The Diamond Jubilee Commemorative retail booklet has been delivered and we can show these images, courtesy of Chris H.
As expected, the source code is MCND in the usual position.
Cylinder numbers W1 start above the TH (iridescent), the E+space (phosphor) and then diamond blue, black, cyan, yellow and magenta. The diamond blue is outlined in reversed-out white as shown:
Quite a high proportion of the booklets have phosphor band short at the foot, to a greater or lesser degree. Some are almost 1mm clear of the top of the perforation hole. This also affects the commemorative stamp, as shown.
We don't yet have the sheet stamps or the prestige books but will report on them next week.
Incoming Mail from England to Joseph Schock, editor of Les Petités Affiches du Timbrophile, in 1898 - [image: 002a] [image: 001] London E.C. 12 24 Dec 1898 Luxembourg-Gare 25 Dec 1898 [image: 002] Please send sample copy of “...