31 March 2009 - FDC of stamps for new postage rates
2010 followed on the success of the Design Classics set of 2009 with a look at the classic art of the album cover. For decades the album sleeve has been the canvas for some of the most imaginative graphic artists in the world. A set of 10 stamps marked this unique art form and celebrates some of the greatest examples, used by UK artists.
In addition to the pictorial stamps there was a prestige stamp book containing all 10 plus two panes of Machin definitives. These were notable for having a new font for the value on two of the stamps, the 5p and 54p, identified in the SG Concise catalogue as type III.
The Classic Album Covers FDC with 5p, 10p, 20p, 22p, 54p, & 62p cancelled with the First Day of Issue postmark of Oldfield, Keighley.
SG Y1765, 1768, 1773, 1774*, 1783, & 1786*; stamps marked* had been issued in previous books - Treasures of the Archive. 1786 was also in the later Royal Society PSB.