On the old Stamp Bears there was a great long thread on souvenir sheets with LOTS of pics. Unfortunately it didn’t get ported over. I don’t remember who started it, but I would like to restart one.
The first time I saw a souvenir sheet (abbreviated SS or S/S), my little 7 year old eyes nearly popped out. They were the biggest stamps I had ever seen, and they had huge margins/selvage. Despite all the changing around of my collecting areas over the decades, S/S’s have always held a spot in the list.
Here’s my one of my favorites of all time, because it showed 2 stamps I wasn't getting any time soon (I’ve actually already posted it elsewhere):
US #948(19May1947), Centenary International Philatelic Exhibition (May 17-25, 1947) held at New York City. 2013 Scott catalog = 55¢ for mint
I’ll be showing a lot of mine, won’t you join in and show yours? Things are a little muddled now, with all these miniature sheets and what-not. If you’re not sure if it’s actually a S/S and don’t have a catalog handy, don’t worry, post it anyway!
It’s hard to keep track of what’s been posted after several pages, so don’t worry about duplication. Just worry about showing us YOUR souvenir sheets!
Let’s try to get this thread past 50 pages before the start of summer! (that’s 20 posts per page, so that makes 1000 S/S’s!)
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