Monday, August 29, 2011

1955 Dodgers Golden Stamps

Set size: 32 stamps, 2" x 2-5/8"

Front Design: A white border surrounds a color portrait. The player's name is presented in capital letters at the bottom of the stamp. The borders are perforated.

Back Design: The backs are blank, as all stamps should be.

Parallels and Similars: There are four issues of Golden Stamps (Giants, Braves, Dodgers, and Indians).

Distribution: Two sheets of 16 stamps, making a complete set, were included in a team album.

Thoughts: The stamps are quite plain, but the 32-page albums are the real gems of this set, with drawings and write-ups for the players. The albums are designed to complement the stamps, unlike albums like the current Topps offering, which provides storage, display, and team sorting of the stamps but no real extra supplemental content. The albums are the expensive part of the set, with the Dodgers album valued at $200 (including stamps in their original unpasted format).

Additional Images: album:
 Inside the album (front page/first stamp sheet)

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! I would love to find these is a dusty,old box at a flea market on the cheap.