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US Circus Themed Sheetlet Only Available In Stamp Yearbook

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Posted 12/24/2014   6:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add acanalizo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Received 2014 USPS Stamp Yearbook today. Very surprised how the stamps were just thrown into package. In the past, stamps were placed in sealed clear packet to keep together. Looks like they were in a rush just to get the yearbooks out. No stamps were damaged. Now I can sleep- I reluctantly have my $2 fully die cut Circus Themed Sheetlet plus many panes with duplicate stamps that I do not need. Wonder if clear mounts provided are archival? Like most of you, I really disliked having to purchase all this stuff just to get the $2 sheetlet. We should consider writing someone advising of our disappointment over this. Maybe not help but at least USPS will have heard from us.



After all many of us have had standing orders since the mid 50's plus all the other items we need to purchase to have specimen of each issue, year after year.


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Posted 12/24/2014   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Acanalizo, you post the most interesting images. I wonder if you caught the pun, or double meaning, in the reference to "standing orders." In the imagine, it looks like one person has had enough, and is "going Galt." No more taking orders for him!
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Posted 12/24/2014   9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lkkoller to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@blcjr, and I wonder how many will get the "going Galt" reference? Nice catch.
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Posted 12/27/2014   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MarginBlocks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have been waiting to see if the 2014 yearbook will be made available on the USPS' eBay web offerings. Nothing has been added for eBay sale since December 12.
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Posted 12/28/2014   01:56 am  Show Profile Check stampCat7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add stampCat7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just received 2 yearbooks ordered last week.
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Posted 12/28/2014   02:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike33 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Got my copy at the local PO yesterday
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Posted 12/28/2014   10:10 am  Show Profile Check stampCat7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add stampCat7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
books went in to the recycling bin, stamps to the postage pile and the circus souvenir sheet to a glassine envelope for safe storage. With collectors already bidding these sheets to $60+ range the future looks good for these. I don't expect many dealers to lay in stocks so collectors who buy the yearbook will do well.
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Posted 12/30/2014   08:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheStampNut to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just received my Year Book. To add another problem to the mix, the stamps were simply tossed into a large white envelope and not well protected. The Janis Joplin issue I received has a crease in it, the "mounts" I received are no longer the type which can be placed into an album but are just clear plastic without any adhesive. Seems it's going down hill for the Postal Fulfilment Center too.
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Posted 01/06/2015   07:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add omxfl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sold prices are around $50+ for the sheet from the yearbook:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odk...ook&_sacat=0

It seems rather lazy of a buyer to pay $50 for just the sheet and not to pay $65 for the yearbook which also includes $40+ in postage.
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Posted 01/06/2015   1:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add diane to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wonder if clear mounts provided are archival?

Yes these mounts are archival, they are from Showguard from Germany.

TO STAMP NUT - your question clear plastic without any adhesive... These are water activated yours should have adhesive on them.
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Posted 01/07/2015   02:02 am  Show Profile Check stampCat7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add stampCat7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I received a 2014 yearbook yesterday. I was going to keep the envelope with the stamps sealed and put it away for the future, but decided to open it. The circus souvenir sheet was torn on the left with about 3 mm area missing. there were also 2 tears at the top. I called the fulfillment center and they said they would replace it.
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Posted 01/07/2015   9:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add omxfl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Going back to the discussion about Scott not giving this s/s a number, why on earth will Scott give a die-cut error of the SSB issue that just surfaced a subnumber???
http://linns.com/news/breaking-stam...used-on-mail
Is this die-cut error stamp readily available? Was it intended or is it just a freak issue?
I honestly think Scott are pretty arrogant in ignoring the circus s/s...
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Posted 01/07/2015   9:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
omxfl: The die-cut omitted flag strip is an accidental error, not a deliberately produced rarity or item of limited distribution. Hence it gets a catalogue number. Scott does seem to be following their stated listing policy, whether we agree with it or not. That said, it would not surprise me if, years from now, some of these items are assigned catalog numbers. It's just not likely to happen during my lifetime.
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Posted 01/08/2015   10:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add omxfl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is one of the reasons I prefer Michel over Scott. Michel don't have an agenda - they list all stamps that are postally valid, period.

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Posted 01/08/2015   12:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheArtfulHinger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
they list all stamps that are postally valid, period.

The fact that Scott doesn't do this is, frankly, for lack of a better word, stupid. The fact that there are valid US stamps out there, being used for postage on a daily basis, and not listed by Scott is...well...stupid, and a disservice to their customers and the hobby in general. But I guess that's their prerogative.
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Edited by TheArtfulHinger - 01/08/2015 1:02 pm
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