>The goal of SGBpa is to preserve and share philatelic history for the future. Whilst not everything is particularly valuable, or interesting, or useful right now, it is nevertheless worth saving and distributing for anyone who may need it in the future.
After all, every stamp is a little piece of art and every cover, letter, postcard, bill (ect.) is a little window into the life of someone who is perhaps long past. Thus, it is felt that we may as well share it as part of our collective heritage, and also to prominently display an individuals own little part of history that would otherwise be lost to time.
Updates are provided as frequently as possible. It currently remains as a part-time project, so there could be periods where little appears to be happening. But worry not, I’m always fiddling around in the background (often with stubborn code or entry descriptions) and putting plans into motion.
A little extra information about this website is made is written below. As always, if you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to contact me using the menu bar link of the equivalent name.
The majority of objects are stored in Lighthouse (Leuchtturm) dealer stockcards with coverfoil. We ordinarily used the 105mm wide, two and three strip cards as they fit comfortably within our storage boxes.
Any other objects — like covers, postcards, letters, bills, etc. — are stored within "dot boutique" archive sleeves. These are crystal clear, lightweight and UV retardant. They are tear and scratch resistant, and they don't have a tendency to fade over time - making them perfect for archiving!
Lastly, all pieces are stored within "Really Useful Boxes", made from high strength plastic. We typically use tinted or solid-coloured boxes to help reduce UV damage - and are extremely fond of the 5L and 5L XL version as they are a perfect fit for our stockcards. Inside each box is box of re-usable silica gel beads which absorb moisture and prevent mildew and mould.
While I do not encourage hotlinking to our images, I do not necessarily forbid it. However, I have blocked hotlinking to our “high-resolution” stamps images (those in tif format) as those could inadvertently cause excessive server load due to their more substantial size. If you would like to use these, please download them and host them on your local servers.
Lastly, if you would like, or require, a large number of our images — for research or simple curiosity — then please feel free to contact me and I can amply provide a compressed folder with everything that you require for a very small fee (literally just to cover the cost of eternal hosting which would properly provide high-speed downloads).
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