Donald Sundman – PresidentMystic Stamp Company A letter for you from Don Sundman... Dear Friend, Did you know 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Airmail in the United States? To honor this historic event, it’s only fitting to feature some of America’s most famous Airmail stamps on the cover of this year’s Mystic’s U.S. Stamp Catalog. Airmail service was first established in the United States on May 15, 1918, with flights between Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and New York City. This day marked the beginning of a new era in mail delivery and a new opportunity for stamp collectors. Airmail stamps are some of the highlights of American philately and, if you haven’t already, I recommend adding them to your collection. Used stamps and flown covers are especially desirable. Who knows what daring maneuvers and close calls these stamps may have survived in-flight? Early Airmail pilots had to be fearless while facing difficult challenges. They battled the elements while navigating the skies with primitive, often-unreliable equipment. Not many pilots had what it took to do the job, but those who did became American legends. TABLE OF CONTENTS 2017 Stamps ............................................141-43 Airmail Stamps (C) ...............................146-150 Albums, Binders, Supplements ..............153-54 Collecting Supplies .................................154-55 Commemorative/Definitive Stamps ..........3-143 Confederate Stamps (CSA).............................. 4 Imperforates.............................................144-45 Stamp Collecting Kit....................................153 Stamp Mounts ..............................................155 Copyright 2018 by Mystic Stamp Company 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. In addition to the neat Airmail stamps on the cover, I also want to tell you about a couple of new things you’ll see in the 2018 catalog. As you flip through the following pages, keep in mind you can take advantage of three interest-free monthly time payments on items $200 or more. It makes owning rare and desirable stamps easier than ever. I also want to remind you about Mystic’s Rewards program. You earn 10 reward points for every dollar you spend and can use them to get FREE stamps, collecting supplies, and more. Redeem your points by phone, mail, or online anytime at MysticStampRewards.com. The Rewards program is my way of saying “thank you” for being a valued Mystic customer. Happy Collecting, President – Mystic Stamp Company P.S. Turn to page 154 to order your 2017 supplement pages for all your Mystic albums. Keeping your album up to date right now ensures you won’t have to spend time later catching up. You can also order any new 2017 stamps your collection may still be missing. all illustrations in Mystic’s catalog. Condition 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 1892... ...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... ...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 1-877-631-2221 and request a personal stamp advisor. 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.” 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, while 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 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 numerical order. 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 Get FREE Stamps & Collecting Supplies 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 Satisfaction Guarantee. See page 7 for more details. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU How to Order Order by phone, mail, fax or online at MysticStamp.com. (See order form in the center of the catalog.) All orders are carefully packaged and most are shipped within two working days. Want to take advantage of three interest-free monthly time payments on items $200 or more? Simply write “time payment” or “payment one” on your order form and send with your first payment. Scott Numbers Identify Your Stamps Every year, Scott Publishing Company produces a catalog of U.S. and foreign stamps. Each stamp is assigned a unique Scott number and estimated value. Scott numbers are included under
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