Buckingham Covers - First Day Covers

25 April Higher Tarrif Definitive FDC

Prices and Options

Name Price
High Tariff Regional Definitives - Wales £8.95 Limited Availability
High Tariff Regional Definitives - England £12.50 Limited Availability
Higher Tariff Definitive Issue FDC £20.00 Limited Availability
High Tariff Regional Definitives - Northern Ireland £8.95 Sold Out
High Tariff Definitives Issue - Diamond Jubilee Definitives £20.00 Sold Out
High Tariff Regional Definitives - Scotland £20.00 Sold Out

Product Information

Tracking changes to definitives is watching postal history in the making. These functional, everyday stamps capture what is going on with the post right now, today. In the futu...


Issue Date: 25/04/2012

Producer: Buckingham Covers

Tracking changes to definitives is watching postal history in the making. These functional, everyday stamps capture what is going on with the post right now, today. In the future, a definitive collection will be fascinating. On 25 April, 2012, Royal Mail issued the new tariff Machin definitive & Country stamps. The biggerst rise in postage for decades, a first class stamp goes up in value from 46p to 60p, and a second class stamp goes up from 36p to 50p. Our covers are of very limited production, and will be automatically reserved for the regional add-on club customers.

This sheet was automatically reserved for anyone in our Definitive Cover Clubs at the lowest possible price.

Featuring a full set of four new high tarifff definitive stamps Cancelled with a specially designed postmark on the first day of issue (25 April, 2012) Exclusive to Buckingham Covers

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Rate Changes

The basic rates for Large Letters increase from 75p to 90p (1st class) and from 58p to 69p (2nd class) - satisfied by the existing NVIs.

The difference between the 1st class and 1st class Large rates will be 30p (90p-60p) - requiring 2 stamps unless a new 30p is produced.

The difference between the 2nd class and 2nd class Large rates will be 19p (69p-50p) - requiring 4 stamps (10p, 5p, 2x2p) unless the 9p is retained - unlikely as the new 87p is in the same colour.

The difference between the 2nd class Large and 1st class Large rates will be 21p (90p-69p) - satisfied by the existing 20p & 1p stamps.

The Recorded Delivery fee is increased to 90p from 77p, which means that the (small) letter stamp will rise to £1.50 (from £1.23) and the Large letter to £1.80 (from £1.52). The lower weight steps for inland packets have been eliminated, and there is now a single price for packets up to 750g. At £2.70 (1st) and £2.20 (2nd) this is lower than the previous 750g rates but higher than the pevious 500g rates (and around double the previous 100g rates).

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