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2nd (15k) 2nd light blue
(page updated: Jul 16/17)

1st seen: Aug 22/89
Photogravure
Lithography

Questa vs. Walsall:
Questa stamps have a dark mark along the Queen's jawline and the tag bar is offset to the right of centre.

Also exists:

Elliptical perf
EME image

2nd dark blue

Self-adhesive:
2nd light blue (horizontal)
2nd light blue (vertical)

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 Centre band phosphor; Lithography, Walsall, perf 14
  FCP Walsall Aug 22/89 Booklet
  • imperf top [DP128, DP172]
  • imperf top and right [DP128]
  • imperf bottom [DP128, DP172]
  • imperf bottom and right [DP128]
  • imperf top and cut right [DP172]
  • imperf bottom and cut right [DP172]
PVA
 Centre band phosphor, perf 15x14
  FCP Harrison Aug 22/89 Booklet
  • imperf top [DP126, DP135]
  • imperf top and right [DP135]
  • imperf bottom [DP135, DP135]
  • imperf bottom and right [DP135]
  • imperf top and cut right [DP126]
  • imperf bottom and cut right [DP126]
PVA
 Centre band phosphor; Lithography, perf 15x14
  FCP Questa Sep 19/89 Booklet DP130
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
PVA
 Right band phosphor, perf 15x14
  FCP Mar 20/90 Booklet DP147
(London Life prestige booklet)
Dex
 Right band phosphor; Lithography, perf 15x14
  FCP Questa; 4.5mm wide band Feb 25/92 Booklet DP181
(Wales prestige booklet)
PVA
  FCP Questa; 3.5mm wide band Oct 27/92 Booklet DP186
(Tolkien prestige booklet)
PVA
 Left band (yellow) phosphor; Lithography
  OFNP Questa Aug 10/93 Booklet DP198
(Beatrix Potter prestige booklet)
PVA

2nd (15k) 2nd light blue
Elliptical perf

1st seen: Apr 6/93
Photogravure
Lithography

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 Centre band (yellow) phosphor; Lithography
  OFNP Walsall Apr 6/93 Booklet DP193, DP212
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
PVA
  OFNP Questa; short bands
[ Type 5: pic ]
May 7/93 Booklet DP194
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
PVA
  OFNP Questa Sep 6/93 Sheets PVA
 Centre band (yellow) phosphor
  OFNP Harrison, Head B2 Sep 7/93 Booklet DP201
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
Dex
 Center band (blue) phosphor; Harrison
  OFNP 4mm band Jul 18/95 Booklet DP201A
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
Dex
  OFNP 4.75mm band Nov 11/95 Booklet DP201B
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
Dex
  OFNP 4.5mm band Dec 12/95 Booklet DP232
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
Dex
  OFNP 4mm band Jul 8/96 Coil, vert Dex
 Center band (blue) phosphor; Lithography
  OFNP Questa Aug 1/95 Booklet DP194C
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
PVA
  OFNP Questa Nov 14/95 Sheets PVA
  OFNP Walsall Dec 12/95 Booklet DP193A
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
PVA
  OFNP Walsall; Novaglo phosphor Dec 20/96 Booklet DP193B
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
PVA

2nd (15k) 2nd light blue
EME Image

1st seen: Apr 29/97
Photogravure

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 Centre band (blue) phosphor
  OFNP Harrison Apr 18/97 Booklet DP232B
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
PVA
  OFNP Harrison Apr 29/97 Coil, vert PVA
  OFNP Walsall Apr 29/97 Sheets PVA
  OFNP Walsall; rotary (APS) perf Aug 26/97 Booklet DP251
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
PVA
  OFNP Walsall; comb (Bickel) perf Oct 97 Booklet DP251
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
PVA
OFNP Questa; perf 14 Dec 1/98 Booklet DP275
  • cut top
  • cut top and right
  • cut bottom
  • cut bottom and right
  • cut left [DP311, DP311A]
  • cut right [DP311A]
PVA
OFNP Enschedé Feb 6/02 Booklet DP331
(A Gracious Accession prestige booklet)
PVA
OFNP Enschedé Oct 15/02 Coil PVA
  OFNP De La Rue May 28/03 Coil PVA
 Centre band (violet) phosphor
OFNP Walsall Jun 5/17 Booklet DP516
(Machin 50th anniversary prestige booklet)
PVA
 Left band (blue) phosphor
  OFNP Walsall; perf 14 Oct 13/98 Booklet DP271
(Speed prestige booklet)
PVA
 Right band (blue) phosphor
  OFNP Walsall; perf 14 Oct 13/98 Booklet DP270
(Speed prestige booklet)
PVA


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