Norvic Philatelics

1st class gold Machin definitive and Wales 2nd class stamp reprints - 28 May 2003

Coils of the 1st class gold stamp will be issued in 28 May printed by De La Rue Security Print replacing Enschede. On the same day, a new print of the Wales 2nd class stamp will be available, also printed by De La Rue instead of Walsall Security Print.

Wales 2nd class stamp gold 1st class

Images are from The Philatelic Bulletin and Postmark Bulletin and are copyright 2003, Royal Mail.

First Day Covers

This is not regarded as a new issue by Royal Mail and there will be no official first day postmarks.
Norvic Philatelics will service Post Office first day covers for these stamps, priced as follows:

Single 2nd class Wales stamp on PO Wales FDC - 1.50
2nd class Wales cylinder block of 6 on PO FDC, Cardiff postmark - S O L D
Single 1st class gold Machin definitive on PO FDC - 1.75
Coil Strip of 4 1st class gold on PO FDC - 2.75
There will be no Norvic Exclusive FDCs for ordinary definitive stamps.

Wales 2nd class reprint FDC with Cardiff postmark   Wales 2nd class reprint cylinder block of 6 on FDC with Cardiff postmark

These postmarks were available on the day of issue:

Windsor Castle Cardiff mailcoach postbox
Ref E4680 - Windsor Castle, Royal Mail permanent handstamp Ref W5097 - Cardiff Royal Mail permanent handstamp Ref E7748 - Bath Postal Museum, Postal History Brought to Life Ref W8331 - Centenary of the Old Post Office Tintagel

Updated 20 June 2003 [6.2.05]

2003 stamp issues
14 January Birds of Prey 21 January Flowers Greetings Stamps Smilers Sheet 4 February Occasions/Greetings stamps and Smilers sheet 25 February Medical Science - DNA & Genome 4 March Hello SA booklet & Wales 1st reprint
25 March Fun Fruit & Vegetables 27 March New definitives, SA airmail booklets of 40gr stamps 29 April Extreme Endeavours 6 May 34p definitives 20 May Wilding II miniature sheet
28 May - Wales 2nd class, 1st class gold reprints 2 June - 50th Anniversary of the Coronation 17 June Prince William of Wales 1 July High Value Definitive reprints 15 July British Journey - Scotland
29 July Cartoons Smilers Sheet 12 August Pub Signs - Europa 18 September Transports of Delight - toys 30 September Christmas Robin Smilers Sheet 7 October 250th Anniv. of British Museum
13 October Reprints of Country Stamps 4 November Christmas: Ice Sculptures 18 December England World Cup - Rugby Winners