Well, you've gone and done it. You made me go out and buy these two booklets. The good news is, the dealer had them at face value. Wasn't this submarine booklet the subject of some speculation, a few years back, that drove prices sky high? Anyway, thanks @kboomer
Yes, the Submarine booklet was definitely a premium item for several years, primarily because the high face value of some of the stamps deterred many modern US issue collectors. The market for modern US is really down. The submarine booklet is still considered a near FV item at wholesale, so you did good to get it at FV retail as an individual item. The Old Glory booklet is pretty common; I still probably have nearly a dozen. The Lewis & Clark, which I will show later, like the Submarine booklet, is a bit hard to get individually at FV even though it's all 37¢ stamps.
Post by zepherusbane on Mar 20, 2020 8:32:56 GMT -5
khj, you are going to kill my budget too. I don't know why, but I love these prestige booklets, every one of them I've seen. I would gladly buy some duplicates from you!
Unfortunately, now that I have heard of them I notice them everywhere. Here's a new one from GB that is also calling my name (James Bond): shop.royalmail.com/special-stamp-issues/james-bond?iid=HP_M2_3_AJB You'll note they have a whole bunch of options designed to take all your money... On this link is also a presentation pack that I like, and I liked the Q Branch SS too, and they include the different stamps in the prestige booklet, but also have everything in other formats too so you'll want to buy them all.
Post by zepherusbane on Mar 20, 2020 8:44:42 GMT -5
And I almost forgot to mention, the James Bond ones aren't even the best ones I found on the royalmail site, they have 75th D day anniversary and Royal Navy Ships that I liked even more. But I digress, and am getting off-topic - this thread is supposed to be about USA ones!! Sorry!
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