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What Proof Sheets are available so far?

Postby Addicted » Thu Sep 08, 2005 06:13 pm

A proof sheet is usually a small, A5 sheet with either 3 or 9 stamps arranged on it. The only exception to this rule so far has been the Penny Civic proof sheet which was A4 and had 56 stamps to a sheet (including a sport).

A special, very rare variation on the basic proof sheet is an Engravers proof which is a single stamp on an A5 sheet of paper, surrounded by fancy artwork. These are only available as competition prizes making them much rarer and harder to obtain.

These are the proof sheets which have been produced so far:-
  • Penny Civic Proof Sheet - A4 with 56 stamps - 250 available
  • Merchants Guild $5 Proof Sheet - A5 with 3 stamps - 500 available
  • Assassins Guild Thrup'ny Resurrection - A5 with 9 stamps - 500 available
  • Assassins Guild Thrup'ny Dreadful (Zombie stamp) - A5 with 9 stamps - 500 available
  • Seamstresses Guild Tupp'ny Upright - A5 with 9 stamps - 500 available
  • Thieves Guild proof - A5 with 8 stamps (4 of each design including 1 of each 'sport') - Unlimited available
  • Koom Valley proof - A5 with 4 stamps (2 of each design) - Unlimited available
  • Bad Blintz proof - A5 with 3 100 Bizot stamps - Unlimited available
  • Sir Rolande de Colline proof - A5 with both variants of the stamp
  • ENGRAVERS PROOFS
  • Merchants $5 Engravers proof - A5 with 1 stamp (Merchants $5 sport) - total of 100 will be available (only available as competition prizes)
  • Assassins Guild Thrup'ny Dreadful Engravers proof - A5 with 1 stamp (Zombie stamp) - total of 100 will be available (only available as competition prizes)
  • 2004 Hogswatch stamp engravers proof - Unsure of exact details but I've been told there's at least one out there!!
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Why isn't <insert new stamp here> on the website?

Postby Darren » Sat Sep 17, 2005 08:39 pm

There is often a delay between The Cunning Artificer releasing new goodies and the site being updated. Also some things, particularly LBEs, are created for events such as Wadfest and CCDE and are limited editions. These often sell out at the event concerned. If you would like to get some of these, but are unable to attend an event, you will often find forum members offering to get things for others. Keep an eye on The Stamps area for such posts and contact the person concerned directly using pm.

Isobel will also reserve things for people if asked in advance. But as the amount of requests for this has grown its become increasingly difficult for her to do this and not disappoint others. When low numbers of such things are left, they do not tend to make it onto the main site, but may appear on the sales sheets. If you find you have missed something, ask Isobel if any are still available, as she'll be happy to help you if she can.

With thanks to Uitlander for collating this information.
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How do I get a cabbage green stamp collector card?

Postby Darren » Sat Sep 17, 2005 08:42 pm

These are often sent out with orders, and will always be sent out with CGTS when trade-in common stamps are sent to Isobel and Lorna. If you are in need of an additional one for any reason, contact Isobel.

You may find other flyers coming back as well, such as the sales sheet listing the latest items for sale. Again, if you are looking for a copy, contact Isobel.

With thanks to Uitlander for this one.
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I've found a $5 Blue Triangle! How do I register it?

Postby Darren » Sat Sep 17, 2005 08:47 pm

There are 500 blue triangles (490 regular and 10 ultra-rare sports). If you have found the discworld stamp equivalent of the holy grail you can register it.

As these are all now long out in the wild, most should already have been registered. If you think somehow that yours hasn't, a quick email to Hilary at the shop should sort it out.
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What is the best way to look after my stamps?

Postby Darren » Sat Sep 17, 2005 08:50 pm

There are a number of solutions, and this ultimatly depends on your own preferences. The Cunning Artificer dispatches stamps in acid free bags. These provide some protection against fading and degradation, and are generally used in museums to store and preserve any paper based material. Generally its a good idea to store stamps in a cool, dry environment and not to expose them to excessive light over the long term.

You can use the Album produced by the Cunning Artificer.

An alternative is to use stock pages. These are heavy weight paper pages (often with holes pre-punched for ringbinders) which use plastic strips to secure your stamps. These come in a variety of sizes to suit the height of your stamps.

There are also a wide range of stamp albums available from larger stationery shops and stamp dealers.

Before choosing one, you might find it helpful to read this

And last but by no means least, do not use stamp hinges!!!

Once more thanks to Uitlander for this information.
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