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The Deegam® Priced Catalogue of Elizabethan Coil Leaders 1954-94


This major work is now out of print but is included in the CD version of the Deegam Handbook, where all Machin leaders issued to date are dealt with in Appendix 1. This 1994 edition lists all the Elizabethan coils from the start of Queen Elizabeth's reign to 1994.

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The pdf file is 2.5 Mb. The contents include:
  • lllustrations of all text layouts on leaders
  • List of all Wilding leaders issued during the experimental graphite and early phosphor periods
  • Illustrations of graphite and phosphor overprints
  • Original research on the alphabets used on Wilding leaders
  • How the Post Office stock code letters were allocated
  • Unique catalogue system based on stock code letters
  • Leader attributes including type and colour of paper and whether it is watermarked or gummed
  • Separate sections for single value and multivalue rolls
  • Commemorative leaders
  • An account of roll production on the Chambon press
  • Listing and explanation of coil join pairs
  • Coil vending machine test labels and their leaders
  • How to fold and arrange leaders for display
  • Packaging labels illustrated