2911B 2nd blue Machin ex business sheet 2009

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From 17 February 2009 1st and 2nd class Machin Definitives and higher-priced 'make-up' values at 50p and £1 were produced as self-adhesive stamps with enhanced security features including semi-circular slits and an iridescent overprint.

These initiatives are part of the on-going development of security features for Stamps. The slits are designed to inhibit the removal of these Stamps for fraudulent sale and re-use. The overprint features the words 'Royal Mail' in a pattern reminiscent of security features on banknotes.

This is the Business Sheet 2nd class, with the ROYAL MAIL overprint changed to ROYAL MBIL.   SG U2945 (same number for both types)

Printed in two types, with continuous or  split U-cuts.

These were first issued with two U-shaped slits at the foot.

The later version has a gap in the Us at the top (or bottom) of the curve.

Formats available:
Singles pairs etc stamps - (a) continuous slits,  (b) gap in slits.
Top Panel with printing date 05/10/09  - type (a) only
£1.00 inc. tax

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