20 October 2016 - 1st class deep scarlet Machin definitive from Mr Men & Little Misses mixed retail booklet of 12.
For the first part of the year the stamps included in mixed booklets were the amethyst purple Long To Reign versions. This is the first red MCIL stamp to be issued in 2016, and it is in the new deep scarlet shade. This booklet is the only source of this stamp.
Year code M16L, source code MCIL
SG number U2968ba - new number for new shade.
§ Please note we have changed the number of the sheet stamp from 2936.6a to 2936a.6 - the basic stamp is a new colour and therefore has the suffix 'a' (2937 is already in use). This stamp is therefore changed from 2936C.6 to 2936aC.6
Booklets also available - see PM54