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HMRC internal manual

Holding and Movements - Duty Stamps

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Scheme Description: Design and appearance of the stamp

Both formats of duty stamp will contain a series of visible and hidden features. To thenaked eye, both formats of stamp look similar i.e. the same size, colours, layout, to aidconsumer recognition.

Each type of stamp contains a number of security features, some of which will bevisible only with decoders or be determined by knowledge which is restricted to HMRC.

Freestanding stamp (Type A)

 

(This content has been withheld because of exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000) The wording on the stamp says “For the UK market”,“liable to UK excise duty” and “HM Revenue and Customs”. There is alsoa product identifier on each stamp which will either be “whisky/whiskey”,“gin”, “vodka”, “rum”, “brandy” or “otherproduct”. There is also a unique reference number on each stamp, of which, the first“alpha” character will denote the product Type (i.e. G = Gin, W = Whisky/Whiskeyetc). The number can be used to trace the origins of the stamp.

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Label stamp (Type B)

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