I had decided to abandon the Mystic Heirloom album for any stamps after the 2000, because it looked like there would be way too many pages to hack.
I actually made pages from scratch for 2001 and 2002.
2 days ago, I ordered the Mystic 2018 supplement, just to see how bad things might be, and, to my surprise, I would really only need to modify 2 pages, and those two pages are really a personal preference.
The first page is 1512, the frozen treats stamps.
Mystic has them broken up into 3 sets - 5285-88, 5289-92, and 5293-94.
Technically this is how the setenants on the sheet are broken up, since there are blank strips between these groupings. But, given my choice, I'd keep them all together.
The second is pages 1530-31, the Hot Wheels stamps.
The stamps technically are not se-tenants, since none of the stamps actually touch each other on the sheet, I think it would be better to just mount the whole sheet in the album, rather than mount the stamps individually.
The US Postal bulletin specifically says that the Hot Wheels stamps can only be sold as a sheet and not broken up. This tells me that the sheet is not perforated for easy stamp removal like some sheets are, and mounting 10 individual stamps is going to be a challenge.
I need to buy the Hot Wheels stamps and then I can modify these two pages.
What do others think? Are these mods you think would add value to your collection?
The US Postal Bulletin of the Hot Wheels stamps reads as follows:
This issuance celebrates Hot Wheels®, the iconic die-cast cars that for the last 50 years have ignited the imaginations of generations of children around the world. Arranged in diagonal rows, the 20 stamps showcase photographer Len Rizzi's images of 10 Hot Wheels cars — two of each design — speeding along a bright orange track. Each stamp features the name of the vehicle shown as follows:
n First row, left to right: Purple Passion, Rocket-Bye-Baby, Rigor Motor, Rodger Dodger, and Mach Speeder.
n Second row, left to right: Twin Mill, Bone Shaker, HW 40, Deora II, and Sharkruiser.
I wonder if that's a better description than what Mystic has.