CY2 / DB5(101) Harry Potter Prestige Stamp Book

On 19 October 2023 Royal Mail officially released the fourth and last Prestige Stamp Book of 2023 entitled Harry Potter – CY2 / DB5(101). See images below. However, due to a “problem with supply” the book was not actually released until 26 October 2023. Priced at £25.25 it is the second Prestige Book to include King Charles III definitives and with the Kings head on the commemorative stamps.

This is the second Harry Potter Prestige Book to be issued. With the first being issued on 4 December 2018 – DY27 / DB5(79).

All the definitive stamps are on Pane 2 / DP635 have security codes of MPIL / M23L. The stamps and the one label are self-adhesive and is printed in lithography by Cartor.

The self-adhesive stamps from the Harry Potter miniature sheet have been split over two panes Pane 3 / DP636 and Pane 4 / DP637. Whereas the ten Special Issue stamps have been produced on Pane 1 / DP634 and Pane 4 / DP638.

A Limited Edition Prestige Stamp Book version of the Harry Potter book was also meant to be issued on the same day, priced at £49.99 (see image at bottom of page), however, the book was not released until early November 2023. It was also enclosed in the usual style of slipcase and only 5,000 copies were published.

The stamp panes

The stamp panes will contain the following stamp values:

  • 6 x 1st-class – Pane 1
  • 2 x 20p, 2 x 50p and 1 x £2.20 – Pane 2 (The definitive pane)
  • 3 x 1st-class – Pane 3
  • 3 x 1st-class – Pane 4
  • 4 x 1st-class – Pane 5

CY2 / DB5(101) Harry Potter Prestige Stamp Book
Harry Potter Prestige Stamp Book released on 19 October 2023
CY2 / DB5(101) Harry Potter Prestige Stamp Book - Pane 1 / DP634
Pane 1 / DP634
CY2 / DB5(101) Harry Potter Prestige Stamp Book - Pane 2 / DP635
Pane 2 / DP635
CY2 / DB5(101) Harry Potter Prestige Stamp Book - Pane 3 / DP636
Pane 3 / DP636
CY2 / DB5(101) Harry Potter Prestige Stamp Book - Pane 4 / DP637
Pane 4 / DP637
CY2 / DB5(101) Harry Potter Prestige Stamp Book - Pane 5 / DP638
Pane 5 / DP638
CY2 Harry Potter Limited Edition Prestige Stamp Book
Limited Edition of the Harry Potter Prestige Stamp Book

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