The booklet was entitled Stamps For Cooks. The make up: was in the form of four panes with inter leaves congaing recipes for cooks.
- Cream of Potato Soup
- Creamy Carrot Soup
- Portuguese Plaice
- Stuffed Cucumber
- Pork with Fried Peaches
- Braised Shoulder of Lamb
- Cheese Platter Salad
- Ham Club Sandwich
- Baked Stuffed Haddock
- Apple and Walnut Salad
- Peaches Mistral
- Cream Meringues
The Initial booklets were bound with staples, but this proved to be too slow, and the large majority were stitched. An inch wide strip of black passe-partout was wrapped around the spine in order to extend the booklet's usefulness as a recipe book.
If you look closely you can just about make out the staples to the left of the picture.
- Now looking at catalogue and dealers prices I was amazed to see what the difference to the price that these couple of staples made.
Although the contents are the same the stapled versions are catalogued at £400.00 selling for approx £295.00. The un stapled versions are catalogued at 13.00 selling for approx £5.00.
If you are interested in stamp Machin booklets in general have found this brilliant website that describes the history of these booklets and MUCH MUCH MORE. I recommend that you pay it a visit. I have just been reading some of our past posts and realized that I had actually covered this booklet some years ago
Oh by the way Many Thanks Larry for keeping these pages alive whist I have been absent from my post.