All blogs have been experiencing a few problems over the past day or two. If you posted a comment, to this or the previous post it may have been deleted by blogger.com. If you still have a copy of the original comment can you please re post it to these pages. Apologies go out to Glenn and Robert as I know for sure these messages were deleted.
A message from Douglas: I tried to post the following on your blog re the Morris book but I don't think I managed it.-----------
Douglas continues "Royal Mail announced in its March Key News that the printer was Walsall and in gravure. I can confirm this. As far as I know, Cartor do not have a gravure press.
The stamps in the book have the usual Walsall inverted direction of print, as do any on privately produced FDCs. The stamps on the official FDCs are from coils and have sideways right direction. They were printed without the stubs."
Thanks Douglas, this is very informative. Please re check the direction of print for the booklet pane on this issue. According to Deegam Report 88 -6 these self adhesive panes are described as Pane SAP 105 (DP 442) with a direction of print to the left from booklets or right for the panes produced on first day covers.
Another question: From Douglas. "Look at the security cuts and compare the top curve with the bottom one. What type shall we call this?
It appears that the top cut is wider than the bottom cut.
Is this a third type of security cut? Or just a variation of the previous types that have been classified? It has been suggested that these are type 2. If they are new I guess it must be type 4 or type 2C.
I now await my copy the June Deegam Report with anticipation.
Once again I thank Richard and Ian Billings for the image.