Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Machin News January 2015

It has been quite awhile since we had a post entitled Machin News so I will start of this new year in an attempt to bring back this popular feature.

Starting with the news of the first PB of the year which is entitled Inventive Britain. This booklet will be issued on 19th February and the first of the panes I am glad to see will contain Machin definitives.

The layout is reported to be of nine stamps 2 x 1p, 3 x 2p, 1 x81p  and 2 x 97p on gummed paper.

I have not as yet seen the actual pane only a mock up but I have been informed that the security codes will not indicate that they are to be issued in 2015.  As they must have been printed sometime in 2014 the codes will show M14L MPIL.

Thanks to Ian (Norvic Philatelics) I can now add a pic of the actual pane.

Also in the news this month..

I have been told that Douglas Myall who has a website called Deegam Publications has now uploaded his latest in depth look at current Machins in the form of The Deegam Report (report number 111). I have not yet had the chance to visit his pages but when I log off here I will log in to his site and read it. Then I plan to have a well deserved rest (I like it) on Larrys Machin couch.

1 comment:

Ian - Norvic said...

And yes, the 81p is the wrong colour! Compare with the Roald Dahl 68p or even the 20p Machin.

And then compare it with the 81p sheet stamp.