Saturday, 9 June 2007

Free Stamps From Royal Mail

Ian Billings (Norvic Philatelics) reports on the Delphi Forum The Virtual Stamp Club.

A nice find for one lucky collector. An Anniversary Prestige Stamp book with 5 panes of stamps instead of 4!

"The lucky collector received two books from Royal Mail's Philatelic Bureau, and one book had 2 sheets of pane 3, the se-tenant Arnold Machin and 4d brown Machin commemorative stamps.

A second report (also from Ian)

"A dealer has reported a different error on the same book.
In a sealed pack of 10 books from the Bureau, one book had Pane 2 duplicated. This is the pane with 2 x £1 stamps in, so he gets £2 extra value!"

Thanks Ian

"Sounds like sloppy work from De La Rue Security Print, and we should expect more reports."

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