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.
Images are from The Philatelic Bulletin and Postmark Bulletin and are copyright 2003, Royal Mail.
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:
These postmarks were available on the day of issue:
|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]
|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||