Martín Ramírez First Day of Issue Ceremony

The Fleetwood First Day Covers were hand-stamped with a pictorial cancel at the First Day of Issue ceremony.  Each guest who attended received a program in a commemorative First Day Cover.

The Fleetwood First Day Covers were hand-stamped with a pictorial cancel at the First Day of Issue ceremony. Each guest who attended received a program in a commemorative First Day Cover.

On March 26, 2015, New York City’s Ricco/Maresca Gallery hosted the First Day of Issue dedication ceremony for five stamps.  The ceremony corresponded with the opening of a new exhibit of the artist’s work, titled Martín Ramírez: Forever. Continue reading

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Did You Know Mystic Offers Flat-Rate Shipping and Guaranteed Delivery?

Getting your stamps and supplies is easy and affordable with Mystic’s convenient flat-rate shipping. No matter how many stamps, coins, covers, mounts, and supplements you buy, and whatever their value, you pay just $2.95 for shipping and guaranteed delivery. Plus, Mystic ships most items by First Class or Priority Mail within two days of receiving your order. So you can expect your order one to four days after it ships. It’s fast, convenient, and affordable!

Mystic also offers low flat-rate shipping on larger items. All books, binders, and Scott Catalogues ship for just $8.50, while albums and other items ship for $11.75. Note that these heavier items may take an additional two days to arrive.

And as always, every order you place with Mystic is backed by our 90-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with any stamp or collecting supply, return it to us within 90 days for a credit voucher or refund, whichever you prefer.

Ordering from Outside the U.S.?  No Problem!

You can enjoy the benefits of being part of the Mystic family from anywhere in the world.  You’ll pay just $12.45 for shipping and guaranteed delivery on your order of stamps, coins, covers, mounts, and supplements, regardless of how many you buy or their value.

Shipping rates for albums, supplements, binders, and books vary, based on actual air shipping charges.  Please note, we can only accept credit card payments for international orders.  Happy collecting!

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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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