News - Issues in [2001]

   

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NVI Postage Rates at the start of 2001

The following NVI tariff rates were in effect during 2001 :-

NVI Price Tariff Period
2nd
19p
26th Apr 1999 to 7th May 2003
1st
27p
27th Apr 2000 to 7th May 2003
'E ' NVI (Europe 20gms)
36p
27th Apr 2000 to 1st Jul 2001
~
37p
2nd Jul 2001 to 7th May 2003

January 2001

A range of self adhesive retail booklets were issued on 29th January 2001. The booklets were produced by both Questa and Walsall and printed in Gravure. The perforation was produced by kiss die cut and the matrix paper surrounding the stamps was not removed.

Price Content Cover Printer Process Notes
£1.90
10x2nd NVI Blue
Red/Blue
Questa
Gravure
Centre Band
£2.28
12x2nd NVI Blue
Red/Blue      
£2.70
10x1st NVI Flame
Red/Flame     2 Band
£3.24
12x1st NVI Flame
Red/Flame      
£1.14
6x2nd NVI Blue
Red/Blue
Walsall
Gravure
Centre Band
£1.62
6x1st NVI Flame
Red/Flame     2 Band
£3.24
12x1st NVI Flame
Red/Flame      

Additionally, a special 6x1st retail booklet with a 'Victoria Label' on the left hand side was also issued on 29th January 2001 priced at £1.62. The booklets were produced by Walsall and printed in Gravure on self adhesive paper.



Business sheets of 100x2nd and 1st NVI (issued 4th September 2000 in trial areas) were made available nationally from 29th January 2001.

February 2001

A booklet with the theme 'Cats and Dogs' was issued on 13th February 2001 priced at £3.24. The booklet contained 10x1st NVI Cats and Dogs special issue stamps and 2x1st NVI flame. The booklet was produced by Walsall and printed in Gravure on self adhesive paper. No cylinder numbers were present on these booklets.

A similar product called a sheetlet was also issued on 13th February 2001 priced at £2.70. This contained just the 10x1st NVI Cats and Dogs special issue stamps. The sheetlet was also produced by Walsall and printed in Gravure on self adhesive paper. No cylinder numbers were present on these sheetlets.

March 2001

New Northern Ireland Country Pictorial Definitives (with full bleed) were issued on 6th March 2001. These superseded the previous Machin design.

65p
2nd
1st
E
Value Country Design Printer Method Notes
65p
N. Ireland Parian China
Walsall
Litho
2 Band
2nd NVI
  Giant's Causeway     Centre Band
1st NVI
  Patchwork Fields     2 Band
E NVI
  Linen     2 Band

An associated presentation pack (pack no 53) also accompanied this issue priced at £1.85.


April 2001

The first edition of a new style of 6x1st Custom Retail Booklet was issued on 17th April 2001 priced at £1.62. The content contained 4x1st NVI flame and 2x1st NVI Submarine special issue stamps. The booklet was produced by Questa and printed in gravure on self adhesive paper.


A new edition of the 'Red Cover' £1 vending booklet was issued on 17th April 2001. The booklet content remained unchanged with one 2nd NVI and 3x1st NVI Flame stamps, however, the web address on the stamp label had been changed to read 'www.postcodes.royalmail.co.uk' - ('postcode' was changed to 'postcodes').

£1 Red Cover booklet pane
www.postcodes.royalmail.co.uk

Four England Country Pictorial Definitives (with full bleed) were introduced on 23rd April 2001. This was the first time England had a set of its own Country definitives.

65p
2nd
1st
E
Value Country Design Printer Method Notes
65p
England
Tudor Rose
De La Rue
Gravure
2 Band
2nd NVI
  Three Lions     Centre Band
1st NVI
  Lion and Shield     2 Band
E NVI
  Oak Tree      

An associated presentation pack (pack no 54) also accompanied this issue priced at £1.85.

July 2001

New tariff rate changes came into effect on 2nd July 2001. No new stamps were required to be issued.

Rate
Old Price
New Price
'E ' NVI (Europe 20gms)
36p
37p

Two new stamp rolls of 1000 stamps were issued on 4th July 2001. The rolls were produced by De La Rue and printed in gravure with conventional gum. These were produced for mailing houses in the USA.

Source Format Content Barcode  
£190 Stamp Roll Horizontal 1000x2nd NVI
114026
De La Rue Imprint Leader
£270 Stamp Roll Horizontal 1000x1st NVI
114019
 

Additionally, jumbo rolls were also made available for Large User / Bulk Mailers on the same date.

Source Format Content Barcode  
£1900 Roll Horizontal 10,000x2nd NVI
114088
De La Rue Imprint Leader
£2700 Roll Horizontal 10,000x1st NVI
114071
 

August 2001

The new editions of prevailing Retail booklets were issued on 1st August 2001. These had a change of text on the reverse of covers - line four 'Ffon Testun:' was changed to 'Ffon Testun/Cod Post:' and the web address was changed from 'www.postcodes.royalmail.com' to 'www.royalmail.com'.

Price Content Cover Printer Process Notes
£2.28
12x2nd NVI Blue
Red/Blue
Questa
Gravure
Centre Band
£3.24
12x1st NVI Flame
Red/Flame     2 Band
£1.14
6x2nd NVI Blue
Red/Blue
Walsall
Gravure
Centre Band
£1.62
6x1st NVI Flame
Red/Flame     2 Band
£3.24
12x1st NVI Flame
Red/Flame      

September 2001

A new 6x1st Customised Retail Booklet was issued on 4th September 2001 priced at £1.62. The content contained 4x1st NVI Flame and 2x1st NVI Punch and Judy special issue stamps. The booklet was produced by Questa and printed by gravure on self adhesive paper.

October 2001

A Prestige Booklet with the theme Unseen & Unheard was issued on 22nd October 2001 and priced at £6.76. It was produced by Questa and panes were printed in gravure - there were no Machin panes.

Pane 4 contained Scotland Country Pictorial definitives (4x1st Lion Rampant and 4xE Thistle all with full bleed).


In conjunction with the above Prestige booklet, a 6x1st Customised Retail Booklet was issued on 22nd October 2001 priced at £1.62. Its contents included 4x1st NVI Flame and 2x1st NVI Flags and Ensigns special issue stamps. The booklet was produced by Questa and printed by gravure on self adhesive paper.

November 2001

Two 'Z type' folded sheets (booklets) were issued on 6th November 2001 containing Christmas stamps.

Price Content Printer Method
£4.56
24x2nd NVI Christmas
De La Rue
Gravure
£3.24
12x1st NVI Christmas    

 

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