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Front side of booklet

Issue date: 12. May 1998
Official code of Icelandic Post: 1/1998 (359 A)

Open booklet

Size (when closed): 130 x 70 mm
Design: Hlynur Ólafsson
Printer: The House of Questa, UK
Total quantity: 16000 booklets

Price of the booklet: 450 ISK

Michel-Catalogue: 890 (10)
Facit-Catalogue: H 40

Note: This booklet was issued in two printings, that differ in the second page of the cover. The first printing shows the wrong date of the postage rates (1.6.1996), whereas the second printing shows the correct one, i.e., 1.5.1997. The first printing was issued in 1100 copies only, consequently, the second in 14900 copies.

The stamps in this handmade booklet are from normal sheets. According to the position in the sheet the selvages of the pane are different. There are three versions: 60% of the issue have blank selvages, 20% have one or the other printed selvage.

version left selvage right selvage quantity
1A (1.6.1996) blank blank 660
1B (1.6.1996) blank post logo 220
1C (1.6.1996) post logo CMYK marks 220
2A (1.5.1997) blank blank 8940
2B (1.5.1997) blank post logo 2980
2C (1.5.1997) post logo CMYK marks 2980

first printing, wrong date

second printing, correct date

Version 2A, pane unfolded, blank margins (2. printing)

Version 2B, pane unfolded, printed selvage right (2. printing)

Version 2C, pane unfolded, left selvage with icon, right selvage with CMYK-marks, (2. printing)



the rare first printing

Version 1A, pane unfolded, blank margins with perforation (1. printing)

Rear side of cover with ad for stamp collecting, type 4A.

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