Red White and Blue - Type 1

GBP50.00


Product Code: CS-026a

Self Adhesive Definitive Sized Smilers - First Issue (Oct 2005)

Six different designs, issued October 2005 and available in a  variety of different printings.  The copyright line changed from Royal Mail Group plc 2005 to Royal Mail Group Ltd 2005. Royal Mail began printing the new strap-line when old stocks of these sheets had been used up. Additionally, two vertical security elliptical perforations were introduced on this issue from May 2009, again when stocks of the original/revised printing were exhausted.

The following table may help identify the various printings from the first Self Adhesive Issue.

Self Adhesive - Issue One Type I Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5
Red White and Blue Oct-05 Jul-08 Sep-09 - Sep-12
Flying High Oct-05 - May-09 - -
With Love Oct-05 - May-09 - -
Ready Teddy Oct-05 - - Dec-10 Mar 13
Sunshine Oct-05 - - - -
In the Post Oct-05 Dec-07 Dec-10 - -

Key:

Type 1 : Royal Mail Group plc / rounded-edged perforations

Type 2 : Royal Mail Group Ltd / rounded-edged perforations

Type 3 : As Type 2 plus one elliptical perforation on each vertical side of stamp

Type 4 : As Type 1 plus plus one elliptical perforation on each vertical side of stamp

Type 5 : As Type 3 but square-edged perforations