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DEFINITIVE ISSUE : "Blue Circle at the Bluebell"
30th July 2005

The details for this issue are:

Subject : Definitivetive Centenary issue featuring The 'Blue Circle' during a visit to the Bluebell Railway in 2004
Date of Issue : 30th July 2005
Printers* : Walsall Security
Four Colour Process
Perforated 14
Artwork and Design by Edwin Craggs
Original photographs by Tony Pearce

Blue Circle Sheet Blue Circle Stamp

Print* : 2000 sheets of 4 in a 2 x 2 format, Multicolour.
      Face value 25 pence each
   60 Imperforate sheets were produced,
      of which 35 were signed by Edwin Craggs & Tony Pearce

Blue Circle Cover Blue Circle reverse of Cover

First Day Cover above, 430, multicolour motif with a reproduction of a vertical pair of the issued stamps

Blue Circle Max Card No.11 Blue Circle first-day Max Card No.11

First Day Maximum Card No.10, featuring one of the issued stamps (multicoloured), 445 produced
First Day Maximum Card No.11, featuring one of the issued stamps (multicoloured), 440 produced above
Mint Cards Nos.10 and 11

The "Bluebell Railway / East Grinstead" sponsored fixed date metal stamp, original design by Edwin Craggs, used to cancel the Royal Mail stamp in black.
The Bluebell cancellation, a modified version of the Royal Mail cancellation, in black, fixed date rubber stamp.

* Due to a shortfall in printing by Walsall, a further 500 sheets were printed by another printer, roulette perforation. No covers were be prepared for these.

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