Issued 27 March 2013, 78p Orchid Mauve Machin security definitive stamp from counter sheet printed by Walsall Security Printers 05/02/13
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 (but not the 78p). Official first day covers also had DLR-printed stamps for all values.
This Walsall print has the year code M13L. (DLR printings have MA13).
Single & multiples *
cylinder block of 6
date block of 8 - 05/02/13