On the 14th October we showed you preliminary images of the two new recorded signed for Machins that were due to be issued on 17th November. Actual pictures of these two stamps showing the security slits have now been made available to me.
Printed by De La Rue (self adhesive counter sheets only) left is the recorded delivery 1st class large £1.36p and right the basic recorded delivery 1st £1.14p.
The basic stamp (24mm square) is 4mm wider than ordinary 1st class definitives.
Details have now emerged of a second Prestige booklet which will be issued on 25th February 2010. This is entitled "The Royal Society".
The booklet will have at least one multi value Machin Pane which will consist of 8 stamps and a central label. Top row 54p + 22p + 54p, middle row 22p + L + 22p, and bottom row 54p + 22p + 54p
Other panes will house Royal Society special issue stamps. Thanks go to Ian Billings for the pics and information. Ian describes the issue on his website which you can read here.