We are now able to show preliminary images of the panes in the Diamond Jubilee Prestige Stamp Book.
It is clear from the perforations that these are studio mock-ups and we are not sure in which order they will appear. The Machin stamp will almost certainly have a new security code in the iridescent overprint. As far as we know, the Wilding stamp will not have any security overprint. We don't know whether and of the stamps are gummed or self-adhesive.
As you will be able to work out, the total face value is £11.84. We understand that the selling price will be £12.77.
Post Office Circulars - Here is a scan of the Post Office Circular for 28th September 1874 which announced Wiveliscombe (and Milverton) becoming R.S.O.s (towards the bottom of the...