On behalf of Machin Nuts everywhere, may you have many more happy returns.
At this time most of the official products from Royal Mail have already been dealt with, so I am looking for something different to show you.
One anniversary cover I have come across made me chuckle . This is a mock cartoon of Arnold Machin from Phil Stamp Covers. The illustration depicts Machin biting his nails and his apprentice ( Phil Stamp ) putting the final touches to a sculpture of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Phil Stamp is shown hitting the sculpture with a mallet and chisel, in the processs breaking the head from the body. Now we know how the famous head came about!
The cover bears a 40th anniversary miniature sheet with a Stoke on Trent hand stamp (Machins Birthplace) and is one of a limited edition of 100 numbered copies.
For more Phil Stamp covers visit the web site http://www.philstampcovers.co.uk/
Below The cover of the 40th Anniversary Prestige Stamp Book