It's almost the start of the summer holidays but already I'm looking forward to September - not only because both of my boys will be at school (the youngest starts for the first time!) but also because us demos will get to see the new catalogue, and just as important - what's retiring!
The USA have already launched their new catalogue, and it is brimming with exciting new goodies! Unfortunately, we have no idea which of them will be making their way across the pond to our catalogue nor which ones will be disappearing for ever! The list below is the list of items that are retiring from the US version of the catalogue. But it doesn't necessarily follow that they will retire from ours! Are there any on there that you have been meaning to buy?
So Many Thanks 120173 - £12.95 - p112
Autumn Harvest 110372 - £17.95 - p20
Gifted 116982/120480 - £26.95/21.95 - p23
Sparkly and Bright 115346 - £16.95 - p24
Holiday Hoopla 116912/120450 £20.95/16.95 - p25
Love you Much 113756 £24.95 - p19
A Good Egg 114974 £22.95 - p20
On a Pedestal 113814 - £16.95 - p30
Cheers to You 111037 - £14.95 - p32
Kimono Kids 117000/120498 - £21.95/16.95 - p46
Simply Said 106598 - £25.95 - p47
Fun & Fast Notes 113500 - £33.95 - p40
Choo Choo 113982 - £16.95 - p34
Beware Pirates 115187 - £24.95 - p41
Forest Friends 113478 - £14.95 - p35
Animal Stories 116716 - £14.95 - p36
A Flower for all Seasons 111592 - £12.95 - p53
Hello Again 113780 - £10.95 - p44
Razzle Dazzle 116714 - £18.95 - p45
Sense of Time 113804 - £22.95 - p63
Compliments to the Chef 114397 - £18.95 - p74
Fresh Cuts 111634 - £21.95 - p67
Pick a Petal 109445 - £26.95 - p67
Tart and Tangy 111514 - £12.95 - p68
Bella Toile 111598 - £16.95 - p61
Sanded 109294 - £16.95 - p61
Art by Design 109339 - £16.95 - p78
Occasional Greetings 110520 - £30.95 - p21
Schoolboook Serif Alphabet 113510 - £44.95 - p77
Schoolbook Serif Numbers 111680 - £24.95 - p77
Engraved Greetings 117116 - £12.95 - p86
Hello You 117118- £8.95 - p86
Tag Alongs 117018/120513 - £17.95/14.95 - p33
We won't know which sets are retiring until 1 September, and it may well be that there are sets retiring that aren't even on the above list. So if there are any sets on the list that you want, you may want to think about ordering them before the retired list comes out on 1st September. Once that list is up and running stamps do run out quite quickly, and once they are gone they will not be restocked.
There are so many on there that I will be extremely sad to see go but I will especially miss Sanded background, Sense of Time and Beware Pirates go.
If you want to make sure you receive the retired list as soon as it goes live, either make sure you come by my blog on 1st September or add yourself to my mailing list!