Text Amended (thanks Larry)
Inland rates rose, 1st class from 34p to 36p and 2nd class from 24p to 27p. Large Letter rates increased from 48p to 52p and 2nd class from 40p to 42p.
International (European ) rates also increased from 48p to 50p, 10gr international letter rates increased from 54p to 56p, and 78p to 81p for 20 grams.
New pictorial definitives (Country Stamps) valued 50p and 81p were also issued for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
To save me the trouble of scanning these I toured the web to look for a picture of mint examples of these Machin stamps and found this (below)
It is a pre issue publicity picture from Royal Mail. Something struck me as odd (not looking right) with these pictures. It took me few seconds to figure it out. How observant are we today? Can you tell me what it is? No prizes for correct answers, but if no one replies within a couple of days or so I will reveal what it is.