Wednesday, 8 July 2009

New Security Stamps With Short Bands


I was browsing through the online Connoisseur Catalogue of Machin Stamps yesterday and noticed that several of the sections have been updated to include the New Slit Security Stamps and some of the Machin Post And Go labels.

This is a handy reference for up to date dealers prices. It also lists a few of the new stamps with short bands either top or bottom.

This is just a snippet from the listings:


De La Rue. Gravure, sheet printings. Iridescent security overprint.

2nd Large Bright blue 2B (S17) retail @ £8.25
1st Large Gold 2B (S16) retail @ £12.50
£1.50 Terracotta 2B (S16) retail @ £8.25
£2 Slate-blue 2B (S16) retail @ £13.75

Many Machin labels (none security) are listed with short bands although some are un priced at this time. Well worth another visit.

2 comments:

Ian - Norvic said...

A full list of short and inset bands that we found on first receiving the sheet stamps is listed here - http://norphil.blogspot.com/2009/02/inset-bands-on-most-security-machins.html

At that stage it looked as if perfectly-registered phosphor would be something of a rarity, I doubt all the inset bands are scarce.

What makes it more interesting - and the insets less scarce is that the phosphor is not continuous over the gaps between the stamps, thus if the marginal copy has inset bands so do all the others!

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