Thursday, 3 May 2007

Another Machin Book - Stamps of Great Britain

I have not yet had the opportunity to read this book, but have seen favourable reports about the content so I think it deserves a mention here.

Written by David Alderfer and Larry Rosenblum. Larry is a Machin specialist who often leaves replies to posts on this site. I wrote a small piece about his website back in early April.


The Price of this publication is well within the means of most collectors pockets: The hard cover is in the region of £30.00 US or (£15.00 GBP) or a soft cover (paper back) $25 US or £12.50 GBP (approx)

I am informed that the contents give ideas and inspiration on starting or improving a collection with stamps from Great Britain including the Machin design.
Readers can expect to get a broad, yet detailed view on a variety of subjects these include, postal history, printing methods, paper varieties and luminescence, perforations.
Collecting tips and suggestions are detailed also.

The book offers tips and suggestions on starting or improving a collection of Great Britain stamps and consists of ten insightful chapters which follows the chronological order of British stamps from Penny Black to Machin Booklets. I am also informed it is lavishly illustrated with more than 350 pictures.

The book is available from your favorite stamp literature dealer or direct from Amos Hobby Publishing at 800-572-6885 or and online at
Perhaps Larry can tell us more?


larry said...

Your summary is quite accurate. There's a little more information on my web site at

The hard cover version is apparently no longer available from Amos Press, but perhaps dealers still have copies.

The link is wrong. It should be

Machin Man said...

Thanks Larry,
Have reciified the link