I will have told you before that I quite like the Scottish Wildings from the 1950s/1960s. Well, actually I like all Scottish stamps, but as these are the first, they are just that bit more special. I've now decided to collect those a bit more seriously than I have done so far, and as part of that I have just gotten myself all the issues that were produced to mark the 50th anniversary of these (and those of other British regions) stamps. This anniversary was in 2008, and the issues include a miniature sheet and a prestige booklet.
Both were issued on 29 September. Both were printed by De La Rue, but the miniature sheet as printed in gravure, and the prestige booklet panes in litho. Another difference is that the miniature sheet is printed on cream-coloured paper, whereas the prestige booklet panes are printed on white paper. A final major difference is that the phosphor bands on the sheetlet are gradated, that is to say, they fade away at the edges. The bands on the prestige booklet panes are sharply defined and consequently show up much better, even on a scan.
I believe the miniature sheet versions are a better likeness than t'other ones. Royal mail has by now reissued most if not all Wilding stamps over the years, with varying degrees of success. I think the very first ones were the best, but they were universally regarded too clean, which is why coloured paper and other tricks have been used to age them a bit.
Now to my request: As is usually the case with prestige booklets, they not only include stamp panes but also interpane leaves with information and illustrations. Now, in order to mount these stamps in a nice way, I really need to show both sides of some of those interpane leaves, but it is a bit rich having to buy two booklets in order to be able to show both sides of those non-stamp panes. Especially because I never bought the booklet when it was still available at cost price, but will have to pay more than that now.
So basically, if anybody is reading this who has the stamp panes and still has the non-stamp panes and does not know what to do with them, I am basically looking for these two (see images), and would love to swap them for anything you like.