Lest We Forget - 6 November 2008
90th Anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I
Sorry I know this is not a Machin post, but I thought as Regional Pictorials were in the news this may also be of interest to some. I know these are not everyone's cup of tea but a lot of Machin enthusiasts do collect them.
It has been written that in response to criticism that the Poppy stamps were not available for ordinary social correspondence, without buying the miniature sheet in previous years. Three (different) poppy 1st class stamps from 2006 - 2008 will be issued se-tenant in normal sheets.
A Miniature sheet featuring the new special Poppy stamp (The third) will also be issued on the same day, 6th November 2008. This sheet will be printed by De La Rue Security Print in Lithography.
In the new design faces of soldiers are superimposed on the single poppy, difficult to see in this image (sorry) the background of the sheet will show rows of war graves. The miniature sheet also includes a block four 81p country definitives, one for each of the countries of the UK.
Surprise-Surprise ! There will also be a Commemorative Generic Smilers Sheet.