Wednesday, 22 March 2017

More News On The Golden Anniversary Issues

At the end of the month I will be away for a couple of weeks on holiday in the UK and will not be posting here for a time. It makes perfect sense to try to get in front of myself. Here goes !!

I have had a couple of emails suggesting what formats, stamp types and values to expect for this event. I have not checked if this information is correct, but have been told it has come from a reliable source. There are some interesting additions to my last post. Firstly the miniature sheet entitled The Machin Definitive 50 years A Design Icon" will be made up of 6 x 1st class special issues. 

My informant advises me that it is quite possible that "these special issues may be a re-issue of the stamps  used for the Arnold Machin Anniversary issue. This is not set in stone ."

The second Miniature sheet "The Machin Definitive Golden Anniversary Celebration"  this pane will contain some familiar Machin definitive values and designs of the present and past. 

Noted in the report is a 5p violet, 20p double headed definitive, and a 1st class similar to the first (landscape issue) self adhesive released in 1993. The rest of the mini sheet is made up of A Millenium 1st Class, A gold Machin  1st class PIP similar to the 2006 issue , a 1st class Post office red. One new stamp that sound quite nice is in the design of a £1.00 recess printed definitive similar to 1969 issue. All these above will not be self adhesive and have PVA  gummed paper. I am also informed that this £1.00 issue will be in the form of " gold foil."  

Below * Please note. This is not the actual stamp just a mock up, it is thought the £1 symbol will be different on the actual issue.

The Prestige booklet will also contain some stamp designs (types) that we have seen before. We have mentioned that it will be made up of 5 panes. These may be 2 x panes of special issues,  a pane of mixed Machins in the form of 1p + 2p + 5p + 20p + 50p . A second class NVI and a £1.00 Ruby.

Another Machin pane may contain 3 x 20p double headed anniversary stamps + 1st class (red) A 1st class millennium Machin  + A 1st class PIP gold + A 1st class gold and a !st class with the deeper red . 

A third Machin pane is said to have 4 x £1.00 gold foil issues described above, these are to be printed in Litho.

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Trelantis said...

All will be revealed on 27th March.

Sir_Loin said...

So the 50th anniversary issue of the most iconic stamps ever issued are, bar one, a rehash of old designs? Millennium, double head, original self adhesive format etc? "These special issues may be a re-issue of the stamps used for the Arnold Machin Anniversary issue", Seriously? We all know how poor that effort was! That's just lazy by Royal Mail in my opinion. I'm very disappointed!

Anonymous said...

I agree, if this account is anything near true, same ol same ol.

A perfect opportunity to celebrate is wasted yet again. If we are to re open closed chapters let us go the whole hog and re introduce Regional Machins too. This way I can rewrite and house my whole collection.


B. Mason