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of The United States Specialist. Recent back issues of The Specialist may
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Dummy Booklets with Daffodil Front Cover Confirmed
By Terry R. Scott
This new dummy booklets, as well as other recently reported dummy booklets and sheetlets,
will be listed in the next edition of Research Paper Number 3, Dummy Stamp
P.O. Box 10406, Napa, CA 94581
The author is greatly indebted to the members of the DBSG: David Eeles, John L. Larson, Joann Lenz, Earl
McAfee, Michael O. Perry, Peter Thompson, Dan Undersander and Robert B. Williams for their assistance with
this article. A special thanks is also extended to United States Stamp Society member, Cecelia
Wertheimer, Curator, Historical Resource Center, Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
Readers are invited to submit any new discoveries or information on dummy booklets to the Chairman
of the Dummy Booklet Study Group, Earl McAfee, P.O. Box 11266, Champaign,
Figure 1. Outside front cover of DMY FCB Daffodil-5 booklet.
Figure 2. Typical dummy booklet outside back cover.
Figure 3. DMY FCB Daffodil-4 booklet pane with LRM over right stamp
(tab at top).
|Table 1. Summary of Differences on Reported|
DMY FCB Daffodil Booklets
|USSS BOOKLET NUMBER||DMY FCB Daffodil-1||DMY FCB Daffodil-2
||DMY FCB Daffodil-3||DMY FCB Daffodil-4||DMY FCB Daffodil-5
|Folded Cover Size*||43 x 81||43 x 81
||43 x 81||43 x 81||66 x 87|
|Cover Roulette Gauge @ Fold||~ 5 ¼||~ 5 ¼
||~ 5 ¼||~ 5 ¼||~ 8 ½|
|Pane Size||43 x 135||43 x 135
||43 x 135||43 x 135||66 x 137|
|Number of Panes per Booklet||2||4
|Stamp Image Size (O.D.) and Line Width||18.0x21.0|
|Stamp Image Color||Blue||Blue
||Very Dark Blue||Very Dark Blue||Black|
|LRM Over Which Stamp Image||Left||Left
|Printed on Inside Front and Back Covers?||Yes||Yes
|Large Number Printed on One Stamp in Booklet Pane||No||Yes
* All measurements are in mm., except the roulette gauge at centerfold, with the
cover fold or pane tab at top.
1. Terry R. Scott, "New $5.00 Jack London Dummy Booklet Confirmed,"
The United States Specialist, Vol. 71, No. 6 (June 2000), pp. 274-277.
2. Michael O. Perry, Folded Style Booklet Checklist, Research Paper Number 2,
Updated 12th Edition; includes booklets from 1977 through December 1999; available for $12 postpaid (U.S.).
3. Earl M. McAfee, et al., Dummy Stamp Booklets, Research Paper Number 3,
3rd Edition, September 1998; available for $12 postpaid (U.S.).
4. The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation is a member-supported, nonprofit, technical and education organization
serving the international graphic communcations industries. More information can be found at the web site
http://www.gatf.org/. The organization can be contacted at: Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, 200 Deer Run Road,
Sewickley, PA 15143-2600.