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|Completing your disc correctly|
|Until the early 1960s, discs were
always completed by hand at the issuing office, as they still are today at the post
office. As these early ones were completed in a rather stylised "cursive"
script, I usually supply them blank, as I will for any year unless asked to complete.
The buyers will then fill in the details themselves from the information supplied.
I usually fill in the vehicle details on one disc, but I claim no special calligraphy skills. Pre-1961 annual discs could be purchased at any time during the year, a reduced rate of duty being paid. However, the full annual rate would be shown on the disc, the actual amount paid being entered on the selvedge (tear-off surround).
If you prefer to complete yourself, or don't like the way I have done the job, you have two spare ones to use.
I am also happy to leave all three blank (apart from the stamp) if you prefer.
|Printed as original|
If you would like your disc (1961 on) with printed details, I can do these as original (left hand picture).
Unless you want complete accuracy, they
are much more attractive with slightly larger type as shown on the right.
|A very neat disc (but one which will
offend the purists) will result from printing in a computer script. I usually use
"Lucida Handwriting" italic.
If you want me to complete your disc for you in any of the suggested formats, it will cost an extra £4GBP (inc post) making a total of £12GBP. This also includes the cost of altering the issuing office on the stamp if required.
Did you spot the deliberate mistake? "D" as a prefix to the number - should be the figure 7. The numbers ran 1-9 for Jan-Sept, then "O", "N" and "D" for the last three months.
No, I do not consider myself to be an anorak.