1st red security

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

Walsall known U cut types to date (All have cuts at sides)



Walsall/De La Rue type 1



Walsall type 2



Walsall type 2a

Solid line at top & bottom

Narrow notch at top & bottom

Wide notch at top & bottom


Walsall type 3

   

Solid line at top, Notch at 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 gummed stamps (OFNP/PVA) - no U cuts

cgn117_stamp

1st class scarlet - Gravure - Code MMIL- Date 17

cgn117m

CGN117m - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PVA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MMIL date 17 (DMS33) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.66.1

From The 50th Anniversary of the Machin definitive miniature sheet DMS33 [5.6.17]
cgn117_stamp

1st class scarlet - Gravure - Code MPIL date 17

cgn117

CGN117p - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PVA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MPIL date 17 (DP517) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.66.2

From The 50th Anniversary of the Machin definitive prestige pane DP517 [5.6.17]

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

walsall_1st_red_security

1st class vermilion - Code C - Date 12

ws1c12

WS1c12 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MCIL, date M12L (SAP174) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.4 - Stoneham CCY1stB - Concise U2968b

Code MCIL - Date M12L from self adhesive booklet pane SAP174 [9.1.13]

WSc12id - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, Iriodin ink shift down, code MCIL, date M12L (SAP174) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.4a

Downward Iriodin ink shift - Code MCIL - Date M12L from self adhesive booklet pane SAP174 [9.1.13]
ws1c13

1st class vermilion - Code C - Date 13

WS1c13 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MCIL, date M13L (SAP184, 185) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.8 - Stoneham CCY1stBa

Code MCIL - Date M13L from self adhesive booklet panes SAP184 [9.5.13] - SAP 185 [18.6.13]
2b_s17_self_adhesive

WSC13sb - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two short at bottom 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands (S17), code MCIL, date M13L (SAP184, 185) (Walsall/gravure)

Short at bottom 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands (S17) - Code MCIL - Date M13L from self adhesive booklet panes SAP184 [9.5.13] - SAP 185 [18.6.13]

WSC13id - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, Iriodin ink shift down, code MCIL, date M13L (SAP184, 185) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.8a

Downward Iriodin ink shift - Code MCIL - Date M13L from self adhesive booklet panes SAP184 [9.5.13] - SAP 185 [18.6.13]

1st class vermilion - Code C - Date 14

ws1c14

WS1c14 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MCIL, date M14L (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.10 - Stoneham CCY1stBb

Code MCIL - Date M14L from 2014 self adhesive booklet panes SAP195, 196, 197, 198
2b_s16_self_adhesive

WS1c14t - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two short at top 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands (S16), code MCIL, date M14L (Walsall/gravure)

Short at top 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands (S16) - Code MCIL - Date M14L from self adhesive booklet panes
2b_s17_self_adhesive

WS1c14b - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two short at bottom 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands (S17), code MCIL, date M14L (Walsall/gravure)

Short at bottom 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands (S17) - Code MCIL - Date M14L from self adhesive booklet panes

1st class vermilion - Code C - Date 15

ws1c15

WS1c15 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MCIL, date M15L (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.14 - Stoneham CCY1stBc

Code MCIL - Date M15L from self adhesive booklet panes SAP200 [6.1.15] - SAP207 [1.4.15]
ws1c16

1st class scarlet - Code C - Date 16 - Royal Mail backing paper

underprint_type_1

WS1c16 - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MCIL, date M16L, with type 1 backing paper (SAP217) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.1 - Stoneham CCY1stC - Concise U2968g

Code MCIL - Date M16L - Type 1 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP217
ws1c17

1st class scarlet - Code C - Date 17 - Royal Mail backing paper

underprint_type_1

WS1c17 - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MCIL, date M17L with type 1 backing paper (SAP128) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.5

Code MCIL - Date M17L - Type 1 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP128 [15.2.17]
underprint_type_2

WS1c17(2) - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MCIL, date M17L with type 2 backing paper (SAP226) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.5

Code MCIL - Date M17L - Type 2 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP226 [12.10.17]
underprint_type_3

WS1c17(3) - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MCIL, date M17L with type 3 backing paper (SAP227) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.5

Code MCIL - Date M17L - Type 3 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP227 [ 12.10.17]
walsall_1st_red_security

1st class vermilion - Code S - Date 12

ws1s12

WS1s12 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue bright fluor bands, code MSIL, date M12L (SAP169) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.1 - Stoneham CCY1stE - Concise U2968d

Bright fluor bands - Code MSIL - Date M12L from self adhesive booklet pane SAP169 [3.1.13]

WS1s12d - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue dull fluor bands, code MSIL, date M12L (SAP169) (Walsall/gravure)

Dull fluor bands - Code MSIL - Date M12L from self adhesive booklet pane SAP169
ws1s13

1st class vermilion - Code S - Date 13

WS1s13b - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue bright fluor bands, code MSIL, date M13L (SAP169) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.5 - Stoneham CCY1stEa

Code MSIL - Date M13L, bright fluor bands from self adhesive booklet pane SAP169 [10.2.13]

WS1s13d - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue dull fluor bands, code MSIL, date M13L (SAP169) (Walsall/gravure)

Code MSIL - Date M13L, dull fluor bands from self adhesive booklet pane SAP169

1st class vermilion - Code S - Date 14

ws1s14

WS1s14 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MSIL, date M14L (SAP169) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.12 - Stoneham CCY1stEb

Code MSIL - Date M14L from self adhesive booklet pane SAP169
2b_s17_self_adhesive

WS1s14b - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two short at bottom 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands (S17), code MSIL, date M14L (SAP169) (Walsall/gravure)

Short at bottom 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands (S17) - Code MSIL - Date M14L from self adhesive booklet pane SAP169

1st class vermilion - Code S - Date 15

ws1s15

WS1s15 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MSIL, date M15L (SAP169) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.16 - Stoneham CCY1stEc

Code MSIL - Date M15L from self adhesive booklet pane SAP169
ws1c16

1st class vermilion - Code S - Date 16 - Royal Mail backing paper

underprint_type_1

WS1s16 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MSIL, date M16L with type 1 backing paper (SAP169) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.20 - Stoneham CCY1stEd

Vermilion shade - Code MSIL - Date M16L - Type 1 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP169 [ 20.7.16]

1st class scarlet - Code S - Date 16 - Royal Mail backing paper

underprint_type_1

WS1s16r - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MSIL, date M16L with type 1 backing paper (SAP169) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.2 - Stoneham CCY1stF - Concise U2968h

Scarlet shade - Code MSIL - Date M16L - Type 1 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP169
underprint_type_2

WS1s16r(2) - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MSIL, date M16L with type 2 backing paper (SAP169) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.2

Code MSIL - Date M16L - Type 2 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP169
underprint_type_3

WS1s16r(3) - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MSIL, date M16L with type 3 backing paper (SAP169) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.2

Code MSIL - Date M16L - Type 3 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP169
ws1s17

1st class scarlet - Code S - Date 17 - Royal Mail backing paper

underprint_type_1

WS1s17 - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MSIL, date M17L with type 1 backing paper (SAP169) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.7

Code MSIL - Date M17L - Type 1 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP169
walsall_1st_red_security

1st class vermilion - Code T - Date 12

ws1t12

WS1t12 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MTIL, date M12L (SAP170) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.2 - Stoneham BCY1stE - Concise U2968e

Code MTIL - Date M12L from self adhesive booklet pane SAP170 [3.1.13]

1st class vermilion - Code T - Date 13

ws1t13

WS1t13 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MTIL, date M13L (SAP170) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.6 - Stoneham BCY1stEa

Code MTIL - Date M13L from self adhesive booklet pane SAP170 [2.3.13]

1st class vermilion - Code T - Date 14

ws1t14

WS1t14 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MTIL, date M14L (SAP170) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.9 - Stoneham BCY1stEb

Code MTIL - Date M14L from self adhesive booklet pane SAP170 [26.5.14]
2b_s17_self_adhesive

WS1t14b - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm short at bottom Novaglo blue fluor bands (S17), code MTIL, date M14L (SAP170) (Walsall/gravure)

Short at bottom 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands (S17) - Code MTIL - Date M14L from self adhesive booklet pane SAP170 [2014]

1st class vermilion - Code T - Date 15 - Plain or Royal Mail backing paper

ws1t15

WS1t15 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MTIL, date M15L with plain backing paper (SAP170) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.17 - Stoneham BCY1stEc

Code MTIL - Date M15L - Plain backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP170 [2015]
underprint_type_1

WS1t15w - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MTIL, date M15L with type 1 backing paper (SAP170) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.17

Code MTIL - Date M15L - Type 1 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP170 [2015]
ws1t16

1st class vermilion - Code T - Date 16 - Royal Mail backing paper

underprint_type_1

WS1t16 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MTIL, date M16L with type 1 backing paper (SAP170) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.19 - Stoneham BCY1stEf

Vermilion shade - Code MTIL - Date M16L - Type 1 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP170
ws1t16

1st class scarlet - Code T - Date 16 - Royal Mail backing paper

underprint_type_1

WS1t16r - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MTIL, date M16L with type 1 backing paper (SAP170) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.3 - Stoneham BCY1stF - Concise U2968i

Scarlet shade - Code MTIL - Date M16L - Type 1 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP170 [20.10.16]
underprint_type_3

WS1t16r(3) - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MTIL, date M16L with type 3 backing paper (SAP170) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.3

Code MTIL - Date M16L - Type 3 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP170 [2016]
ws1t17

1st class scarlet - Code T - Date 17 - Royal Mail backing paper

underprint_type_2

WS1t17(2) - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MTIL, date M17L with type 2 backing paper (SAP170) (Walsall/gravure)

Code MTIL - Date M17L - Type 2 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP170 [2017]
underprint_type_3

WS1t17(3) - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MTIL, date M17L with type 3 backing paper (SAP170) (Walsall/gravure)

Code MTIL - Date M17L - Type 3 backing paper from self adhesive booklet pane SAP170 [2017]
walsall_1st_red_security

1st class vermilion - Code B - Date 12

ws1bs

WS1bs - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MBIL, date M12L (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.3 - Stoneham SCY1stD - Concise U2968a

Code MBIL - Date M12L from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [3.1.13]
ws1bs13

1st class vermilion - Code B - Date 13

WS1bs13 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue bright fluor bands, code MBIL, date M13L (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.7 - Stoneham SCY1stDa

Code MBIL - Date M13L - Bright fluor bands from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [25.4.13]

WS1bs13d - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue dull fluor bands, code MBIL, date M13L (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.7

Code MBIL - Date M13L - Dull fluor bands from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [2013]
2b_s17_self_adhesive

WS1bs13db - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm short at bottom Novaglo blue dull fluor bands, code MBIL, date M13L (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure)

Code MBIL - Date M13L - Short at bottom dull fluor bands from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [2013]
ws1bs13di

WS1bs13di - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm interrupted Novaglo blue dull fluor bands, code MBIL, date M13L (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure)

Code MBIL - Date M13L - Interrupted dull fluor bands from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [2013]
ws1bs14

1st class vermilion - Code B - Date 14

WS1bs14 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MBIL, date M14L (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.11 - Stoneham SCY1stDb

Code MBIL - Date M14L from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [2014]
2b_i1_self_adhesive

WS1bs14l - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, inset Novaglo blue fluor band left and full band right (I1), code MBIL, date M14L (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure)

Novaglo Inset left band and full band right (I1) - Code MBIL - Date M14L from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [2014]
ws1bs15

1st class vermilion - Code B - Date 15 - Plain or Royal Mail backing paper

WS1bs15 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue bright fluor bands, code MBIL, date M15L with plain backing paper (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.15 - Stoneham SCY1stDc

Bright fluor bands - Code MBIL - Date M15L - Plain backing paper from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [2015]

WS1bs15d - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue dull fluor bands, code MBIL, date M15L with plain backing paper (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.15

Dull fluor bands - Code MBIL - Date M15L - Plain backing paper from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [2015]
underprint_type_1

WS1bs15w - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MBIL, date M15L with type 1 backing paper (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.15

Code MBIL - Date M15L - Type 1 backing paper from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [2015]
ws1bs16

1st class vermilion - Code B - Date 16 - Royal Mail backing paper

underprint_type_1

WS1bs16 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MBIL, date M16L with type 1 backing paper (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.18 - Stoneham SCY1stE

Vermilion shade - Code MBIL - Date M16L - Type 1 backing paper from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [2016]

1st class scarlet - Code B - Date 16 - Royal Mail backing paper

underprint_type_1

WS1bs16r - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MBIL, date M16L with type 1 backing paper (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.4 - Stoneham SCY1stEa - Concise U2968f

Scarlet shade - Code MBIL - Date M16L - Type 1 backing paper from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [2016]
underprint_type_3

WS1bs16r(3) - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MBIL, date M16L with type 3 backing paper (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.4

Code MBIL - Date M16L - Type 3 backing paper from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [2016]
ws1bs17

1st class scarlet - Code B - Date 17 - Royal Mail backing paper

underprint_type_2

WS1bs17(2) - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MBIL, date M17L with type 2 backing paper (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.8

Code MBIL - Date M17L - Type 2 backing paper from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [1.8.17]
underprint_type_3

WS1bs17(3) - 1st scarlet, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MBIL, date M17L with type 3 backing paper (SAP171) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.62.8

Code MBIL - Date M17L - Type 3 backing paper from self adhesive business sheet SAP171 [1.8.17]

1st class vermilion - Code R - Date 13

ws1r13

WS1r13 - 1st vermilion, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MRIL, date M13L (Vertical coil) (Walsall/gravure) - Deegam N1.54.13 - Stoneham RCY1stF - Concise U2968c

Code MRIL - Date M13L from self adhesive vertical coil SAP173 [11.6.14]

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