Christmas 2008 1st Large Cylinder Block 2-1


Christmas 2008 1st Large Cylinder Block 2-1

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Christmas 2008 1st Large Cylinder Block 2-1

Printed in photogravure by De La Rue on Non-fluorescent Coated Paper (NFCP). Self-adhesive gum.

Issued 4th November 2008.

The 1st Class Large stamp depicted  “The Genie” from Aladdin.

Two phosphor bands with blue fluor.

Cylinder Block of eight. From cylinder number D1 D1 D1 D1 D1  Phosphor D1.  Actual Print Date 18/06/08.

Gibbon’s GB QEII Specialised Catalogue Vol 5 (3rd edition) number W2080 (single stamp).

Gibbon’s Concise catalogue (2015) number 2880 (single stamp).

Christmas 2008 1st Large Cylinder Block 2-1

The theme in this year’s Christmas Stamps featured traditional British pantomime. Especially relevant, the two large stamps (2nd and 1st class) were issued as part of the “Pricing in Proportion” for larger letters introduced in 2006.

All denominations of this issue were printed in sheets of 50 stamps (two panes of 25 divided with a horizontal gutter margin), and the surplus backing paper was removed before issue.


First of all, stamps will be well packaged and despatched by Royal Mail. Therefore please see our Shop menu for postal options. We only charge postage for the first item in most categories. Thus any further items purchased would not increase the final postal charges. Furthermore we do not charge you for envelopes and packaging materials,

Recorded Delivery or Registered Post is available if required. Consequently, compensation for loss or damage can be claimed if this option is taken.

We mention Stanley Gibbons catalogue numbers where it is possible. These numbers are either from the “Concise Stamp Catalogue” or from the “Specialised Stamp Catalogue Volume 5”. We will try to mention any other numbering that we may use if not covered by the above. Sometimes particular stamps, Smilers sheets, booklets, miniature sheets, or cylinder blocks are not recognized anywhere. Hence, in this case, we would use our own expertise to describe and value that particular item.

In conclusion, all of our stamps are unmounted mint and in an excellent condition. We will mention any variation to this statement.

It is noteworthy that we may make mistakes so please therefore let us know about them!

We are members of the “Great Britain Philatelic Society” (GBPS).