The Life of the Century

Prestige Stamp Book issued on 4 August 2000

DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book

Facts and Figures

The 2000 The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book

general

Stanley Gibbons number: DX25

MBPC number: DB5(25)

Issue date: 4 August 2000

Issue price: £7.03

Stamp printer: Questa – Gravure

Number of stamp panes: Four

Barcode: N/A

Limited edition issued: No

Definitive stamps

Pane 1 contains the following definitive stamps

2nd class NVI (Saltire)
65p (Scottish tartan)

DX25 Pane 1 stamps

Pane 2 contains the following definitive stamp

1st class NVI (Brownish olive)

DX25 Pane 2 stamps
KNown errors

There are currently nine known errors

BOOKS
1. Pane 3 / DP317 duplicated
2. Leaf 2 omitted
3. Pane 4 / DP318 omitted
4. Pane 4 / DP318 duplicated
5. Pane 2 / DP316 mis-served and inverted
6. Pane 3 / DP317 omitted
7. Pane 4 / DP318 duplicated and mis-severed

8. Colour error on front cover
9. Text colour error on rear cover

PANES
1. Pane 4 / DP318 phosphor shift
2. Pane 2 / DP316 inverted and reversed

For more information see
Errors and Varieties

If you know of any other errors, please contact us

Book Layout

Use the layout below to check that your stamp book is correctly laid out.
If not you have an error.

DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book
Front Cover
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book inside front cover
Inside Front Cover
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Leaf 1 Front
Leaf 1 Front
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Leaf 1 Back
Leaf 1 Back
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Pane 1 / DP315
Pane 1 / DP315
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Pane 1 Reverse
Pane 1 Reverse
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Leaf 2 Front
Leaf 2 Front
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Leaf 2 Back
Leaf 2 Back
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Pane 2 / DP316
Pane 2 / DP316
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Pane 2 Reverse
Pane 2 Reverse
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Leaf 3 Front
Leaf 3 Front
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Leaf 3 Back
Leaf 3 Back
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Pane 3 / DP317
Pane 3 / DP317
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Pane 3 Reverse
Pane 3 Reverse
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Leaf 4 Front
Leaf 4 Front
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Leaf 4 Back
Leaf 4 Back
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Pane 4 / DP318
Pane 4 / DP318
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Pane 4 Reverse
Pane 4 Reverse
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Leaf 5 Front
Leaf 5 Front
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Leaf 5 Back
Leaf 5 Back
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Leaf 6 Front
Leaf 6 Front
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Leaf 6 Back
Leaf 6 Back
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book inside back cover
Inside Back Cover
DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Outside Back Cover
Outside Back Cover

Errors

Erros in Prestige Stamp Books are split into two categories, Book Errors or Pane Errors. Where possible we have provided a photo of the error and a guide price. The guide price is gained by either a current for sale price or a last known sale price.

BOOK ERROR 1
Pane 3 / DP317 duplicated
 

Guide price: Unknown
Image: N/A
Source: 
N/A
Photo copyright: 
N/A

BOOK ERROR 2
Leaf 2 omitted
 

Guide price: Unknown
Image: N/A
Source: 
N/A
Photo copyright: 
N/A

DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Pane DP318 omitted error

BOOK ERROR 3
Pane 4 / DP318 omitted
 

Guide price: Unknown
Image: Representation of original book
Source: www.ericarthurstally.co.uk
Photo copyright: Eric Arthur Stally of Kent

BOOK ERROR 4
Pane 4 / DP318 duplicated
 

Guide price: Unknown
Image: N/A
Source: 
N/A
Photo copyright: 
N/A

BOOK ERROR 5
Pane 2 / DP316 mis-severed and inverted 

Guide price: Unknown
Image: N/A
Source: 
N/A
Photo copyright: 
N/A

DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Pane DP317 omitted error

BOOK ERROR 6
Pane 3 / DP317 omitted

Guide price: Unknown
Image: Representation of original book
Source: www.ericarthurstally.co.uk
Photo copyright: Eric Arthur Stally of Kent

Error 7 in DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book

BOOK ERROR 7
Pane 4 / DP318 duplicated and mis-severed

Guide price: £120.00
Image: Photo of original book
Source: Nigel Broughton
Photo copyright:
Nigel Broughton

DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book - Colour error on front cover

BOOK ERROR 8
Colour error on front cover

Guide price: £100.00
Image: Photo of original book
Source: www.ericarthurstally.co.uk
Photo copyright: www.ericarthurstally.co.uk

DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book - Text colour error on rear cover

BOOK ERROR 9
Text colour error on rear cover
 

Guide price: Unknown
Image: Photo of original book
Source: Iain George
Photo copyright: Iain George

DX25 / DB5(25) Pane DP318 phosphor shift error

PANE ERROR 1
Pane 4 / DP318 phosphor shift

Guide price: £10.00
Image: Photo of original pane
Source: Iain George
Photo copyright:
Iain George

DX25 / DB5(25) The Life of the Century Prestige Stamp Book Pane DP316 mis-severed and inverted error

PANE ERROR 2
Pane 2 / DP316 inverted and reversed

Guide price: £75.00
Image: Photo of original pane
Source: www.ericarthurstally.co.uk
Photo copyright: Eric Arthur Stally of Kent

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