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1p (15k) 1p crimson
(page updated: Jul 16/17)

1st seen: Feb 15/71
Photogravure

Also exists:

Elliptical perf
EME image
self-adhesive
self-adhesive w/security features
wag w/security features

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 2-band (9.5mm) phosphor
  OCP Feb 15/71 Sheets PVA
  OCP Feb 15/71 Coil, horiz GA
  OCP Feb 15/71 Coil, vert PVA
  OCP Feb 15/71 Booklet
  • cut left [DP2]
  • cut right [DP2, DP12]
  • cut right and bottom [DP12]
PVA
  OCP Very thin elements Mar 77 Coil, horiz PVA
  FCP Sep 71 Sheets PVA
  FCP Oct 6/71 Booklet DP12A/B/C
  • cut right
  • cut right and bottom
PVA
Dex
  FCP Sep 22/72
Apr 74
Coil, horiz GA
Dex
  FCP Aug 73 Coil, vert GA
  FCP Very thin elements, Head B1 Dec 75 Coil, horiz Dex
  FCP Very thin elements, Head B2 Mar 10/76 Booklet DP24
  • cut right
  • cut left and bottom
  • cut right and bottom
Dex
 2-band (9.5mm) JET phosphor
  FCP Jul 4/73 Booklet DP12J
  • cut right
  • cut right and bottom
PVA
 2-band (8mm) phosphor
  FCP Jan 26/77 Booklet
  • cut left [DP27, DP28A, DP45A]
  • cut right [DP27A, DP28, DP45]
Dex
  FCP left band short bottom [ Type 1: pic ] Jan 26/77 Booklet
  • cut left [DP27, DP28]
Dex
  FCP right band short bottom [ Type 2: pic ] Jan 26/77 Booklet
  • cut right [DP27A, DP28A]
Dex
 Centre band (4mm) phosphor
  FCP Very thin elements (T3), Head B1 Dec 14/77 Coil, horiz Dex
  FCP Very thin elements (T3), Head B2 Feb 8/78 Booklet
  • cut right and bottom [DP31]
  • cut left and bottom [DP31M]
Dex
  FCP as above, Top short [ Type 3: pic ] Feb 8/78 Booklet
  • cut right [DP31]
  • cut left [DP31M]
Dex
  FCP Thicker elements (T4), Head B1 Oct 17/79 Booklet
  • cut right [DP36]
  • cut right and bottom [DP36]
  • cut left [DP36M]
  • cut left and bottom [DP36M]
Dex
  FCP Thicker elements (T4), Head B2 Apr 5/83 Booklet
  • cut left [DP60/M]
  • cut right [DP60/M]
Dex
  FCP Thin P; wide of I (T2), Head B2 Aug 4/80 Booklet
  • cut right [DP36A]
  • cut right and bottom [DP36A]
  • cut left [DP36AM]
  • cut left and bottom [DP36AM]
Dex
  FCP Redrawn value (T5), Head B2 Sep 3/84 Booklet

DP70

  • cut left
  • cut right
Dex
FCP as above, 4.5mm bars Jul 29/86 Booklet
  • cut left [DP90, DP94]
  • cut right [DP90]
Dex
 PPP
  PPP Oct 10/79 Sheets Dex
 PCP
  PCP1 Head B1, Kampf perf Dec 12/79 Sheets Dex
  PCP1 Head B1, APS perf Apr 82 Sheets Dex
  PCP Head B2, Kampf perf Jan 82 Sheets Dex
  PCP Head B2, APS perf Jun 82 Sheets Dex
  PCP Thicker elements (T4), Head B2 Aug 14/84 Coil, horiz Dex
  PCP Thicker elements (T4), Head B2, screened value Aug 14/84 Coil, horiz Dex
  PCP2 Head B1, Kampf perf Dec 12/79 Sheets Dex
  PCP2 Head B1, APS perf Apr 82 Sheets Dex
  PCP2 Head B2, Kampf perf Jul 82 Sheets Dex
 ACP
  ACP Head B1 Jul 83 Sheets Dex
  ACP Head B2 Jan 7/86 Sheets Dex
  ACP Head B2, screened value Sep 88 Sheets Dex
  ACP Thicker elements (T4), Head B2 Jun 23/87 Coil, horiz Dex
  ACP Thicker elements (T4), Head B2, screened value Feb 88 Coil, horiz Dex
  ACP Redrawn value (T5), Head B2 Jul 26/88 Coil, vert Dex
  ACP Dark maroon, Head B2 Feb 91 Sheets Dex
  ACP Dark maroon, Redrawn value (T5), Head B2 Sep 10/91 Booklet DP173
  • cut left
  • cut right
Dex
 Left band phosphor
  FCP Redrawn value (T5), Head B2 Oct 20/86 Booklet DP93
  • cut left
Dex
 Right band phosphor
  FCP Redrawn value (T5), Head B2 Oct 20/86 Booklet DP93A
  • cut left
Dex
 Centre band (4.5mm) 'A' phosphor
  FCP Redrawn value (T5), Head B2 (wide bar: 4.5mm or more) Jan 27/87 Booklet
  • cut left [DP94A]
  • imperf left [DP94A]
Dex
  FCP Redrawn value (T5), Head B2 (narrow bar: 4mm or less) Oct 28/87 Booklet DP94C
  • imperf left
Dex
 Left band 'A' phosphor
  FCP Redrawn value (T5), Head B2 Jan 27/87 Booklet DP93B
  • cut left
Dex
 Right band 'A' phosphor
  FCP Thicker elements (T4), Head B2 Mar 3/87 Booklet DP98
(The Story of P&O 1837-1987 prestige booklet)
Dex
  FCP Redrawn value (T5), Head B2 Jan 27/87 Booklet DP93C
  • cut left
Dex

1p (15k) 1p dark maroon
Elliptical perf

1st seen: Jun 8/93
Photogravure
Lithography

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 2-band (9.5mm yellow) phosphor
  OFNP Enschedé Jun 8/93 Sheets PVA
  OFNP Enschedé, green phosphor w/4mm varnish Feb 2/94 Sheets PVA
  OFNP Enschedé, green phosphor w/2mm varnish Nov 23/94 Sheets PVA
  OFNP Enschedé, yellow-green phosphor Nov 23/94 Sheets PVA
 2-band (9.5mm blue) phosphor
  OFNP Enschedé, w/2mm varnish Mar 1/96 Sheets PVA
 2-band (9mm blue) phosphor; Lithography
  OFNP Questa Jul 8/96 Booklet DP243
  • cut left
  • cut right
PVA
  OFNP Questa, Novaglo phosphor Jan 24/97 Booklet DP243A
  • cut left
  • cut right
PVA

1p (11k) 1p dark maroon
EME Image

1st seen: Apr 1/97
Photogravure
Lithography

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
2-band (9mm blue) phosphor
  OFNP Apr 1/97 Sheets PVA
  OFNP Questa Dec 1/98 Booklet
  • cut left [DP277, DP287]
  • cut right [DP277]
PVA
OFNP Questa, 5mm bars on both sides Sep 21/99 Booklet DP296
(World Changers prestige booklet)
PVA
2-band (9mm violet) phosphor
  OFNP De La Rue Jun 18/03 Sheets PVA
  OFNP Enschedé Sep 20/07 DP381
(Uniforms prestige booklet)

PVA

OFNP Walsall Jun 5/17 Booklet DP516
(Machin 50th anniversary prestige booklet)
PVA
2-band, Lithography
  OFNP Cartor Sep 17/09
May 8/10
Booklet
Souvenir sheet
DP409
(Royal Navy Uniforms prestige booklet)

PVA

1p dark maroon 1p dark maroon
Self-Adhesive, Security slits

1st seen: Mar 8/11
Photogravure

Security pattern lettering in background,
semi-circular slits

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum Security
slits
Security
code
 2-band phosphor
  OFNP De La Rue Mar 8/11 Sheets   Type 2a
  OFNP De La Rue Jan 3/13 Sheets   Type 2a 12
  OFNP De La Rue /15 Sheets   Type 2a 15
  OFNP De La Rue /16 Sheets   Type 2a 16
  OFNP De La Rue /17 Sheets SBP*   Type 2a 17

* SBP = Security Backing Paper

1p dark maroon 1p dark maroon
Water activated gum, Security code

1st seen: May 9/13
Lithography

Security pattern lettering in background

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum Security
slits
Security
code
 2-band phosphor
  OFNP Cartor May 9/13 Booklet DP456
(Football Heroes prestige booklet)
PVA None 13 + P
  OFNP Cartor Feb 19/15 Booklet DP477
(Inventive Britain prestige booklet)
PVA None 14 + P
  OFNP Cartor May 14/15 Booklet DP484
(WWI Centenary 1915 prestige booklet)
PVA None 15 + P
 

Security slits:

1: no slits
2: cuts at top & bottom, wider than 2a
2a: cuts at top & bottom, narrower than 2
3: cut at bottom only

Security features:

Code: 12
Slits: Type 1
Code: 13 + P
Slits: None

 


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