2007-08-22

relative scarcity of machins ...

no record of "numbers printed" of each issue is in the public domain. ...this is unusual, as most national PO's maintain these as official record. certainly, the litho booklet issues are harder to assemble ... the "prestige booklets" are limited production aimed at philatelic sales and not generally distributed or applied to mail ... used booklet panes are not often found complete, so these are scarcer than mint ... if large blocks are found, verify if a booklet form exists ... if a booklet pane, the perfs will vary from sheet pattern ... straight cut lines follow dealer "out-of-stocks" lists ...
Douglas Myall has a rareity index as part of deegam system database. the kiloware pipeline is usually 2 years behind recent issues... assemble your own wantlist : the phosphor vars are tougher finds, so rely on machin dealers and collectors to complete value sets overtime ...

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