1 May 2013
DS "Saltire Flag"
15 x 14 (Die-Cut and Elliptical)
Royal Mail Stock Code AV021
The Scottish medical missionary and explorer David Livingstone
(1813-1873) is considered to be one of the greatest heroes of the
Victorian era. A handsome commemorative sheet issued on 1 May celebrates
the bicentenary of his birth.
Although stated to be from a print run of 10,000 sheets Royal Mail have
verbally confirmed to me in the past that they have not printed 10,000 for
similar issues. In practice a smaller number may
have been printed initially to meet projected sales, probably in the
region of c. 1000 - 2000 sheets. Treat the 10,000 figure with