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2020 Scott Minuteman Album Supplement

 
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Posted 02/13/2021   10:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add MrEos to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My Minuteman supplement arrived in the mail, so it's time for my annual update. This year's supplement consists of 9 pages of postage stamps (115 stamps) and one page for Duck stamps. The Orchids coil stamps (of which I only have one) are set diagonally across a page so a strip can be mounted intact.

From the stamps I collected from home & office mail over the year, I filled just 40 spots (35%). A truly dismal achievement and my lowest percentage since I started keeping track. For the curious, my previous year updates can be found here.

I got my first 2021 stamp (Love) in the mail yesterday, so getting started for next year's supplement. Will still be working on 2020 as well as lots of open spots in 2019. Need to find more helpers...
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Posted 02/13/2021   3:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm astonished that you managed to fill 40 spaces just from incoming mail. I stopped collecting U.S. new issues in 2005 (topical interests excepted) and had largely shifted my U.S. collection over to MNH even before that, but I'd be surprised if I could have filled more than ten of those 2020 album spaces with stamps from my own incoming mail.

Even when my mail has interesting U.S. stamps on it, those stamps are far more frequently old stock from previous years. I can understand that. I have lots of older stamps in my own postage drawer, and even when I do use a "new" stamp, we're talking about Sesame Street (2019) or John Lennon (2018).
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Posted 02/13/2021   4:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tsmatx to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I had the same thought as erilaz, and was wondering how many pieces of mail you'd have to receive to get 40 different current year stamps. I get maybe 2-3 stamped pieces of mail per week, but mostly from stamp collectors and dealers, so it is mostly older stamps or sometimes forever definitives. I don't think I've received any 2020 stamps. I guess it is a function on who is sending you mail, and how many pieces you receive.

The data on number of pages and number of issues is interesting also. Is there is quick table or chart showing longer term # of issues per year?
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Posted 02/14/2021   1:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MrEos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It was easier to get them when I was membership director for a hobby car club. The club decided to go with on-line renewals, so I resigned since getting mail was part of the reason I had volunteered. Now I just get a few in my own mail and one or two a week from my office moles. I need to recruit more friends and family to save stamps...
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