Available in July/August 2013, 78p Orchid Mauve Machin security definitive stamp from counter sheet printed by De La Rue.
In the winter of 2012/13 DLR moved their production from Dunstable to Gateshead. They were unable to have the presses ready in time to print these stamps so the work was transferred to Walsall for the first printing. De La Rue printings of some values were circulating by May.
The DLR 78p stamps appeared on eBay in July.
Official first day covers also had DLR-printed stamps for all values.
This De La Rue print has the year code MA13 and is from the 24/04/13 printing. (Walsall printings have M13L).
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