Friday, 9 December 2016

B.Robinson & Diamond Jubilee Machins

Sometimes I forget that we have novice Machin collectors reading this blog so this is a personal reply to B. Robinson who wrote to me recently. Mr Robinson informed me that he had" found three different Diamond Jubilee Machins in his kilo ware one with a code B, another with no code and a third which is a 1st class large with code F".

He informs me that he knows of other red 1 st & blue 2nd class Machins with different codes and wonders if there are others to be obtained in this Jubilee set ?

I had to refer to some notes for the list as these days my memory is not what is was.

Here for reference is a list of Diamond Machins that can be obtained to complete the issue. Mint should not pose a problem but some may be a bit difficult if you are looking for fine used.

1st Class 

DIAMOND (no code) from counter sheets De La Rue
DIAMBND (code B)from business sheets De La rue
DIAMTND (code T)from booklets of 12 Walsall
DIAMSND (code S)from booklets of 6 Walsall
DIAMPND (code P)from pretsige booklet Walsall
DIAMCND (code C)from mixed retail booklets Walsall
DIAMMND (code M) from miniature sheets Walsall

1st Class Large

JUBILEE (no code) from counter sheets De La Rue
JUBILBE (code B) from business sheets Walsall
JUBILFE (code F) from booklets of 4 Walsall

Total 10

I seem to remember that there was another but I am not positive about this one.

DIAMBND (code B) business sheets of 100. If you know of these stamps can you confirm it for me in the comments dept?  Thanks in advance. (this has now been confirmed as a printing from Walsall it does have a DIAMBND code)

2016 is not over yet another printing of the £2.25 value has expectantly turned up.

Ian Billings has reported this new addition to the list of 2016 Machins. It is from counter sheets (no source code) printed on 21/11/16. This now brings us a total of 40 Machins issued with a 2016 code .Thanks Ian. 


Anonymous said...

The Business Sheets of 1stx100 were printed by both De La Rue & Walsall.

The print dates for the one I have are DLR 5/12/11 & Walsall 15/03/12, easily distinguishable if you have the header of four showing the FSC code, single example that I have seen printed by Walsall usually have the iridescent security overlay misplaced slightly.

Ian - Norvic said...

It's worth mentioning that the stamps from the Prestige Stamp Book and from the Miniature Sheet have (conventional) water-activated gum while the rest are self-adhesive.