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Since I handle most of the uploading of new issues on Colnect, I thought that in addition to my thread tracking first new issues (and countries not having any issues) I would this year start a new project tracking the cost of new issues for each country.

- The cost will be based on one copy of each new stamp issued in 2024.

- Issues that consist of both stamps and souvenir sheets with the same stamp will have the souvenir sheet included.

- Countries that produce stamp issues in more than one format will only have the stamp issue counted once unless the stamps differ from each other in some technical detail, be it perforation, gum type, difference in design and so forth.

Included in my analysis will be a per week cost in US$ to acquire the new issues for the year. For this first post since we are only one week into the year the totals will be the same, but this column value will change the further in time we go.

So for now here is this week's new issue cost chart. I will try to update this each week, but this will depend on Real Life commitments as well, so there may be gaps between postings.

Cost of New Issues 2024 - Week 1
Cost of New Issues 2024 - Week 1

Note here - Belarus will have its first issue on 11 January, however a contributor has already uploaded the listings to Colnect, so I am including now to ensure I don't miss it.
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It's not that simple with Belarus, unfortunately :(

If you apply your criteria above, you'll get a very basic collection. Belpost issues practically all sets in (at least) two formats - every stamp in a sheetlet of its own, in most cases with a corner label, and in a joint mini sheet where the set stamps are se-tenant or in blocks of 4 or 6.


See the coming set you have included in you table, as an example:

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Therefore, you have to buy Belarusian stamps in sheets, to have a decent collection. Thanks gods, the sheetlets include 8 stamps maximum, as a rule (in the 1990s and early 2000s they had 20-30 stamps each). Though they may be pretty expensive sometimes, as the recent Owls set of 8 stamps, all of them for international mail, in 2 formats plus imperforate joint sheetlet :lol:
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vicaf60 wrote: 08 Jan 2024 06:45 It's not that simple with Belarus, unfortunately :(

If you apply your criteria above, you'll get a very basic collection. Belpost issues practically all sets in (at least) two formats - every stamp in a heetlet of its own, in most cases with a corner label, and in a joint mini sheet where the set stamps are se-tenant or in blocks of 4 or 6.


See the coming set you have included in you table, as an example:

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Therefore, you have to buy Belarusian stamps in sheets, to have a decent collection. Thanks gods, the sheetlets include 8 stamps maximum, as a rule (in the 1990s and early 2000s they had 20-30 stamps each). Though they may be pretty expensive sometimes, as the recent Owls set of 8 stamps, all of them for international mail, in 2 formats plus imperforate joint sheetlet :lol:
I guess my focus is here is to have the "basic" collection of a one-of-each stamp collection. I guess with Belarus one could add the MS of 8 to the listing since the stamps are printed se-tenant which is the only way to get the se-tenant variant of the issue. But then one could easily just collect the se-tenant block/strip of four rather than the pane of eight to get the se-tenant. And in the end the stamps themselves are not technically different from the single-design pane stamps, so in isolation one could not distinguish between single stamps from either.

I want to try and keep this relatively straight forward, but for some countries this can be difficult since you get these multiple formats but not different stamps situations.

EDIT - I've adjusted the Belarus to include the se-tenant MS8 since that is the only way to get the se-tenant version of the issue.
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Congratulations on this brave but very useful undertaking. I think there’s a lot of hard work ahead for you once all the big hitters are underway as the new year moves along but the final totals will be fascinating (and, I expect, rather frightening).

One factor which I suppose which will make your life a little easier is that more & more postal administrations are not issuing any stamps at all now in a given year and many others are just releasing one or two sets annually. So not so many countries to keep up with as there were a few years ago.

Good luck!
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whiteknight&dog wrote: 08 Jan 2024 09:34 Congratulations on this brave but very useful undertaking. I think there’s a lot of hard work ahead for you once all the big hitters are underway as the new year moves along but the final totals will be fascinating (and, I expect, rather frightening).

One factor which I suppose which will make your life a little easier is that more & more postal administrations are not issuing any stamps at all now in a given year and many others are just releasing one or two sets annually. So not so many countries to keep up with as there were a few years ago.

Good luck!
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This will be an interesting list. Thanks for the all work you will be doing. Can't wait till december 31! :) or :(?

I think it would be more interesting if you include the number of stamps plus souvenir/miniature sheets.

'Cost per week' doesn't mean much IMO, if you don't know how many stamps you are getting for this amount.
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Stewie1980 wrote: 08 Jan 2024 09:40 This will be an interesting list. Thanks for the all work you will be doing. Can't wait till december 31! :) or :(?

I think it would be more interesting if you include the number of stamps plus souvenir/miniature sheets.

'Cost per week' doesn't mean much IMO, if you don't know how many stamps you are getting for this amount.
Sounds good, here is update with #items.

Codes are :

MS - Mini-Sheet
SS - Souvenir Sheet
PB - Prestige Booklet
New Issue Cost 2024 Week 1 Updated
New Issue Cost 2024 Week 1 Updated
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Hong Kong's total is high this month because of the Lunar New Year issues, which include a HKD100 M/S, as well as 2 sheets of stamps this year for all 12 zodiac signs. In the past they had a HKD50 sheet as well, looks like they don't issue it this time.

A typical commemorative issue is about 4USD, and there's about 10 of those a year.
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A most worthwhile project Gene, and it will be an eye-opener for sure, once we are a few months into the year!

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Source: Stamp Bulletin 387.

8 January, Norfolk Island. Humpback whales: 2 gummed stamps + 1 minisheet. Total $7.20 AU.

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22 January, Australia. Nostalgic Tinned Fruit Labels: 3 gummed stamps + 3 self-adhesives of same designs + 1 minisheet. Total $10.80 AU - except you can't get the self-adhesives singly as they come in 3 different booklets of 10 (one per stamp design).

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29 January, Christmas Island. Year of Dragon. 15 gummed stamps + 13 self-adhesives + a minisheet + a prestige booklet of minisheets + 2 gold minisheets.
Problem: are the gold minisheets postally valid or just 'replicas'? Don't know.
15 gummed stamps - $14.40 AU
minisheet - $7.20
self adhesives - $15.50
booklet of minisheets - $34.95
gold minisheets - $109.95 each

Total excluding the gold ones - $72.05 AU

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13 February, Australia. Ground Parrots: 3 gummed stamps + 3 self-adhesives of same designs + a minisheet. Total $10.80 AU. Again, 3 individual booklets of 10 only way to get the self-adhesives.

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20 February, Australia. Retro Audio: 3 gummed stamps + 3 self-adhesives of same design. Total $7.20 AU.
Booklets of 10 again (3 different booklets).

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20 February, Australian Antarctic Territory. Petrels: 4 gummed stamps + 1 minisheet. Total $14.40 AU.

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27 February, Australia. Travel Posters: 3 gummed stamps + 3 self-adhesives of same design + 1 minisheet. Total $10.80 AU.
A single booklet of 20 containing the 3 different designs this time.
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Justin good points re peel and stick versus gummed - I feel sure Gene will, like SG 'Stamps Of World' catalogue and his own catalogue, not differentiate on those.
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That Christmas Island stuff is the most expensive, more than all the rest combined. Even worse, if you collect PNC's, etc, they're doing 10(!) of them which will cost you $358.55AU if you want them all.
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Justin the very reason why I stopped buying new issues from Australia Post. I felt they were producing multiple new issues just to milk collectors. :evil:
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Update 13 January 2024 - Week 2 of 2024
Cost of New Issues 2024 - Week 2 Update
Cost of New Issues 2024 - Week 2 Update
Great Britain currently far, far in the lead thanks to the multiple items in the Spice Girls issue, followed by Sweden, France, Isle of Man and Jersey.
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Global Admin wrote: 08 Jan 2024 13:07 Justin good points re peel and stick versus gummed - I feel sure Gene will, like SG 'Stamps Of World' catalogue and his own catalogue, not differentiate on those.
Australian issues that are done both traditional gum and self-adhesive will be counted as two separate stamps - as they are listed as such by Michel, Yvert and Scott. And as Michel and Yvert differentiate between self-adhesive booklet stamps and self-adhesive coil stamps due to differences in printing (one uses a different screen type from the other), issues that have both will have both self-adhesive versions counted.
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Fascinating, two weeks into the year and Royal Mail is already way ahead of all the others.

A very important project. Once more, congratulations on getting this immense task underway.

We must remember however that Australia Post will be receiving all the income from several entities - Australia, Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island. And of course other postal companies & philatelic agencies elsewhere similarly receive the combined income from two or more philatelic entities.
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I’m guessing that the Christmas Island stamps, like those issued on the same Chinese subject by the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, are aimed purely at Chinese collectors rather than their traditional audience.

It seems a lot of smaller postal administrations celebrate Chinese new year like this every year so it must obviously be profitable to do so.

I just can’t imagine anyone paying $109 for a gold minisheet - who wants that exactly?
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Update 20 January 2024 - Week 3 of 2024

BK - Booklet
CS - Collector Sheet
MS - Mini-Sheet
PB - Prestige Booklet
PS - Personalizable Stamps
SS - Souvenir Sheet
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Cost of New Issues 2024 - Week 3 Update
Cost of New Issues 2024 - Week 3 Update
I've added a new line at bottom to keep running track for the year as a whole for the entire world.

Next week is gonna be a big week for releases - I have new issue releases scheduled for all seven days of the week :o
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Update 28 January 2024 - Week 4 of 2024

BK - Booklet
CS - Collector Sheet
MS - Mini-Sheet
PB - Prestige Booklet
PS - Personalizable Stamps
SS - Souvenir Sheet
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Justin wrote: 08 Jan 2024 13:00
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29 January, Christmas Island. Year of Dragon. 15 gummed stamps + 13 self-adhesives + a minisheet + a prestige booklet of minisheets + 2 gold minisheets.
Problem: are the gold minisheets postally valid or just 'replicas'? Don't know.
15 gummed stamps - $14.40 AU
minisheet - $7.20
self adhesives - $15.50
booklet of minisheets - $34.95
gold minisheets - $109.95 each

Total excluding the gold ones - $72.05 AU

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In addition to this stuff, there is on their web store, an additional pack of 5 different design minisheets for $36AU. As well as two more gold minisheets for Year of Rabbit 2023 that seem to be new releases, even though a year late.

These are not mentioned in the current stamp bulletin, might get chucked into next one as an an "oh, by the way, there's also this that we forgot to mention..." or whatever.

Whether that pack of 5 minisheets is one original one + four extra with other designs; or is 5 additional designs to the original will need to get one and check. It's just a stock picture on their page that doesn't help.

So, we're now up to $100AU to $108AU if you exclude the (now four) gold ones.
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Four weeks into the year and already approaching $1000 USD! It's no wonder being a total worldwide collector (at least for new issues) is unsustainable for all but the ultra-wealthy.

Great project--I'm looking forward to seeing how it progresses, and what the final total will be!
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Justin wrote: 30 Jan 2024 12:31
In addition to this stuff, there is on their web store, an additional pack of 5 different design minisheets for $36AU. As well as two more gold minisheets for Year of Rabbit 2023 that seem to be new releases, even though a year late.

These are not mentioned in the current stamp bulletin, might get chucked into next one as an an "oh, by the way, there's also this that we forgot to mention..." or whatever.

Whether that pack of 5 minisheets is one original one + four extra with other designs; or is 5 additional designs to the original will need to get one and check. It's just a stock picture on their page that doesn't help.

So, we're now up to $100AU to $108AU if you exclude the (now four) gold ones.
From what it looks like on the image shown, it is just a pack of 5 of the souvenir sheet of three, all 5 being exactly the same, rather than being 5 sheets with each one having different designs. https://auspost.com.au/shop/product/christmas-island-lunar-n ... ons:shop:9
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Update 4 February 2024 - Week 5 of 2024

BK - Booklet
CS - Collector Sheet
MS - Mini-Sheet
PB - Prestige Booklet
PS - Personalizable Stamps
SS - Souvenir Sheet
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2024 Cost of New Issues Summary - Week 5
2024 Cost of New Issues Summary - Week 5
Great Britain is the first to cross the US$100.00 line for cost of new issues for the year, with France not far behind (and likely to catch Great Britain later this month based on the new issues planned for the month)
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[/quote]Great Britain is the first to cross the US$100.00 line for cost of new issues for the year, with France not far behind (and likely to catch Great Britain later this month based on the new issues planned for the month)
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I would not agree that the 2nd Belarusian issue is 4 stamps and 1 mini (souvenir) sheet.

In fact, we have 5 souvenir sheets of 4 stamps of the same or different design. :(
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vicaf60 wrote: 05 Feb 2024 08:33 I would not agree that the 2nd Belarusian issue is 4 stamps and 1 mini (souvenir) sheet.

In fact, we have 5 souvenir sheets of 4 stamps of the same or different design. :(
The panes of four of the same design are considered "full panes" for the issue since that is the only pane format for that issue, and most collectors will only collect single stamps from the panes, not the full panes itself.
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Update 12 February 2024 - Week 6 of 2024

BK - Booklet
CS - Collector Sheet
MS - Mini-Sheet
PB - Prestige Booklet
PS - Personalizable Stamps
SS - Souvenir Sheet
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Cost of New Issues 2024 - Week 6 Update
Cost of New Issues 2024 - Week 6 Update
France is now ahead of Great Britain in total face value for 2024.
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DJCMH wrote: 05 Feb 2024 12:46
vicaf60 wrote: 05 Feb 2024 08:33 I would not agree that the 2nd Belarusian issue is 4 stamps and 1 mini (souvenir) sheet.

In fact, we have 5 souvenir sheets of 4 stamps of the same or different design. :(
The panes of four of the same design are considered "full panes" for the issue since that is the only pane format for that issue, and most collectors will only collect single stamps from the panes, not the full panes itself.
Perhaps the point is that apart from buying (at over cost) from dealers, the only way to get them is to pay for a whole pane of 4/5? The rest may be used - if you are in Belarus!

On another point are the $ values as at the date of issue (ie if you bought them as issued rather than in a year book)?
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Six pages of the stamps from the prestige booklet. Face AU$33.60, total cost AU$34.95

The self-adhesive sheet comes in a glossy folder. Face value of stamps is AU$15.20, folder is AU$0.30, total price AU$15.50.

You are right about that "set" of 5 minisheets. It's not a set at all, just a multiple of five of the normal minisheet.
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norvic wrote: 14 Feb 2024 02:36 Perhaps the point is that apart from buying (at over cost) from dealers, the only way to get them is to pay for a whole pane of 4/5? The rest may be used - if you are in Belarus!
For the purposes of this evaluation, I am basing on how the Big 4 catalogues would list the item, which would be as the single stamp.
On another point are the $ values as at the date of issue (ie if you bought them as issued rather than in a year book)?
I am using the exchange rate based on the first issue of the year, for now. I will update the exchange rates in July (unless a country suffers a sudden devaluation) so the end result will be more as if one is purchasing a year set.

To be honest I do not have the time to track all these and change exchange rates to represent each specific issue.
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Justin wrote: 14 Feb 2024 20:38 Six pages of the stamps from the prestige booklet. Face AU$33.60, total cost AU$34.95
oh i missed the prestige booklet, I will have to add that to the total, since that would be listed separately by at least Michel and likely the other catalogues.

Edit - I looked over it because of the name used by Australia Post for the item : "Christmas Island Lunar New Year of the Dragon Collection" which if you do not look close in the thumbnail listing of all the items issue one would not realize it is a Prestige Booklet.

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Update 18 February 2024 - Week 7 of 2024

BK - Booklet
CS - Collector Sheet
MS - Mini-Sheet
PB - Prestige Booklet
PS - Personalizable Stamps
SS - Souvenir Sheet

Ranked in order of most expensive face value for the year to the least
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Cost of New Issues 2024 Week 7 - Ranked from Most Expensive to Least Expensive
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One important point to remember in this exercise is that I am tracking the base face value of issues. This does not at all factor the price inflation that results from purchasing from dealers online, which of course is often double or more, especially for nations that do not have an internet-based phliatelic bureau or one that is not very well maintained.

Note though that some dealers tend to be VERY extortionate in their pricing of new issues from more difficult nations, but this dealer below on Ebay has to take the cake, asking over 80 times the face value for the new stamps from Nepal that were released this month.
Nepal 2024 issues from dealer, only ~US$80 plus shipping
Nepal 2024 issues from dealer, only ~US$80 plus shipping
Face value of Nepal New Issues from Feb 2024 converted to US$.
Face value of Nepal New Issues from Feb 2024 converted to US$.
it is really too bad that the Nepal Post Office does not have a strong internet presence to sell its new issues, because if they did, dealers like the above would never think of asking such ridiculous prices for the new issues. I mean, an 80x markup is beyond ridiculous, and I can't imagine anyone paying that much.
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I recall that back in the 1990's when I was collecting post-USSR break-up stamps that Moldova's issues always seemed expensive vis-à-vis their face value. Not to the extent the Nepalese examples shown above are though.

This example was included in the Philatelux magazine that I received this week. If you include stamps like this one in your calculations then you will get some high costs for places like Luxembourg. 500 Euros is outside my budget :lol: :lol:

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DJCMH wrote: 22 Feb 2024 23:54
Note though that some dealers tend to be VERY extortionate in their pricing of new issues from more difficult nations, but this dealer below on Ebay has to take the cake, asking over 80 times the face value for the new stamps from Nepal that were released this month.

it is really too bad that the Nepal Post Office does not have a strong internet presence to sell its new issues, because if they did, dealers like the above would never think of asking such ridiculous prices for the new issues. I mean, an 80x markup is beyond ridiculous, and I can't imagine anyone paying that much.
This seller PhilatelyPalace is also active on Delcampe. His prices are insane. Looking at the number of feedbacks he doesn't sell much ofcourse.

Currently 666 items on eBay and 9595 items on Delcampe. Mostly new issues from many countries. I found out a while ago almost all images are taken from other eBay and Delcampe sellers and some from PO's websites.

Sorry for going off topic. Just want to warn.

Those new Nepal stamps will be on the market for normal prices one day.
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lesbootman wrote: 23 Feb 2024 00:11 I recall that back in the 1990's when I was collecting post-USSR break-up stamps that Moldova's issues always seemed expensive vis-à-vis their face value. Not to the extent the Nepalese examples shown above are though.

This example was included in the Philatelux magazine that I received this week. If you include stamps like this one in your calculations then you will get some high costs for places like Luxembourg. 500 Euros is outside my budget :lol: :lol:

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A couple places did this--I think Austria and the Netherlands too, in addition to Luxembourg? I wonder if and how the catalogs will handle them.
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Update 28 February 2024 - Week 8 of 2024

BK - Booklet
CS - Collector Sheet
MS - Mini-Sheet
PB - Prestige Booklet
PS - Personalizable Stamps
SS - Souvenir Sheet

Ranked in order of most expensive face value for the year to the least
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Cost of New Issues 2024 - Week 8 Update
Cost of New Issues 2024 - Week 8 Update
Brunei's high-value definitive set almost makes it the most expensive country so far this year, with France still a good US$20 or so ahead.
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Suddenly it makes sense why France's annual collection every year is so much more expensive than anywhere else (except the UK, but that is also an exchange rate issue over the euro).
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Update 4 March 2024 - Week 9 of 2024

BK - Booklet
CS - Collector Sheet
MS - Mini-Sheet
PB - Prestige Booklet
PS - Personalizable Stamps
SS - Souvenir Sheet

Ranked in order of most expensive face value for the year to the least
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DJCMH,

Canada's March 1, 2024, Wildflowers issue consists of two booklet singles, two coil singles and one souvenir sheet. This brings the total stamps issued for the year to six.
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AMark wrote: 05 Mar 2024 12:29 DJCMH,

Canada's March 1, 2024, Wildflowers issue consists of two booklet singles, two coil singles and one souvenir sheet. This brings the total stamps issued for the year to six.
Oops missed the souvenir sheet, will add with next week.
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Update 11 March 2024 - Week 10 of 2024

BK - Booklet
CS - Collector Sheet
MS - Mini-Sheet
PB - Prestige Booklet
PS - Personalizable Stamps
SS - Souvenir Sheet

Ranked in order of most expensive face value for the year to the least
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Update 18 March 2024 - Week 11 of 2024

BK - Booklet
CS - Collector Sheet
MS - Mini-Sheet
PB - Prestige Booklet
PS - Personalizable Stamps
SS - Souvenir Sheet

Ranked in order of most expensive face value for the year to the least
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Update 25 March 2024 - Week 12 of 2024

BK - Booklet
CS - Collector Sheet
MS - Mini-Sheet
PB - Prestige Booklet
PS - Personalizable Stamps
SS - Souvenir Sheet

Ranked in order of most expensive face value for the year to the least
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Update 2 April 2024 - Week 13 of 2024

BK - Booklet
CS - Collector Sheet
MS - Mini-Sheet
PB - Prestige Booklet
PS - Personalizable Stamps
SS - Souvenir Sheet

Ranked in order of most expensive face value for the year to the least
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Cost of New Issues 2024, Week 13 Update
Cost of New Issues 2024, Week 13 Update
France with a clear lead in total cost now, and the Channel Islands & Isle of Man will likely join the 3-figure club with their new issues in April. Romania is also now in the 3-figure club.
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Great work.

Only 9 more months to go!

Australia Post will be fighting to get to the top in the coming months with the ‘stamp packs’ of My Stamps on their way.
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polisciguy2011 wrote: 29 Feb 2024 15:26 Suddenly it makes sense why France's annual collection every year is so much more expensive than anywhere else (except the UK, but that is also an exchange rate issue over the euro).
Yes, and I think most of their 2023 collections appeared quarterly? Can you even purchase the annual 2023 collection as a whole yet? Not sure.
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Catweazle wrote: 03 Apr 2024 19:18
polisciguy2011 wrote: 29 Feb 2024 15:26 Suddenly it makes sense why France's annual collection every year is so much more expensive than anywhere else (except the UK, but that is also an exchange rate issue over the euro).
Yes, and I think most of their 2023 collections appeared quarterly? Can you even purchase the annual 2023 collection as a whole yet? Not sure.
Yes, it popped up in December or so in yearbook and collection form. I think it was €140 for the yearbook and €200 for the collection, which is printed in a format not dissimilar to what Australia Post had started to do (ie, each stamp is in its own sheet, although in France's case it's white, not designed).

Sadly not in my budget right now, which is too bad because it has one of my favorite paintings on the cover, Lempicka's "Young Girl in Green":
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Update 9 April 2024 - Week 14 of 2024

BK - Booklet
CS - Collector Sheet
MS - Mini-Sheet
PB - Prestige Booklet
PS - Personalizable Stamps
SS - Souvenir Sheet
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Cost of New Issues 2024 - Week 14 Update
Cost of New Issues 2024 - Week 14 Update
Jersey joins the three-digit club for the year this week, and Romania is close to overtaking Brunei for third place.
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