Friday, 23 January 2015
M15L 1st Class Short Bands Top
I am always looking for something different or new. This week I have come across something that I am not quite sure about. So I will leave it to you the reader to decide.
Reported on eBay from the Alice in Wonderland booklet code C and up for sale is this 1st Class M15L security coded Machin with two short bands at the top. If it meets the criteria of nicely centered it it could be the first Machin error of 2015.
I am very fussy when it comes to quality but what do you think?
Another question I would like to bring up and would be interested in your opinions is that of cylinder block formats. When I first started collecting the new regional definitives I always acquired mine in formats of 4 x 2 just to incorporate the printing of the relevant country on the block. I thought that the inclusion of the country inscription on the block (as it was new and novel) would make the blocks more attractive and perhaps more desirable when it came to parting with the collection.
Prior to these regionals I always collected cylinder blocks of 3 x 2. Did anyone else at the time come to the same conclusion as myself?