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1st (15k) 1st gold
EME Image

(page updated: Jan 1/14)

1st seen: Apr 21/97
Photogravure
Lithography

Also exists:

w/Security features

self-adhesive
self-adhesive w/Security features

1st black
1st flame
1st diamond blue
1st royal mail red

Self-adhesive:
1st flame (horizontal)
1st flame (vertical)

Large size:
1st embossed
1st engraved
1st typographed

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 2-band phosphor
  OFNP Harrison
[phosphor fluoresces a dull green]
Apr 21/97 Booklet
  • cut top [DP249]
  • cut top and right [DP249]
  • cut bottom [DP249]
  • cut bottom and right [DP249]
  • torn all around [DP256]
PVA
 2-band (blue) phosphor
  OFNP Walsall Apr 21/97 Sheets PVA
  OFNP Walsall Apr 21/97 Booklet DP250 PVA
  OFNP Walsall Jun 2/03 Booklet DP343
(Coronation Golden Jubilee prestige booklet)
PVA
  OFNP Questa Sep 24/02 Booklet DP337
(Across the Universe prestige booklet)
PVA
  OFNP Enschedé Oct 15/02 Coil (vert.) PVA
  OFNP Enschedé Feb 25/03 Booklet DP340
(Microcosmos - A Guide to Inner Space prestige booklet)
PVA
 2-band (violet) phosphor
  OFNP De La Rue May 28/03 Coil PVA
  OFNP De La Rue Jun 17/03 Sheets PVA
 2-band phosphor, Lithography
  OFNP De La Rue Jan 8/08
Feb 12/09
Booklet DP383
(James Bond prestige booklet)

DP402
(Charles Darwin prestige booklet)

PVA

1st gold (15k) 1st gold
Self-Adhesive

1st seen: Jun 5/02
Photogravure

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 2-band (blue) phosphor
  OFNP Questa Jun 5/02 Booklet
  OFNP Walsall [12mm gap between bars] Jun 5/02 Booklet
  OFNP Walsall [11.3mm gap between bars] Mar 27/03 'Sheet' of 100
  OFNP Enschedé Jul 4/02 'Sheet' of 100
  OFNP De La Rue Apr 29/03 Booklet

1st gold (15k) 1st gold
Self-Adhesive, Security features

1st seen: Feb 17/09
Photogravure

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

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum Security
slits
Security
code
 2-band phosphor
  OFNP De La Rue Feb 17/09 Sheets of 50 Type 1 none
  OFNP De La Rue Mar 31/09
Feb 13/09
Business sheet of 100
  • Type 1
  • Type 2a
  • B
      OFNP Walsall Mar 10/09 Booklet of 4 Machin + 2 other Type 2 C
      OFNP Walsall Mar 31/09 Book of 6 Type 2 S
      OFNP Walsall Mar 31/09 Book of 12 Type 2 T
      OFNP De La Rue Jul 16/09 Roll of 10,000 Type 2a R
    2010 code            
      OFNP Walsall Jan 26/10 Booklet of 12 Type 2 10 + T
      OFNP Walsall Jun 15/10 Booklet of 4 Machin + 2 other Type 2 10 + C
      OFNP Walsall Jun 26/10 Book of 6 Type 2 10 + S
      OFNP Walsall May 8/10 (George V accession centenary prestige booklet)  
  • Type 2a
  • Type 3
  • 10 + P
      OFNP De La Rue Mar 13/10 Sheets of 50 Type 2a 10
      OFNP De La Rue Mar 2/10 Sheets of 50 Type 2a 10 + B
      OFNP De La Rue Jul /11 Roll of 10,000     Type 2a 10 + R
    2011 code            
      OFNP Walsall Apr /11 Booklet of 12 Type 2 11 + T
      OFNP Walsall Jan 11/11 Booklet of 4 Machin + 2 other Type 2 11 + C
      OFNP Walsall   Book of 6 Type 2 11 + S
      OFNP De La Rue Nov 16/10 Sheets of 50 Type 2a 11
      OFNP   Jan /11 Sheets of 50 Type 2a 11 + B
    2012 code            
      OFNP Walsall Apr 10/12 Booklet of 12 Type 2 12 + T
      OFNP Enschede 2013 Roll of 10,000 Type 2 12 + R
     

    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: none
    Slits: Type 1
    Code: B
    Slits: Type 1
    Code: B
    Slits: Type 2a
     
    Code: C
    Slits: Type 2
    Code: S
    Slits: Type 2
    Code: T
    Slits: Type 2
    Code: R
    Slits: Type 2a
    Code: T + 10
    Slits: Type 2
    Code: C + 10
    Slits: Type 2
    Code: S + 10
    Slits: Type 2
    Code: R + 10
    Slits: Type 2a
    Code: P + 10
    Slits: Type 2a
    Code: P + 10
    Slits: Type 3
    Code: 10
    Slits: Type 2a
    Code: B + 10
    Slits: Type 2a
    Code: T + 11
    Slits: Type 2
    Code: S + 11
    Slits: Type 2
    Code: 11
    Slits: Type 2a
    Code: C + 11
    Slits: Type 2
    Code: B + 11
    Slits: Type 2a
         

    1st gold (15k) 1st gold
    Security features

    1st seen: 2010
    Photogravure, Lithography

    Security pattern lettering in background, NO semi-circular slits

      Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum Security
    slits
    Security
    code
     2-band phosphor
    2010 code            
      OFNP De La Rue May 13/10 Roll of 10,000 PVA None 10 + R
    2011 code            
      OFNP Walsall Sep 14/11 Miniature sheet   PVA None 11 + M
    2011 code, Lithography            
      OFNP Cartor Sep 9/11 DP435
    (Centenary of UK Aerial Post prestige booklet)
      PVA None 11 + P

    Security features:

    Code: R + 10
    Slits: none
     
    Code: P + 11
    Slits: none
    Code: M + 11
    Slits: none
     


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