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File:Dalaas Klostertal 2010.jpg[edit]

Hello. The composition of the picture is very nice. Unfortunately, you overdid it using the Brightness/Contrast button, and now the image is overblown, sadly. Could you dail it back a notch (or two)? Thanks in advance. Kleuske (talk) 10:28, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for comment, it is the first feedback I receive. I can reduce the contrast (which I wanted to see better the mountains) but I have to learn how to modify a picture once on Wiki! ==Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 16:16, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

File:Austri 1850 ANK1MIII.jpg[edit]

Thanks for the very useful postmark id! Arno-nl (talk) 20:42, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

For my records, I identified Zengg on a yellow 1 kreuzer - a difficult stamp - , which I have now added to the Austrian page in French. You have a lot of uploads on South america etc, which I am interested in also. Strange enough, there is very little from Austria. Very grateful for such positive feedback!

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 17:01, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Category[edit]

Hi! You created Bronze statues in the Czech Republic recently. I've deleted it and moved the content to Category:Bronze statues in the Czech Republic. This is probably what you intended to do? Regards, Jafeluv (talk) 10:00, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

OK, the problem was the surprizing lack of the Czech R. in the category!! Not able to create the Subcategory, I was compelled to initiate a Gallery. Regarding Galleries, a lot of work is possible (and perhaps) needed. There are surely more than my 2 pictures for Bohemia/Moravia!! A possibility is to create 13 galleries as per the recent Czech R. split. I believe in the real interest of galleries! Categories are just a start!! They present the pictures completely in disorder!! With my regards, pleased to make your knowledge! You make added value, not like some (administrators?) who care only about an image being in "center" or "left"!!

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 13:11, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. Trijnsteltalk 15:29, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

To be recognized is a honour that I really appreciate. Thanks!!

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 22:02, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Landsknechte[edit]

I put this comment on your Kirchheim painted house photo."On the left pillar of the painting is a Landsknechte mercenary soldier".I watch your photos the Panasonic Leica lens is excellent but has to be in able hands.Nice work Best regards Notafly (talk) 19:39, 8 October 2013 (UTC) Also a stamp collector.Great stamps too.

  • Thanks for this description contribution, and for this appreciation! Regarding pictures, I use Adobe to improve the image focus (size reduction) when possible. Regarding the file size, I am hesitant to shot > 3 M for fear of the battery discharge during a day in trip.

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 20:22, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Categories[edit]

Hi. Please be more careful with categorization issues. "Category:History of Austria-Hungary" which you created is just same as "Category:Austria-Hungary". Everything related to every former country is history, so there cannot be anything related to Austria-Hungary which is not history. In the case of postmarks, category "Posmarks of Austria-Hungary" will cover these postmarks just fine. Second thing, you cannot include categories created for modern countries (like "Category:Postmarks of Croatia") into categories for former countries like Austria-Hungary, Yugoslavia, etc. "Postmarks of Croatia" would feet into categories "Croatia" and "Postmarks by country". If some files from that category are from Austro-Hungarian or Yugoslav period then you should include each of these files into categories like "Postmarks of Yugoslavia" or "Postmarks of Austria-Hungary", but you should not include whole "Postmarks of Croatia" category there. PANONIAN (talk) 08:30, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Hello.I agree with your point about history of A-H. Regarding the second point, the categories I had added refer to Galleries, which include files covering a large period, not just that of the independent state. I want a short link to the Austria-Hungary period, which existed only for the Czech Lands and Ukraine. I feel that all postmarks galleries - created and split under my initiative according to the current modern state (which is verifiable) - should link (as a whole) at least to the Empire of Austria and A-H as relevant. To make that link for individual stamps is fine of course, but not enough. I have made today a step in this direction for the Croatian gallery, but I am ready to wait for your concurrence to proceed further. Note also that I had asked (in 2012) for a definition of the Category Postmarks of Austria-Hungary, created without a definition in 2008. This is mainly because the French Catalogs refer to Austria-Hungary ONLY for the occupation stamps during WWI, hence this persistent ambiguïty. With regards.

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 09:57, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

My point is that history and geography should not be mixed. For example, if you want to split category "Postmarks of Austria-Hungary" into more categories then you should use historical subdivisions of Austria-Hungary for that purpose; for example "Postmarks of the Kingdom of Hungary", "Postmarks of Croatia-Slavonia", "Postmarks of Carniola", etc. Serbia and Slovenia simply were not subdivisions of Austria-Hungary, so categorizing these modern countries under Austria-Hungary category is factually wrong. I would not object if you create new categories named something like "Postmarks of Serbia/Slovenia until 1918" and then to include these new categories into "Postmarks of Serbia/Slovenia" and "Postmarks of Austria-Hungary" categories. Alternativelly, you can categorize each file which shows stamp published in the time of Austria-Hungary into both categories: "Postmarks of Serbia/Slovenia" and "Postmarks of Austria-Hungary". I do not agree that categories named "Postmarks of Serbia/Slovenia/etc" are "covering a large period". Names of these categories are specifically impling that they are related only to modern countries. If there is intention that they indeed cover a large period then names of such categories should be different. At least, such categories should be split into two categories: "Postmarks of Serbia/Slovenia" and "Former postmarks of Serbia/Slovenia" in which case historical connection would be clearly defined in the category. PANONIAN (talk) 10:42, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
OK, I must admit that I was tired and I actually thought that postmark galleries that you made are in fact categories. Now I see that they are galleries, so forget my previos post. I would still think that you should categorize these galleries only under their country category, but I think that besides galleries named "Postmarks of Serbia/Croatia/etc" you can also create galleries named "Postmarks of Austria-Hungary", "Postmarks of Yugoslavia" and similar. Then you can post files from these periods in both relevant galleries. PANONIAN (talk) 11:12, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
I just started new article for that: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Postmarks_of_Austria-Hungary Fell free to expand this article with stamps from other territories of Austria-Hungary. PANONIAN (talk) 11:20, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for this initiative!I have understood what you want. Of course, I will avoid to strictly repeat the sub-galleries when they exist, for example by making a strict selection, by having emphasis on postmark style etc. Needless to say that the scope is enormous! We will see. - While the attribution to a current country is generally undisputable (thanks Wikipedia!), for old regions I have to rely on Mueller and Klein, which have different systems. - I lack precise documentation for the Kingdom of Hungary after 1871. - We have here a good example of how constructive discussion results in solutions!

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 11:08, 10 November 2013 (UTC)


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Affected:

And also:

Yours sincerely, JuTa 13:35, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Same argument: the design is unusable because of a clear, large cancellation. Do I have to remind that the purpose of a postal cancellation is to prevent the re-use of the stamp? Why would it not be the same for copyright issues? Regards.

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 21:09, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

File:Kuks 1924 300 heller Kukus.jpg[edit]

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Gumruch (talk) 21:28, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

  • My argument for the 1924 300 heller Kukus is that the design is cancelled by a clear, central cancellation.

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 21:02, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

File:1859 Uruguay 240C Mi13a.jpg Forgery - others?[edit]

This file shows a typical Geneva forgery, I moved it to the correct section and in the related page as well.Arno-nl (talk) 12:30, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks for this confirmation and details! I renamed the file as well. Please feel free to check the last uploads (80 C Mi9a and 100 C Mi16a).

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 08:44, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Jacques. The 16a is genuine, some indicators (Serrane pages 357 and 358): The letters R and E of the left CORREO touch at the bottom, The letters N and T of MONTEVIDEO touch at the bottom, The inner rectangle left distance to the outer rectangle is about 2,5mm and the right distance to the outer rectangle is about 3mm. 97 rays. The final S of CENTESIMOS is slanted to the left and does not touch the extension of the solid inner rectangle, the center circle is shifted to the left, the wavy lines are frequently broken (in good impressions). The overall image and color is also ok. Arno-nl (talk) 09:20, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Are both 80 centimos Uruguay stamps genuine?[edit]

They do not convince me 100%. I will send my copy to Moorhouse for expertise, in most cases when there is doubt the stamp is not genuine, but the classic Uruguayans are exceedingly difficult.Arno-nl (talk) 07:21, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

A letter with Yvert 8 (80 c) and a same oval cancel but 19 AGOSTO 1859 (instead of 24), signed by Diena, has been proposed by Corinphila for 3000 SF in 1974. Mine (unused) has been pencil noted "Auth". These are just positive indications. Curious to see the Moorhouse reaction.

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 20:11, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Stamps category[edit]

This edit provides rather a distorted view of what is currently recommended per COM:MAXSIZE. Things have chnaged quite a bit since the 9 year old posts that you seem to have taken as the basis for the change. Suggesting such limitations when they are purely arbitrary does not seem like good advise to me. It would be preferable to indicatentaht your suggestions are useful sizes based on experience and not the be all and end all but also point readers to COM:MAXSIZE where the maximum limit is explained. Currently the advise your provided is an artificial ceiling. Don't you agree? Ww2censor (talk) 21:39, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Yes, I agree. I did not want to indicate a limit, just to indicate indeed a practical experience with many uploads (mines and others). It should be emphazised that 10-30 kB or so is a disgrace for stamps images. Feel free to combine the concepts!

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 21:48, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Ok, that sounds like good advise. Let's work out some more suitable revised guidelines, which can apply to both the enwiki and commons, as Philafrenzy mentions below. Ww2censor (talk) 13:20, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Stamp scans - Utopia?[edit]

I reverted you on this. Most stamp scans are not too large even if very high resolution as the originals are small. Covers are slightly different as we don't expect users to wait a long time to scan a cover as 2400. There should probably be a discussion about this at the Philately Project on Wikipedia. Remember that we are trying to capture detailed images for the benefit of posterity when computer capability will be much higher. Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:18, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

I do not remember that as I have never read this in a Wikimedia policy! Anyhow, the current proportion of scans of stamps > 1 Mb is minuscule. My intention was to deal with the reality of today, not to surf in utopia. I have even seen people reverting to a very small image because their system did not display correctly a few Mbytes! In practice now, I am scanning at 600 dpi rather than 400 for the benefit of posterity (I like that feeling). Written for my records, I do not expect further discussion in this user page on the topic. Regards.

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 08:19, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Postmarks of Uruguay[edit]

Thanks for your recent Uruguay uploads. FYI in postmarks - I added to descriptions regarding postmarks. An incomplete list:

  • Ciphre and Numeral in oval

A=Montevideo B=Salto C=Paysandu D=Rio Negro E=Soriano F=Coonia G=San Jose H=Canelones I=Florida J=Durazno K=Tacuarembo L=Cerro Largo LL=Lavalleja M=Rocha N=MALDONADO & ARTIGAS O=Rivera P=TREINTA Y TRES Q=FLORES

  • TPO

G19 belonging to the Central Western extension railroad for the Montevideo - Mercedes connection

  • River steamers

F24 cancellation belonging to the ESTAFETA FLUVIAL NUEVA PALMIRA F47 belonging to Steamer VAPOR LUNA C1 or C16 cancellations belonging to the Estafeta Fluvial Pueblo Guaviyu & Estafeta Fluvial y Ferrocarril P. de los Toros a Salto

  • Railroad

Nine bars E38 cancel belonging to SORIANO for the train that departed from Casada de Nieto

  • Literature

Uruguay - The Travelling Post Offices (2nd edition) Jay Walmsley Publisher: Jay Grace Walmsley; 2nd edition edition (August 1, 2012) ISBN-10: 0955583829

Excellent, noted in one of my xls sheets! By the way, do you intend to continue the Uruguay gallery for more years (I mean after 1894)? I could contribute (as usual) with some good cancels.

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 10:18, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Glad you like the info. My focus is mainly on material before 1900 - so no did not intend to.Arno-nl (talk) 13:55, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Category redirect[edit]

Hello, Jacquesverlaeken. You recently redirected Category:Nude women in art by material to Nude females in art by medium. This caused a few problems: (1) the redirect target is not a category. (2) no category by that name exists. (3) categories should not be redirected at all; instead, we use the template {{Category redirect}}. I've reverted the category to the last good state, so that you can decide what, if any, existing category is an appropriate target (or create it if it doesn't already exist). --R'n'B (talk) 11:17, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks, the intent was good (to rationalize the categories in that area, including a difference already made partially between women and females), so I restart in a more classic way.

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 14:40, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Category:Paintings of nude standing females in the 19th century[edit]

"19th-century paintings of nude standing females" would probably more clearly express the intended meaning... AnonMoos (talk) 23:58, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

  • I hope that you refer to the description (definition) text. As the same words are used in another order, if it sounds better for US-British minds, no problem. But regarding the categories (ranging from 15th to 21th c), there are several criteria for the choice of their name, which I can explain if needed. More generally, I feel that if a category contains more than 200 media, it is high time to create rational (not subjective) subcategories with a definition (not like "buttocks" or "facing left" or "erotic"...). After long analysis of the situattion, I retain by century, by country, by posture, by medium, by author as meeting my criteria for rationality and independence (in a mathematical sense: there is no redundancy or coverage). For example the difference between women and girl is subjective, unless the creator made a clear indication himself. Bathing outdoor and in nature have a clear coverage - they are related cats. In fact, the Wikimedia system does not allow a clear understanding of the complex relations as defined in any THESAURUS theory. Thanks for your positive feedback. Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 19:12, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
Your comments are so abstractly philosophical that I have a very hard time following them. The basic issue is that they're women on paintings painted in the 19th century, but NOT necessarily 19th-century women (many are figures from ancient history or classical mythology, or vague allegories, or from an undated orientalist never-never land)... AnonMoos (talk) 04:19, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
I understand now better your concern. As my proposed definition states Oil paintings of nude standing females (women, girls) created in the 19th century. Frequent theme of the Academic art., and by looking at all parent categories, there is very little possibility of confusion. I propose to group those century related cats in a parent Paintings of nude standing females by century of creation. There are many similar categories referring to centuries(sculptures, statues...). To understand why I am reluctant to change the cats names, see the lookups that appear using HotCat: all possibilities which start with the same words (partial sequence) appear, which is a fantastic help for the edition.
Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 08:21, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
The original intention behind the category might become clearer in context -- but it would be even better, of course, if the category didn't have a confusing name, and so was instantly understandable... AnonMoos (talk) 07:41, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Linear postmarks vs Straight line cancel[edit]

Hello Jacques, i noticed the page Postmarks of Bolivia, nice work. A section is called linear postmarks, I think the more correct philatelic definition here is straight line cancel, often abbreviated as 's/l' at auctions. Arno-nl (talk) 08:15, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

I have made a 3-lingual description of the category. The use of 'Marques postales linéaires' is well established in the French catalogs. I leave to our English colleagues the need (if) to change the cat name. Let us note that they are in common use before the adhesive stamps, so they are often not cancels but truly informative postmarks. For me, a cancel purpose is to prevent the reuse of a postage stamp. Thanks for this feedback!

Jacquesverlaeken (talk) 17:15, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

File 1861 Uruguay 60C Dolores Mi14.jpg is a Fournier.[edit]

This file shows a Fournier creation, both stamp and cancel are illustrated in his album on page 153. Arno-nl (talk) 12:04, 16 June 2014 (UTC)