Sunday, May 17, 2009

Win a Free 2010 Classic Specialized catalogue

Scott Catalogues Editor James E. Kloetzel reports in the latest edition of Linn's Stamp News, "The cover of the Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps & Covers 1840-1940, to be issued in November, has presented the Scott editors with a problem."

According to Kloetzel, "The tradition for the Scott classic specialized catalog is that only one stamp appears on its cover, and the problem is not that a suitable stamp showing a bird could not be found. The editors are split down the middle over two equally qualified and equally beautiful possibilities."

Because the editors are deadlocked in their decision making, they are asking collectors help them choose the Scott classic specialized catalog cover art this year by voting via the Internet. One voter will be selected at random to receive a free hardbound 2010 Classic Specialized catalogue which is valued at $129.99.

Shown above are the two choices: Falkland Islands (Scott 74a), the scarcer yellow-orange and black version of the well-known 5-shilling King Penguin stamp from the 1933 ½-penny to £1 Centenary set, framed in black and set against a blue background, with gold foil stamped lettering; or the Indian Native Feudatory State of Jaipur (28), the 2½-anna rose and black Blue Peafowl stamp of 1931, framed in black on the same blue background, with silver foil stamped lettering.

In order to enter you must go to Linn's Stamp News Web site and then scroll down to where it says, "Enter the 2010 Classic Cover Contest" on the left hand side.

Click here to vote. Contest ends Aug. 31.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM