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Mystic Heirloom 2019 Supplement Retrofit Kit Revisit

My cactus flowers stamps came in the mail and I decided I didn’t want to mount the whole booklet, just the block of 10. This required a new page.

I added another version of the Page 1544 hack that allows you to mount just the ten block instead of the whole booklet.

New 7-zip file has been uploaded and the old file has been replaced.

Here is what the new page looks like:

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Mystic Heirloom 2018 Supplement Retrofit Kit

Hacking the Mystic Heirloom 2018 supplement, only required I change 2 pages:

  1. Page 512 – Frozen Treats. Made sure all the stamps stayed connected.
  2. Page 1530 – Hot Wheels. It was easiest to just moung the whole sheet, rather than try to break it up.

Here are some pictures of what I did:

The pages are available on my Google Drive as one 7zip file called the 2018 Retrofit Kit.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM

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Introducing the Mystic Heirloom 2019 Supplement Retrofit Kit (beta)

I ordered the 2019 Mystic Heirloom Supplement and saw that I only needed to hack 4 pages, and of those 4, two were really optional. So, I had some fun the last few days. Here’s what we have:

  1. Page 1544 – Cactus Flowers. I modified the page to allow you to mount the whole booklet.
  2. Page 1548 – Corals. Both corals are now horizontal strips
  3. Page 1562 – Military Working Dogs. The dogs stay connected
  4. Page 1568 – Spooky Silhouettes. The stamps are a block of 4 now instead of a strip.

Here are some screenshots of the pages:

All files can be downloaded from my Google Drive. The file name for this one is the 2019 Retrofit Kit. These files are considered “beta” because I don’t have all the stamps yet. Please test fit stamps and let me know if the box sizes are OK.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM

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Mystic Heirloom Page 651-657 Hack

In following with what I did for previous 50 stamp se-tenants, I have made the page 651-657 hack. The page has a high resolution 300 DPI scan of the whole Wildflowers page in color, along with a PDF form text box that will let you fill in the location of your 50 sheet se-tenant. The back is duplicate of page 658, so you can use it as a drop in replacement for all 4 pages.

The files can be downloaded from my Google Drive here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM?usp=sharing

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Mystic Heirloom 2018 Supplement Page 1530-32 Hack

I ordered the Mystic Heirloom 2018 stamp supplement, just to see how much hacking it would need. It appears there are only 2 pages that need modification, and those really are optional, and more for the way I collect stamps.

For the Hot Wheels stamps, I decided I wanted to keep the whole sheet together, even though there are two copies of every stamp, and technically none of them touch each other.

So here is what I came up with this morning:


All downloads for these pages and older ones are on my Google Drive.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM

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Mystic Heirloom Page 665 FIX

Well, not really a fix. More an omission. Same trip to the stamp store, and the owner told me that the Hank Williams stamp had 2 major Scott catalog numbers with 2 different perforation: 10×10 and 11¼x11½.

Since I am collecting all Scott major numbers, I decided to modify the page to include Scott 2723A. The page now looks like this:

As usual, the files are on my Google Drive here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM

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Mystic Heirloom Page 623 Hack Fix

As I was in my local stamp store today, buying stamps, I found and error on Page 623. The Scott catalog number for the Numismatics stamps was wrong. So, I corrected it.

Files can be found on my Google Drive:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM

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Mystic Heirloom Page 561

In my previous attempt to make sure whole sheet se-tenants are not broken up, I created a page that had a nice high resolution scan of the full sheet with a form fox that allow you to enter the location where you are keeping the sheet.

This is my solution going forward, so I did the same for the North American Wildlife sheet that came out in 1987.

Here is what it looks like:

The 7-zip file can be found on my Google Drive:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM

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Mystic Heirloom Page 613 Hack

Mounting stamps today, I noticed that Page 613 does not have a spot for Scott 2524A, the 13×12 3/4 perf variety of the “F” rose stamp. So, I decided to fix it. Here is what I came up with:


Files can be download from my Google Drive here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM

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Mystic Heirloom Page 519 Hack Update

One common issue I face when hacking Mystic pages is that I will hack the page to mount one set of se-tenants on the page, but I don’t have all the other stamps for that page.

Such is the case with Page 519. I finally bought the US Express Mail Stamp from the bottom of the page, stuck it in a mount, and it was took big for the stamp block.

So, I redid the page to correct this error.

The new version of Page 519 can be found on my Google Drive at

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5nZhycYzltRa21JWXYwOFBlSGM