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Archive from September to December 2016 to August 2017

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I never know whether to build blogs with the latest entry at the top (so you can see what has happened recently) or at the bottom (so that you can experience the "narrative arc"). I started with the latter approach, now archived. This one has the latest post at the top.


The most important item on this page is the tracking of progress on the detail pages, so that stays at the top


Country categories and checklist
  Pages Cat cols Xref Seq Images Sc/SG Links Index Subsid Notes
EurΔ
19Jun16
25Jun16
25Jun16
25Jun16
25Jun16
26Jun16
24Jun16
 
26Jun
 
CNam
29Jun16
30Jun16
30Jun16
30Jun16
30Jun16
30Jun16
29Jun16
 
30Jun
 
SAm
27Jun16
28Jun16
29Jun16
29Jun16
28Jun16
29Jun16
27Jun16
 
 
Asia
27Jul16
1Aug16
1Aug16
1Aug16
1Aug16
1Aug16
31Jul16
 
o/s
 
MEast
24Aug16
25Aug16
25Aug16
26Aug16
25Aug16
26Aug16
24Aug16
 
§
 
Afr
25Oct16
7Nov16
8Nov16
6 Nov16
8Nov16
7Nov16
6Nov16
 
 
FrCol
20Nov16
29Nov16
21Nov16
26Nov16
29Nov16
29Nov16
26Nov16
     
IndSta
9Dec16
9Dec16
9Dec16
9Dec16
9Dec16
9Dec16
n/a
     
Cat1
19Feb16
2Jan17
28Jan17
28Jan17
31Jan17
 
 
Cat2
25Mar16
10Jan17
28Jan17
28Jan17
31Jan17
 
 
Cat3
10Jan17
10Jan17
28Jan17
28Jan17
31Jan17
 
 
PoCol
14Dec16
15Dec16
15Dec16
15Dec16
15Dec16
15Dec16
15Dec16
 
 
SpCol
18Dec16
18Dec16
18Dec16
18Dec16
19Dec16
18Dec16
18Dec16
 
 
BrCol
20Dec
28Jan17
31Jan17
31Jan17
31Jan17
 
to 1913
Cat4
27Jan17
28Jan17
28Jan17
28Jan17
4Feb17
 
 
Cat5
30May17
30May17
30May17
30May17
30May17
30May17
13Jun17
30May17
 
Cat6
11Jul17
11Jul17
11Jul17
11Jul17
11Jul17
11Jul17
11Jul17
   
Cat7
4Aug17
5Aug17
5Aug17
5Aug17
5Aug17
5Aug17
5Aug17
5Aug17
   
Cat8
14Aug17
19Aug17
19Aug17
19Aug17
19Aug17
20Aug17
   
Cat9¤
18Aug17
19Aug17
19Aug17
19Aug17
20Aug17
20Aug17
20Aug17
20Aug17
   

Δ - 64 Kosovo awaiting recent catalogue access
- 55b Moldova - Dniester, PMR, Transnistra needs more research
- 17a Mount Athos, Greece - awaiting recent catalogue access
- look at Nakhichevan, Part 10, SGS vol 3 p.529.
Peru locals to be done, Argentina provinces, Colombian states.
HK Occ, Japan Occ, China TP & Occ, Indian Offices
§ Egyptian Offices, see Gibbons.
Ionian Is occupation issues.
¤ Cat9 - Research on late entrants needs access to the latest catalogues. Scheduled visit to the Royal 22Aug17. Look at UN, FI773-781: East Timor, Serbia & Montenegro, Montenegro, Kosovo Republic, Mount Athos (Greece), CuraƧao, Caribbean Netherlands, St Martin, South Sudan, Kyrgyzstan Express Post. Moldova - Dniester, PMR, Transnistra still needs more research

to clarify what those columns mean,

  • Pages - a detail page (or sub page) for every FICC catalogue entry
  • Cat cols - entries in the new category columns on the catalogue page
  • Cross-referenced FICC ID entries in the Category table
  • Check the sequence ids for the category
  • Decent images for all the nominated stamps, or entries in the wants list with indicative prices to follow
  • Scott and Gibbons numbers, Mi and Y&T to follow, where available
  • Links - forward and backward links for every detail page, main and category
  • Index - check all the variants are in the Index, e.g. Muscat and Oman
  • add all the subsidiary entries such as occ issues into the right category tables and, later, the Index

  Some site and visitor stats
Date Visitors Visits Flags Value Alexa
2nd Aug 2017
1,507
2,747
68
$710
>30m
1st July 2017
1,362
2,403
65
$689
>30m
1st June 2017
1,211
2,012
64
$549
>30m
1st May 2017
1,085
1,699
64
$509
>30m
1st Apr 2017
966
1,538
61
$573
>30m
1st Mar 2017
855
1,376
59
$650
21,411,858
3rd Feb 2017
757
1246
59
$694
22,124,413
1st Jan 2017
612
982
52
$929
22,004,290
1st Dec 2016
479
768
48
$119
>30M
1st Nov 2016
373
606
43
$767
24,418,389
1st Oct 2016
246
406
37
$952
25,206,923
1st Sep / 22nd Aug 2016  
218
25
$836
26,388,800
1st Aug 2016  
35
5
$741
>30M
4th Jul 2016  
12
3
>30M

Date Event
8Aug17 Decided to complete the job and press on with Page 8 of the Catalogue. All pages written by 14Aug17. I'll carry on with Page 9 and then finish off the two together (P9 is pretty much done anyway as it is mostly Europe and that was completed in June 2016). P8&9 completed 20th August with the exception of some additional research scheduled for 22nd.
  New flags:
Milestones: 2,800 visitors 7th August; 2,900 visitors 18th August
2nd August 2017 Aug 17
25th July 2017 Starting work on page 7 of the catalog. All pages written 4th August, finished 5th August.
11th July 2017 All detail pages written for Catalogue page 6. Quality control checks - complete (but check Iraq).
 
New flags: Nigeria, 11th July. South Africa, 23rd July and Nepal, 24th July.
Milestones: 2,500 visitors 8th July; 2,600 16th July; 2,700 25th July
nigeria South Africa Nepal
2nd July 2017 Flags 2 Jul 17
 
New flags: Pakistan, 26th June.
Milestones: 2,100 visitors 16th June; 2,200 visitors 23rd June - some busy days recently. 2,300 visitors 27th June - busyness continues.
Pakistan    
 
Flags 25 Jun 17
23rd June
Flags 28 June
27th June
14 June 2017 Links completed on Cat5 and work started on Cat6.
1 June 2017 blog 1Jun17
30 May 2017 After a delay for other projects (political, artistic, philatelic), work has resumed on this project and the page entries for Page 5 of the catalogue were completed on 30th May. Work will now rotate between the four projects. The next tasks for FICC will be (1) complete the dynamic page titles, (2) reorganise the Index pages, then (3) Page 6.
 
New flags: Iceland, 1st May.
Milestones: 1,800 visits 10th May; 1,900 20th May; 2,000 31st May.
ice    
1 May 2017 flags 1 May 17
 
New flags: Egypt, 6th Apr. Lithuania 15th Apr.
Milestones: 1,600 visits, 14Apr17.
eg Lithuania  
1 Apr 2017 We have dropped off Alexa again.
Flags 1 apr 17
 
New flags: Latvia, 20th Mar. Austria 21st Mar.
Milestones: 1,400 visits, 5th Mar; 1500 visits 27th Mar.
Latvia austria An interesting vexillological symmetry.
1 Mar 2017 flags
  New flags: .
Milestones: 1,300 visits, 15th Feb.
3 Feb 2017 flags
21 Jan 2017 After two days of fiddling with the code, I have managed to get a random image working on the front page. There were a couple of coding errors, but most of the delay was that I hadn't uploaded the images so it couldn't possibly work.
The images currently comprise the first 8 #1s and the Club's logo. I would like to get a few more up and increase the chances of the logo appearing (by the inelegant method of loading several occurrences) but must first learn how to generate a two-digit number in Javascript.
Thanks to Will Botranger. for the code.
[22Jan] There are now 30 images.
  New flags: Poland 6th Jan, Malta 8th Jan, Slovenia and Finland 20th Jan. Jamaica 22nd Jan. Iran 28th Jan.
Milestones: 1,100 visits, 9th Jan. 1,200 visits 22nd Jan.
1st Jan 2017 New flag, Ireland 1st Jan 2017.Our Alexa rating seems to have been restored.The visitor count reached 1,006 by the end of the day.
24th Dec 2016 900 up and new flag Hungary on 23rd.
flags 24Dec 16
8th Dec 2016 Still no Alexa rating, but the supposed value has been restored.
flag
5th Dec 2016 800 up, recent new flags: Malaysia (MZ) 5th Dec; Romania (RO) 5th Dec; Oman (OM) 26th Nov; Syria (SY) 24th Nov; Azerbaijan (AZ) 13th Nov; Denmark (DK) 9th Nov.
800up
1st Dec 2016 Despite reasonable traffic, our Alexa rating has fallen below 30M and the supposed value plummeted.
dec16

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