Wednesday, 28 January 2009

April 2009 Rate Rise

More news of stamps to be issued for the April 2009 rate rise. Two new country (pictorial ) definitives will be issued for each region, it is said these will be 56p and 90p, which will replace the existing 50p and 81p issued last April.

Of the new Machins, it is believed that only four new values are in the pipe line. In my initial report I forecast that there would be five. Of these original five it looks as though the 54p value will not be issued.

We are still waiting for pics of these, but the colours have been announced. The new Machin definitives will be :
17p olive-green
22p stone
62p red
90p ultramarine

If you have any more information to add to this post please leave your observations in the comments dept. (thanks)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A 54P MACHIN WAS ISSUED IN 2007, THIS WAS NOT WITHDRAWN FROM SALE AS FAR AS I CAN REMEMBER. THIS WILL THEREFORE CONTINE TO BE SOLD (PERHAPS WITH A NEW CYLINDER NUMBER)

Anonymous said...

The new Machins (and country stamps)are to be printed by De La Rue in gravure.

These will not have the security features implimented at this time.

Rob