To be released in April 2023 the new Charles III definitives. Do you like them or hate them? Personally I shudder when I look at the design. Instead of trying to copy a 56 year old masterpiece that has been classed as an icon why not just add a up to date photo of Charles?
I am not a keen on the barcode design either, and hate the Elizabeth II bar coded Machin stamps with a passion. I think they are very modern but ugly. But this is just my opinion, others may no doubt disagree As a collector for 60 years from this moment in time I am now just going to concentrate on filling gaps in my existing collections. No more new issues for Mrs Simpsons Lad. .
Conclusion : There will never be another Machin, so why not retire it gracefully?