23 January 2018 - Game of Thrones
A blockbuster set of stamp products was issued by Royal Mail to highlight the part that the United Kingdom, and in particular Northern Ireland, has played in production of the highly successful TV series.
As well as a set of 10 gummed stamps, self-adhesive miniature sheet, prestige stamp book (PSB), retail booklet there were countless products name at enthusiasts rather than stamp collectors.
The Machin definitive pane from the PSB contains 2 x 5p, and single 20p and £1.17 stamps, together with 2 x 2nd class Northern Ireland country definitives, and 2 x 1st class Iron Thrones stamps.
This is a set of 3 Machin definitives coded M17L MPIL. The iridescent printing is difficult to see especially on the £1.17 but this will be the only instance of this value on ordinary gum. The 5p, as often before, reacts under ultra-violet light and shows quite orange.
SG numbers not yet allocated, expected to be U3012 (5p), U3014 (20p) and U3021c (£1.17).
Norvic numbers: 4005P.7, 4020P.7 and 4117P.7