The Info List - De La Rue

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DE LA RUE PLC (/ˈdɛlə ruː/ or US : /ˌdɛlə ˈruː/ ) is a banknote manufacturer, security printing of passports and tax stamps, brand authentication and papermaking company with headquarters in Basingstoke
, Hampshire
, England
. It also has a factory on the Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, and other facilities at Loughton, Essex
and Bathford, Somerset. There are overseas offices in Kenya, Sri Lanka and Malta. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange


* 1 History

* 2 Operations

* 2.1 Banknotes * 2.2 Security printing
Security printing
and papermaking

* 3 Past products

* 3.1 Playing cards * 3.2 Postage stamps * 3.3 Writing instruments * 3.4 Board games

* 4 Gallery of products produced by De La Rue
De La Rue
* 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links


The company was founded by Thomas de la Rue , who moved to London in 1821 and set up in business as a stationer and printer. Working as a "boy of the streets", in 1831 he secured his business a Royal Warrant to produce playing cards. In 1855 it started printing postage stamps and in 1860 it began printing banknotes. In 1896, the family partnership was converted to a private company.

In 1921, the de la Rue family sold their interests. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange
in 1947. The company, then called Thomas De La Rue
De La Rue
"> The Debden Security Printing Ltd printing facility, owned by De La Rue, which prints Bank of England


De La Rue
De La Rue
sells high-security paper and printing technology for over 150 national currencies .


De La Rue
De La Rue
also produces a wide range of other secure documents, including:

* Bank cheques * Driving licences * Passports * Postage stamps * Tax stamps * Traveller\'s cheques * Vouchers



In 1843 De La Rue
De La Rue
established its first overseas trade, as de la Rue's brother Paul travelled to Russia to advise on the making of playing cards. Thomas de la Rue's designs for playing cards are the basis for the modern standard design. The playing card business was sold to John Waddington in 1969.


The company has also printed postage stamps for the United Kingdom and some of its colonies, for Italy and for the Confederate States of America. Some famous stamps such as the Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope
triangulars were printed by De La Rue
De La Rue
& Co. after Perkins Bacon fell out of favour with the postal authorities of the time. The first 50 years of postage stamp production were chronicled in John Easton\'s The De La Rue History of British and Foreign Postage Stamps 1855-1901 (Faber ">

The King of Diamonds from a De La Rue
De La Rue
pack c. 1860. *

Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope
triangular postage stamp of 1853. *

A sheet of Stamps for St. Christopher , 1884. *

Confederate States of America
Confederate States of America
postage stamp, 1862


* Banknotes of the pound sterling
Banknotes of the pound sterling
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* ^ A B C (PDF) http://www.delarue.com/~/media/Files/D/DeLaRue-V2/reports-and-presentations/reports/2016rep/de-la-rue-ar-2016.pdf. Missing or empty title= (help ) * ^ A B "How did Libyan money come to be printed in Britain?". BBC. 2011-09-02. Retrieved 2011-09-02. * ^ A B C D E F G De La Rue
De La Rue
History * ^ Competition Commission Reports * ^ "Cash machine". The Economist. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2015. * ^ "Up to 350 jobs to go at printing firm". Your Local Guardian. 7 October 2002. Retrieved 28 March 2015. * ^ Bank of England: Sale of Bank Note Printing Operations * ^ Moore, By James. "Iraq windfall gives lift to De La Rue". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-04. * ^ " De La Rue
De La Rue
shares surge on deal to print new banknotes for post-Saddam". The Independent. 2003-07-08. Retrieved 2017-01-04. * ^ Simon, Hermann: Hidden Champions of the 21st Century : Success Strategies of unknown World Market Leaders. London: Springer, 2009.- ISBN 978-0-387-98147-5 . * ^ A B Pugh, Peter (2011). The Highest Perfection. Icon Books Ltd. ISBN 978-184831-335-4 . * ^ " Banknote
printer De La Rue
De La Rue
appoints BAE\'s Sutherland as boss". The Telegraph. 2014-08-29. Retrieved 2014-11-08. * ^ "The New Fiver has been issued Bank of England". www.bankofengland.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-04. * ^ " De La Rue
De La Rue
to Acquire DuPont Authentication Business Healthcare Packaging". www.healthcarepackaging.com. Retrieved 2017-01-04. * ^ Goldsmith, Courtney (2016-12-12). " De La Rue
De La Rue
shares rise after it says it will acquire DuPont Authentication". Retrieved 2017-01-04. * ^ A B "About us". delarue.com. Retrieved 28 March 2015. * ^ Simon Wintle. "History of De La Rue". The World of Playing Cards. Retrieved 28 March 2015. * ^ "History of Onoto Pens". onoto.com. Retrieved 28 March 2015. * ^ "Stumpz by Thos. de la Rue & Co. Ltd.". replaycricket.com. Retrieved 28 March 2015.