Sunday, September 8, 2013

Index to the Countries in the Scott International Volumes I-III

Unless you own the 1997 four part version of the Blue Volume I, you are aware of Scott's interesting take on alphabetizing. To this day, I have trouble remembering where some countries fall in the sequence, or rather out of sequence. Fortunately, fellow collector Keith Arbtin has compiled a country-by-country index, not only for Volume I, but for the first three volumes which cover 1840-1956. Many thanks to Keith for his work and for giving me permission to make it available to others. I know every Blue collector will find it useful.

If you would like a PDF file of Keith's index, send a comment on this post (which I won't publish) with your email address and I will forward a copy to you.

UPDATE: Al L, if you are reading this, please send me your email address in a comment. (I won't publish the comment.)


Unknown said...

Hello, Dell here. I have two "big blues". One is a combination of vol 1 and vol 2. I put the two together as best I could. I find your comments on the subject of combining the two to be of interest.

I purchased the second set of big blue binders on ebay some years ago. It was stripped of virtually all stamps. It is supplemented through the early 80's - 8 volumes, with a few countries removed (although I do not focus on anything after 1970). I use the pages before 1945 for duplicates.

I am constantly pulling down one volume to look for a country (say Iran), then remember that Scott calls this "Persia" so I put that back and pull down another. The index would be of great assistance so would appreciate seeing it...



Bob said...

Hi Dell, if you will send me your email address, I will be happy to forward you the index. Just post it as a comment to this topic--it won't appear online. Thanks.