Donald Sundman – PresidentMystic Stamp Company A letter for you from Don Sundman... Dear Friend, New and unusual printing methods seemed to be the theme for stamps in 2018, and they proved quite popular with us collectors. We saw the first use of reflective ink, “scratch-and-sniff,” hot foil, and lenticular printing. There were also stamps that had optically variable ink, similar to the ink found on our paper money. These extras caused quite a stir among collectors and the public. Especially the surprise Art of Magic souvenir sheet pictured on the cover of your new Mystic catalog. The three stamps on this sheet feature lenticular printing that creates a special animation effect, making the white rabbit appear and disappear from within the black top hat. These are the coolest stamps I’ve seen in a long time. I almost couldn’t believe my eyes when I first tilted the sheet and saw the rabbit pop in and out of the hat! I’m also fond of the 2018 $1, $2, and $5 stamps depicting the Statue of Freedom. These issues are beautifully engraved and remind me of classic US stamps of the 19th and 20th centuries. They also feature optically variable ink. This ink TABLE OF CONTENTS 2018 Stamps ............................................143-45 Airmail Stamps (C) ...............................147-151 Albums, Binders, Supplements ..............153-54 Collecting Supplies .................................154-55 Commemorative/Definitive Stamps ..........3-145 Confederate Stamps (CSA).............................. 4 Imperforates..................................................146 Stamp Collecting Kit....................................153 Stamp Mounts ..............................................155 Copyright 2019 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. can be seen on the stamps’ denomination and appears to change from green to gold when tilted. They’re tributes to the statue that has kept watch over our nation’s capital since the Civil War. It’s always fun when the USPS comes up with new ways to make America’s postage stamps stand out. Mystic’s U.S. Stamp Catalog has all of these interesting and unusual issues inside. Be sure to look through the following pages carefully to see them all. And if you want to read more about their history or get a stamp order even faster than usual, visit MysticStamp.com. Just type the Scott number or description in the search bar. Happy Collecting, President – Mystic Stamp Company P.S. Looking to add some scarce classic stamps to your collection? Take a look at the back cover of this catalog to get them with small imperfections that don’t detract from beauty or collectibility. It’s a great chance to get a nice discount off the regular price. Mystic makes it easier than ever to own these desirable old stamps. 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 US and foreign stamps. Each stamp is assigned a unique Scott number and estimated value. Scott numbers are included under all illustrations in Mystic’s catalog. Condition Each stamp in this catalog is inspected, graded, and priced 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 Regular Issue Stamp Sets = Green Airmail Sets = Orange IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU 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.
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