Friday, March 25, 2011

New Zealand Recalls Royal Wedding Presentation Packs

Radio New Zealand reports New Zealand Post wants to recall more than 2000 Royal wedding stamp presentation packs after an 'embarrassing' mistake.

As shown above, the text in the presentation pack says Prince William was born on 21 May 1982. He was actually born 21 June.

New Zealand Post says the error was not picked up during the checking process and "it is regrettable and embarrassing."

Purchasers are being asked to return the packs which went on sale Wednesday.  British stamp dealers, Apex Philatelic Auctions, are quoted as saying, "the mistake and the small number of packs may increase their value." 

With that in mind, perhaps purchasers should think twice before giving them up.

To watch a TV New Zealand video regarding the printing boo-boo, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM