Thursday, 6 September 2018

The Great War 1918 Machin Pane

To be issued on 13 September 2018 is Prestige Booklet  which is the last of the long going series and also a Customised Booklet entitled "The Great War 1918"

For the first time in this series Pane 4 of the prestige booklet will contain a mixed pane of 4 x 1st class poppy stamps and  4 x 1st class Machins with a label in the centre. The codes incorporated in the print will be new MPIL / M18L. These will be new stamps.

The Customised  booklet will have 2 x different special issues (Poppies) and 4 x self adhesive 1st class Machins they will have the same codes as the previous Dads Army booklet MCIL / M18L.

Four new Machins (printed by Walsall) will be available at this years Stampex. Details of these can be found on the Norvic blog.

I have also had a whisper that it is possible the 1p and 2p coins will be withdrawn in 2019, so it is possible the 1p and 2p Machins may also be withdrawn. One to keep an eye on.

1 comment:

Ian - Norvic said...

Royal Mail would not have to round postage rates to 5p if the 'copper' coins were to be withdrawn. Most purchases are in multiples and even if not, prices in countries which have stopped using low value coins still include cents or fractions of - as we do here and they do in the US, road fuel being and obvious example.