1st class Machin definitive on self-adhesive coil with security print MRIL MA12
Available as an unnumbered stamp or a strip of 5 with number. Last remaining strip of 5 with number has slight creasing to backing paper at foot, so is offered at a lower price than normal. If the numbered single is bought, this strip will not be available.
If you would like a pair or strip unnumbered, please order the number of singles you need and strips will be provided while available.
Coils of 10,000 intended for mailing houses were produced in 2009. In 2012 the 1st class & Large stamp colour was changed from gold to Diamond Blue, with the except of a printing of 12 x 1st booklets printed in gold.
Now, in August 2013 a supply of 10,000-stamp 1st class coils also printed in gold and coded MA12 has been found. Like the 2nd class this is printed by Enschede with the serial number printed on every 10th stamp.
Royal Mail have stated that these are not available through the Philatelic Bureau or Dealer Accounts and will not be distributed singly or in strips to collectors. There is no first day of issue for these and they will not be available on first day covers.