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Sales, Swaps, Auction & Approvals/Auction Disc. : New Country Code Requests

 

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Noernberg
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11 Mar 2016
09:41:07pm
Would it be possible to add Ryukyu Islands to the country code list (or did I miss it)?

Canal Zone, too?
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11 Mar 2016
09:56:32pm
re: New Country Code Requests

Doug, you're right. Those do not exist. However, would a US Administration category suffice? That would cover several small areas that were under US administration at one time.

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11 Mar 2016
10:07:15pm
re: New Country Code Requests

I should think so. I was just struggling with what category to list some under. I see Palau and Micronesia categories already exist, but they are different. US Back of the Book didn't feel right, either, since they were normal postal use stamps.

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11 Mar 2016
10:55:38pm
re: New Country Code Requests

ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes are two-letter country codes defined ... by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

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11 Mar 2016
11:15:12pm
re: New Country Code Requests

True, but I don't think we should use those because we need to consider "dead" countries and territories as well. Nice thought, though.

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12 Mar 2016
09:35:42am
re: New Country Code Requests

"... we need to consider "dead" countries and territories as well ..."



Easily done by using an extended set of 3- or 4-letter codes for the, uh, discontinued entities.

Example of consolidation: DE (Germany) + BY (for Bayern) = DEBY

Example of de-colonialization: VU (Vanuatu) + NH (New Hebrides) = VUNH

Yes, there are a few especially complex histories, but that's no reason to run from a common standard.

For the Soviet Union, I would like to suggest SUXX, but that's me.

Cheers,

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12 Mar 2016
02:10:09pm
re: New Country Code Requests

Ikey Pikey said,

" For the Soviet Union, I would like to suggest SUXX, but that's me"

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Noernberg

11 Mar 2016
09:41:07pm

Would it be possible to add Ryukyu Islands to the country code list (or did I miss it)?

Canal Zone, too?

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11 Mar 2016
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re: New Country Code Requests

Doug, you're right. Those do not exist. However, would a US Administration category suffice? That would cover several small areas that were under US administration at one time.

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Noernberg

11 Mar 2016
10:07:15pm

re: New Country Code Requests

I should think so. I was just struggling with what category to list some under. I see Palau and Micronesia categories already exist, but they are different. US Back of the Book didn't feel right, either, since they were normal postal use stamps.

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ikeyPikey

11 Mar 2016
10:55:38pm

re: New Country Code Requests

ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes are two-letter country codes defined ... by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

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Noernberg

11 Mar 2016
11:15:12pm

re: New Country Code Requests

True, but I don't think we should use those because we need to consider "dead" countries and territories as well. Nice thought, though.

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ikeyPikey

12 Mar 2016
09:35:42am

re: New Country Code Requests

"... we need to consider "dead" countries and territories as well ..."



Easily done by using an extended set of 3- or 4-letter codes for the, uh, discontinued entities.

Example of consolidation: DE (Germany) + BY (for Bayern) = DEBY

Example of de-colonialization: VU (Vanuatu) + NH (New Hebrides) = VUNH

Yes, there are a few especially complex histories, but that's no reason to run from a common standard.

For the Soviet Union, I would like to suggest SUXX, but that's me.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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TribalErnie

12 Mar 2016
02:10:09pm

re: New Country Code Requests

Ikey Pikey said,

" For the Soviet Union, I would like to suggest SUXX, but that's me"

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Epic! Rolling On The Floor Laughing

Ernie

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