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Front side of booklet
Issue date: 12. May 1998
Official code of Icelandic Post: 1/1998 (359 A)
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.
The price of the first printing of the booklet is given as 700 skr (approx. 70 Euro) in the Facit "Norden 2019" catalogue compared to 130 skr for the second printing.
|version||left selvage||right selvage||quantity|
|1B (1.6.1996)||blank||post logo||220|
|1C (1.6.1996)||post logo||CMYK marks||220|
|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.