Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Decimal Machine Folded Booklets, Perf Types

I have received a couple of emails asking about the perforation differences on my list of booklets for sale.
10p booklet (None pictorial) with plain covers, or as some describe them “ dotted 10p booklets” are known to exist with several types of perforations in the top margins and also different layouts of the text, on the inside and outside cover. Stanley Gibbons Concise Catalogues do not mention this so it can be overlooked.
Although the panes and covers may look the same to an untrained eye, one particular booklet could  be worth considerably more than another. 

The 10p booklets are catalogued and dated FA1(November 75)FA2 (March 76)  and FA3 (June 77) each issue can have several different perforation types. I might also mention that several of the 50p booklets can also have perforation varieties.
I will try to describe some of these booklets types to you.
FA1: The inscribed date is found at the bottom of the cover.
FA2 and FA3 the versions of the dates are found at the top of the booklet cover.
FA3 also has the name of the printer (Harrison and son limited) printed on the back cover.
3 x different 10p booklets
To confuse matter even more the June 77 booklets can be found with different settings and different imprints of the printed text creating three different types of booklet with different perforations . I will not go into this at this time as it will confuse matters even more.  

for this issue there are at least five different types of marginal perforations recorded by the Modern British philatelic Circle. if you wish to learn more about the different aspects of types of marginal perforations and booklet collecting in general I advise you to visit their website or even join the group. 

P1 Perforations extended through margin
Back to marginal perforations, again, as not to confuse  I will not list them all, just the two mentioned in my list should wet your appetite enough to gain further information on the subject. One perf type over another could actually make a difference of ££££s to the relative catalogue value.
E1 Perforations extended by one hole into margin
I still have several of the booklets on my original list (below) for sale, if you wish to purchase any just email me or send your order and payment direct via paypal to

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