Sunday, 11 August 2013
Octagonal Machins were first seen in 1974, I have seen lots over the years, some of the values were enclosed in made up commemorative booklets. I have also seen them in various denominations sold as single stamps.
I had never (until today) come across a complete sheet or part sheet. This (shown below) is a sheet of 12, the block is showing multiples of the 2p value. It is currently up for sale at £999.
Judjing by the rounded corners it looks as though it is a whole sheet. Can anyone confirm how many of these stamps were printed in one sheet?
A certain catalogue quotes that "only 1000 of each were issued". There are nine different values to collect, shown above.
I am not so sure about the numbers quoted as (most values) can be obtained as singles for a reasonable price.
Just the same however the amount they make up a nice collection and add a lot of interest to the Machin range.