2nd 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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2nd class - Gummed stamps (PVA) - No U cuts

en8

2nd class - Code R - Date 10

NDP2r - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PVA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor centre band, code MRIL, date MA10 (Vertical coil) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.29.3 - S.G specialised UDA5 - Concise U3001

Code MRIL - Date MA10 from vertical coil [13.5.10]

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

2nd class self adhesive stamps (PSA) with U cuts

si2s

2nd class - No code - No date

SI2s - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor centre band, no code or date (SAP71) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.1 - S.G specialised UJD2 - Stoneham CSY2ndA - Concise U2941

No code or date from self adhesive counter sheets SAP71 [17.2.09]
si2t10

2nd class - No code - Date 10

SI2t10 - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor centre band, date MA10 (SAP112) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.4 - Stoneham CSY2ndAa - Concise U2957

No code - Date MA10 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP112 [10.3.10]
si2t11

2nd class - No code - Date 11

SI2t11 - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor centre band, date M11L (SAP112) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.7 - Stoneham CSY2ndAb

No code - Date M11L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP112 [11.11.10]
si2t12

2nd class - No code - Date 12

SI2t12 - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor centre band, date M12L (SAP112) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.9 - Stoneham CSY2ndAc

No code - Date M12L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP112 [13.2.12]
si2t13

2nd class - No code - Date 13

SI2t13 - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor centre band, date MA13 (SAP112) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.10 - Stoneham CSY2ndAd

No code - Date MA13 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP112 [17.10.13]
si2t14

2nd class - No code - Date 14

SI2t14 - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor centre band, date M14L (SAP112) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.12 - Stoneham CSY2ndAe

No code - Date M14L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP112 [14.4.14]
si2t15

2nd class - No code - Date 15

SI2t15 - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue bright fluor centre band, date M15L (SAP112) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.13 - Stoneham CSY2ndAf

No code - Date M15L with bright fluor band from self adhesive counter sheet SAP112 [26.2.15]

SI2t15d - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue dull fluor centre band, date M15L (SAP112) (De La Rue/gravure)

No code - Date M15L with dull fluor band from self adhesive counter sheet SAP112 [2015]
si2t16

2nd class - No code - Date 16

SI2t16 - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue bright fluor centre band, date M16L (SAP112) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.14 - Stoneham CSY2ndAg

No code - Date M16L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP112 [9.16]

2nd class - No code - Date 17 - Plain or type 2 backing paper

si2t17_type_2

SI2t17 - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo bluefluor centre band, date M17L, with plain backing paper (SAP112) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.15

No code - Date M17L, with plain backing paper from self adhesive counter sheet SAP112 [4.1.17]
underprint_type_2

SI2t17(2) - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo bluefluor centre band, date M17L with Royal Mail type 2 backing paper (SAP112) (De La Rue/gravure) - N2.30.15

No code - Date M17L with type 2 backing paper from self adhesive counter sheet SAP112 [2017]
si2s

2nd class - Code B - No date

SI2b - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor centre band, type 1 U cut, code MBIL, no date (SAP86) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.2 - S.G specialised UJD12 - Concise U2945

Type 1 U cut - Code B - No date from self adhesive business sheet SAP86 [31.3.09]

SI2ba - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor centre band, type 1a U cut, code MBIL, no date (SAP86) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.2a

Type 1a U cut - Code B - No date from self adhesive business sheet SAP86 [15.1.09]
si2b10

2nd class - Code B - Date 10

SI2b10 - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor centre band, code MBIL, date MA10 (SAP114) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.5 - Concise U2961

Code B - Date MA10 from self adhesive business sheet SAP114 [5.3.10]
si2b11

2nd class - Code B - Date 11

SI2b11 - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor centre band, code MBIL, date M11L (SAP114) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.6

Code B - Date M11L from self adhesive business sheet SAP114 [9.11.10]
si2r

2nd class - Code R - No date

SI2r - 2nd light blue, OFNP/PSA, 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor centre band, code MRIL, no date (SAP92) (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam N2.30.3 - Stoneham RCY2ndA - Concise U2946

Code MRIL, no date from vertical coil SAP92 [16.7.09]

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