14 December 2017 - Star Wars prestige stamp book
Following the issue of 12 stamps and a miniature sheet of Star Wars-related stamps
issued in October 2017, Royal Mail issued a Prestige Stamp Book to coincide with the release of another new film in the franchise. As well as all the October stamps the book contains a page of 8 Machin definitive stamps.
These are 2 x 2nd class, 4 x 1st class and 2 x £1.40 with year code M17L. The 1st class stamp is in the original light colour (referred to by Stanley Gibbons (SG) as vermillion and by us as 'red'), depite the colour change in 2016 to deep scarlet or bright scarlet (Gibbons). This is a single 1st class stamp. For the set of three, please see set listing.
As the definitive pane is on gummed paper all three stamps are new and will be given full catalogue listing, although at this stage we don't know the SG numbers.