Donald Sundman – PresidentMystic Stamp Company
A letter for you from Don Sundman...
It always gives me a thrill to send
you our brand new Mystic U.S. Stamp
Catalog. And the 2017 catalog has been
enlarged to 156 pages – each filled with
the stamps and collecting supplies you
need to expand your U.S. collection.
Inside you’ll find all the postage stamps
issued in 2016, plus the new supplements,
hot off the press.
The other great news I have is our
transition from Profit Shares to the Mystic
Rewards program. The principle’s the same – FREE stamps and
supplies to help grow your collection and make stamp collecting
even more fun. But now the program offers more benefits than
ever before. We made these changes because we value your
friendship and loyalty to Mystic and because you deserve it! .
First of all, it’s easier to get Free stamps. Secondly, Mystic
will electronically keep track of your purchases and credit your
Reward Points while you earn 10 for every dollar you spend.
So you never have to worry about keeping track or counting up all
those pieces of paper.
Even more ways for you to benefit from Mystic Rewards:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2016 Stamps ............................................138-41
Airmail Stamps (C) .................................143-47
Albums, Binders, Supplements ..............151-52
Collecting Supplies .................................152-54
Commemorative/Definitive Stamps ..........3-141
Confederate Stamps (CSA).............................. 4
Stamp Collecting Kit....................................151
Stamp Mounts .........................................153-54
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Mystic’s 90-Day Money-Back Guarantee
You must be completely satisfied with anystamp or collecting supply ordered from Mystic. Ifnot, simply return it to us within 90 days and wewill gladly issue you a credit voucher or refund,
whichever you prefer.
shop quickly and easily online with your Reward Points at
MysticStampRewards.com. Or redeem your Points by phone
or mail. Check your Reward Point balance online 24/7. You’ll
also receive a quarterly statement in the mail showing your
Points balance, plus lots of special offers you can purchase with
your Points. Best of all is the wider selection of great stamps and
collecting supplies you can get with Mystic Rewards, some even
available for a combination of Reward Points and money!
Now sit back, relax and enjoy browsing through the new
catalog. Start with our cover highlighting the achievements
America has accomplished in the exploration of “the final
frontier.” The first amazing, up-close image showing the features
of Pluto is a great stamp subject and the Views of our Planets set is
breathtaking. Until next time...
President – Mystic Stamp Company
P.S. Take advantage of all Mystic’s new Rewards program has
to offer. Go to MysticStampRewards.com today and check your
Reward Points balance – you might have more than you think!
the same design was used on more than
All prices in this catalog are for stamps
free of defects. Each stamp is inspected and
graded according to Mystic’s strict standards.
Stamps Issued Through 1890
Stamps issued through 1890 will have good
or better centering with perforations touching
or slightly cutting the design. Mint stamps
may or may not have gum.
Stamps Issued 1893 Through 1940
Stamps issued from 1893 through 1940
will have good or better centering for the
issue. Perforations may touch or cut the
design on some issues and on others will clear
the design. Mint stamps from this period will
have full original gum. Most are hinged.
Note: If you collect never-hinged stamps
issued before 1941 with fine or better centering,
call toll-free and ask for a Personal Stamp Advisor.
Stamps Issued 1941 to Date
Stamps issued 1941 to date will have fine
centering. The perforations will clear the
design. Most mint stamps will be never hinged.
Since 1964, certain stamps with different
designs have been printed side by side on the
same sheet. They are called “se-tenants.”
Due to USPS printing methods, formats, and/
or Scott number order, some mint se-tenant
stamps you purchase may vary from our
illustrations. Regardless, you’ll receive
all stamps in the set. Most mint se-tenants
are supplied attached; used are supplied
as singles. Mint year sets usually include
singles. Used self-adhesive stamps will be
supplied on paper.
Forever stamps are described with the
face value they had when issued.
Key to Abbreviations and Symbols
BEP = Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Bklt. Sngl. = Booklet Single
Imperf. = Imperforate Perf./Pf. = Perforated
S/A = Self Adhesive W/A = Water Activated
YS before year = Commemorative Year Set
Dash – indicates a complete set, with all
stamps in consecutive numerical order.
Single Slash / indicates a complete set.
However, not all stamps are in consecutive
Double Slash // indicates an incomplete
set. Most stamps are included. However,
expensive stamps, which could make the set less
affordable, are not included. Individual Scott
numbers of stamps included in a set are listed.
Highlighted Sets Can Save You Money
Commemorative Year Sets = Bright Yellow
Commemorative Sets not in Year Sets = Lgt. Yellow
Regular Issue Stamp Sets = Green
Airmail Sets = Orange
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with Mystic Reward Points!
Receive 10 Reward Points for every dollar
you spend with Mystic. Points are redeemable
for FREE stamps and collecting supplies
on any Mystic Stamp Rewards list. Choose
the items you want and then call, mail, or
visit MysticStampRewards.com to redeem
your points. All Mystic Stamp Rewards
merchandise is backed by Mystic’s 90-Day
Guarantee of Satisfaction. See page 7 for
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU
How to Order
Order by phone, mail, fax or online
at MysticQuickOrder.com. (See order
form in the center of the catalog.) All
orders are carefully packaged and most
are shipped within two working days.
Looking for a specific U.S. stamp?
Try using the search features on
MysticStamp.com. Plus you can search
by keyword or Scott number. (Keywords
will also show worldwide stamps.)
Scott Numbers Identify Your StampsEvery year, Scott Publishing
Company produces a catalog of U.S.
and foreign stamps listing estimated
values for each, identifying them with a
To help you identify your stamps,
we include Scott numbers under each
illustration. Multiple numbers indicate