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31p (15k) 31p deep lilac
(page updated: Feb 8/04)

1st seen: Mar 30/83
Photogravure

Also exists:

Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales

31p ultramarine
31p purple

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 PCP
  PCP1 APS perf Mar 30/83 Sheets Dex
 ACP
  ACP Sep 17/85 Sheets Dex
 2-band (9.5mm) phosphor
  FCP Mar 18/86 Booklet DP88
(The Story of British Rail prestige booklet)
Dex

31p (15k) 31p deep lilac
Northern Ireland

1st seen: Oct 23/84
Lithography

[ Symbol pics ]

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Gum
 PCP; Lithography
  PCP Questa; Type 1 Oct 23/84 Sheets Dex
 ACP; Lithography
  ACP Questa; Type 2 Apr 14/87 Sheets Dex

31p (15k) 31p deep lilac
Scotland

1st seen: Oct 23/84
Lithography

[ Symbol pics ]

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Gum
 PCP; Lithography
  PCP Waddington; Type 1 symbol; perf 14 Oct 23/84 Sheets Dex
  PCP Waddington; Type 2 symbol; perf 14
very rare
Apr 85 Sheets Dex
 ACP; Lithography
  ACP Questa; Type 2 symbol; perf 15 x 14 Apr 29/86 Sheets Dex

31p (15k) 31p deep lilac
Wales

1st seen: Oct 23/84
Lithography

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Gum
 PCP; Lithography
  PCP Questa Oct 23/84 Sheets Dex
 ACP; Lithography
  ACP Questa Jan 27/87 Sheets Dex


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