Thanks to Ian Billings of Norvic Stamps We now have some more pictures of the new security Machins.
However we still need more definite information on how many stamps will be produced in a post office sheet. Will they ( the sheets) contain printers information including cylinder numbers etc? Also no conformation has been given regarding the paper that will be used for stamp rolls.
"Some announcements have stated that the rolls are conventionally gummed, some have not referred to this, with the implication that all the new stamps are self-adhesive." Ian also says: "Currently sheets of Machin stamps used at PO counters contain 200 stamps (Large Letters, sheets of 100). The new self-adhesive printings will be in sheets of 50.
If this is so, large definitives will surely be in sheets of 25? I am confused!!
This is not the first time Royal Mail have made a cock up on publicity material, (if they have made one).
I have already stated in a previous post that Royal Mail have announced on page 30 article 47 of the Prices for April 2009 document that all Machins will be in sheets of 100 and large stamps in sheets of 50. Take a look for your self here.
If you have any more information regarding these questions I'm sure our readers would love to hear from you, so do please leave your comments.
On a closing note for today.
Michael Dodd of CDD Stamps Australia has also penned a piece on Machins that you may be interested in reading.