Great Britain Machins, by Adminware

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Regionals:
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Other lists:
Perf changes
Elliptical perf
High value
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Self-adhesive
Security
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5p (11k) 5p ash pink (red-brown)
(page updated: Jul 16/17)

1st seen: Jul 26/88
Photogravure

Also exists:

Elliptical perf
EME image
Brown (litho)
self-adhesive w/security features
wag w/security features
wag (inverted perf) w/security features

5p greyish violet
5p greyish rose

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Gum
 ACP
  ACP Jul 26/88 Sheets Dex
  ACP screened value Jul 26/88 Sheets Dex
  ACP Nov 27/90 Coil, horiz Dex
 OFPP
  OFPP Jan 31/95 Coil, horiz Dex

5p (15k) 5p ash pink (red-brown)
Elliptical perf

1st seen: Jun 8/93
Photogravure

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Gum
 2-band (yellow) phosphor
  OFNP Enschedé Jun 8/93 Sheets PVA
  OFNP Enschedé, green phosphor w/2mm varnish Mar 94 Sheets PVA
  OFNP Enschedé, yellow-green phosphor w/2mm varnish Feb 16/95 Sheets PVA
 2-band (blue) phosphor
  OFNP Enschedé, w/2mm varnish Mar 26/96 Sheets PVA

5p (15k) 5p ash pink (red-brown)
EME image

1st seen: May 27/97
Photogravure

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 2-band (blue) phosphor
  OFNP May 27/97 Sheets PVA
 Phosphorised paper
  OFPP De La Rue May 22/00 Mini sheet PVA
 2-band (violet) phosphor
  OFNP De La Rue Jun 18/03 Sheets PVA
OFNP Walsall Jun 5/17 Booklet DP516
(Machin 50th anniversary prestige booklet)
PVA

5p brown 5p brown
EME image

1st seen: Feb 12/09
Lithography

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 2-band phosphor, Lithography
  OFNP De La Rue Feb 12/09 Booklet DP402
(Charles Darwin prestige booklet)
PVA
  OFNP Cartor, new value (font) type Jan 7/10 Booklet (Classic Album Covers prestige booklet)

PVA

  OFNP Cartor, original font type May 8/10
May 13/10

Mar 22/11
Sep 9/11

Souvenir sheet
Booklet

Booklet
Booklet


DP423
(Britain Alone prestige booklet)
(World Wildlife Fund prestige booklet)
DP435
(Centenary of UK Aerial Post prestige booklet)

PVA

Revised value:

5p ash pink 5p ash pink
Self-Adhesive, Security slits

1st seen: Mar 8/11
Photogravure

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 none
  OFNP Walsall May 5/11 Booklet (Morris & Co. prestige booklet)   Type 2a none
  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 SBP*   Type 2a 17

* SBP = Security Backing Paper

5p ash pink 5p ash pink
Water activated gum, Security code

1st seen: Mar 26/13
Lithography

Security pattern lettering in background

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum Security
slits
Security
code
 2-band phosphor
  OFNP Cartor Mar 26/13 Booklet DP455
(Dr. Who prestige booklet)
PVA None 12 + P
  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

May 14/15

Jun 18/15

Booklet

DP484
(WWI Centenary 1915 prestige booklet)

DP488
(Waterloo Bicentenary prestige booklet)

PVA None 15 + P
  OFNP Cartor Jul 28/16 Booklet DP509
(Beatrix Potter prestige booklet)
PVA None 16 + P

5p ash pink 5p ash pink
Inverted Elliptical Perfs

Water activated gum, Security code

1st seen: Sep 19/13
Lithography

Security pattern lettering in background

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum Security
slits
Security
code
 2-band phosphor
  OFNP Enschede Sep 19/13 Booklet DP460
(Merchant Navy prestige booklet)
PVA None 13 + 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
Code: 13 + P
Slits: None

 


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