1st class large security

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

Royal Mail backing paper types

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

Royal Mail backing paper type 2
'Royal Mail' - Printed upright and inverted

OFNP = Optical free non phosphorised paper

PSA = Pressure sensitive adhesive

PVA = Polyvinyl alcohol acetate gum

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

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si1l

1st large gold - No code - No date

SI1l - 1st gold large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, no code or date, type 1 U cut from self adhesive counter sheet SAP70 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam LN1.3.1 - S.G specialised UJD5 - Stoneham CSY1stD - Concise U2944

Type 1 U cut - No code or date from self adhesive counter sheet SAP70 [17.2.09]

SI1la - 1st gold large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, no code or date, type 1a U cut from self adhesive counter sheet SAP70 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam LN1.3.1a

Type 1a U cut - No code or date from self adhesive counter sheet SAP70 [12.10.09]
si1laa

1st large gold - No code - Date 10

SI1laa - 1st gold large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, date MA10 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP119 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam LN1.3.4 - Stoneham CSY1stDa - Concise U2960

No code - Date MA10 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP119 [15.3.10]
si1lab

1st large gold - No code - Date 11

SI1lab - 1st gold large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bandst, date MA11 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP119 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam LN1.3.5 - Stoneham CSY1stDb

No code - Date MA11 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP119 [20.11.10]
de_la_rue_1st_red_large_security

1st large red - No code - Date 12

DS1l12 - 1st red large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, date MA12 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam LN1.7.1 - Stoneham CSY1stF - Concise U2960a

No code - Date MA12 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167 [24.9.12]
ds1l13

1st large red - No code - Date 13

DS1l13 - 1st red large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, date MA13 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam LN1.7.3 - Stoneham CSY1stFa

No code - Date MA13 from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167 [2.4.13]
ds1r14

1st large red - No code - Date 14

DS1l14 - 1st red large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, date M14L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam LN1.7.4 - Stoneham CSY1stFb

No code - Date M14L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167 [18.3.14]
ds1l15

1st large red - No code - Date 15

DS1l15 - 1st red large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue bright fluor bands, date M15L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167 (De La Rue/gravure) - Stoneham CSY1stFc

Bright fluor bands, date M15L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167 [2015]

DS1l15d - 1st red large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue dull fluor bands, date M15L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167 (De La Rue/gravure)

Dull fluor bands, date M15L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167
ds1l16

1st large red - No code - Date 16

DS1l16 - 1st red large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bandst, date M16L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167 (De La Rue/gravure) - Stoneham CSY1stFd

No code, date M16L from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167
underprint_type_2

1st large deep red - No code - Date 17 - Royal Mail type 2 backing paper

ds1l17

DS1l17 - 1st deep red large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, date M17L with Royal Mail type 2 backing paper from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167 (De La Rue/gravure)

No code, date M17L with type 2 backing paper from self adhesive counter sheet SAP167
si1l

1st large gold - Code ROYBL - No date

SI1lb - 1st gold large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code ROYBL from self adhesive business sheet SAP84 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam LN1.3.2 - S.G specialised UJD15 - Concise U2955

Code ROYBL from self adhesive business sheet SAP84 [31.3.09]
si1l

1st large gold - Code MBIL - Date 10

SI1lb2 - 1st gold large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MBIL, date MA10 from self adhesive business sheet SAP110 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam LN1.3.3 - Concise U2971

Code MBIL - Date MA10 from self adhesive business sheet SAP110 [9.3.10]
si1lb3

1st large gold - Code MBIL - Date 11

SI1lb3 - 1st gold large, OFNP/PSA, two 4.5mm Novaglo blue fluor bands, code MBIL, date MA11 from self adhesive business sheet SAP110 (De La Rue/gravure) - Deegam LN1.3.6

Code MBIL - Date MA11 from self adhesive business sheet SAP110 [3.11.10]