Full details of the Royal Mail miniature sheet, stamp booklet, and new definitive are now shown on our website.
The year code below The Queen's chin, shows O15R
instead of OVER.
The source code on the Counter Sheet stamps, to the right of The Queen's hair, shows
(REI) GN. Unfortunately this position coincides with the security cuts in
the self-adhesive stamps.
The source code on the 6 x 1st booklet stamp, to the right of The
Queen's hair, shows GS
instead of GN, following the principles established with the 1st
class gold and red.
The source code on the miniature sheet stamp, to the right of The
Queen's hair, shows GM instead of GN.
Content Retail Booklet of 6 x 1st class stamps.
The first of these will be for the Rugby World Cup, and will be
issued on 18 September 2015.
We don't yet have these, but would expect the source code to be
UPDATE pm 9.9.15
Royal Mail's press release indicates that:
'the purple coloured First Class Definitive will replace the current red version for the next 12 months.'
But we have been told that there are no plans for a 12 x 1st booklet (which is good, considering the proliferation of M14L codes still in PO branches, with spring 2015 packing dates, and the absence of M15L codes on the red MTILs!) We have also been told that the change will not apply to Business Sheets nor to Large Letter stamps in any form. But that could all change in the next year!
Several people have sent examples of the slogan postmark in use to publicise this issue, and their own first day covers. Many thanks to Chris, Robert, and Dominic.
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