Sunday, 1 January 2017

2017 And The New £5.00 Machin

Now that 2016 is over Machin collectors can move on and look forward to 2017. What can we expect?

Thanks to an image posted by Bradbury's BFDC I can now show you the New £5.00 Machin that has been kept under wraps for what seems to be an eternity. Just an observation these look very similar to the large high values Machins issued in 1977.

This new Sapphire Blue High value will be available on 06/2/17 and will have a iridescent overprint with the inscription "65th Anniversary Of The Accession"

On the 15th February there is a Prestige booklet due for the Windsor Castle issue, I have it on good authority that a Mixed Machin pane is on the cards along with the mixed 1st class retail booklet already mentioned last year.

Ian Billings has now reveled the contents of the Windsor Castle Prestige Machin pane on his blog. Eight definitives consisting of 2 x 2p , 2 x 10p , 3 x 1st class and 1 x £1.05. Thanks Ian.

On the 5th June which is the 50th anniversary of the Machin expect a bonanza with multiple issues including a Prestige Booklet / retail booklet and Machin post & go issues.

Happy New Year.

1 comment:

Ian - Norvic said...

Windsor PSB Machin pane confirmed as having only one set of stamps and a lot of postage, although customers may welcome the 1st class stamp being used on their orders for the mint set!

2 x 2p and 10p, 3 x 1st class, 1 x £!.05, presumably not two of each so as to keep the cost to collectors down, a saving of a whole 40p. They don't just milk the collectors, they milk the dealers who are forced to buy more than necessary to satisfy collector demand.