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2p (11k) 2p deep grey-green
(page updated: Jul 16/17)

1st seen: Feb 15/71
Photogravure
Lithography

Also exists:

Narrow value
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 Booklet
  • cut left [DP1, DP11]
  • cut right [DP1]
  • cut left and bottom [DP11]
PVA
  FCP Head B1 Oct 6/71 Booklet DP11A
  • cut left
  • cut left and bottom
PVA
  FCP Head B1 Oct 6/71 Booklet DP11B
  • cut left
  • cut left and bottom
PVA
  FCP Head B1 Jun 73 Sheets PVA
  FCP Head B1 Sep 22/72
Apr 74
Coil GA
Dex
  FCP Head B2 Apr 16/80 Booklet DP42, DP43
(Story of Wedgwood prestige booklet)

DP57
(Story of Stanley Gibbons prestige booklet)

Dex
  FCP Head B2, right bar short top [ Type 8: pic ] Apr 16/80 Booklet DP43
(Story of Wedgwood prestige booklet)
Dex
 2-band (9.5mm) JET phosphor
  FCP Jul 4/73 Booklet DP11J
  • cut left
  • cut left and bottom
PVA
 2-band (8mm) phosphor
  FCP Thin elements (T2) Aug 20/79 Booklet
  • cut right [DP33/A, DP38/A]
  • cut left [DP33/A, DP38/A]
Dex
  FCP Thin elements (T2), left band short [ Type 6: pic ] Aug 20/79 Booklet
  • cut left [DP33, DP38]
Dex
  FCP Thin elements (T2), right band short [ Type 7: pic ] Aug 20/79 Booklet
  • cut right [DP33A, DP38A]
Dex
  FCP Taller value (T3) Jun 25/80 Booklet
  • cut right [DP38B/C]
  • cut left [DP38B/C]
Dex
  FCP Taller value (T3), left band short [ Type 6: pic ] Jun 25/80 Booklet
  • cut left [DP38B]
Dex
  FCP Taller value (T3), right band short [ Type 7: pic ] Jun 24/80 Booklet
  • cut right [DP38C]
Dex
 PPP
  PPP Kampf perf Oct 10/79 Sheets Dex
 PCP
  PCP1 Kampf perf Dec 12/79 Sheets Dex
  PCP1 APS perf Apr 82 Sheets Dex
  PCP2 Kampf perf Dec 12/79 Sheets Dex
 PCP, Lithography
  PCP Questa, perf 14 May 21/80 Sheets Dex
  PCP Questa, perf 15x14 Jul 10/84 Sheets Dex
 ACP, Lithography
  ACP Questa, perf 15x14 Feb 25/86 Sheets Dex

2p (16k) 2p dark green
Narrow value

1st seen: Feb 23/88
Lithography
Photogravure

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 ACP, Lithography
  ACP Questa, perf 15x14 Feb 23/88 Sheets Dex
  ACP Walsall, imperf at left, perf 14 Feb 9/93 Booklet DP190
  • imperf left
  • imperf right
Dex
 ACP
  ACP Jul 26/88 Sheets Dex
  ACP screened value Jul 26/88 Sheets Dex
  ACP pale yellow-green Sep 5/88 Coil Dex
  ACP imperf at left Sep 10/91 Booklet DP174
  • imperf left
  • imperf right
Dex

2p (11k) 2p dark green
Elliptical perf

1st seen: Apr 11/95
Photogravure

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Gum
 2-band (yellow) phosphor
  OFNP Enschedé, green phosphor w/2mm varnish Apr 11/95 Sheets PVA
 2-band (blue) phosphor
  OFNP Enschedé, w/2mm varnish Nov 14/95 Sheets PVA

2p (11k) 2p deep grey-green
EME image

1st seen: May 27/97
Photogravure
Lithography

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 2-band (blue) phosphor
  OFNP May 27/97 Sheets PVA
 2-band (violet) phosphor
  OFNP Questa Apr 26/99 Booklet DP287
  • cut right
PVA
  OFNP De La Rue Jun 18/03 Sheets PVA
  OFNP Walsall Jan 10/12

Jun 5/17

Booklet DP439
(Roald Dahl prestige booklet)
DP516
(Machin 50th anniversary prestige booklet)
PVA
 2-band, Lithography
  OFNP Cartor May 8/10 Souvenir sheet   PVA

2p dark green 2p dark green
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   Sheets   Type 2a 14
  OFNP De La Rue /15 Sheets   Type 2a 15
  OFNP De La Rue /16 Sheets   Type 2a 16
  OFNP De La Rue /17 Sheets   Type 2a 17

2p dark green 2p dark green
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 DP459
(Football Heroes prestige booklet)
PVA None 13 + P
  OFNP Enschede Feb 20/14 Booklet DP464
(Classic Locomotives prestige booklet)
PVA None 13 + P
very difficult to see
  OFNP Cartor Feb 19/15 Booklet DP477
(Inventive Britain prestige booklet)
PVA None 14 + P
  OFNP Cartor Feb 15/17 Booklet DP512
(Windsor Castle prestige booklet)
PVA None 16 + 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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