Wednesday, 16 May 2018

First batch of Machin reprints now available

It never rains but it pours.  In addition to the Walsall printings of counter sheet stamps, to be made available by Royal Mail from 23 May, we have several other stamps and I can now show them all here.

Counter sheets








Example of small counter sheet, 25 stamps

 
 

1st and 1st Large Booklets


2nd class business sheet

The Norvic numbers for these are

10p counter sheet, printing date 09/02/18, issued 23.5.18 - 3010.8
20p counter sheet, printing date 09/02/18, issued 23.5.18 - 3020.8
£1 brown counter sheet, printing date 09/02/18, issued 23.5.18 - 3101.8 
2nd counter sheet, printing date 14/02/18, issued 23.5.18 - 2911a.8
1st counter sheet, printing date 14/02/18, issued 23.5.18 - 2914a.8
1st Large counter sheet, printing date 14/02/18, issued 23.5.18

2nd business sheet, printing date 14/03/18,  found April 2018 - 2911B.8
1st book of 6 (pack date not known) - 2936aS.8
1st Large book of 4 (pack date 29/03/18) - 2937a.8

and they will be added to our shop very shortly, but not posted until after next week.

7 comments:

  1. From the full counter sheet shown of the 10p the grid position shows only 2 columns for Walsall whereas DLR had 3. The same occured on the 78p, £1.78 & £1.88 back in 2013. Does Walsall print using a narrower roll hence the 2 column width?

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    1. The cylinder is 4 panes wide - I've added a picture of the 1st class (guttered sheet) cylinder block.

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  2. Very minor quibble - the 1st Large Counter sheet picture shows the Booklet stamp instead

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  3. Does anyone know why DLR haven’t printed any M18L stamps (so far) this year? If I’ve missed the explanation somewhere previously, my apologies.

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    1. Royal Mail have not said that DLR won't in future but have said that ISP are printing now. I don't think it's been mentioned in the Philatelic Bulletin, only through trade channels.

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