Great Britain Machins, by Adminware

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1st purple 1st amethyst purple
Self-Adhesive, Security features

(page updated: May 15/16)

1st seen: Sep 9/15
Photogravure

Security pattern lettering in background,
semi-circular slits (click for pics)

Also exists:

water-activated gum w/Security features


  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum Security
slits
Security
code
 2-band phosphor
2015 code            
  OFNP De La Rue Sep 9/15 Sheets   Type 1 15
  OFNP Walsall Sep 18/15 Booklet   Type 2 15 + GS
  OFNP Walsall Sep 9/15 Booklet   Type 2a 15 + GC
  OFNP Walsall /16 Booklet SBP*   Type 2 15 + GS
2016 code            
  OFNP De La Rue /16 Sheets   Type 2a 16
  OFNP Walsall /16 Booklet SBP*   Type 2 16 + GC
  OFNP Walsall /16 Booklet SBP*   Type 2 16 + GS

* SBP = Security Backing Paper

1st purple 1st amethyst purple
Water activated gum, Security code

1st seen: Sep 9/15
Lithography

Security pattern lettering in background

Also exists:

self-adhesive w/Security features


  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum Security
slits
Security
code
 2-band phosphor
  OFNP   Sep 9/15 Mini sheet   PVA None 15 + GM
  OFNP Cartor Apr 21/16 Booklet DP500 (HM The Queen's 90th Birthday prestige booklet) PVA None 16 + GP

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


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

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