Monday, 31 August 2009

Two More Isle Of Man Machins

If you think that your Isle of Man Machin collection is complete then you can think again. Below is a picture of two "Isle of Man Machins" that hardly get a mention these days. They are the 29p and 37p values (valid for postage in the IOM).

They were issued in the form of a miniature sheet to commemorate Postal History & Birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.

The 29p value depicts the ½d pre decimal and the 37p shows the reprint of 2½p decimal issue.

This sheet was Issued: 18th April 2001 Designed by The Agency Ltd. The stamps are printed in lithography by BDT. I am informed that the stamps are Perforated 14 x 14

You can also obtain this sheet overprinted for The Hafnia '01 International Stamp Exhibition.

Whilst we are on the subject of stamps on stamps I would like to show you another two Isle of Man miniature sheet (sadly not Machins) that are amongst my favourites.

The first is a £1 miniature sheet commemorating 150th Anniversary of the Penny Black Issued: 3rd May 1990. The second is a strip of 5 values.

Design: by Colleen Corlett, Engraving : Inge Madle.

I believe they were printed in recess & lithography by Ensched√©. Perforations are 14 x 13½ - Stamp sizes 26mm x 30mm (1p-37p) & 51mm x 60mm.

(£1) Miniature sheet 100mm x 71mm

The 4 values, 19p to 37p, were only issued in the strips of 5 illustrated.

The 1p value is also available as a sheet of 25.

I am informed that the strip of 5 values illustrated is also available overprinted "From Stamp World London '90 to New Zealand 1990".

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