1 November 2018 - Christmas
In 2017 counter sheets of four values of Christmas stamps were deliberately printed with religious stamps in the upper half of the sheet, and competition stamps in the lower half.
In 2018 the sheets should have been - and most were - printed in sheets of 50 'postbox' stamps, but due to a misunderstanding with ISP Walsall, some supplies were printed in the same format as before and were sent to Post Office branches. After questions Royal Mail eventually confirmed the situation and made whole sheets
available from their Burea, but not strips. See more here
.This is a set of 2 pairs of stamps whcih were not sold in this format by Royal Mail, or two strips of 5 pairs.
Note all sheets are lightly folded for delivery to post offices. No unfolded sheets are available from this source.