Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Stanley Gibbons Catalogue Numbers for Datamatrix Stamps

Several readers have asked if I can post the SG Catalogue numbers for the new stamps.  These have been listed in the latest Gibbons Stamp Monthly.

Not surprisingly, a number change is the first thing as the 2nd class blue business sheet stamp was given a U number - with all the new stamps it is logical to allocate a new series of stamps as they have with booklets.   The 2nd class blue business sheet changes from U4500 to V4500.

This is the full list so far, and these numbers will be included in our Checklist.


Booklet and Business Sheets - with source codes
V4500    2nd blue MBIL
V4501    2nd emerald MBIL
V4502    2nd emerald MEIL
V4504    1st dp violet MBIL
V4505    1st dp violet MEIL
V4506    1st dp violet MFIL
V4507    2nd Large grey-green MBIL
V4508    2nd Large grey-green MFIL
V4509    1st Large greenish-blue MBIL
V4510    1st Large greenish-blue MFIL

Counter Sheets - no source code
V4525    2nd  emerald MAIL
V4526    1st deep violet MAIL
V4527    2nd Large grey-green MAIL
V4528    1st Large greenish-blue MAIL


TB1    1st x 4
TC1    2nd x 8
TD1    1st x 8
TE1    2nd Large x 4
TF1    1st Large x 4

The latest, low value, high value, and new tariff stamps issued on 4 April are too new to have had numbers allocated.  I suspect they may be a new range, maybe 455- or 46--.  I'll update this when we know.


  1. Interesting that no TA booklet at present. Could this be the prefix for the new PSBs ?

  2. Any ideas why V4503 is missing?

  3. In answer to Trelantis - presumably that's reserved for "2nd emerald MFIL" (perhaps a necessary addition after the next price rise makes MEIL too expensive for the ordinary purchase??)

    1. A very plausible suggestion, thanks Richard.

    2. Thanks Robert, that seems very plausible

  4. Probably V4503 is reserved for 2nd emerald MFIL. This would also explain why TA is missing (TA1 could be 2nd x 4). It would fit perfectly into the sequence.

  5. A bit too late for the renumbering of 2nd class MBIL my Windsor update pages were printed with U4500.

  6. I think V4503 is being reserved for a custom booklet stamp MCIL maybe in the pipeline

  7. I must admit that the date codes on the 1st large & 2nd large are very hard to see plainly, the 1st & 2nd printing overlaps the date.

  8. The June GSM has just landed on my mat and it includes the catalogue numbers for the fixed-value barcoded stamps. The way SG have chosen to list them comes as a bit of a surprise. I can add the listing if people ask, but I don't want to tread on Ian's toes!

    1. Mine arrived today as well, John, so I'll be adding them later, thanks.


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