1st class security

Fluor shades viewed under long wave light.
DP numbers are the copyright of the MBPC and are used with their permission.

De La Rue known U cut types to date (All have cuts at sides)


De La Rue type 1


De La Rue type 1a

Solid line at top & bottom 

Notched at top & bottom

 

The U cut types listed are my notations and not to be confused with any catalogue listings

Royal Mail backing paper types

Type 2: Large Royal Mail printed upright followed by small Royal Mail printed upright or large Royal Mail printed inverted followed by small Royal Mail printed inverted.

Type 3: Large Royal Mail printed upright followed by small Royal Mail printed inverted or large Royal Mail printed inverted followed by small Royal Mail printed upright.

Royal Mail backing paper type 1
'Royal Mail' - Printed upright only

 Royal Mail backing paper type 2 Royal Mail backing paper type 3
Papers & Gums

OFNP = Optical free non phosphorised paper

PVA = Polyvinyl alcohol acetate gum

 

PSA = Pressure sensitive adhesive

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1st class gold - Gummed stamps (PVA) - No U cuts

dqn1r_stamp

1st class gold - Code R - Date 10

DQN1r - 1st gold, OFNP/PVA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MRIL, date MA10 from NVI.22 vertical coil (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.44.4 - S.G specialised UDB8 - Concise U3002

Code R - Date MA10 from NVI.22 vertical coil [13.5.10]

Coils stamps are normally available in strips of up to 5.

1st class self adhesive stamps (PSA) - U cuts

si1s

1st class gold - No code - No date

SI1s - 1st gold, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, no code or date from self adhesive counter sheet SAP69 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.47.1 - S.G specialised UJD3 - Stoneham CSY1stA - Concise U2942

No code or date from self adhesive counter sheet SAP69 [17.2.09]
si1t

1st class gold - No code - Date 10

SI1t - 1st gold, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, date MA10 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP109 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.47.4 - Stoneham CSY1stAa - Concise U2958

No code - Date MA10 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP109 [10.3.10]
si1t1

1st class gold - No code - Date 11

SI1t1 - 1st gold, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, date M11L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP109 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.47.7 - Stoneham CSY1stAb

No code - Date M11L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP109 [16.11.10]
si1b_stamp

1st class gold - Code B - No date

SI1b - 1st gold, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, type 1 U cut, code MBIL from self adhesive business sheet SAP82 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.47.2 - S.G specialised UJD13 - Concise U2948

Type 1 U cut - Code MBIL from self adhesive business sheet SAP82 [31.3.09]

SI1ba - 1st gold, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, type 1a U cut, code MBIL from self adhesive business sheet SAP82 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.47.2a

Type 1a U cut - Code MBIL from self adhesive business sheet SAP82 [13.2.09]
si1c

1st class gold - Code B - Date 10

SI1c - 1st gold, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MBIL, date MA10 from self adhesive business sheet from SAP111 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.47.5 - Concise U2964

Code MBIL - Date MA10 from self adhesive business sheet from SAP111 [2.3.10]
si1d

1st class gold - Code B - Date 11

SI1d - 1st gold, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MBIL, date M11L from self adhesive business sheet SAP111 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.47.6

Code MBIL - Date M11L from self adhesive business sheet from SAP111 [10.1.11]
si1r

1st class gold - Code R - No date

SI1r - 1st gold, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MRIL from self adhesive coil SAP91 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.47.3 - Stoneham RCY1stB - Concise U2950

Code MRIL from self adhesive coil SAP91 [16.7.09]

Coils stamps are normally available in strips of up to 5.
si1r10

1st class gold - Code R - Date 10

SI1r10 - 1st gold, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MRIL, date MA10 from self adhesive coil SAP137 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.47.8 - Stoneham RCY1stC - Concise U2966a

Code MRIL - Date MA10 from self adhesive coil SAP137 [7.11]

Coils stamps are normally available in strips of up to 5.
de_la_rue_1st_red_security

1st class vermilion - No code - Date 12

DS1r12 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, date M12L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.53.1 - Stoneham CSY1stC - Concise U2958a

No code - Date M12L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 [19.9.12]
ds1r13

1st class vermilion - No code - Date 13

DS1r13 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, date MA13 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.53.3 - Stoneham CSY1stCa

No code - Date MA13 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 [9.13]
2b_s16_self_adhesive

DS1r13t - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two short at top 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands (S16), date MA13 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 (De La Rue/gravure)

Two short bands at top (S16) - No code - Date MA13 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 [2013]
ds1r14

1st class vermilion - No code - Date 14

DS1r14 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, date M14L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.53.4 - Stoneham CSY1stCb

No code - Date M14L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 [17.3.14]

1st class vermilion - No code - Date 15

ds1r15

DS1r15 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, date M15L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.53.5 - Stoneham CSY1stCc

No code - Date M15L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 [2015]

1st class vermilion - No code - Date 16

ds1r16

DS1r16 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, date M16L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.53.6 - Stoneham CSY1stCd

No code - Date M16L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 [2016]

1st class scarlet - No code - Date 17 - Royal Mail backing paper

ds1r17

DS1r17- 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, date M17L with Royal Mail type 2 backing paper from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N1.64.1 - Concise U2958b

No code - Date M17L with type 2 backing paper from self adhesive counter sheet SAP166 [27.2.17]