Sunday, 19 June 2011

Machin definitives with security features - SG catalogues

As has been reported elsewhere the Stanley Gibbons catalogue editors have adopted a totally new numbering system for the Security definitives in the GB Concise 2011 edition. Unfortunately there is no table of numbers changed, and the separation of those issued without a year indicator (ie in 2009) from those with a year indicator (ie 2010 or later) into two separate series has, in my opinion, only served to confuse. Not only that, but the whole section is headed with the caveat that the numbering is only temporary!


I appreciate that catalogue editors can only react, once or twice a year, to a rapidly changing situation. Dealers, in their own price lists, can adapt and allocate a number to each new variant as it appears. The amended Norvic system (we published a revised list in December last year), using a decimal for the year indicator, is infinitely useful - well at least until 2019, allowing for each individual variation of a stamp to be identified.


I've now prepared a table showing Gibbons' 2010 and 2011 Concise numbers, and those in Collect British Stamps, with the equivalent Norvic numbers which should enable collectors to find their requirements from our online shop.


Just a few Norvic numbers have changed. The Recorded Signed For and Special Delivery stamps fall into line with Gibbons. For the stamps with face values, rather than start, like Gibbons, at 2901 and inevitably rely on 'a' and 'b', and even 'aa' numbers, and a continuous process of change as new values are added for new tariff stamps every year, I have started at 3001 for the 1p, and used Royal Mail's system with the £1 value being 3100, and the £1.65 value being 3165. Thus if April 2012 brings 87p & £1.25 stamps they will logically get numbers 3087 and 3125.


This is the full table (Click here for downloadable pdf version)


Description Year Source code Year Code Issue date or EKD(±) SG No Concise 2010 SG No CBS ¶ SG No Concise 2011
Norvic number Norvic New Number

Self-adhesive
























2nd class











Counter sheet 2009 MAIL MAIL* 17/2/09 U2911 U2911 U2941
2911 2911 ¶ Collect British Stamps does not show year codes

2010 MAIL MA10 30/6/10± § U2957
2911.0 2911.0 ∆ Stamp not available when published

2011 MAIL M11L Jan 2011 U2957
2911.1 2911.1 § Stamp available but not separately listed
Business sheet 2009 MBIL MAIL* 31/3/09 U2911 U2911 U2945
2911B 2911B


2010 MBIL MA10 12/08/10 § U2961
2911B.0 2911B.0


2011 MBIL M11L Jan 2011 §
2911B.1 2911B.1

Booklet of 12 2009 MTIL MAIL* 31/3/09 U2931 U2931 U2947
2931 2931


2010 MTIL MA10 24/2/10 § U2963
2931.0 2931.0


2011 MTIL M11L Mar 2011 §
2931.1 2931.1

Coil 2009 MRIL MAIL* 6/2009 U2911 U2911 U2946
2931x 2931R

Coil 2010 MRIL MAI0 7/2010
- 2931R.0 2010 Only known used from the Sunday Times Wine Club mailshot

Prestige book 2010 MPIL MA10 08/05/10 U2931 U2962
2931P 2931P.0



























1st class











Counter sheet 2009 MAIL MAIL* 17/2/09 U2912 U2912 U2942
2912 2912


2010 MAIL MA10 24/5/10± § U2958
2912.0 2912.0


2011 MAIL M11L Feb 2011 U2958
2912.1 2912.1

Business sheet 2009 MBIL MAIL* 31/3/09 U2912 U2912 U2948
2912B 2912B


2010 MBIL MA10 24/06/10± § U2964
2912B.0 2912B.0 ± We have this on cover


2011
MBIL M11L Jan 2011 §
2912B.1 2912B.1

Booklet of 12 2009 MTIL MAIL* 31/3/09 U2932 U2932 U2952
2932 2932


2010 MTIL MA10 24/2/10 § U2968
2932.0 2932.0


2011 MTIL M11L Apr 2011±
2932.1 2932.1 ±On cover 26 April

Booklet of 6 2009 MSIL MAIL* 31/3/09 U2932 U2932 U2951
2932S 2932S


2010 MSIL MA10 26/1/10 § U2967
2932S.0 2932S.0


2011 MSIL MA11 Mar 2011 §
2932S.1 2932S.1

Book of 6 mixed 2009 MCIL MAIL* 10/03/09 U2932 U2932 U2949
2932C 2932C


2009 MCIL MAIL* 21/5/09 U2932 U2932 U2949
2932CA 2932CA


2010 MCIL MA10 25/2/10 § U2965
2932C.0 2932C.0


2011 MCIL M11L 11/01/11 §
2932C.1 2932C.1

Coil 2009 MRIL MAIL* 6/2009 U2912 U2912 U2950
(2932x) 2932R

Coil 2010 MRIL MA10 8/2011
- 2932R.1

Prestige book 2010 MPIL MA10 08/05/10 U2932 U2966
(2932P) 2932P.0



























2nd class Large











Counter sheet 2009 MAIL MAIL* 17/2/09 U2913 U2913 U2943
2913 2913 ¶ Collect British Stamps does not show year codes

2010 MAIL MA10 Feb 2011 U2959
2913.0 2913.0 ∆ Stamp not available when published

2011 MAIL MA11 Apr 2011 U2959
2913.1 2913.1 § Stamp available but not separately listed
Business sheet 2009 ROYBL MAIL* 31/3/09 U2913 U2913 U2953
2913B 2913B


2010 MBIL MA10 Mar 2011 U2969
2913B.0 2913B.0


2011 MBIL MA11 Apr 2011
2931B.1 2931B.1

Booklet of 4 2009 FOYAL MAIL* 31/3/09 U2933 U2933 U2954
2933 2933


2010 MFIL MA10 08/05/10 § U2970
2933.0 2933.0


2011 MFIL MA11 22/3/11 §
2933.1 2933.1



























1st class Large











Counter sheet 2009 MAIL MAIL* 17/2/09 U2915 U2915 U2944
2915 2915


2010 MAIL MA10 Nov 2010 § U2960
2915.0 2915.0


2011 MAIL M11L Feb 2011 U2960
2915.1 2915.1

Business sheet 2009 ROYBL MAIL* 31/3/09 U2915 U2915 U2955
2915B 2915B


2010 MBIL MA10 10/6/10± § U2971
2915B.0 2915B.0


2011 MBIL MA11 Apr 2011
2915B.1 2915B.1

Booklet of 4 2009 FOYAL MAIL* 31/3/09 U2934 U2935 U2956
2935 2935


2010 MFIL MA10 08/05/10 § U2972
2935.0 2935.0


2011 MFIL MA11 22/3/11 §
2935.1 2935.1



























Recorded 1st











Counter sheet 2009 MAIL MAIL* 17/11/09 U2916a U2940 U2981
2916a 2981


2010 MAIL MA10 Mar 2011 §
2916a.0 2981.0

Recorded 1st Lge











Counter sheet 2009 MAIL MAIL* 17/11/09 U2916b U2941 U2982
2916b 2982


2010 MAIL MA10 Mar 2011 §
2916b.0 2982.0














Spec Del 100g











Counter sheet 2010 MAIL MA10 26/10/10 U2942 U2983
§ 2983

Spec Del 500g











Counter sheet 2010 MAIL MA10 26/10/10 U2943 U2984
§ 2984



























Valued stamps











1p counter 2011 none none 08/03/11 U2991
2901 ≠ 3001 ¶ Collect British Stamps does not show year codes
2p counter 2011 none none 08/03/11 U2992
2902 ≠ 3002 ∆ Stamp not available when published
5p counter 2011 none none 08/03/11 U2993
2905 ≠ 3005 § Stamp available but not separately listed
5p booklet 2011 none none 05/05/11
§ 3005a

10p counter 2011 none none 08/03/11 U2994
2910 ≠ 3010

10p booklet 2011 none none 05/05/11
§ 3010a

20p counter 2011 none none 08/03/11 U2995
2920 ≠ 3020



























50p grey











Counter sheet 2009 MAIL MAIL* 17/2/09 U2914 U2914 U2911
2914 3050

Prestige Book 2010 MPIL MA10 08/05/10 U2934 U2917
(2914P) 3050P.0


2011 MPIL M11L 05/05/11
§ 3050P.1














Counter sheets











68p turq-green 2011 MAIL MIIL 29/3/11 U2918
2915a 3068

76p brt rose 2011 MAIL MIIL 29/3/11 U2919
2915b 3076














£1 magenta 2009 MAIL MAIL* 17/2/09 U2916 U2916 U2912
2916 3100

£1 magenta 2011 MAIL M11L Oct 2011
- 3100.1














£1.10 yell-olive 2011 MAIL MIIL 29/3/11 U2920
2916a 3110














£1.50 brown-red 2009 MAIL MAIL* 17/2/09 U2917 U2917 U2913
2917≠ 3150

£1.65 grey-olive 2011 MAIL MIIL 29/3/11 U2921
2917a 3165

£2.00 blue-green 2009 MAIL MAIL* 17/2/09 U2918 U2918 U2914
2918≠ 3200

£3 deep mauve 2009 MAIL MAIL* 17/2/09 U2919 U2919 U2915
2919≠ 3300

£5 azure 2009 MAIL MAIL* 17/2/09 U2920 U2920 U2916
2920≠ 3500























≠ Listed as a set of 4


Ordinary Gum











Coils











2nd class 2010 MRIL MA10 13/5/10 U3001
1668x 1664.0

1st class 2010 MRIL MA10 13/5/10 U3002

1668.0











sold as a pair














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