It's many years since we had any tasty errors from Prestige Stamp Books. Back in 2007-9 it seemed to be happening all the time giving the impression that 'normal' books might be the rare ones!
The Machin Anniversary PSB was the biggest mess with multiple errors, but there were several others at that time including the Regional Stamps Anniversary, and in 2009 the Darwin PSB.
But today a lucky collector - who has one PSB on standing order and ordered two extra - found that the extra two in his delivery from Royal Mail's bureau both have pane 4 inverted!
For the last prestige book Enschede had the definitive pane flipped when they perforated it (or had the perforator inverted), now they have processed at least one sheet of stamps inverted. That's Winston Churchill on the balcony... almost invites a caption competiton, doesn't it?
As usual, we will be pleased to hear of any more of these - or any other - errors on this book.
Meanwhile it seems that lightning does strike twice, even if the events are 5 years apart!
Back in September 2008 one of our readers was lucky enough to find the Regional Anniversary PSB with one pane duplicated:
Now the same collector has bought this Buckingham Palace miniature sheet, from the same post office!
As you can see, the sheet has not been trimmed at the left (the cutting guide line is shown 1mm into the coloured design), so the bar-code, FSC certification and short name are all present. Like the Buckingham Palace PSB, the miniature sheet is printed by Enchede.
How lucky can some people be? But it could as easily be you - visit your local post office and see what they have!
UPDATED 22 APRIL
It now appears that all the stock in Post Office branches is with the selvedge (which is rouletted to allow separation) while that which came from Tallents House has the selvedge removed!
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