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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 April 2010 at 12:57
Originally posted by wilfred wilfred wrote:

Hi All,put the first pages on photobucket, here: 

http://s735.photobucket.com/albums/ww354/wilfred_01_stamps/discworld%20stamp%20album/

hope you like them



Just had the briefest of looks Wilfred but those pages are really really good. I have done my own pages for much of the DW output but not to that standard. Now you have made me think "do I do it all over again and try to match you". You certainly have added to what were already great stamps and put them in a setting they deserve.

I could try a similar approach to My Welsh Oddities at least. You have inspired me.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2010 at 00:42
Very impressive! I too am tempted to do my Discworld album over, as yours makes mine look very boring.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 June 2010 at 02:08
I am so surprised to find out that this forum was started by the same Colin and Alan who designed and drew the original Discworld Stamps artwork. I have been dipping in to this forum but not noticed this thread before and don't know how I missed it before.  I just hadn't made the link.  And Hilary Daniels from the shop too.
 
Does anyone have a picture of the Blue Triangle with the added post box, or the purple triangle?  I must check the shop website.
 
Wilfred your album pages are amazing.  My stamps are just in a stockbook. Where do you find the time?
 
What talented people there are here!  And its reassuring to see I am not the only person who lost interest around Year 5.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gonarain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2010 at 13:55
That's the nicest album i have seen so far, very great work.

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Great Album Wilfred, my stock books pale into insignificance after seeing that 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Colin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2010 at 23:50
Just a thought.
 
Why is that the Discworld commons that were accidentally printed on the gum side are so poorly valued by collectors?
 
I can remember the panic at the shop when I was sent the samples I normally get of each stamp perfed and I was shocked to find that the stamps were glossy not the usual matt - it still took me a while to work it out before I rang the shop to tell them. I also rang the printers straight away and they were just as shocked and sent me some samples just to confirm the situation.
 
By that time the shop had torn up lots of sheets of stamps and separated the 10p and 5p sports. Some whole sheets had been sent out and some singles in LBEs. But apparently only a very few.
 
So these stamps should be rare as hens teeth and yet so few sell well or trade well on the secondary market.
 
You often see the common singles incorrectly described as sports when they are actually 'proper' errors (and one of the few examples of true Discworld errors) and were not actually devised to be available printed on the gum side, so not a 'sport'.  Yet the few 5p and 10p sports of the gum-fronted stamps that appear for sale are not valued highly, selling for the same price as the gumfronted commons. I have seen the true sports sell for less than their commons counterparts described as sports.
 
So why is this? Were more released by the shop than is commonly believed and everyone already has them in their collections?  Are they just not as attractive as the more glamorous Green Susan and Blue Triangle sports?  Do not show up on collector's radar in the same way.  I just don't get it.
 
I do know that the majority of the stamps were sent back to the printers to be destroyed - and were weighed to make sure that the majority of the order had been returned before they reprinted - so there cannot be many (sheets or singles) in circulation.  Yet they remain undervalued - a cinderella of a cinderella!
 
Any thoughts?
 
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