Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Machin Market Mania

What with the credit crunch and the financial markets in such a mess I thought I might have a look at the stamp market for Autumn 2008.

It is not a new thing on my part as every now and again I go through certain dealers latest lists just to give me an idea of the market value of certain stamps.

Here are my latest findings for certain Machins and Decimal Wildings (mint and fine used) that are now valued over and above £1.00 by one dealer.

Please note: I have only included stamps from 1990 onwards and where possible have given Gibbons catalogue numbers. The mint price is on the left and fine used price on the right.

Y1672 7p grey 2B............................................... £2.20 £2.20
Y1676a 10p dull orange perf. 14 ..................... £1.10 £1.20
Y1691 34p yellow-olive 2B............................... £1.80 £1.90
Y1693 35p yellow PCP.......................................£5.00 £5.00
Y1701a 38p ultramarine 2B. perf. 14 ..............£2.60 £2.70
Y1707 41p drab PCP......................................... £5.00 £5.00

Y1711 43p sepia 2B.............................................£2.40 £2.50
Y1711a43p sepia 2B. perf. 14 ............................£1.10 £1.20
Y1713 44p grey-brown 2B.................................£2.80 £2.90
2258Ea .Decimal Wilding Wmk diagonal ........ £1.50 £1.60
2378 47p bistre-brown .......................................£1.50 £1.60
2379 68p grey-blue ........................................... £1.70 £1.80
2380 £1 Coronation (2B) ...................................£21.00 £21.00
2380a £1 (ex MS2147)....................................... £5.50 £5.50
SELF-ADHESIVES
1976 2nd CB Horizontal Coil ............................. £1.10 £1.20
1977 1st 2B Horizontal Coil ............................... £1.10 £1.20

2039b/2040b Pair of 14½ x 14 "Dagger Perfs"...£220.00 £220.00

2077 1stWhite Embossed .................................. £1.10 £1.20
2296 E (ex Booklet) ........................................... £1.40 £0.50
2297 42p (ex Booklet)........................................ £2.95 £3.00
2298 68p (ex Booklet)........................................ £2.95 £3.00
2359 (Worldwide - £1.22) .................................£1.70 £1.70
Y1720 63p light emerald 2B............................. £1.10 £1.20
Y1721 64p turquoise-green 2B........................ £1.25 £1.35
Y1722 65p green-blue 2B................................. £1.30 £1.40
Y1723 68p grey-brown 2B............................... £1.40 £1.50
Y1724 72p rosine .............................................. £1.30 £1.40
Y1724a 78p emerald 2B ................................... £1.20 £1.25
Y1724b 81p sea green...................................... £1.20 £1.25
Y1725 £1 bluish violet 2B ............................... £1.95 £0.70
Y1725b £1 magenta 2B.................................... £1.75 £1.80

LITHO

Y1748 6p yellow-olive 2B .............................. £5.50 £6.00
Y1749 10p dull orange 2B.............................. £1.95 £2.05
Y1750Ea 19p bistre RB.................................. £1.00 £1.10
Y1751 20p bright yellow-green CB.............. £1.40 £1.50
Y1754 30p olive-grey 2B............................... £2.20 £2.30
Y1755 35p yellow 2B Questa ........................£1.30 £1.40
Y1756 37p bright mauve............................... £1.20 £1.30
Y1757Ea 41p grey-brown Questa ................£1.90 £2.00
Y1759 63p light emerald 2B.......................... £2.00 £2.20
2033 37p (WILDING) light purple ............. £1.50 £1.60

1445
2nd CB Top & Right (H) ............................... £5.00 £5.00
2nd CB Bot & Right (H) ................................ £5.00 £5.00
1446 2nd RB Norm perfs (H)....................... £1.30 £1.50
1451a 2nd RB Norm Perfs (Q) .................... £1.10 £1.20
1447 1st ACP Top & Right (H).................... £8.00 £8.00
- 1st ACP Bot & Right (H) ........................... £8.00 £8.00
1448 1st 2B Norm Perfs (H) ....................... £1.30 £1.50
1450 1st 2B Top (W) ................................... £1.10 £1.50
- 1st 2B Bottom (W) .................................... £1.10 £1.50
- 1st 2B Top & Right (W) ............................ £1.20 £1.50
- 1st 2B Bot & Right (W) ............................. £1.20 £1.50

1513 2nd CB Norm perfs (Q)...................... £1.10 £1.20
1516c 1st ACP do. Perf 13 error (W) Top..£1.50 £1.50
1516c 1st ACP do. Perf 13 error (W) Bot.. £1.50 £1.50
1468 15p Left Band (H) Perfs All Round ..£1.65 £1.70
1468ea 15p Right Band (H) ...................... .£1.30 £1.40
1476 20p ACP imperf left (W)................... £3.00 £3.00
1472 29p 2 bands (H) Perfs All Round. .. £3.90 £4.00

Well there we have it! I know Machins are not everyone's cup of tea and the pound sterling is not all its cracked up to be at this time, but if you have this little lot tucked away in your albums, it shows that used stamps can be as collectable as mint. It also indicates you are still worth a "NICE FEW BOB"

1 comment:

nnnnnn said...

My view .. fine used (probably even good used) ... will go up and up in cat value .. just not many of them being used these days :-)

and I have beeb saying this for a few years now.. wish I could find some fine used :-)

Great piece again.. best wishes.. Michael