The first NVI stamp specifically for international use was the 'E' rate definitive issued in January 1999 and covering letters up to 20gr. Now Royal Mail have concluded that a considerable quantity of international mail actually falls into the 20-40gr weight step, so new stamps have been issued for those rates. The release of these stamps coincides with increases in postage rates. The price of the 'E' stamps will increase from 37p to 38p; when first issued, the 40gr Europe stamp has a value of 52p and the worldwide stamp £1.12.
A single design Norvic Philatelics Exclusive Limited Edition FDC was produced for this issue for pairs of stamps and for pairs of complete panes.
These special postmarks were available on the day of issue:
|Ref E4680 - Windsor Castle, Royal Mail permanent handstamp||Ref FD325 - Official Bureau FDI postmark||Ref FD326 - Official Windsor FDI postmark||Ref E7748 - Bath Postal Museum, Postal History Brought to Life||Ref FD235 - Centenary of the Old Post Office Tintagel|
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Ref L8377 Self Adhesives, Europe and Worldwide, London
Ref L8380 Self Adhesives, Universal Rates 52p & £1.12 London
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