Sunday, 23 May 2010

More On Security Codes

When ever we get a new feature or change of design it takes a little time for all the reports from different people to gel together .

I have just found out that the codes in the word ROYAL MAIL have been catalogued into (3) three different types, this is due to the position of the text in relation to the head.


TYPE I

Standard size definitive NVI ex Booklets of 6, 12, Business Sheets and Rolls with the word 'MAIL' unchanged and with the word 'MAIL' having a substitution of the letter 'A'

This type has also been allocated to the self adhesive stamps from the recent Prestige Booklet MPIL shown above.


Type II

Large NVI ex Booklets of 4 with the word 'ROYAL' unchanged and the word 'ROYAL' with a change to 'FOYAL', coming out of the central cross of the diadem.

Type IIA

New 2010 booklets of 1st & 2nd class Large. Also 1st class large from business sheets. 'MFIL' in the third wavy line, instead of 'FOYAL' in the second wavy line Apearing from the right of the central Diadem.

Type III

Large NVI ex Business Sheets with the word 'ROYAL' changed to 'ROYBL' coming out of the front jewels of the diadem.

Here is a full list of the stamps and type of wavy text (s) known to date

ROYAL MAIL
type 1
Counter sheets 50p and high values

ROYAL MAIL
type 1
50 x 2nd and 50 x 1st Counter sheets

ROYAL MCIL
type I
Customised Booklets

ROYAL MRIL
type I
10,000 x 2nd and 10,000 x 1st Coils (Rolls)
x 500 and x 1000 Coils (Rolls) non self adhesive / no slits

ROYAL MSIL
type I
6x1st Booklets

ROYAL MTIL
type I
12 x 2nd and 12 x 1st Booklets

ROYAL MBIL
type I
100 x 2nd and 100 x 1st Business Sheets

ROYAL MPIL
type I
2 x 50p, 2 x 2nd and 4 x 1st mixed pane Prestige Booklet

ROYAL MAIL
type II
50 x 2nd and 50 x 1st Counter sheets

FOYAL MAIL
type II
4 x 2nd Large and 4 x 1st Large Booklets

ROYAL MFIL
type IIA
4 x 2nd Large and 4 x 1st Large Booklets (MA10 new)

ROYAL MBIL
Type IIA 1st class business sheets (MA10 new)

ROYBL MAIL
type III
50 x 2nd Large and 50 x 1st Large Business Sheets

Fast Stamps and Horizon Labels have not been catalogued into (types) or added to this group (at this time) as far as I am aware.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Ian,

Thanks for your blog, wonderful job.
I have one question concerning type I en type II Royal Mail for 1st and 2nd Class Large ex counter shets of 50, how do you make the differenc between those types?

Serge (Brussels)

Machin Man said...

Type 11
to describe the counter sheet stamps

The words 'ROYAL Mail are ' unchanged and the word 'ROYAL' starts (appears) from of the central cross of the diadem.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, it becomes very subtle...

That's such things that makes collecting Machins so funny.

Serge