Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Da Vinci PSB sold out in less than 6 months

I have been told today that Royal Mail no longer have stocks of the Leonardo Da Vinci prestige stamp book issued on 13 February.  


The set of stamps, presentation pack, and the stamp cards are still available but not the PSB.  This is a surprise considering the stamps themselves are not particularly appealing, and suggests that the print run may have been much lower than other PSBs (leaving aside blockbusters such as Star Wars and Marvel Comics).

As many collectors know dealers can obtain panes for affixing to first day covers, so it would not have been excess demand for the Machins which led to a shortage of whole books.

This must be one of the shortest sale periods in modern times and reinforces the idea that if you really want to buy modern stamps, you should get them as soon as they are available.

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