Inverted booklet discovered


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17 February 2020
Stamp dealers Rushstamps of Lyndhurst have reported the discovery of a 1990 Greetings stamp booklet with an inverted booklet pane.

A spokesperson for the stamp dealers said:

‘We have just discovered a copy of the 1990 Greetings Stamp Booklet with Inverted Booklet Pane. It is SG 1483-92, issued nearly 30 years ago to the day on 6 February 1990, completely sealed as issued.'

The £2 'Smiles' greetings booklet featured ten stamps from the 'Greetings' series, with the 20p stamps depicting:

  • Teddy Bear
  • Dennis the Menace
  • Punch
  • Cheshire Cat
  • The Man in the Moon
  • The Laughing Policeman
  • Clown
  • Mona Lisa
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Stan Laurel (comedian)

The inverted booklet pane means those smiles have turned to frowns!

Find out more about the new discovery at:

You can read more about 'invert errors' in the April 2020 issue of Stamp Collector.