Saturday, 17 July 2010

Special Issue Booklets (A List)

Jim Smallwood wrote to me asking "how many Machin Special issues booklets had been issued to date." I am presuming he is referring to retail booklets - self adhesive with Machin - Special issues combined

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The first one that falls into this category shown left was the Cats & Dogs + 2 x Machins, issued way back in 2001.

For everyone's information I have prepared a list from the first booklet which will include the date of issue, the actual Machin and special issue stamp, also the printer and hidden code (where applicable)

2 x 1st flame, 13 Feb 01, Walsall 10 x Cats & Dogs
4 x 1st flame, 17 Apr 01, Questa 2 x Submarines
4 x 1st flame, 04 Sep 01, Questa 2 x Punch & Judy
4 x 1st flame, 22 Oct 01, Questa 2 x Flags & Ensigns
4 x 1st flame, 02 May 02, Questa 2 x Airliners
4 x 1st flame, 21 May 02, Walsall 2 x World Cup
4 x 1st flame, 10 Sep 02, Questa 2 x Bridges of London
4 x 1st gold, 04 Mar 03, Questa 2 x Hello
4 x 1st gold, 29 Apr 03 ,De La Rue 2 x Extreme Endeavours
4 x 1st gold, 15 Jul 03, De La Rue 2 x British Journey - Scotland
4 x 1st gold, 18 Sep 03, De La Rue 2 x Transports of Delight
4 x 1st gold, 16 Mar 04, De La Rue British Journey - N.Ireland
4 x 1st gold, 13 Apr 04, De La Rue 2 x Ocean Liners
4 x 1st gold, 15 Jun 04, De La Rue 2 x British Journey - Wales
4 x 1st gold, 13 May 08, Walsall 2 x Ice Cream
4 x 1st gold, 10 Mar 09, Walsall 2 x British Design Classics Routemaster
4 x 1st gold, 21 Apr 09, Walsall 2 x British Design Classics Mini (C)
4 x 1st gold, 21 May 09, Walsall 2 x 50 years of NAFAS (C / Missing A)
4 x 1st gold, 18 Aug 09, Walsall 2 x British Design Concorde (C)
4 x 1st gold, 17 Sep 09, Walsall 2 x British Design Mary Quant Mini Skirt (C)
4 x 1st gold, 7 Jan 10, Walsall 2 x Olympic & Paralympic Games 1 (C)
4 x 1st gold, 25 Feb 10, Walsall 2 x Olympic & Paralympic Games 2 (C / 10)
4 x 1st gold, 15 Jun 10 ,Walsall 2 x Mammals (C / 10)

Two more booklrts are due to be released this year

4 x 1st gold, 27 July 10, Walsall 2 x Olympic & Paralympic Games 3 ( C /10)
4 x 1st gold, 15 Sept 10, Walsall 2 x British Design Spitfire (C /10 )

I hope this helps you Jim and anyone else who is interested in these issues.

1 comment:

GBStamps said...

This would be a good time to mention that anyone who wants to keep up with the booklets (and all new issues) should join the Modern British Philatelic Circle, web site here.

--Larry