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The Return Of The Imperf Press Sheets

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Posted 08/07/2021   1:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gizzmo4222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Raven story press sheet no die cuts is on eBay for 5000.00
Best of luck to the seller !!
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Posted 08/07/2021   1:53 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In my opinion, collecting modern material such as imperf sheets and 'errors' has a history of being a significant challenge due to speculation. While some collectors might simply just trying to collect this material, it sits inside the 'speculation marketplace'.

I think some of this are sellers who simply list things at ridiculous prices but some of it is speculating dealers and resellers. I also think that the modern issue 'speculation marketplace' has been around at least since I start in the hobby (1970s). I do not have enough information/data to be able to opine about the USPS production numbers and how it might impact sales and profit/loss.

Every market has players who offer various kinds of 'limited' items. For example I was in the market for a new Honda Civic Type R this year. I felt that this car has a lot going for it; a great handling 300 HP, 170mph car with 4 doors (and useable back seats) and a 50 cubic foot hatchback.

In other words, a super fun car to drive that is affordable and a daily driver. You would think that Honda would be selling millions, yet they intentional have limited production since 2017 and only bring in approximately 6000 per year into the US. By making them 'rare', Honda dealers use them as showroom attractions to sell the 'regular' Civics and Accords. Speculation is alive and well with Honda Civic Type Rs with used ones often selling for more than they originally sold for from the dealer. This sucks if you want one, it is a seller's market. <shrugs>

Is this a good strategy for Honda? Honda knows for sure since they have the data and the marketing experts and as a person on the outside and looking in I would not venture a guess. I feel the same way about the USPS and their stamp production and marketing decisions.
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Posted 08/08/2021   4:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Torin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some recent issues with low quantity issued numbers that are longer available from the USPS are commanding high prices in the resale market such as the Mr. Rogers (12 million printed) release in 2018. Based on the resale market, a sheet of these stamps has tripled in value since the original 2018 purchase price.

Which 2021 USPS issues do you all think will be worth triple in 3 years?



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Posted 09/24/2021   1:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gwanghoops to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
FYI, the 2022 USPS Standing Order Program for these no die cut press sheets will change from a limit of 5 to UNLIMITED.

In addition, from anecdotal evidence, the USPS has been producing more of these NDC press sheets lately.

This will likely end the forced shortage and make them generally available to all and end the gross premiums.

Now if the USPS will either kill off the NDC stamps or make individual panes available...
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Posted 11/03/2021   8:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Get your NDC Day of the Dead sheets right now:

https://store.usps.com/store/produc...reinfofooter
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Posted 11/14/2021   9:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was surprised to see that the Missouri Statehood NDC Press Sheets are still in stock on the USPS website. Does anyone have a production quantity?
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Posted 11/15/2021   11:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philatomic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The USPS hasn't published press sheet issue quantities in several years.
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Posted 11/18/2021   09:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No limits on NDC press sheet purchase quantities for subscribers:

https://www.linns.com/news/us-stamp...rketInsights
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Posted 11/18/2021   1:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BaldEagle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What is the USPS order form number to apply for NDC press sheet subscription?
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Posted 01/17/2022   8:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampusa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Does anyone have any suggestions on best way to store the uncut imperf press sheets flat? looking for an appropriate case/box to save them all in.
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Posted 01/20/2022   4:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add green machine to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Quantities of the 2022 imperf press sheets must have increased dramatically. Both the LOVE imperf press sheet and the Year of the Tiger imperf press sheet were both available on the USPS.gov website. Either the quantity produced has increased, or the demand has gone down significantly.
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Posted 01/20/2022   8:56 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The increased tje supply, but since they are not selling out, the speculators will drop out dropping demand.
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Posted 01/21/2022   07:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I saw a mailing from Mystic selling the imperforate press sheet single as stamps you will not find at the post office. Well, most of the stamps sold cannot be found at many post offices since they do not push delivery as they did years back.
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Posted 01/21/2022   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add green machine to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I, for one, would be happy to see the speculators drop out. I enjoy the imperfs
and use them on mail whenever I am corresponding with a dealer or another
collector. It's a real challenge to find them on cover having gone through the
postal system.
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Posted 01/21/2022   1:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Does anyone have any suggestions on best way to store the uncut imperf press sheets flat?


I agree the best way is FLAT.

I no have any press sheets (nor want any), but many years ago I attended the retirement auction of an architect. I purchased a used blueprint filing cabinet, which is about 3' x 4' exterior dimension and the multiple 2" deep drawers are convenient for posters, maps, etc. I keep a large flat glass serving plate in one the drawers!
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