1 August, 15 August, 12 September 2006 Following the lead set by other countries worldwide, Royal Mail has conducted a complete overhaul of the pricing structure for inland letters and on 21 August will introduce pricing based on size as well as weight.
Known as Pricing in Proportion the new pricing structure introduces the concept of the Large Letter for which there will be new 1st & 2nd class definitives. The full list of stamps to be issued is:
11 August - 12p, 14p, 1st & 2nd (Letter), 1st & 2nd Large Letter - all from conventionally gummed sheets. 15 August - 1st & 2nd Large Letter from self-adhesive booklets of 4 & 2nd class standard letter coil. 12 September - 1st & 2nd (Letter) from self-adhesive booklets of 6 or 12 and Business Sheets of 100.
This Norvic Philatelics limited edition first day cover has one of each of the self-adhesive standard Letter stamps from the small booklets and one of each from the Business Sheets of 100, issued 12 September, cancelled with the Mount Pleasant cds postmark.
Sets of stamps, complete booklets, cylinder blocks, coils (as issued) will also be available - click here.