All single self adhesive Machins from booklets are printed on the reverse with the part of the text and (or) colour of the booklet cover. Yet the stamps from recent presentation packs are only found with plain white die-cut backing (as punched-out singles)
These varieties in the pack include the 2nd and 1st class Machins, and the three "Overseas Universal" Machins. Which give specialists 5 new stamps to add to their portfolio.
The 2nd and 1st class Machins are the first normal definitives to be issued with a plain white die-cut backing, and as such, are new varieties.
The "Universal" Postcard stamp has been previously issued as a die-cut with a plain white backing (in 2004) but with bright fluor. This issue with plain backing has a dull fluor.
Similarly, the "Universal" Europe and Worldwide stamps have been previously issued as die-cuts. However, these original examples were punched out of their respective booklets, giving a coloured backing. These two stamps also now have a plain white backing.
All five stamps are printed in gravure by Walsall, and ALL have a dull fluor.