Philosateleia
Kevin Blackston
PO Box 17544
San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Searching for one last Star-Spangled Banner

Have you ever noticed how, when there are several different varieties of a particular stamp, you might end up with multiple copies of all but one variety, and that last one is all but impossible to find even though it’s theoretically very common?

Such is the case with this year’s Star-Spangled Banner stamps. I have glassines stuffed full of the stamps die cut 9.4 vert. or 11.2×10.8. I even have a couple of singles from the ATM booklets. But for whatever reason, the booklet single with “USPS” in the fireworks above the flagpole continues to evade me. I’m sure it will turn up and some point, and when it does, I’ll work up a post on how to identify the different varieties.

Are there any common definitives issued in the last couple of years that should be easy to find used but that you haven’t yet managed to acquire?

Published 2014-07-31

Comments

Brian L Kuehl (2014-08-06 19:18):

I am having trouble getting any of the SSP variety booklet singles as well. Must not be as wide a distribution on that printer yet.

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