Regular readers will recall the announcement in May that production of 1st & 2nd class Country Definitives was transferring to Cartor this year. The Scotland stamps were duly issued on 27 June, and supplied by Tallents House enabling first day covers to be produced.
The England 2nd class has now been found in Post Office branches, without any prior announcement from Royal Mail Stamps. The 1st class is not yet available.
So whilst we may be able to get the England 1st class on FDC if Royal Mail Tallents House make it available on a specific date before or as it is in Post Office branches, there is no known date of issue for the 2nd class. Copies were first found in late August 2012.
We don't yet have stocks of these. (Thanks to RP for the pictures of these.)
UPDATE: See also the next post above, which shows the Wales 1st, probably from the same printing run - see grid positions.
UPDATE 15/11/12: A printing date of 10/07/12 is also reported for the England and Wales stamps.
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