Sorry if I confuse you folks, I actualy confuse myself sometimes.It appears I missed this, thanks to Robert for the reminder. See his comments below. My mind goes blank sometimes. I now remember reading about these on Ian's blog sometime last month.
"The 1st class and 2nd class Large booklets of 4 are now available with code MA10. First seen at the 2010 London exhibition".These have the the same change (as below) to the code and the position of the wavy text is one row down from the previous 2009 printings .
Ian continues "FOYAL has been replaced with ROYAL in the 2010 stamps, and the line below it now incorporates the origin code, MAIL now reading MFIL."
This now gives us 3 different stamps to date with type IIa positioning . We expect the large second class business sheet to turn up soon showing this new MA10 date and changed text.
Ian Billings has returned from his mid summer break ( we hope you have had a relaxing time Ian) and straight away informs us,via his blog, of another new Machin discovery.
"The 1st class gold Large Letter Business Sheet has now been reprinted with the MA10 code. The printing date on the sheet header is 09/03/10."
What is also interesting is the code position has changed to that of a new type. Similar to type 11, but the wording LMBIL forms at the rear of the central cross, rather than on the previous printing where YBLMAIL forms from the centre of the cross.
Should this be listed as code type 1V or type 11A? If we are to use this coding system in catalogues and lists I will leave it to the experts to decide.
It was suggested to me that perhaps code 1, code 2 code 3 code 4 etc may be better. I personally think we should leave this to Mr Deegam, he seems to think ahead and has a proven track record with a good grasp of nomenclatures.
You can view my previous posts on the different types of codes here. and here