Thursday, 8 September 2016


I am sorry that I have not posted on the blog for a while.

It has been a quiet time of late for collectors of Machin definititive stamps, perhaps RM thought we needed a short rest. Well I can now inform you that on the 20th October 2016 the respite from new Machin issues will come to a abrupt end.

We mentioned earlier this year that changes to booklet covers and business sheets were due, we were informed that this is a result of changes to Royal Mails corporate livery. At this time we are not quite sure what the actual change will be. Some say it is just a change to the type face.

Never the less a change is a change and collectors of these products who prefer completeness will be interested in what will be issued on the date and will be available for them to collect.

All these listed below will be printed by Walsall Security printers.

Booklets

6 x 1st NVI
12 x 2nd NVI
12 x 1st NVI
4 x 2nd Large
4 x 1st Large

Business Sheets

100 x 2nd NVI
100 x 1st NVI
50 x 2nd NVI
50 x 1st NVI

Also on the 20th October 2016 a new custom booklet of 2 x special issues and 4 x 1st class Machins is due for release. This will depict the genius of illustrator Roger Hargreaves who is remembered for the creation of Mr Men and Little Miss. The Machins I am informed will revert back to the Royal Mail red colour and will be coded C for custom with the year 16 incorporated in the date code.

Thanks go to BFDC for the image


Sunday, 14 August 2016

Edward V111 will be remembered on Machin Post & Go Labels





Machin Maniacs can have a short rest for the time being as no new Machin definitives are due in the very near future. this des not stop Royal Mail from cashing in on collectors cash though. They have a plan laid out for topping up the coffers!!

It is well known that I am not a fan of expensive over produced Post & Go labels ( I do not class them as stamps), however there are many collectors that do.

For those of you with pots of spare cash to spare some news has arrived about lots of further issues due in September 2016.

On 14th September a new set of six designs showing Ladybirds will be included on a full set.

Also in September 14th The Postal Museum will offer new Machin labels with an overprint of King Edward V111 1936. This will also have a Royal Cipher logo. I am informed this is to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the K.E V111 one penny issue. This will only run for 28 days.

If you still have spare cash Autumn Stampex which runs from 14th - 17th September will give another set of new Post & Go labels with an overprint. This time it will be a poppy design with text commemmorating the Battle of The Somme.

This is why I think P & G labels are expensive to collect. We are not finished yet, Just before the usual Christmas deluge another set is planned on 14th November. Hibernating Annimals will be the subject.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Many Thanks


I would just like to express my thanks to the collectors who purchased my ebay lots with the doctor blade flaws (see previous post)

 I am very pleased that they have gone to good homes and they will be enjoyed by their new owners.


For the people that missed out I have another three booklets (£4.95 each + £1.00 p&p ) surplus to requirements. The flaws are all similar, but slightly different as no two  doctor blade flaws can be identical. They are quite stunning and run as a rail track across the middle graduating upwards to the the top of the selvedge. See pic above.

If you would like one of these just email me gbmachins@gmail.com

The first three responders will be given priority.