For those who are interested the Birmingham City v Man United result was 1 - 1)
Now back to stamps as promised. Again this is not a Machin related post, but one which I think deserves a mention here as it will help promote stamp collecting as a hobby, and The London 2010 Festival of Stamps.
We all like something for nothing
If you purchase the next issue of of Stamp & Coin Mart magazine,this is what you will get. This free gift, described as: " A postcard, which features the original metal master die for Bertram Mackennal’s ‘Seahorse’ design along with three images of colour trials." I believe the magazine it is being sold in WH Smith from 8 January 2010, and the postcard is actually only available from this one source at the moment.
The card : The fourth in a series of philatelic postcards promoting London 2010
NB: I have just been informed that although some of the previous cards issued (1 - 3) to date have sold out, complete sets of cards (limited editions) of all the London 2010 postcards will be available for purchase sometime later this year.