Non Value Indicators (NVI Machins)

Non Value Indicators (NVIs) are stamps featuring a non-monetary face value such as 1st, 2nd, E, Signed For etc.

The first NVI was issued in 1989, featuring the Machin design.

NVIs are generally split in to two categories;

  1. Standard Perf NVIs - these are stamps with a typical perforation running along all four edges.
  2. Elliptical Perf NVIs - these feature an Ellipsis shaped perforation, usually at the bottom of both long sides.

Some NVIs also feature one or two imperforate edges, where the edge of the stamp is a straight cut instead of a perforated edge.

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