Is your collection missing these affordable beauties?
Own Some of America’s Most Historic Stamps...
This is your chance to own seven classic US stamps and save. Each of these stamps has one or two small imperfections. These tiny imperfections don’t detract from their beauty or collectability, but save you money compared to Mystic’s US Stamp Catalog prices. Now is the time to get them – because these older stamps are becoming harder to find with every passing day.
This special collector’s set includes:
US #330 – 1907 5¢ Pocahontas Jamestown Commemorative – This stamp was issued for the 300th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. Only a fraction of the quantities of the 1¢ and 2¢ values were printed. Production of #330 started two days after the other Jamestown stamps went on sale. And it wasn’t available until a full week later, which may have resulted in less stamps reaching the public.
US #238 – 1893 15¢ Columbus Announcing His Discovery – Part of the Columbians set, America’s first commemoratives. A much smaller quantity of the 15¢ Columbian were printed than of the previous eight values, making the stamp scarce today. The beauty of the Columbians and importance of the exposition they were issued for caused demand to exceed supply. Thankfully you don’t have to be disappointed.
US #C3 – 1918 24¢ Curtiss Jenny – America’s first Airmail stamp! In the months after it was issued the airmail rate was lowered twice and new stamps issued. When Scott Catalogue assigned Scott numbers, they treated the stamps as a set and listed them in denomination order, instead of date order. This exquisite stamp is a direct connection to the time when daring pilots risked their lives to deliver the mail.
US #C18 – 1933 50¢ Zeppelin Century of Progress Issue – This stamp is called the “Baby Zep” for it’s resemblance to the 1930 Graf Zeppelin issues and for its lower price. Just as beautiful and much more affordable, this “Century of Progress” stamp was issued for the Chicago Exposition of 1933. It shows the Zeppelin on its flight from Germany. The stamp was on sale for two years but only 10% of over three million printed were sold. The rest were destroyed. Only 326,000 stamps made it into collector’s hands! No one knows how many are left.
US #E7 – 1908 10¢ Helmet of Mercury Special Delivery – Discontinued after just six months and one press run, the #E7 is scarce... Some experts even call it the most artistic stamp in US history. This Special Delivery stamp was a big change from those already in use. Instead of a mail carrier, it showed a helmet symbolizing the one worn by the Roman messenger god Mercury, whose winged hat signified speed. The stamp was also called “The Merry Widow,” due to the helmet’s resemblance to a hat worn in a popular operetta of the same name. #E7 was discontinued because it was unpopular with the public. Postal workers confused it with the current 1¢ postage stamp and didn’t deliver the mail as quickly as paid for.
US #J3 – 1879 3¢ Postage Due – Postage Due stamps gave the Post Office a method to track money collected for mail with insufficient postage. The stamps were issued for use only by postal employees. Postmasters needed to affix one to letters lacking sufficient postage and cancel it when payment was received. This was a philatelic first, so owning at least one is important. No Postage Due stamps have been issued since 1985, and no more will be.
US #CSA4 – 1862 5¢ Jefferson Davis Confederate Stamp – Use of US postage stamps in the Confederacy ceased in June 1861 with the demonetization by the North of stamps issued before that date. The Confederate government quickly set up a postal system to keep the mail moving. This stamp, along with #CSA1, was one of the first stamps issued on American soil to feature a living president. This fragile piece of paper survived the turmoil of the Civil War. Now you can own this direct tie to a pivotal event in American history.
Add all of this important American and postal history to your collection – order your historic stamp collection now.