Deegam has left a new comment on this post : "The colours of the new Machin values will be: 87p Orange; £1.28 Emerald green; £1.90 Rhododendron (Amethyst)"
Brian Morris has also left a comment on the Jubilee booklet 4 x large.This is reproduced at the end of this piece.
Royal Mail Price Increases for 2012 have finally been announced which will see an average price increase of 11% with some rising by as much as 70%. A first-class stamp will rise in price from 46p to 60p from 30 April after the regulator lifted some price controls on Royal Mail.
A second-class stamp will go up from 36p to 50p - some 5p below the top price allowed by ofcom. A first-class stamp for a large letter weighing up to 100g will rise from 75p to 90p. A large letter sent second-class will cost 69p, rather than 58p.
The 30% price rise in first-class stamps, and 39% rise for second-class, mark the biggest annual increase in percentage terms since 1975. Ten years ago, a first-class stamp cost 27p, and a second-class cost 19p. Over the next seven years, the price of second-class stamps will be capped at 55p but this limit could rise with inflation each year. www.royalmail.com/customer-service/customer-news
Royal Mail said that the cost of posting Christmas cards in 2012 will be the same as last year for consumers on Pension Credit and Employment and Support Allowance or Incapacity Benefit.
They will be able to buy up to three books of 12 stamps - 36 stamps in total - in one purchase from any Post Office branch from 6 November until the last posting dates before Christmas. Individuals must provide evidence that they are in receipt of these benefits.
On a previous subject Brian Morris writes "The 4x1st class large Diamond Jubilee book has been reported and is as No.8 on the list. It has the source code letter F and the security slits have the normal Walsall TYPE 2 breaks top and bottom of the slit."