Sunday, 14 August 2016
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
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 email@example.com
The first three responders will be given priority.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
A few years ago I purchased a colllection of 10p booklets with spectacular light green doctor blade flaws running horizontaly across the top of the 1/2p values.
Although doctor blade flaws are not catalogued they are highly collectable and add a little something extra to other variations of these booklets they also look stunning when mounted on album pages.
Recently I have sold a couple on eBay and they were greatfully recieved by the new owners who informed me they were very pleased with their purchase.
The auction is for a complete 10p booklet with error of print in the form of a nice horizontal flaw in the form of a light green line in the same colour that is used to print the 6p values. The middle of both 1/2p Machins is affected. The booklet is SGFA2 perf E1 inscribed March 1976.
The flaw I am told occurs as a result of either a faulty doctor blade or more realisticly a bit of grit deposited itself on the blade from the 6p cylinder during the printing process.