Unstitched Pane UEP42 Glory of the Garden DX33


Unstitched Pane UEP42 Glory of the Garden DX33

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Unstitched Pane UEP42 Glory of the Garden DX33

“Glory of the Garden” A celebration of the Royal Horticultral Society.

Machin Pane.

Issued  25th May 2004.

From Prestige Booklet DX33. Pane number 1.

Specialised catalogue number UEP42. Contains 2 x 42p U397, 2 x 47p U418, and 4 x gold 1st class UEB4.

These two stamps (42p and 47p) are only found on UEP42.

Concise (2019) catalogue number 1668p valued at £9.75 for the normal pane.

The Concise catalogue number of the 2 x 42p is Y1715,  and the 2 x  47p is Y1723.  4 x  1st class is 1668.

Unmounted mint and in pristine condition.

Unstitched Pane UEP42 Glory of the Garden DX33


GB QEII Unstitched Prestige Booklet Panes

We noticed a few years ago that “Unstitched Prestige Booklet Panes” were being offered for sale on the open market.

The stitching holding a Prestige booklet together is cut with a sharp knife. This gives access to the various panes contained within the booklet complete with their interleaving. When a single pane is inspected  the stitching holes are a few millimetres from the left-hand edge. Furthermore you will also find vertical roulettes each side of the pane text. The unstitched panes still have the roulettes, but with no stitching holes!

When producing First Day Covers, the Royal Mail Philatelic Bureau used Prestige panes from uncut sheets to prevent wastage. This was before they were assembled into booklet form. We presume other companies were also offered this option. Should unstitched panes have been issued to the general public in a mint condition?

We do not know this pane’s history.

PS Don’t be mis-led into buying prestige panes that have been detached from the first row of rouletting. We often see them advertised as normal panes.


First of all, Royal Mail will handle your order. Therefore please see our Shop menu for postal options:  Postage                                                                                                                                                                               We only charge postage for the first item in most cases. Thus any further items purchased would not increase the final postal charges. Furthermore we do not charge you for envelopes and packaging.

Recorded Delivery or Registered Post is also available if required. Loss or damage compensation can be claimed, therefore, if this option is taken.

We mention Stanley Gibbons catalogue numbers where it is possible. These numbers are either from the “Concise Stamp Catalogue” or from the “Specialised Stamp Catalogue Volume 4 Part 1”. We will try to mention any other numbering that we may use if not covered by the above. Sometimes particular stamps, Smilers sheets, booklets, miniature sheets, or cylinder blocks are not recognized anywhere. Hence, in this case, we would use our own expertise to describe and value that  item.

In conclusion, all of our stamps are unmounted mint and in an excellent condition. We will mention any variation to this statement.

Please let us know if we have made a mistake with this description.

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