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Canada Lunar Cycle Issue - Rarity Alert

 
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Posted 01/22/2021   9:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add sak to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
It is interesting to note that the Lunar Cycle Booklet stamps, originally issued at the international rate ($1.65 - $2.71), are all "P" stamps, requiring a separate Scott/Unitrade number and a space in everyone' album.
Furthermore, the 12 stamps on the press sheet are all $2.71, requiring a separate Scott/Unitrade number and a space in everyone's album.

I believe this is the first time that a stamp on a Press Sheet was not also issued in some other form (booklet or s/s). The Bear and Cohen press sheets had different configurations but not different denominations.

Sadly, I see that the press sheets have sold out... and few will be cut up... so there will be a lot of empty album squares!
The $2.71 stamp below will be quite rare.

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Posted 01/22/2021   9:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rogdcam:
Yes. The stamps are issued as a sheet of 12 designs, a booklet of another 12 designs, and an uncut press sheet of 12.
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Posted 01/22/2021   10:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sak, was it just your local PO out of them? I just checked the Canada Post website and added the sheets to the shopping basket and went to the end, except to pay for them. Usually if there are none available it will show. They were still available to order, and you could get your local PO to order them, pay there and have them delivered right to your door for free!.

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Edited by No1philatelist - 01/22/2021 10:22 pm
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Posted 01/22/2021   10:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No1philatelist:
You are right. While the sheet of 12 is sold out at Canada Post (at this moment: 1/22/2021-10:45 PM), the press sheets are still available.
There are only 8000 of each of those stamps... go go go...
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Edited by sak - 01/23/2021 12:40 am
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Posted 01/22/2021   11:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Pollux to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sak, bassicaly it is 36 new stamps. There is a note in the Detail magazine: "Stamp designs and printing processes are based on, but not identical to, the original designs." apparently each stamp have the 2021 year date on them.
Amazing, the uncut press sheet is still availlable at this time. 8000 print for each stamp on that uncut press sheet is not much... I think they made an interesting final. Arrivederci
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I was shocked to see that there are three uncut press sheets for sale that were printed in quantities of 8,000 and 7,000 (Year of the Pig and Year of the Rat). Hope no speculators are reading this!
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