Sometimes I get the impression that Royal mail consider that the general public have pots of gold hidden beneath their beds. They constantly bombard us with new products which I myself just can not keep up with.
The latest products ( but probably not the last in 2007) in their efforts to empty our purses is A Machin Medallion, and pin, said "to celebrate the 40th Anniversary"
The Medallion produced to compliment the anniversary is struck in sterling silver, hallmarked on the rim by Edinburgh Assay office. Reported to be in a limited edition of 2007 which is the amount to represent the 40th year of the Machin issue.
The reverse bears a simple message relating to the issue of the first Machin on June 1967. Supplied with a booklet designing the Machin and its status as an icon and a presentation case at :
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A staggering price of £89.95. You will need to add postage and packing to this price. £2.95 (UK), £5 (Europe) and £14 (the rest of the world)
Product 02: Machin Lapel pin
This is a 3D model of the 1st class Machin (actual stamp size) cast in a silver plated metal. This can be used as a badge or pin with a clutch tie back attachment. Said to be "a near accurate replica of a stamp with perforations and ellipses"
Cost for this is £22.95, postage & packing charges are the same as above. The presentation box and a booklet on Arnold Machins design are supplied with the purchase.
Very nice, but not for me thanks. What do you think?