Friday, 21 November 2008

More Data on New Security Stamps

I have heard no more at this time about the proposed new 50p and £1 values with new security features and cut perforations , but more information on the other values and formats is now in general circulation.

Several formats and values will be affected (all self adhesive) these are listed below:

4 new sheets will be printed by De La Rue, these will now be in sheet sizes of 50 stamps

2nd class NVI, 1st class NVI, 2nd class NVI Large, and 1st class NVI Large.

4 new stamp coils stamps will also be printed by De La Rue, these will range from rolls of 500 x 2nd NVI, 1000 x 2nd NVI, 500 x 1st NVI, and 1000 x 1st NVI.

5 new booklets to be printed by Walsall Security Printers, these are:

6 x 1st NVI, 12 x 2nd NVI, 12 x 1st NVI, 4 x 2nd NVI Large and 4 x 1st NVI Large

4 new business sheets will also be printed by Walsall Security Printers these are:

100 x 1st NVI, 100 x 2nd, 50 x 2nd NVI Large and 50 x 1st NVI Large.

If anyone has, or if you hear any more news of the proposed 50p or £1 values please let us know by replying to this post, thanks.


Anonymous said...

The December Philatelic Bulletin says the 50p, £1, £1.50, £2, £3 and £5 will now all come only in this new style with the four slits and the iridescent ink featuring a security pattern on the darker background colour around the Queens head.
My impression is that values above £1 are not available in post offices- only from philatelic bureau. So wouldn't have thought there is much mis-use.
In the meantime I notice that POs here in cornwall seem no longer to have the PiP 1st and 2nd class stamps available - even though in theory they were withdrawn. i wonder if this is to save the PO reprinting in advance of the security featured stamps.
Although I recognise why the PO is moving to these security stamps, it is going to make life difficult for collectors of used machins.

Anonymous said...

Error in last post.
Sorry I should have said the Cornwall POs seem to have ONLY the PiP 1st and 2nd class stamps (i.e. with the large typeface). Sorry!