Saturday, 18 June 2016

... but maybe a problem with Pink Floyd MS Souvenir envelope.

As most people know, since last autumn, Royal Mail have been selling what we all call unaddressed First Day Covers for 3 months after the date of issue.  To avoid presenting the non-philatelic population with 'jargon' products ('first day' & 'covers') these items are identified as 'Stamp Souvenir' or - in the case of the miniature sheet covers - 'Stamp Sheet Souvenir'.



On Wednesday 15th Post Office branches - those few which sell philatelic products - were sent a recall notice for product AW027, the Pink Floyd Stamp Sheet Souvenir. Oddly the recall notice describes it as the '10 x MUSIC GIANTS STAMP SOUVENIR'.  (The set of 6 stamps is product AW026, and as far as I can see there is no '10x' Souvenir available on the Royal Mail website or any list that I have been sent.)


Meanwhile, on our website, two new pages have been added, one for the Pink Floyd issue on 7 July, and the other for the Beatrix Potter bumper bundle on the 26 July.  The only thing expected to be of any interest to definitive collectors is the Potter PSB, with the retail booklet expected to contain 1st class purple stamps coded O16R REIGC.  The 5p, 10p and £1.05 stamps in the PSB should be coded M16L MPIL.


7 comments:

  1. Ian

    What does have 10 stamps is the gummed maxi sheet of 10 Dark Side of the Moon.
    My order form has the stamp set as code AS1674. The only AW code for Pink Floyd is AW033 which is the Syd Barrett Souvenir Cover

    John Embrey

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    1. If you look at Royal Mail's Pink Floyd webshop, John (see link above), you will see the product codes that I mention against those unaddressed FDCs. The Gummed Maxi Sheet is not available on cover.

      I've been told that the reason for the recall is that the product cited - whatever it is - wasn't postmarked.

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  2. Does anyone know if the Dark Side of the Moon maxi sheet will be listed by Stanley Gibbons?

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    1. Probably only as a footnote - see MS3019.

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    2. Hi Ian just got off the phone from Royal Mail having tried to order the maxi sheet for Pink Floyd the response was that they have sold out as it was available as a pre order item. however royal mail have only just sent out the preview leaflet with codes on. the first day cover is also not available. there will be no further stock. interesting to see what price they fetch on ebay.
      The Man from Oswestry

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    3. Still available on their webshop, but none of the PF products is yet on their eBay shop.

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    4. The maxi sheet was a numbered limited edition - so clearly *intended* or at least *hoped* to sell out on pre-orders. Mine has been confirmed - but not going to eBay....

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