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1st PIP (15k) 1st gold
EME image

(page updated: Jul 16/17)

1st seen: Aug 1/06
Photogravure

Also exists:

1st (self adhesive)

1st Large
1st Large (self adhesive)
1st Large self-adhesive w/Security features

diamond blue
Royal Mail red

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 2-band (violet) phosphor
  OFNP De La Rue Aug 1/06 Sheets   PVA
  OFNP Enschedé Sep 21/06 Booklet DP369
(Victoria Cross prestige booklet)
PVA
  OFNP De La Rue Mar 1/07 Booklet DP372
(World of Invention prestige booklet)
PVA
      Jun 5/07 Booklet DP378
(Machin 40th Anniversary prestige booklet)
PVA
  OFNP De La Rue Oct 3/06 Coil (vert)   PVA
OFNP Walsall Jun 5/17 Booklet DP517
(Machin 50th anniversary prestige booklet)
PVA
Miniature sheet DMS33
(Machin 50th anniversary)
PVA

 
1st PIP (15k) 1st gold
Self-adhesive

1st seen: Sep 12/06
Photogravure

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 2-band (violet) phosphor
  OFNP Walsall Sep 12/06 Booklet

 
1st PIP Large (15k) 1st (Large) gold
EME image

1st seen: Aug 1/06
Photogravure

 
  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Gum
 2-band (violet) phosphor
  OFNP De La Rue Aug 1/06
Jun 5/07
Sheets
Booklet (DP378)

PVA

 
1st PIP Large (15k) 1st (Large) gold
Self-adhesive

1st seen: Aug 15/06
Photogravure

  Paper Other identification Issue date Source Booklet singles Gum
 2-band (violet) phosphor
  OFNP Walsall Aug 15/06 Booklet

1st PIP Large 1st (Large) 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
  • Type 2a
  • none
      OFNP De La Rue Mar 31/09 Business sheet of 50 Type 1 B
      OFNP Walsall Mar 31/09 Book of 4 Type 2 F
    2010 code            
      OFNP Walsall May 9/10 Book of 4 Type 2 10 + F
      OFNP De La Rue Mar 15/10 Sheets of 50     Type 2a 10
      OFNP De La Rue Mar 9/10 Business sheet of 50 Type 2a 10 + B
    2011 code            
      OFNP De La Rue Nov 20/10 Sheets of 50 Type 2a 11
      OFNP De La Rue Nov 3/10 Business sheet of 50 Type 2a 11 + B
      OFNP Walsall Mar 22/11 Book of 4 Type 2 11 + F
     

    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: F
    Slits: Type 2
    Code: F + 10
    Slits: Type 2
    Code: 11
    Slits: Type 2a
    Code: B + 11
    Slits: Type 2a
    Code: F + 11
    Slits: Type 2


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