Some people are very lucky. News of a second class PiP business sheet has emerged which is completely imperforate, it also has the Matrix intact.
Royal Mail preliminary stamp Issues for 2009.
Now we all had a moan regarding the amount of issues produced and planned for this year (2008) . Some collectors even signed a petition which was sent to The management of Royal Mail complaining about the amount of stamps issued. As suspected it looks as though the complaint to R M has fell on deaf ears.
We have a preliminary total of roughly 25 issues, 4 of which will be Prestige Stamp Books, 7 miniature sheets. Four sets of 10, one set of 8 , one set of 7 and 3 sets of 6. You can add to this new definitives for the price increase in April, various retail stamp booklets, Christmas Stamp Booklets and Smilers Sheets.
It is no wander collectors are deserting Royal Mails new issue service like rats from a sinking ship.
The details to date are
13 January Design Classics (10) +Prestige Stamp Book
22 January 250th anniversity birth of Robert Burns (Miniature Sheet)
12 February 200th anniversary birth of Charles Darwin (6+Miniature Sheet) +Prestige Stamp Book
26 February Celebrating Wales (Miniature Sheet)
17 March Pioneers of the Industrial Revolution (8)
21 April Kings & Queens 2 (Tudors) (6+Miniature Sheet)
May "Treasures of the Archives" Prestige Stamp Book
19 May Endangered Plants & 250th Anniversary of Kew Gardens (10+Miniature Sheet)
16 June Mythical Creatures (6)
July Olympic Disciplines (handover) (10)
18 August Postboxes (Miniature Sheet)
1 Sept Fire Service (6)
17 Sept Royal Navy Uniforms (6+Prestige Stamp Book)
8 October Best of British (10)
3 November Christmas (7+Miniature Sheet+Smilers sheet)