Machin Booklet Phosphor Bars

Many Machins that come from booklets have had the phosphor bars shortened, notched, or inset so that the phosphor does not "creep" onto a neighbouring stamp. This discussion is limited to booklet stamps only. Phosphor shifts are not included.

 
Short bars Short bars are those that do not extend the full height of the stamp.
 
Notched bars Notched bars are those that are missing a very small corner of the tag bar in one (or more) corners of the stamp.
 
Inset bars Inset bars are those that have a slightly narrower tag bar "pulled in" from one (or both) side of the stamp.
 
Split bars Split bars are those 2-bars that have no tag down the vertical perforations (ie. split).
 

The illustrations should be used as a guide only. The exact width, placement, or "shortness" of the tag will vary from those shown here (the offsets have been exaggerated).

The "Types" are presented in the order that they appeared over the many years - the date shown represents the first time that type appeared. Each of the values that the phosphor type exists on are listed, again, in the order of their appearance.

Type 1
2-band
Type 2
2-band
Type 3
Centre band
Type 4
2-band
Type 5
Centre band
Left bottom short Right bottom short Top short Left and right short Top and bottom short
Tag1 (2k) Tag2 (2k) Tag3 (2k) Tag4 (2k) Tag5 (2k)
Mar 76 Mar 76 Jan 78 Nov 78 Nov 78
1p crimson
4p turquoise
½p turquoise
1p crimson
4p turquoise
½p turquoise
17p blue grey
1p crimson
8p blood red
9p deep violet
10p greyish orange
12p yellowish green
14p smoke blue
15½p pale violet
7p reddish-brown
8p blood red
10p greyish orange
11½p mushroom
12½p pastel green
14p dark blue
2nd light blue
2nd dark blue
15p Anniv
 
Type 6
2-band
Type 7
2-band
Type 8
2-band
Type 9
2-band
Type 10
2-band
Left short and
Right top short
Right short and
Left top short
Right top short Right short Left short
Tag6 (2k) Tag7 (2k) Tag8 (2k) Tag9 (2k) Tag10 (2k)
Aug 79 Aug 79 Apr 80 Apr 81 Apr 81
2p dark green 2p dark green 2p dark green
3p rose red
17p blue grey
18p grey green
14p smoke blue
15½p pale violet
16p mushroom
17p blue grey
13p reddish brown
14p smoke blue
15½p pale violet
16p mushroom
17p blue grey
13p reddish brown
 
Type 11
Centre band
Type 12
Left band
Type 13
2-band
Type 14
2-band
Type 15
2-band
Bottom short Top short Top short Left top short Inset left
Tag11 (2k) Tag12 (2k) Tag13 (2k) Tag14 (2k) Tag15 (2k)
May 82 May 82 Nov 85 Oct 86 Oct 86
12½p pastel green 12½p pastel green
14p dark blue (Scotland)
17p blue grey
25p salmon pink
26p gold
18p grey green
19p flame
1st flame
17p blue grey
18p grey green
25p salmon pink
26p gold
35p old gold
1st flame
 
Type 16
2-band
Type 17
2-band
Type 18
Right band
Type 19
2-band
Type 20
2-band
Left band notch at UL Both bands inset Top short Left band notch at UL and inset right Inset right
Tag16 (2k) Tag17 (2k) Tag18 (2k) Tag19 (2k) Tag20 (2k)
Oct 86 Sep 88 Sep 88 Sep 88 Sep 88
17p blue grey
18p grey green
19p flame 14p dark blue
17p dark blue
19p flame
22p flame
19p flame
22p flame
26p gold
35p old gold
1st flame
 
Type 21
2-band
Type 22
Left band
Type 23
Left band
Type 24
2-band
Type 25
Left band
Right band notch at UR Bottom short Inset Inset left and Right band short at top Notch at UL
Tag21 (2k) Tag22 (2k) Tag23 (2k) Tag24 (2k) Tag25 (2k)
Sep 88 Mar 89 Oct 89 Oct 89 Oct 89
19p flame 14p dark blue (Scotland) 15p light blue
15p Anniv
17p dark blue
20p black
20p Anniv
15p light blue
15p Anniv
17p dark blue
 
Type 26
2-band
Type 27
2-band
Type 28
2-band
Both inset and short at top Split band Bottom short
Tag26 (2k) Tag27 (2k) Tag28 (2k)
Sep 90 Apr 93 Sep 97
22p flame 1st flame
25p salmon pink
35p old gold
41p stone
26p gold
Airmail Eur
Airmail WW


Disclaimer: We apologize for any errors of information that might be present. Your feedback is appreciated.

For even more varieties on Machin stamps, check out The Complete Deegam Machin Handbook (simply the best Machin
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Booklet pane numbers used courtesy the Modern British Philatelic Circle
who publish 'The Bookmark' Catalogue

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