A novel way to get your hands on the ’70s collectibles…
For nearly three years we’ve been writing about Abrams ComicArts’ much-delayed Marvel Value Stamps: A Visual History, by Roy Thomas, and noted recently that it’s now set for a March release.
But now comes this bit of fascinating news: Abrams will also be releasing the Marvel Value Stamps 2024 Day-to-Day Calendar, which will reprint each of the stamps from the 1970s.
Dig this info from an Amazon listing:
MARVEL VALUE STAMPS 2024 DAY-TO-DAY CALENDAR
This 2024 daily desk calendar showcases the original, highly collected Marvel Value Stamps, first published in 1974, and related ephemera, from the most inspired comic book promotional campaign of all time. Featuring over 300 images of super heroes and super-villains from the acclaimed Marvel Value Stamps, this 2024 daily desk calendar includes reproductions of the original 1974 and 1975 stamp series, alongside later reissues and other related ephemera.
- Page size: 5.25″ x 4.375″
- Easel backer for desk or tabletop display
- Full color tear-off pages
- Separate weekend pages
- 366 rare, highly collectible images
A few thoughts:
— The calendar is due Aug. 29, 2023. It lists for $17.99. (The book is due March 28.)
— The box art has not been released so I used that groovy Hulk stamp as a placeholder.
— Obligatory Price Comparison: Naturally, the calendar isn’t like a comic-book Facsimile Edition but it’s worth noting that a mid-to-low-grade Series B stamp book, complete with all stamps, recently sold on eBay for $875 (the one above, in fact). Of course, a bunch of comics were damaged to make that happen, but hey, fun’s fun.
— MARVEL VALUE STAMPS History Book Gets New Release Date. Click here.
— Dig the Prints Included in the MARVEL CLASSIC BLACK LIGHT POSTERS PORTFOLIO VOLUME 2. Click here.
February 16, 2023
These stamps as a calendar, I believe, is a really good idea.
February 16, 2023
Those MVS ruined my collection, and also many others I guess. What was the purpose of it, I’ll never know I guess…