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Europe/Great Britain : World War 1 issue

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Guthrum
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18 Jul 2016
01:02:20pm
To the Post Office in William IV Street this hot afternoon to pick up a presentation pack of the recent First World War set (not really my period, but I quite like the designs).

No. They have been withdrawn "owing to a spelling mistake" and won't be available for ten weeks.

Not sure whether that is a spelling mistake on the stamps themselves, or (more likely) somewhere within the pack. I'll have to wait for Autumn Stampex, then.

I don't suppose anyone bought one before they were withdrawn?
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Ningpo
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18 Jul 2016
04:18:24pm
re: World War 1 issue

This may give the facts behind the printing error in the presentation pack enclosure:

Important announcement from Royal Mail

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Guthrum
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18 Jul 2016
04:36:19pm
re: World War 1 issue

Thanks for that, Clive.

It gives an awful lot of facts from Norvic (something of an apologist for RM, I do believe), plus weekly updates as to the very latest facts, and a lot of responses from people not hugely happy about any of it. If it is not an administrative error in production, then it is an administrative error in distribution.

I could apparently have bought the loose stamps, but the philatelic counter people at William IV Street are not the finest salespeople I have ever met, and waved me away without mentioning the fact. Luckily, as I said above, it's of no great matter to me.

I'm sure they don't have to put up with this sort of thing in the States! Winking

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cdj1122
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Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..
19 Jul 2016
11:08:57pm
re: World War 1 issue

I hope I am not the only one who has the reaction, "Clear as mud."

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