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2.00 (15k) 2.00 deep grey-blue
(page updated: Jan 1/14)

1st seen: Mar 9/99
Engraved

Also exists:

Gravure (slate blue)

Self-adhesive w/Security features

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Gum
 Uncoated, non-phosphor
  Uncoated  Enschedé Mar 9/99 Sheets PVA
  Uncoated De La Rue Apr 11/00 Sheets PVA

Engraved:
Differences between the two printers exist in the value tablets:

2.00 detail

Click for larger detail (145k each): Enschedé | De La Rue

Douglas Myall also reports that the ink colours, under an ultraviolet light,
have a different fluorescence: Enschedé is light green; De La Rue is emerald.

2.00 (15k) 2.00 slate blue

1st seen: Jul 1/03
Gravure

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Gum
 2-band (blue) phosphor
  OFNP De La Rue Jul 1/03 Sheets PVA
  OFNP missing currency symbol Jul 1/03 Sheets PVA

2 2.00 slate blue
Self-Adhesive, Security features

1st seen: Feb 17/09
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 Feb 17/09 Sheets Type 1 None
  OFNP De La Rue Apr 26/13 Sheets Type 2a 13

Security features:

Code: none
Slits: Type 1

 



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For even more varieties on Machin stamps, check out The Complete Deegam Machin Handbook (simply the best Machin
 handbook available anywhere) by Douglas Myall - click for details.

Booklet pane numbers used courtesy the Modern British Philatelic Circle
who publish 'The Bookmark' Catalogue

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