General Stamp Collecting

Have you noticed? Music Icons sheets resemble 45rpm record sleeves!

We’re all familiar with the popular Music Icons Series.  But have you noticed the stamp sheets are designed to look like 45rpm record sleeves?  It’s a neat detail that’s easily overlooked – check them out in the gallery below!

 

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Now Available – Mystic’s 2014 American Heirloom Hingeless Supplements

They’re here!  Mystic’s 2014 American Heirloom Hingeless Supplements are now available.  Each includes illustrations, Scott Catalogue numbers and pre-affixed clear mounts for your 2014 U.S. stamps.  Keep your album up-to-date and discover interesting facts and entertaining stories about each issue – order today!

GS765 for 2014 Perforate Issues

GS766 for 2014 Imperforate Issues

Give us a call at 1-866-660-7147 or click the links below to order online:

2014 American Heirloom Hingeless Supplement (GS765)

2014 American Heirloom Hingeless Imperforate Supplement (GS766)

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Mystic Discovers Missing Color Error on 2014 Circus Stamp Sheet

Error sheet with  gilt trim omitted

Error sheet with
gilt trim omitted

Big news – a Vintage Circus Poster error was found today among the press sheets purchased by Mystic.  The sheet was designed to be issued with a gilt edging around the selvage as shown below.  The error sheet we discovered (pictured above) lacks the edging.

Non-error sheet with  gilt edging on selvage

Normal sheet with
gilt edging on selvage

Mystic President Don Sundman explained the press sheet of 12 had already been cut into individual souvenir sheets when the error was found.  “I’m excited – the discovery of this souvenir sheet means there are 11 more here in the building.  I’m anxious to find the rest!”

This story is developing and we’ll report updates as we find them.

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Scott Will Now Assign Numbers to Modern Imperforates

On January 28, 2015, Linn’s reported Scott Catalogue will now assign minor numbers to modern imperforate U.S. stamps.

Mystic applauds the decision. “These stamps are being actively collected, bought, and sold even without Scott numbers. Assigning numbers will make it easier for collectors and dealers,” said Mystic President Don Sundman.

Imperforate US #4694-97 – the First Modern Imperfs

Imperforate US #4694-97 – the First Modern Imperfs

As a U.S. stamp collector, Scott’s decision is something of a game changer. These modern rarities are getting the recognition they deserve – so you probably want to include them in your album.

Good news – it’s not too late. Since the U.S.P.S. released the first imperforate press sheets in 2012, Mystic has bought a supply of these scarce stamps for our family of collectors. We also produced album pages that illustrate them. Continue reading

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Mystic’s 2014 Supplements are Here

Great news – Mystic’s specially-designed 2014 album supplements are here!  And based on feedback from our family of collectors, we made one small – but important – change.  An American Heirloom supplement is now available for perforate stamps (GS763) and another for imperforate U.S. stamps (GS764).

GS763 for 2014 perforate issues

GS763 for 2014
perforate issues

GS764 for 2014 Imperforate Issues

GS764 for 2014
Imperforate Issues

Just click on these links for more information…

2014 American Heirloom Perforate supplement (GS763)
2014 American Heirloom Imperforate supplement (GS764)
2014 US Liberty supplement (GS131G)
2014 Mystic’s US Definitive supplement (GS140CC)
2014 Mystic’s United Nations supplement (GS200DD)
2014 Mystic’s Heritage supplement (GS636)

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Explore stamp-related videos

Did you know there are hundreds of stamp collecting videos online, including the National Postal Museum’s Maynard Sundman Lectures?  They’re entertaining – and a great way to discover more about the World’s Greatest Hobby!

This Linn’s article has the details on these and many more, along with tips on how to search for additional videos.  

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