To recap the security Machins (sheets) were printed on these dates
1st 03/12/08 D1 D1 / pD1
2nd 04/12/08 D1 D1 / pD1 ( one centre phosphor bar)
1st-L 09/12/08 D1 D1 / pD1
2nd-L 10/12/08 D1 D1 / pD1( two side phosphor bars)
50p 08/12/08 D1 D1 / pD1
£1.00 08/12/08 - & - 09/12/08 D1 D1 / pD1
These high values were printed only a few days before the latest issue.
£1.50 20/01/09 D1 D1 / pD1
£2.00 20/01/09 D1 D1 / pD1
£3.00 20/01/09 D1 D1 / pD1
£5.00 20/01/09 D1 D1 / pD1
Just out of interest does anyone have the printing dates for the new Country Pictorial definitives? I have sneaky feeling this is the last time we will see these stamps printed on RMS paper with PVA gum.
I was going to leave this until tomorrow, but as I am returning to the UK on Thursday for a few days I will be very busy over the next couple of days before I leave and may not have the chance to post it.
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Did you know that the Deegam Priced Catalogue of Elizabethan Coil Leaders 1954-94. Can be downloaded free of charge?
"This major work is now out of print but is included in the CD version of the Deegam Handbook, where all Machin leaders issued to date are dealt with in Appendix 1. This 1994 edition lists all the Elizabethan coils from the start of Queen Elizabeth's reign to 1994."
If you do not yet own a copy of the Deegam Handbook on CD, this free PDF file can be downloaded from Douglas,s website . You do not need a password to do so, just click on the green download button on site.
The pdf file is 2.5 Mb. The contents include:
Illustrations of all text layouts on leaders
All Wilding leaders issued during the experimental graphite and early phosphor periods are listed.
Graphite and phosphor overprints illustrated
Original research on the alphabets used on Wilding leaders
How the Post Office stock code letters were allocated
Unique catalogue system based on stock code letters
Leader attributes include type and colour of paper and whether it is watermarked or gummed Separate sections for single value and multi-value rolls
Commemorative leaders included
An account of roll production on the Chambon press
Coil join pairs explained and listed
Coil vending machine test labels and their leaders
How to fold and arrange leaders for display
Packaging labels illustrated
Well what are you waiting for? There is no time like the present, nip over to the Deegam website and fill your boots. Oh by the way, Don't thank me, thank Douglas!