Friday, January 28, 2011
A new generic sheet just appeared on E-bay this week. This one is for Family Day (Valentines day?) 2011. It is the first generic sheet I have seen with a 2011 printing date, having been printed on January 3rd. I am not sure when the first day of sale was, but I expect to see first day covers available soon. I have updated the sheet listing, this printing date is GEN14.6, and the specific sheet is SGEN14.G.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I just received my shipment of new issues from Garel. Included where most of the new issues from the Jerusalem 2010 show, as well as some other items. This generic sheet (GEN17.1 from my earlier list) was among the items included. I was going to return it, as I already have an example of this generic sheet in my collection (although with different pictures). Then I noticed two unique features about this sheet. First, and most obvious is the green marks at the top of the sheet. I am not sure what these are, anyone have any clues? The second feature is with the date and serial number in the lower left corner. In my other example, the date and serial number are printed in 2 separate lines, while this one has them printed on a single line. The FDC I received of this same sheet does not have either of the 2 features seen in the mint copy of the sheet. I have not looked at the sheets on E-bay to see if the single line difference is unusual or not. For those of you that have copies of these sheets, are yours the single line or 2 line versions?