On the 28th February ( Machin News) we gave you an indication of an extra booklet that is to be issued as part of the 2009 program. It was described in the Philatelic Bulletin as 4 x definitives and 2 x flower greeting stamps (Iris Latifolia & Tulipia). They are to be issued on 21st May
We speculated at the time that these flower stamps could be the same designs as the 1997 greetings stamps (originals shown left), but as retail booklet stamps these new issues would be of the self adhesive variety.
I now have conformation and a mock up picture to show that they will be the same designs. The sale price will be £2.34.
Mock up of the Flowers Anniversary Booklet
The booklet is to commemorate The 50th anniversary of NAFAS which is the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies. It is written that these will contain the security (slit) Machin stamps and will be printed by Walsall Security Printers.