Country Pictorial Definitives Recent Sheet Printings

   

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ENGLAND Country Pictorial Definitives - Normal Gum (Updated to 17th May 2017)

Oak Tree
Tudor Rose
Three Lions
Lion & Shield
Value Colour   Source
Blk
  Print Date
48p Oak Tree   Ex Cyl D1 D2 phD1
Logo
  10/01/07
            11/01/07
             
50p Oak Tree   Ex Cyl D1 D2 phD1
Logo
  14/01/08
             
56p Oak Tree   Ex Cyl D1 D1 phD1
Grid Box
  28/01/09
            29/01/09
             
60p Oak Tree   Ex Cyl D1 D1 phD1
Grid Box
  27/01/10
             
68p Oak Tree   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  24/01/11
      Pl C1C1C1C1C2
  25/01/11
             
78p Tudor Rose   Ex Cyl D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  12/01/07
            13/01/07
             
81p Tudor Rose   Ex Cyl D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  11/01/08
            14/01/08
            17/01/08
            20/03/08
             
87p Oak Tree   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  09/02/12
       
  02/07/12
             
88p Oak Tree   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  14/01/13
       
  31/05/13
             
90p Tudor Rose   Ex Cyl D1 D1 phD1
Grid Box
  28/01/09
            31/03/09
             
97p Tudor Rose   Ex Cyl D1 D1 phD1
Grid Box
  28/01/10
             
97p Oak Tree   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  10/01/14
       
  13/01/14
             
£1 Oak Tree   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  15/01/15
             
£1.05 Oak Tree   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  11/01/16
             
£1.10 Tudor Rose   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  24/01/11
      Pl C1C1C1C1C2
  25/01/11
             
£1.17 Oak Tree   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  11/01/17
             
£1.28 Tudor Rose   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  09/02/12
       
  02/07/12
       
  15/02/13
£1.33 Tudor Rose   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  15/01/15
             
£1.40 Tudor Rose   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  11/01/17
 
2nd Three Lions   Ex Cyl D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  19/03/07
            19/09/07
            26/03/08
            27/03/08
            09/08/09
             
      Pl C1C1C1C1
  10/07/12
      Pl C1C1C1C2
  11/07/12
      Pl C1C1C1C1
  12/07/13
      Ex pl C1 x4 ph C1
  Head - Grey; 19/05/16
             
1st Lion & Shield   Ex Cyl D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  29/01/07
            11/05/07
            18/09/07
            25/03/08
             
      Pl C1C1C1C1
  10/07/12
      Pl C1C1C1C2
  11/07/12
             
  De La Rue printings are Gravure [Cyl D1, etc]. Initially, these had a Logo by R20/1 and then this was replaced by a Cylinder Grid Box.
Cartor printings are Litho with plate numbers prefixed 'C' [pl C1, etc] and grid boxes.

NORTHERN IRELAND Country Pictorial Definitives - Normal Gum

Linen
Parian China
Causeway
Patchwork Fields
Value Colour   Source
Blk
  Print Date
48p Linen   Ex Cyl D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  17/01/07
             
50p Linen   Ex Cyl D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  21/01/08
             
56p Linen   Ex Cyl D1 D1 phD1
Grid Box
  03/02/09
             
60p Linen
Ex Cyl D1 D1 phD1
Grid Box
31/01/10
             
68p Linen   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  24/01/11
             
78p Parian China   Ex Cyl D1 D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  17/01/07
            18/01/07
             
81p Parian China   Ex Cyl D1 D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  18/01/08
             
87p Linen   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  10/02/12
             
88p Linen   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  14/01/13
       
  31/05/13
             
90p Parian China   Ex Cyl D1 D1 D1 phD1
Grid Box
  04/02/09
             
97p Parian China   Ex Cyl D1 D1 D1 phD1
Grid Box
  29/01/10
             
97p Linen   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  14/01/14
             
£1 Linen   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  14/01/15
             
£1.05 Linen   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  11/01/16
             
£1.10 Parian China   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  24/01/11
             
£1.17 Linen   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  29/12/16
             
£1.28 Parian China   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  10/02/12
             
£1.33 Parian China   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  14/01/15
             
£1.40 Parian China   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  29/12/16
 
2nd Giant's Causeway   Ex Cyl D1x4 phD1
Logo
  26/07/07
             
1st Patchwork Fields   Ex Cyl D1 D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  21/06/07
             
  De La Rue printings are Gravure [Cyl D1, etc]. Initially, these had a Logo by R20/1 and then this was replaced by a Cylinder Grid Box.
Cartor printings are Litho with plate numbers prefixed 'C' [pl C1, etc] and grid boxes.

SCOTLAND Country Pictorial Definitives - Normal Gum

Thistle
Tartan
Saltire
Lion Rampant
Value Colour   Source
Blk
  Print Date
48p Thistle   Ex Cyl D1 D2 D1 phD1
Logo
  14/01/07
            15/01/07
             
50p Thistle   Ex Cyl D1 D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  15/01/08
             
56p Thistle   Ex Cyl D1 D1 D1 phD1
Grid Box
  29/01/09
            30/01/09
             
60p Thistle
Ex Cyl D1 D1 D1 phD1
Grid Box
30/01/10
             
68p Thistle   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  26/01/11
      Pl C1C1C1C1C2
  27/01/11
             
78p Tartan   Ex Cyl D1 D1 D2 D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  16/01/07
             
81p Tartan   Ex Cyl D1x5 phD1
Logo
  18/01/08
             
87p Thistle   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  10/02/12
       
  02/07/12
             
88p Thistle   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  14/01/13
      Pl C1C1C1C1C1 ph C1
  31/05/13
   
90p Tartan   Ex Cyl D1x5 phD1
Grid Box
  04/02/09
             
97p Tartan   Ex Cyl D1x5 phD1
Grid Box
  29/01/10
             
97p Thistle   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  13/01/14
             
£1 Thistle   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  15/01/15
             
£1.05 Thistle   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  11/01/16
             
£1.10 Tartan   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  26/01/11
      Pl C1C1C1C1C2
  27/01/11
             
£1.17 Thistle   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  30/12/16
             
£1.28 Tartan   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  10/02/12
      ?
  02/07/12
      ?
?
  15/02/13
             
£1.33 Tartan   Ex Pl C1 x5 phC1
  15/01/15
             
£1.40 Tartan   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  30/12/16
 
2nd Saltire   Ex Cyl D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  17/03/10
            13/09/10
             
      Ex pl C1 x5 ph C1
  24/04/12
       
  25/04/12
       
  28/06/13
       
  05/12/14
      Ex pl C1 x4 ph C1
  Head - Grey; 23/02/16
1st Lion Rampant   Ex Cyl D1x4 phD1
Logo
  20/03/07
            23/06/10
             
      Ex pl C1 x5 ph C1
  24/04/12
       
  25/04/12
       
  28/06/13
      Ex pl C1 x4 ph C1
  Head - Grey; 19/05/16
  De La Rue printings are Gravure [Cyl D1, etc]. Initially, these had a Logo by R20/1 and then this was replaced by a Cylinder Grid Box.
Cartor printings are Litho with plate numbers prefixed 'C' [pl C1, etc] and grid boxes.


WALES Country Pictorial Definitives - Normal Gum

Daffodil
Feathers
Leek
Dragon
Value Colour   Source
Blk
  Print Date
48p Daffodil   Ex Cyl D1 D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  18/01/07
             
50p Daffodil   Ex Cyl D1 D1 D1 phD1
Logo
  21/01/08
             
56p Daffodil   Ex Cyl D1 D1 D1 phD1
Grid Box
  03/02/09
             
60p Daffodil
Ex Cyl D1 D1 D1 phD1
Grid Box
31/01/10
             
68p Daffodil   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  27/01/11
      Pl C1C1C1C1C2
  28/01/11
             
78p Feathers   Ex Cyl D1x4 phD1
Logo
  18/01/07
            19/01/07
             
81p Feathers   Ex Cyl D1x4 phD1
Logo
  15/01/08
             
87p Daffodil   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  10/02/12
       
  02/07/12
             
88p Daffodil   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  14/01/13
       
  31/05/13
             
90p Feathers   Ex Cyl D1x4 phD1
Grid Box
  29/01/09
            30/01/09
             
97p Feathers   Ex Cyl D1x4 phD1
Grid Box
  30/01/10
             
97p Daffodil   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  14/01/14
             
£1 Daffodil   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  14/01/15
             
£1.05 Daffodil   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  11/01/16
             
£1.10 Feathers   Ex Pl C1 x6 phC1
  27/01/11
      Pl C1C1C1C1C2
  28/01/11
             
£1.17 Daffodil   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  11/01/17
             
£1.28 Feathers   Ex Pl C1 x6 phC1
  10/02/12
       
  02/07/12
             
£1.33 Feathers   Ex Pl C1 x6 phC1
  14/01/15
             
£1.40 Feathers   Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  11/01/17
 
2nd Leek   Ex Pl C1 x3 C1 phC1
  10/07/12
      Ex Pl C1 x3 C2 phC1
  11/07/12
      Ex Pl C1 x4 phC1
  05/12/14
             
1st Dragon   Ex Pl C1 x3 C1 phC1
  10/07/12
      Ex Pl C1 x3 C2 phC1
  11/07/12
      Ex Pl C1 x3 C1 phC1
  07/04/15
      Ex Pl C2 x3 C2 phC2
  17/11/16
       
   
  De La Rue printings are Gravure [Cyl D1, etc]. Initially, these had a Logo by R20/1 and then this was replaced by a Cylinder Grid Box.
Cartor printings are Litho with plate numbers prefixed 'C' [pl C1, etc] and grid boxes.


2008 Printings

The Country cylinders for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales were double pane printings. However, two differing value / countries were engraved per cylinder. The left hand panes exhibit the vertical perforation register line running down the length of the left margin. This gives the following combinations for the 2008 printings (all give no dot cylinder blocks for both the 50p and 81p values) :-

Left Pane (with line at left)
Right Pane (no line at left)
50p Scotland
81p Wales
81p Scotland
81p N. Ireland
50p Wales
50p N. Ireland

 

2009 and 2010 Printings

The cylinder pane identification grid box was introduced with the 2009 printings (56p and 90p) :-

56p Wales (Left Spot)
56p N.Ireland (Right Spot)
Left Pane (with line at left)
Spot in left box
Right Pane (no line at left)
Spot in right box
56p Scotland
90p Wales
90p Scotland
90p N. Ireland
56p Wales
56p N. Ireland
   
60p Scotland
97p Wales
97p Scotland
97p N. Ireland
60p Wales
60p N. Ireland


2011 and 2012 Printings

The Country Pictorial printing contract passed to Cartor in 2011 with the 68p and £1.10 values. The print process is now litho and counter sheets are of 25 stamps from a primary sheet of 200. The plate numbers occur by row 4 (primarily) left margin with the plate identification grid box appearing below column 1 - this is divided into 8 positions. All plates had a laydown featuring both values for a given Country (the four left hand panes for the 68p value and the four right hand panes for the £1.10 values). A new feature occurred in the sheet margin, this being a FSC reference code of the paper type used.

68p England - Plate C1 C1 C1 C1 C1

Country
4xLeft Grid Positions
4xRight Grid Positions
England
68p : 4xplate grid positions
£1.10 : 4xplate grid positions
N. Ireland
68p : 4xplate grid positions
£1.10 : 4xplate grid positions
Scotland
68p : 4xplate grid positions
£1.10 : 4xplate grid positions
Wales
68p : 4xplate grid positions
£1.10 : 4xplate grid positions

2012 Printings of the 87p and £1.28 values

Two new values for the Country Pictorial definitives were issued on 25th April 2012 for each of the four countries. The values in question were the 87p and £1.28 and retain the same designs as the 68p and £1.10 values which they replace. The plate arrangement for the England and Scotland values followed the style set for the 2011 printings (87p : 4 left grid positions; £1.28 : 4 right grid positions;). However, the laydown for the Northern Ireland and Wales values was new with a single plate producing four different value / country combinations - N.Ireland values occupy the four left grid positions and Wales values occupy the four right grid positions.

87p N.Ireland
£1.28 N.Ireland
87p Wales
£1.28 Wales
Country
4xLeft Grid Positions
4xRight Grid Positions
England
87p : 4xplate grid positions
£1.28 : 4xplate grid positions
Scotland
87p : 4xplate grid positions
£1.28 : 4xplate grid positions
N. Ireland
87p : 2xplate grid positions - right
£1.28 : 2xplate grid positions - left
None
Wales
None
87p : 2xplate grid positions - right
£1.28 : 2xplate grid positions - left

2012 Printings of 2nd and 1st NVI values

Reprints of the Country Pictorial NVI values are starting to appear (27th June 2012) now that Cartor has taken on the contract. These are Litho printings using a counter sheet size of 50 (5 rows x 10) which differs from the 87p and £1.28 values (see above). The two Scottish values are printed side by side from the same plates. Four grid positions are present with the 2nd NVI values occupying the upper or lower right hand boxes while the 1st NVI values occupy the upper or lower left hand boxes.

2nd Scotland
1st Scotland

England and Wales Country Pictorial NVI values (appeared late 2012; officially issued 3rd Jan 2013) were printed together on the same primary sheet. Both Enland values occupy the left portion of the sheet while both Wales values occupy the right.

2013 Printings of the 88p values

Four new 88p values (same designs as for the 87p values) for each of the Country Pictorial definitive series were issued on 27th March 2013. These were all printed on the same primary sheet which had 8 panes of 25, interesting the England value occupied five panes with the other countries occupying just one pane. The four £1.28 values issued last year continue to be valid for the prevailing tariff rates.

88p England
88p Scotland

The 88p was reprinted - print date 31/05/13 with a new plate laydown but still with plate numbers C1. The primary sheet contained three England panes, three Scotland panes, one Northern Ireland pane and one Wales pane.

2014 Printings of the 97p values

Four new 97p values (same designs as for the 88p values) for each of the Country Pictorial definitive series were issued on 26th March 2014. The primary sheet had 8 panes of 25 with both the England and Scotland values assigned individual primary sheets, while the Northern Ireland and Wales values occupy the same primary sheet.

Oak Tree
Thistle
Linen
Daffodil
Value Country Design Plates Grid Positions
97p England Oak Tree pl C1 C1 C1 C1 C1 All eight
      pl C1 C1 C1 C1 C2 All eight
97p Scotland Thistle pl C1 C1 C1 C1 C1 All eight
         
97p N. Ireland Linen pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Left four (2x2)
97p Wales Daffodil pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Right four (2x2)

2015 Printings of the £1 and £1.33 values

Eight new values for each of the Country Pictorial definitive series were issued on 24th March 2015. These were four £1 values (same designs as for the previous 97p values) and four £1.33 values (same designs as for the previous £1.28 values) . The primary sheet had 8 panes of 25 with each country using the same primary sheet for both values.

Value Country Design Plates Grid Positions
£1 England Oak Tree pl C1 C1 C1 C1 C1 Left four (2x2)
£1.33   Tudor Rose pl C1 C1 C1 C1 C1 Right four (2x2)
£1 N. Ireland Linen pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Left four (2x2)
£1.33   Parian China pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Right four (2x2)
£1 Scotland Thistle pl C1 C1 C1 C1 C1 Left four (2x2)
£1.33   Tartan pl C1 C1 C1 C1 C1 Right four (2x2)
£1 Wales Daffodil pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Left four (2x2)
£1.33   Feathers pl C1 C1 C1 C1 C1 C1 Right four (2x2)

2016 Printings of the £1.05 value

Four new values for each of the Country Pictorial definitive series were issued on 22nd March 2016. These were £1.05 values (same designs as for the previous £1 values). The £1.33 values issued last year (24th March 2015) remain current as this tariff rate was unchanged in 2016.

Value Country Design Plates Grid Positions
£1.05 England Oak Tree pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Left six (3x2)
£1.05 N. Ireland Linen pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Left four (2x2)
£1.05 Scotland Thistle pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Right two (1x2)
£1.05 Wales Daffodil pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Right four (2x2)

2017 Printings of the £1.17 and £1.14 values

Eight new values for the Country Pictorial definitive series were issued on 21st March 2017. These were £1.17 and £1.40 values (same designs as for the previous £1.05 and £1.33 values). The primary sheet had 8 panes of 25 with each country using the same primary sheet for both values. The typeface for the value tablet was revised to bring it into line with that used for the Machin definitives.

£1.17 England - Oak Tree
£1.40 England - Tudor Rose
Value Country Design Plates Grid Positions
£1.17 England Oak Tree pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Left four (2x2)
£1.40   Tudor Rose pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Right four (2x2)
£1.17 N. Ireland Linen pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Left four (2x2)
£1.40   Parian China pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Right four (2x2)
£1.17 Scotland Thistle pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Left four (2x2)
£1.40   Tartan pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Right four (2x2)
£1.17 Wales Daffodil pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Left four (2x2)
£1.40   Feathers pl C1 C1 C1 C1 Right four (2x2)

 


 
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