Prestige Booklet DY05 The Olympic Games London


Prestige Booklet DY05 The Olympic Games London.

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Prestige Booklet DY05 The Olympic Games London.

‘Keeping the Flame Alive’.

Issued 27th July 2012  (Sold initially at £10.71 with a face value of £9.76).

“Olympic and Paralympic Games, London” – Keeping the Flame Alive.

Concise (2017) catalogue number DY05 valued at £50.00.

The DY series of Prestige Stamp Books are called ‘Premium Sponsored Booklets’ where the selling price is greater than the face value!

Prestige Booklet DY05 The Olympic Games London.

The Sponsored and “Prestige” Booklets were first issued on 1st December 1969. The very first issues were pre-decimal, entitled “Stamps for Cooks”, and were numbered ZP1 and ZP1a. Contents were 6 x 1d;  36 x 4d; and 18 x 5d – and of course we all know that this adds up to the retail price of £1.00!! Difference between the two? ZP1 had staples holding the sheets and interleaving together; ZP1a had stitching. The decimal examples started with “The Story of Wedgewood” numbered DX1 by Stanley Gibbons and issued on 24th May 1972 and this also retailed for £1.00.


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Prestige Booklet DY05 The Olympic Games London.