Monday, 20 September 2021

A little unexpected bonus


I received this little bonus the other week. My modest bid on a few booklets produced this little gem catalogued at £75.00. It Just goes to show a unexpected bargain can be had. I had no idea it would be included in the lot.

If anyone needs this for their collection I have relisted it eBay at a sensible starting price. It is very clean and the perforations are quite good.


Sunday, 8 August 2021

Cylinder Singles and blocks of six


I was recently in a conversation with a collector who was interested obtaining cylinder singles. As it stood I only had a few which were unfortunatly not quite what he was looking for. I suggested that he might pick up a selection of cheap cylinder blocks 2 x 3 of  which there are plenty. He could take the single or pair for his collection and use the remainder for either trade or postage.

I was then asked if I would post a selection of cheaper blocks (£1. 00 - £2.99) on my eBay site. As it happens I recently acquired about 100 early Harrison blocks of which most I already have in my own collection.

These blocks are mostly from 1971 -1976 and have a good variety of papers, perforation types, gums and phosphors. They are also in very good condition, no teared margins or creases and all have full gum.

I have scanned a couple of pages (below) to give you an idea of the quality. This mini collection is now in the process of being broken up and listed as single blocks of 6. Many have already been listed. The whole collection and a few others that I have spare will eventually be listed for sale.

Take a look at my eBay sales GBMachins see if there is anything you like. As I have already said you will not get better quality than this. I combine postage for multiple wins.

This is just a small selection, Click on an image to enlarge. I hope you like them. Many more will be added on the site over the next few days. 

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Marginal Markings


When ever I buy a job lot of counter booklets is always nice to pick out panes with marginal markings to study. There are several that are obtainable which that can be found in most counter booklets. Panes for these books were made up from a original primary sheet of 200 which contained 20 rows x 10 columns. 

Each primary sheet can have left or right marginal panes catalogued either A or B. Some of the panes will therefor have marginal markings. These markings can show cut lines, top and bottom, or in the centre if they have been miscut. Other markings can be half arrows either top or bottom, Other markings can show the wording total sheet value in capitals and value of the total sheet amount in £s. We can also find cylinder numbers in row 1 or 2 of the individual left or right panes

Another collectable pane one of my favourites is that which show colour registration marks, these are in what collectors have called in the shape of triangles or chevrons. These are something just a bit different to the norm and make cheap attractive additions to a collection.

A couple of booklets showing the triangle /chevron markings are shown in the pics below. 

0.80p  No1 SG FE1B Aircraft series (DB2B 1914 and Vickers Gun Bus

£1.00 No1 SG FH1B Ironbridge from the Industrial Archaeology series 

I have these and a few others that are duplicates and are surplus to my requirements so they will eventually all go for auction on my eBay site. If you like what you see check them out.