Friday, 12 December 2008

Regional Machin Symbols - Part 2A

In part 1 and part 2 of this series, I mentioned that the regional symbols on the early lithographed issues came from the 1976 presentation packs.

Shown above is the 1976 pack for Scotland. You can compare the symbol on the pack with the enlarged image of the stamp symbol in the previous post.

What I didn't know until I got these packs the other day is that they, too, were designed by Jeffery Matthews. However, we can't blame him for the inappropriate use that the printers made of his drawings. The text of the pack was written by his wife, Chris, who used the pen name Charity Boxall.


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