amount of articles that could be done if we had time. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:06, 20 January 2013 (UTC)


Nice work on the inline referencing. I removed the 2 column tag until the reference list is longer. You might want to consider using to archive pages included in references in order to prevent link rot. There is nothing sadder than a well referenced article where the original references are all dead and nobody archived them. Philafrenzy (talk) 18:51, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Revenue stamp template[edit]

I removed some of the places inside the UK from the template as it is getting too crowded. Unless you are going to create proper separate articles about, for instance, Gloucestershire or Ely, then we don't need to add them to the template which I think should be restricted mainly to separate countries, not sub-divisions of countries like counties. (There may be a few exceptions). Philafrenzy (talk) 12:12, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom[edit]

Please note that Alderney, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man are NOT part of the United Kingdom, even though the Barefoot catalogue includes these places. I removed your content in the above article in that respect. They certainly could have their own articles if you have enough detail. Your contributions in respect of those places is still in the history if you want to create the articles. I note also that the UK article seems to be turning into a list. This project is not a catalogue so there is no need to list every type of revenue ever issued for each country. A general discussion of the main types is more helpful for the general reader. Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:35, 23 June 2013 (UTC)


Could you please elaborate on your use of the term underprint in the article Revenue stamps of the United Kingdom? I am note sure that I understand what you mean or that the term is being used correctly. Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:40, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

They were printed on paper which already had the wording (eg CUSTOMS) printed on the paper before the embossed stamp was impressed on top. The term "underprint" is used in Barefoot for these as well.
I will have a look at what he says. Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:20, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
I found what he says and agree with your use of the term. I also created the article Underprint for good measure. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:51, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Barefoot Catalogue[edit]

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French Algeria[edit]

Hi Xwejnusgozo. I think that the proper way to proceed is to provide reliable sources for your statements. Moreover, the infobox is supposed to summarize the contents of the article. If no sourced mention to such a fact is provided within the body of the article, it's weird to include an unsourced and unmentioned fact in the infobox unless proper sources are provided. Am I missing anything? Best regards --El extranjero (talk) 14:37, 11 November 2013 (UTC)


Hi there. Just wanted to thank you for your Gibraltar-related philately articles Face-smile.svg. There's a small list of Gibraltar-related philately articles to be created here in case you're interested in giving any of them a go.

I've just had a read through your articles on the different periods of Malta's history which I've found very interesting (my mother is Maltese). I never knew Gozo had been independent for 2 years!

This article may be of interest to you. --Gibmetal 77talk 2 me 11:21, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Copyright problem: Auberge d'Aragon[edit]

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Hi! Nice work on the auberges! However, I don't think you should be using the vassallohistory site as a source here - as far as I can see, it just copies chunks of stuff from elsewhere on the web, without attribution or references. Apart from making it an unreliable source for our purposes, that also raises concerns about copyright (see WP:COPYLINK). Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 09:49, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I saw that in some cases it was directly copied from another website, eg. Auberge de Bavière and Auberge d'Italie. However for some of the others, eg. Auberge d'Allemagne it seems to be the only resource. This is especially the case with the demolished Auberges. Best regards, Xwejnusgozo (talk) 11:26, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes, that may be, but is not in itself a justification for using it. The reasons for not using it remain valid. I get a good number of hits in this search and at least one useful one (Mifsud 1907) from this one. I'll add another reference from JSTOR in a minute.


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