Way back in 2010 Cartor printed the Classic Album covers prestige booklets and we welcomed a strange phenomium on the Machin front with the 5p and 54p that had a revised typeface.
These stamps were printed in error, instead of using the standard Jeffery Matthews designed typeface this different new style was used believed to be a variant of Adobe Garamond.
Of couse these new values are completely different from the norm and many collectors scrambled to aquire them in order to fill the gaps which would have been so evident on their album pages.
So what of a catalouge value for these stamps? Many thought that the 5p would eventualy be equivielent to the elusive 1/2p side band as it only exists from this one source. The incorrect type face on the 54p value would catalouge at less as the error was repeated in the Royal Society Prestige booklet, which was released in February of the same year and was printed (also by Cartor ) at the same time as the Classic Album Covers book.
The Connoisseur Catalouge, which in my own opinion over values these stamps lists them in mint condition as singles accordingly.
5p revised type face
CL50 Claret (Classic Albums) @£5.50
CL51 pale Claret (Classic Albums) @ 3.50
54p revised type face
CL540 Pale rust (Classic Albums) @ £2.95
CL541 Pale reddish Rust (Royal Society) @ £2.75
Not only are they as far away from the value of the 1/2p side band as they could be, they are probably over valued by at least 50%.
What is the up to date GB value for these two stamps? Just curious, can someone with an up to date Gibbons catalogue let me know?