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Idle question...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 01:07 pm
by the_apprentice
What's the greatest number of new Discworld stamps that we've released at any one time?

Re: Idle question...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 02:10 pm
by Grace Speaker
the_apprentice wrote:What's the greatest number of new Discworld stamps that we've released at any one time?
Oooooooh are we having a competition? :D

The pedant in me wants to know if you mean the number of different stamps released at the same time, even if they feature on a single sheet, or the greatest number of stamps on a sheet?

The Flatalist in me wants to know if this question is a QI diversion and you're about to hit us with a bumper release of lovely new sticky bits of paper??????????????? :bounce: :D :bounce:

Re: Idle question...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 02:15 pm
by steeljam
There were 10 of the One Penny Moist (shs0352)
The Wonders and Guild minisheets have 6 stamps

However, I think the largest count was for the Unseen University Transformation series with 22 stamps [6 farthing, 5 Penny and 5 Penny-Farthing transformation and 2 each of the farthing, Penny and Penny-Farthing transformed).
All released on 18th July 2010

Re: Idle question...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 02:34 pm
by phalarope
Eric. :P

Re: Idle question...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 02:39 pm
by the_apprentice
I suppose when we released 6 definitives and their overprints, one could consider that 12? I suppose it depends on what you define as a single issue.

Re: Idle question...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 03:13 pm
by Grace Speaker
the_apprentice wrote:I suppose when we released 6 definitives and their overprints, one could consider that 12? I suppose it depends on what you define as a single issue.
'ere, it's you that's in charge mister!* :wink:

Although I'm not one to put meself forward, as Granny would say :wink: personally, I would count the different designs (including transitions and colour variations) of stamps, rather than overprints



*As the official Emporium Post Master, don't you have the official hat with wings on it somewhere? :lol: One hat, one vote! :wink:

Re: Idle question...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 03:45 pm
by steeljam
the_apprentice wrote:I suppose when we released 6 definitives and their overprints, one could consider that 12? I suppose it depends on what you define as a single issue.

You didn't say single issue - you said "released at any one time"

For number in a series, there are
12 Smoking Gnu (shs0187)
12 Hogswatch Sunshine Sanctuary (shs0388)
11 $1 Tower of Art (shs0007)
10 Vetinari Pain of Pains (shs0044)
10 Penny Moist (shs0352)
9 Jamboree shillings (shs0105)
9 Omnian Quisition

Re: Idle question...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 04:03 pm
by Murgatroyd
And at the other end of the spectrum was the very rarest stamp:

1 Pure Gold Patrician Stamp

For Image see http://www.discworldstampcatalogue.co.uk/shl0142.php And click onto The Gold Patrician


And I mean only One single stamp (not one issue) to the lucky LBE winner in the 10th Anniversary LBE!

I still think that you ought to release a paper replica of that memorable item! :D

Re: Idle question...

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:09 pm
by Frank the Younger
Murgatroyd wrote:And at the other end of the spectrum was the very rarest stamp:

1 Pure Gold Patrician Stamp

For Image see http://www.discworldstampcatalogue.co.uk/shl0142.php And click onto The Gold Patrician


And I mean only One single stamp (not one issue) to the lucky LBE winner in the 10th Anniversary LBE!

I still think that you ought to release a paper replica of that memorable item! :D


There is at least one other single stamp: the Assassins’ Guild Post Paid 3p Overprint in two colours, SHS Ref: SHS-AM0012-Ew
There are black only overprints but there are 6 of those on one sheet.
I know it is the only one because Bernard told me. :lol:

Re: Idle question...

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:12 pm
by Frank the Younger
the_apprentice wrote: we released 6 definitives and their overprints,


Where are the overprints?

Re: Idle question...

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 04:03 pm
by Murgatroyd
There is at least one other single stamp: the Assassins’ Guild Post Paid 3p Overprint in two colours, SHS Ref: SHS-AM0012-Ew
There are black only overprints but there are 6 of those on one sheet.
I know it is the only one because Bernard told me. :lol:

I have long envied your assassins overprint in red Frank, but I would dispute the intention of releasing that item as an intentional single release.... It's always seemed more likely to me that it's arrival in your collection was either a one off gift to a dedicated and renowned collector or a suprise visit from the cock up fairy!

Re: Idle question...

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 06:11 pm
by Frank the Younger
Murgatroyd wrote: It's always seemed more likely to me that it's arrival in your collection was either a one off gift to a dedicated and renowned collector or a suprise visit from the cock up fairy!

I don't know but I'm not going to argue.

Re: Idle question...

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 06:30 pm
by Murgatroyd
No slur intended of course Frank!