Delta Stamps Fact File No. 07
     

British Philatelic Bulletin Articles

 

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Over the years the British Philatelic Bulletin has published a range of articles providing a wealth of information on various aspects of stamp printing, etc. The following represent a selection of these articles with reference to publication date :-


Printing Records
During 1981 - 1986 a series of articles covering printing dates for the early Decimal period
½p Value covering 1970 to 1980
Feb 1981 Vol 18 No.6 Page 283
1p Value covering 1970 to 1980 Mar 1981 Vol 18 No.7 Page 298
1½p Value covering 1970 to 1975 May 1981 Vol 18 No.9 Page 328
2p and 2½p Values covering 1970 to 1980 Jul 1981 Vol 18 No.11 Page 358
3p Value covering 1970 to 1973 Feb 1982 Vol 19 No.6 Page 86
3½p and 4p Values covering 1970 to 1980 May 1982 Vol 19 No.9 Page 129
6½p and 7p Values covering 1974 to 1979 Jun 1982 Vol 19 No.10 Page 144
4½p, 5p and 5½p Values covering 1970 to 1981 Aug 1982 Vol 19 No.12 Page 176
7½p Value covering 1970 to 1979 Sep 1982 Vol 20 No.1 Page 10
8p and 8½p Values covering 1973 to 1980 Oct 1982 Vol 20 No.2 Page 24
9p Value covering 1970 to 1978 Nov 1982 Vol 20 No.3 Page 39
9p Continued and 9½p Values covering 1975 to 1979 Feb 1983 Vol 20 No.6 Page 87
10p Value covering 1971 to 1970 May 1983 Vol 20 No.9 Page 131
   
Booklets [Authored : Len Newbury]
5x½p, 4x2½p, 5x2½p, 5x3p, 6x3p, 5x3½p and 5x4½p panes covering 1970 to 1974 Sep 1983 Vol 21 No.1 Page 8
2x2p/2x½p, 2x1p/2x1½p and 4x3p/2x2½p Se-tenant panes covering 1970 to 1974 Nov 1983 Vol 21 No.3 Page 49

£1 Wedgwood, £3 Wedgwood, £4 Gibbons,panes covering 1972 to 1982

Jan 1984 Vol 21 No.5 Page 77
10x12p, 10x11½p, 10x14p, 10x12½p and 10x15½p panes covering 1980 to 1982 Mar 1984 Vol 21 No.7 Page 105
2x½p/3x1p/6p, 2x½p/7p/2x1p, 2x1p/8p, 2x½p/2x1p/2x6½p/4x8½p,
2x1p/3x7p/3x9p, 2x2p/2x8p/3x10p and 3x2p/2x10p/2x12p panes covering 1976 to 1980
May 1984 Vol 21 No.9 Page 148
3x2p/2x10p/2x12p, ½p/1p/14p/3x11½p, 2x4p/3x2½p/3x11½p and
½p/3x12½p/4x3p panes covering 1980 to 1982
Jun 1984 Vol 21 No.10 Page 161

6x14p/4x11½p, 6x15½p/4x12½p, 10x9p/10x7p, 10x10p/10x8p,
10x12p/10x10p, 10x14p/10x11½p, 10x15½p/10x12½p, 10x12p,
10x11½p, 10x14p, 10x12½p and 10x15½p panes covering 1978 to 1982

Oct 1984 Vol 22 No.2 Page 28
10x6½p, 10x8½p, 10x7p, 10x9p, 10x8p and 10x10p panes covering 1975 to 1979 Mar 1985 Vol 22 No.7 Page 128
10x16p, 10x13p, 10x17p and 20x12½p panes covering 1983 to 1984 Sep 1985 Vol 23 No.1 Page 4
2x1p/3x3½p/3x12½p and 3x1p/2x4p/3x13p panes covering 1983 to 1984 Oct 1985 Vol 23 No.2 Page 24
4x12½p/6x16p and 4x13p/6x17p panes covering 1983 to 1984 Feb 1986 Vol 23 No.6 Page 122
   

 

Printers
Overviews
British Stamp Printers Today Author : Don Staddon May 1990 Vol 27 No. 9 Page 219
   
Harrison and Sons
Production of the Map Stamps featuring details of the intaglio process involved used.
Author Douglas Muir
Nov 1991 Vol 29 No. 3 Page 64
   
Walsall Security Printers
Walsall become security printers for Royal Mail. Includes primary sheet of £1 booklet pane (14p/19p Litho printed). Apr 1989 Vol 26 No. 8 Page 204
A Visit to Walsall. Introduction of gravure printing on the Chesnut press. Author : D. Myall. Mar 1997 Vol 34 No. 7 Page 203
Stamp printing at Walsall. Author : Glenn Morgan Jun 2003 Vol 40 No. 10 Page 308
Visit to Walsall. Author : Richard West Dec 2007 Vol 45 No. 4 Page 120
   
Enschedé
New Printer for 18p Definitive includes image of unissued 15p trial printings from 1990. Nov 1991 Vol 29 No. 3 Page 53
A Visit to Enschedé featuring details of the gravure process used to print with 18p.
Author : Douglas Muir
Jan 1992 Vol 29 No. 5 Page 102
Enschedé Involvement with British Stamps, 1979-1991. Includes images of proofs of unissued Penny Black Anniversary definitives.
Author : Don Staddon
Feb 1992 Vol 29 No. 6 Page 130
Visit to Enschedé Author : Richard West Mar 2001 Vol 38 No. 7 Page 217
   
De La Rue, High Wycombe, Byfleet and Dunstable
De La Rue stamp books, Author : D. Myall July 1998 Vol 35 No. 11 Page 340
Moving house. De La Rue moves to Byfleet in Surrey. Author : D. Myall. July 2003 Vol 40 No. 10 Page 342
Volume number should be No.11
Visit to De La Rue (Dunstable).
Author : Richard West
Nov 2007 Vol 45 No. 3 Page 89
   
Questa, Byfleet

Visit to Questa. Author : Douglas Myall

Feb 2000 Vol 37 No. 6 Page 170
Visit to Questa - continued. Mar 2000 Vol 37 No. 7 Page 205
   
Cartor
Visit to Cartor. Author : Glen Morgan Jul 2006 Vol 43 No. 11 Page 345
   

 

Printing
Postage Stamps, the Pursuit of Quality. [Author : Aubery Walker]
Part 1 - a look at various aspects of stamps production including comparison images of coated / uncoated paper.
May 1987 Vol 24 No.9 Page 196
Part 2 - Comparison images of normal / mottled printings and failure of electrostatic assist Jun 1987 Vol 24 No.10 Page 224
   
Design Matters. Part 3 - How stamps are printing by the photogravure method. Author : Barry Robinson. Jan 1989 Vol 26 No. 5 Page 118
   
Self -Adhesive Stamps: Are they here to stay ?
Overview of Self Adhesive stamps including a look at some overseas Postal Administration. Author Dr A.R Lane
Mar 1991 Vol 28 No.7 Page 160
   
Optically Variable Ink - giving a new dimension to Stamp Security. Author Dr A.R Lane Apr 1992 Vol 29 No.8 Page 176
   
Quest(a) for excellence. Printing stamps using high resolution upto 850dpi (Superlitho).
Author D. Myall
Oct 1998 Vol 36 No.2 Page 52
   
The introduction of Photogravure.
Author : James Mackay
Aug 2004 Vol 41 No.12 Page 370
   
Brian Janes : a career in stamp printing.
Author : Glen Morgan
Nov 2008 Vol 46 No.3 Page 88
   
75 Years of GB Stamps by Photogravure
Overview of printing using the photogravure process.
Author : Glenn H Morgan
Aug 2009 Vol 46 No.12 Page 364
   

 

Phosphors
Printed Phosphor and Phosphor-coated Stamp Paper. [Author : Aubery Walker]
Overview of phosphor and luminescence.
Apr 1977 Vol 14 No.8 Page 4
   
Phosphorescent Materials Sort The Mail. [Author : Dr A.R Lane]
Part 1 - Historical background and stamp tagging including a summary of overseas Postal Administrations using phosphors. Jan 1994 Vol 31 No.5 Page 119
Part 2 - Postcoding Mail Feb 1994 Vol 31 No.6 Page 160
   

 

Papers
Coated Papers Ltd (Tullis Russell Group)
Company profile
May 1989 Vol 26 No.9 Page 228
Visit to Tullis Russell Coaters Ltd in Bollington
Author : Glen Morgan
Jan 2010 Vol 47 No.5 Page 149
   

 

Perforation
Abnormal Perforations from Stroke and Rotary Perforators. [Author : Aubery Walker]
Missing and bent pins from the Grover, OLPP(Chambon) and Kampf perforators and technical details of their operation.
Mar 1982 Vol 19 No.7 Page 94
Gutter Pairs - a Technical Explanation. [Author : Aubery Walker]
The reasons why central Gutter were introduced on Special Issue counter sheets from 1973. May 1978 Vol 15 No.8 Page 10
Stamp Books and Perforations. [Author : Aubery Walker]
Technical explanation of the Chambon OLPP perforator mechanism.
Nov 1987 Vol 25 No. 3 Page 58
   

 

Wildings
The Wilding Designs [Author : A Rigo de Righi]
Preliminary designs for the first Queen Elizabeth II definitive issues. Includes designs with tiara portrait, the Wilding portrait with diadem, and colour trials.
Apr 1986 Vol 23 No.8 Page 158
   
The Castles High Value Designs [Author : Jean Farrugia]
Preliminary designs for the first Queen Elizabeth II High Values showing artwork and essays of submissions from various artists. Bi-coloured essays of the issued stamps. Oct 1986 Vol 24 No.2 Page 28
   

 

Machin
The Genesis of the Machin Design. Author Don Staddon
Part 1 - 1965 including Andrew Restall designs
Apr 1986 Vol 23 No.8 Page 165
Part 2 - including David Gentleman designs May 1986 Vol 23 No.9 Page 186
Part 3 - preliminary Arnold Machin artwork Aug 1986 Vol 23 No.12 Page 252
Part 4 - Coinage Head plaster casts and artwork by Arnold Machin Oct 1986 Vol 24 No.2 Page 36
Part 5 - The second Cast not including corsage or shoulder, three differing designs were essayed Nov 1986 Vol 24 No.3 Page 64
Part 6 - The final Cast including corsage and shoulder and essays including 1d value in Dark Blue (colour of issued 5d) Dec 1986 Vol 24 No.4 Page 88
Part 7 - The different Head types issued Feb 1987 Vol 24 No.6 Page 134
Part 8 - The High Values printed in Recess May 1987 Vol 24 No.9 Page 204
Part 9 - One Cast or Two Sep 1987 Vol 25 No.1 Page 16
   
Country Definitive Stamps - National Symbols
Author : Jeffery Matthews
May 1986 Vol 23 No.9 Page 186
   
The Machin Head on Stamps. Author : Don Staddon
Part 1 - The initial £.S.D period Apr 1988 Vol 25 No.8 Page 182
Part 2 - The initial Decimal period Jul 1988 Vol 25 No.11 Page 245
Part 3 - Decimal Low Value Litho Printings Sep 1988 Vol 26 No.1 Page 11
Part 4 - Country Definitives Feb 1989 Vol 26 No.6 Page 153
Part 5 - 1989-91 Jun 1992 Vol 29 No.10 Page 224
   
Window Books - Prototypes and Development. Author : L.F Newbury
Prototypes Jan 1989 Vol 26 No.5 Page 124
Window Stamps Books Mark 1A, Mark II and Mark III Trials Mar 1990 Vol 27 No 7 page 158
Mark III Window books - Their Development and Varieties Aug 1989 Vol 26 No.12 Page 298
Stamp Books, August 1989-August 1990 Dec 1990 Vol 28 No.4 Page 78
Mark III and IV Window books - A Detailed Description of 1989/90 - Part 1 Jun 1991 Vol 28 No.10 Page 228
Mark III and IV Window books - A Detailed Description of 1989/90 - Part 2 Aug 1991 Vol 28 No.12 Page 276
   
Jeffery Matthew's Colour Scheme For Machin Definitives [Author : Angela Reeves; Royal Mail]
Part 1 - The background story Jan 1993 Vol 30 No.5 Page 104
Part 2 - including a palette showing 30 colours Feb 1993 Vol 30 No.6 Page 132
   
£.S.D Machin printings [Author : Tony Walker]
Part 1 - Machin pre-decimal definitives : general including phosphor and coils Mar 2000 Vol 37 No.7 Page 202
Part 2 - Machin pre-decimal definitives : varieties and errors Apr 2000 Vol 37 No.8 Page 244
   
Technical Changes Affecting Machin Definitive Stamps 1990-93
covering paper, phosphor tagging and perforation. Author : Dr A.R Lane
Oct 1993 Vol 31 No.2 Page 40
   
'New image' definitives. A look at printing using the digitally remastered Machin head . Author : Don Staddon Dec 1997 Vol 35 No. 4 Page 110
   
Primary sheet layout of Stamp Show 2000 minisheet - Jeffery Matthews colour palette. Oct 2000 Vol 38 No.2 Page 39
   
High value intaglio stamps. Description of printing the Machin high values. Author : Brian Janes Jun 2001 Vol 38 No.10 Page 311
   
Mainly Machins. Includes images showing the differences between Enschedé / De La Rue printings of the Intaglio High Values. Author : D Myall Aug 2001 Vol 38 No.12 Page 374
   
Machin variations. Using used definitives various different printing types are shown including die cut perforation types. Author : Christian Hartig Nov 2001 Vol 39 No.3 Page 86
   
'Inclusive design stamp books'. Development of stamps booklet for the visually impaired including provisional stamp panes with large NVI numerals. Author : Glenn Morgan Jun 2004 Vol 41 No.10 Page 308
   

 

Castle High Values 1988-1999
Optically Variable Ink - Giving a new dimension to stamp security. Author : Dr A.R Lane.
Apr 1992 Vol 29 No.8 Page 176
Microscopical differentiation of the 1988 and 1992 High Values. Author : Heinz Reck. Jan 1995 Vol 32 No.5 Page 144
   

 

General
The Post Office Research Centre Sep 1989 Vol 27 No.1 Page 18
   
The proposed 1946-47 regional issues. Author : Martin Robinson Sep 2008 Vol 46 No.1 Page 16
   
Hidden Dates. Author : Richard West
Part 1 - Hidden dates on special issues
Mar 2009 Vol 46 No.7 Page 206
Part 2 - Hidden dates on special issues 2007 and 2008 Apr 2009 Vol 46 No.8 Page 235
Hidden dates on special issues 2009 Mar 2010 Vol 47 No.7 Page 218
   

 


 
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