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1st (15k) 1st Millennium
EME image

(page updated: Jul 16/17)

1st seen: Jan 6/00
Photogravure

Printer differences

Walsall 'indents'

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 De La Rue Printings
 2-band (blue) phosphor
  OFNP Perf 15x14 Jan 6/00 Sheets PVA
 Phosphorised paper
  OFPP Perf 15x14 May 23/00 Mini sheet PVA
 Walsall Printings
 2-band (violet) phosphor (9mm)
  OFNP Perf 15x14;
Indent at right of 'I'
Jan 6/00
May 26/00
DP301
DP314
(torn all around) PVA
OFNP Perf 15x14;
Indent at left of 'I'
Mar 21/00
Apr 4/00
DP307
DP308
(torn all around) PVA
  OFNP Perf 15x14;
Thinner value
Jun 5/17 DP517 Prestige booklet
(Machin 50th anniversary prestige booklet)
(torn all around)
PVA
  DMS33 Miniature sheet
(Machin 50th anniversary
(torn all around; darker shade)
PVA
  OFNP Perf 14;
No indent in 'I'
Feb 15/00 DP303 Prestige booklet
(torn all around)
PVA
  OFNP Perf 14;
Indent at right of 'I'
Sep 18/00 DP323 Prestige booklet
(torn all around)
PVA
 Questa Printings
 2-band (violet) phosphor
  OFNP Perf 14; 9.5mm band Jan 6/00 DP302
  • cut top
  • cut top & right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom & right
PVA
  OFNP Perf 15x14; 9mm band Aug 4/00 DP316 Prestige booklet
(torn all around)
PVA

Printer differences
There are several differences between each of the three printers, but here are a couple of notable items that should allow you to separate your single stamps:

Spot 1. check inside the top right of the central cross
If there is a spot of dark colour then it is either De La Rue or Questa; Walsall does not have this spot.
Neck 2. check the back of the neck.
If it is smooth and distinct then it is De La Rue; Questa shows two lines down the back of the neck; Walsall shows portions of a second line.

Walsall 'Indents'
No indent Left indent Right indent


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