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Posted 06/18/2019   01:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Coinsearcher83 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So it appears that the USPS no longer sells anything less than full sheets of stamps online, except for the Priority Mail $7 and $29 stamps, which I can still purchase as singles. (The $5 Liberty stamp is only sold as a sheet of 4.) I thought maybe this was a web glitch but the USA Philatelic catalog only lists sheets as well.

As if collecting new issues wasn't pricey enough...
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Posted 06/18/2019   08:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It does make business sense though. Ever gone to a hardware store to buy one nail, screw, washer ?


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Posted 06/18/2019   08:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DaveG28 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, that's new. I bought the Gregory Hines and Alabama stamps from the website early this spring in blocks of 4.
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Posted 06/18/2019   11:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eligies to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe that you can still special order blocks of non-s/s issues for a special handling fee. They stopped packaging blocks about a year ago (with a couple of exceptions). The site does not explain this option, but it is explained in their philatelic catalog as to procedure & fee.
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Posted 06/18/2019   11:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I suspect they determined the cost to handle blocks of four impacted the revenue so there was not enough profit to do it.
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Posted 06/18/2019   12:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DaveG28 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Virtual Stamp Club shows order numbers for 4 stamp blocks on their page. Doing a search for one of those numbers on USPS's websites brings up nothing. So I guess it's true? That's disappointing. I stopped today at a local post office and picked up George Bush and USS Missouri stamps. They sold me a block of Bush, but I had to have a whole sheet of the Missouri stamps. It's awfully pretty.
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Posted 06/18/2019   1:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I saw a post on another forum that said USPS stopped the practice due to low volume and handling involved.
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I am currently looking for some 2018 souvenir sheets (the ones identified in the Mystic album). Can we still get them at the USPS store like we used to?

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