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Posted 10/14/2018   8:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add modernstamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,
I sometimes bid on USPS Stamp Yearbooks on eBay and I was wondering if anyone would have a list of the face value of each yearbook by year.
Most sellers don't list the face value of the stamps for the yearbooks, and it can be hard to find out the face values online.
I thought maybe someone would have a list of the yearbook stamp face values by year that I could use as a reference.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Posted 10/14/2018   11:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mstocky2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One thing you should be aware of is for many of the stamps USPS will cut right through the middle of the die cuts to provide the individual stamps. You are left with getting a number of damaged stamps. Can be especially costly when they do this to the higher valued ones in the high value packets. This is speaking from experience.
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Posted 10/15/2018   12:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If the USPS provides the buyer with damaged stamps (e.g., clipped die-cuts), I believe the buyer has the right to return those stamps for a replacement (no refunds). Of course, if most of the yearbook packets contain damaged stamps, it could take several attempts to find a completely undamaged product.
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Posted 10/15/2018   09:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was unaware that some of the stamps could be damaged.
I have bought some of these yearbooks in the past and didn't have any problems, but it would be a disappointment to end up with some damaged stamps.
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Posted 10/15/2018   11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eligies to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have been purchasing USPS Annual Yearbooks for about the last 40-45 years. Initially they were very simple folders/books purchased at a reasonable price (face value of stamps and a nominal charge for the folder/book). All the stamp issues in the earlier editions were pristine (mostly because the stamps were 'lickers' and commemoratives.) In the last 10-15 years the Yearbooks contained definitive, commemorative (inclusive of high value, but sans stationary items). The advent of self-adhesive has brought about issues with trimmed perfs, especially when provided booklet singles & at times booklet blocks. I try to resolve this by saving earlier purchases of the most likely to be issues of less than quality items in the Yearbook packs & swap them out. I've had pretty good luck in that effort. As for the value, the face values plus the nominal book costs still is a good buy from the USPS (although the number of annual stamp issues has dramatically increased the annual's cost from 1980 to 2017. (Sorry I wasn't able to provide a cost but some simple catalog review of the annual issues with a calculator would assist in the determination of face values. BTW in the beginning of the year book annual issuances the USPS was thinking of the item as an introduction to collecting & a convenient way for collector families to make a purchase at 'least expense' for gifts, thus helping the cause of bringing in new collectors to the fold. That is no longer the case given the almost $200 issues cost in recent years.
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Posted 10/18/2018   6:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add slhoffman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I remember receiving the 1968 USPO folder and stamps in 1968! Unfortunately, the adhesive used to attach the plastic strips disintegrated over the years. You can buy these for $40 or so on eBay or at stamp shows. I saw one recently in a $5 box at APS Annual Show. But, I agree on the more recent "yearbooks." The stamps are often trashed by scissors and tearing. Still, it's a fun collecting area if you are so inclined.
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Posted 03/04/2021   06:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cowboyx to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have always loved these and they are usually well done.

I ordered a 2017 yearbook which was supposed to come with 83 stamps - only came with 82 so I sent it back. Even though I couldn't figure out what was missing. I usually just got by the book but it'd be nice if there was a list somewhere.
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Posted 03/05/2021   01:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gwanghoops to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't remember where I got this from, so use at your own risk.

1972 $2.40
1973 $2.72
1974 $2.90
1975 $2.86
1976 $2.73
1977 $3.51
1978 $3.00
1979 $4.61
1980 $4.20
1981 $7.48
1982 $5.80
1983 $10.84
1984 $8.60
1985 $5.94
1986 $7.04
1987 $9.02
1988 $10.03
1989 $7.65
1990 $9.45
1991 $16.79
1992 $16.82
1993 $20.59
1994 $28.13
1995 $35.08
1996 $30.12
1997 $32.00
1998 $26.92
1999 $33.00
2000 $30.00
2001 $33.00
2002 $25.30
2003 $24.65
2004 $30.94
2005 $51.43
2006 $45
2007 $45
2008 $35
2009 $35
2010 $35
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