GB 1967 British Discovery

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  • Last GB Special Issue with a Watermark
  • Date of Issue: 19th September 1967
  • Designed by: C. Abbot (4d, 1s) and Negus-Sharland Team (others)
  • Printed by: Harrison and Sons Ltd.
  • Print Process: Photogravure
  • Sheet Format: 4d, 1/-, 1/6d. 120 (6 by 20), 1/9d. 120 (20 x 6).
  • Stamp Size:: 41.5mm (h) x 24.5mm (v) except 1/9d. 24.5mm x 41.5mm
  • Watermark: Crowns
  • Paper/Gum: Chalk Surfaced with Gum Arabic
  • Perforations: 15 x 14 (Horiz) or 14 x 15 (Vert)
  • Withdrawn: 18th September 1968

Sheet Stamps

4d
1s
1s.6d
1s.9d

Constant Sheet Flaws

4d Radar

There is one Major flaw on the sheet, plus three minor constant flaws.

Major Flaw Major Scale Break. Row 10 column 2
Minor Flaw There is a break in the outer ring at top centre. Row 2 column 2
Minor Flaw Break in scale division left of centre bottom mark. Row 8 column 5
Minor Flaw Break in scale division left of centre. Row 14 column 5

1/- Penicillin

There are no Major flaws on the sheet, just two minor constant flaws.

Minor Flaw Retouch to background to right of value. Row 19 column 3
Minor Flaw Small purple flaw in base of outer white ring of growth. Row 19 column 6

1s 6d Jet Engine

There is one Major flaw on the sheet, plus five minor constant flaws.

Major Flaw Cowling Flaw, shows as a grey smudge on left hand engine. Row 1 column 2
Minor Flaw To the right of value there is a small break in the outer frame. Row 12 column 3
Minor Flaw Above first e of engine there is a pale area on the background. Row 13 column 2
Minor Flaw White scratch on background extending to next stamp. Row 19 column 5
Minor Flaw White scratch extends from previous stamp. Row 19 column 6
Minor Flaw Malformed projection on tailplane to the right of the engine. Row 20 column 3

1s 9d Television Equipment

There are no Major flaws on the sheet, just two minor constant flaws.

Minor Flaw Two left hand holes in disc are joined by a white flaw Row 1 column 18
Minor Flaw One of the slits in grey-blue disc is joined to central hub by a white flaw. Row 19 column 6

First Day Cover

First Day Cover

Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack