Since the Anniversary Of The Machin we have not had a lot to write about. For those of us who collect new issues there have been a couple of reports of new stamps with a 17 code. Namely a 2nd class business sheet. I think a printing of a 2nd class large MFIL. Other than these it has been very quiet.
October will bring us a pair of retail booklets with the 40th anniversary of Star Wars 2 x different special issues will be included in each of the booklets. The 1st class definitives will not be new, but if you collect booklets these will on your shopping list.
In December (14th) christmas will come early in the shape of another prestige booklet this will also carry the theme of Star Wars and it will be packed with lots of new special issues and a few of the old Star Wars from the previous issue. There will be a mixed Machin pane with the code M17/MPIL.
I have been informed the Machins will be 4 x 1st class, 2 x 2nd class and 2 x £1.40p values. Not that inventive but 3 new Machins is 3 new Machins, the rest twenty six pages of Star Wars, YUK!
Merry Christmas everyone & happy collecting