During a Machin debate on the MSN group Stamps of Great Britain, Larry Matthews wrote.
"Postal Stationary & The Machin Head"
"I am wondering, since I do not see any postings in here about them, if any of the SOGB club members also collect the GB stationery items with the "Machin" head design? I know I have a few, albeit, I do not specifically seek them out but do keep them if they come my way.
Also, do any members keep the colonial or commonwealth stationery items with the "Machin" head design?"
SINCE 1968 many items of stationary have appeared with the famous Machin bust incorporated into the design.
I am no expert on these, but do have a short list of certain items that are known from GB
IMPRESSED Octagonal 2½p, 3p, 3½, 4½p, 7p, 8½, 9p, 12p
Airmail picture postcards
Stratford up-on Avon views
33p ( sets of 5)
first class (2 bands)
5d, 3p, 3½p, 4½p, 7p, 8½p, 9p, 10p, 12p, 14p,
second class (one band)
4d, 2½p, 3p, 3½p, 5½p, 5½p, 7p, 8p, 10p, 11½p
21p & 22p ( various designs)
5d, 3p, 3p + ½p, 4p, 2½p
3½, 5½p, 5½p, 6½p, 7p, 8p, 8½p, 9p, 10p
10p, 11½p, 12p, 12½p 14p, 15½p
There are many other values & types of stationary to collect, to many to print here.
But here is a short run down
Special Envelopes, Private Cachets, Business Envelopes, Overseas forces letter envelopes, International Recorded delivery, Aerogrammes, Stationary stamped to order and Customised.
National Postal Museum cards, Self adhesive forerunners.
Just a few items ( many more are available and are issued every year ) to get your teeth into.
These are quite cheap to buy, they can be obtained from less than £1 - £5 and can form a nice collection
Thanks Chimmo for bringing this overlooked subject up.