Thursday, 4 January 2018
Game Of Thrones Prestige Booklet
2018 has arrived and it has been announced that the first money making (idea) issue from Royal Mail will be released on the 23rd January. Like it or not the Game of Thrones issue is about to hit collectors and fans of the series pockets with a real bang.
The only part of this issue Machin related is what I describe as a part mixed Machin pane. The eight stamps that make up the pane and label will consist of 2 x 2nd class Northern Ireland regional definitives, 2 x 1st class Iron throne stamps, 2 x 5p Machins, 1 x 20p Machin and 1 x £1.17p Machin.
The price of the booklet is £13.95. These may or may not (depending on the print date) have a 2018 code. We will have to wait and see.
A 2000 limited edition leather folder version of the booklet will also be offered to those with more money than sense for £75.00.
Make of it what you will, I will not be buying it or any of the Throne products. That is all they are to me "products" not collectibles. My opinion this is is just another money making blunder by Royal Mail who are now driving even more genuine philatelists away by the truck load.
I await the next Machin issue (February?) with anticipation.