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COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE : "1638 Returns to Steam"
5th May 2007

Stamp Sheet The details for this issue are:

Subject : Commemorative issue of two stamps featuring 1638 in scrapyard condition and on the first day back in steam on 18th February 2006
Date of Issue : 5th May 2007
Printers : Wyke Printers Ltd., Hull
Four Colour Process
Roulette 24
Artwork and Design by Edwin Craggs of Moorside Publishing Ltd
Original photographs by Steve Pilcher (Barry scrapyard) and Chris Taylor (First day)


Print: 2000 sheets of 8 in a 2 x 4 vertical format.
      Face value 25 pence each
   60 Imperforate sheets were produced,
      of which 32 were signed by Edwin Craggs, Steve Pilcher and Chris Taylor

Cover reverse of Cover

First Day Cover above, 434, multicolour motif

Max Card No.14 first-day Max Card No.14

First Day Maximum Card No.14, featuring the 'Barry Scrapyard' stamp (multicoloured), 462 produced

Maximum Card No.14, mint

Max Card No.15 first-day Max Card No.15

First Day Maximum Card No.15, featuring the 'First Day' stamp (multicoloured), 462 produced

Maximum Card No.15, mint

First Day Covers and Cards designed by Edwin Craggs

The "Bluebell Railway / East Grinstead" sponsored fixed date metal handstamp, original design by Edwin Craggs, drawings by Rob Gamble, 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.

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