1st class Wales country definitive
This was originally printed in gravure by De La Rue (W 99) and was reissued in different forms and printed by different printers.
In July 2012 production switched to litho and was contracted to Cartor
. Because the printing date was printed in black from the plate, rather than added by ink-jet, a new plate was required for every day's printing. Despite this plate C2 was not allocated until 2017.)
The printing offered here was in a plate of 4 panes, consisting of
England 2nd class (top left)
England 1st class (lower left)
Wales 2nd class (top right)
Wales 1st class (lower right) Options - C2
: singles and multiples, date blocks of 8, and a cylinder block of 6 8 or 10 - but we have only one block so when the first is bought the others will not be available.
Picture shows C1 on the left, C2 on the righ
t (note shade difference)
This picture show that the phosphor is also different on the new printing: