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.
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