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First look at 2013 London Underground stamps

First look at 2013 London Underground stamps

Six stamps and four-stamp miniature sheet to be released on January 9, 2013.

Julia Lee04/10/2012 09:42:06
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Wow, we didn't have to wait long for those!

I really like them. I think the designs are great and provide a good overview of the (early) history of the Tube.

I'm less keen on the MS, partly because that makes it a 10-stamp issue, and partly because I never think that three-things-to-a-long-stamp format works. (Compare James Bond issue).

Your thoughts?

Edited By Julia Lee on 04/10/2012 09:42:46

John McCallum04/10/2012 13:07:44
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Stamps look fine. Nice to see the return of the second class commemoratives but why the need for the 2@£1.28 and the miniature sheet?! It would have been better if, say, the second class stamps illustrated posters and the first class scenes on the underground. More people might have bought them as souvenirs of a visit to London.

Julia Lee04/10/2012 13:09:51
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Indeed, they have honoured their commitment to more second class.

I think four stamps to tell the 150-year history of the LU might be a struggle, but I take your point.

And, yes, the £1.28 is... unnecessary.

Nathan Sinclair04/10/2012 19:36:46
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I really like these, think they show the history well but also agree on the £1.28, not much point in that value.

Adrian08/10/2012 16:42:33
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Ah yes, not disappointed, it's a great issue! Especially the stamp set. No rates for Europe but I'll certainly be getting the 2nd class values. I love that first (1863) stamp. Actually, I like 'em all, so I might well just go for the whole set.

As for the MS, I too have my doubts, but that won't be available in many post offices anyway, so I'll just forget about that and enjoy the actual stamp set.

brian sinnott - postagelabelsuk.com08/10/2012 22:14:03
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£1.28 is the 40g rate to Europe (as well as being the 20g weight for RoW)

Brian

Adrian09/10/2012 08:12:12
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True, Brian, but I was more thinking of the 0-20g rate @£0.87 for birthday and similar cards, which I use quite often.

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