Great Britain Machin stamps
The Machin Head postage stamps - QEII Machin definitives stamps
Since 40 years, the Machin postage stamps have been the Royal Mail (Great Britain postal service) iconic figure.Thousands of Machin stamps issues and booklets were produced. The machin head postage stamps were named after Arnold Machin, the artist behind them. You have seen them around. I invite you to discover more about these stamps : best specialized websites, Machin catalogues and many beautiful postage stamps pictures.
Important books and catalogues / catalogs about Machin stamps
For the serious collectors
UK stamps collector?
If you prefer to buy catalogs from Amazon UK click HERE for a list of Machin catalogues available.
UK Machin Stamps Catalogs
QEII Specialized Definitives Stamp Catalogue (2nd Revised edition edition May 8, 2010). I am not a specialist, nor a machin collector. My father is. He has this amazing specialized catalogue, so I got to take a peek.
It makes Machin collecting look sexy. It is amazing. Comes in 2 volumes, full color, with thousands of pictures. It is probably one of the best on the market (short of Deegam I suppose). Warning...reading this book may get you addicted to Machin collecting. A total of 1250 pages!
Published by the Machin Collectors Club
Machins Made Intelligible. This is the 10th edition and most recent "on paper" version of this book. 498 pages.
The Deegam, or Machin bible or The Machin Encyclopaedia is certainly the most comprehensive book you can find. This is the first edition from 1993. It has 508 pages.
As a stamp collector I do prefer paper version to CD because I find it easier to work with. But the Deegam books are hard to find in recent editions so you might want to go with their more recent and up to date CD-Rom version available directly from Deegam Website. Plus with this CD you get free updates every 2-3 months.
A TIMELESS CLASSIC: The evolution of machin's icon
This book marks the 40th anniversary of the first stamp issued with the now classic image of Queen Elizabeth II created by Arnold Machin. The Machin Head as become an icon of Great Britain. It is one of the most reproduced design in the world (with well over 2 billions of stamps featured the now famous Queen Elizabeth II classic profile).
Some Machin Panes from my CollectionClick thumbnail to view full-size
Benham Profile on Print FDC
Sometimes I do buy random stuff I find attractive. These 3 FDC appealed to me recently. I especially like the White embossed Machin head.
From the Penny Black to Machin - The cost of spending a penny has gone up
A very nicely done overview of UK's postal rates.
A poll about UK postage stamps
What's the best looking Queen definitive
Interesting pages and Machin stamps dealer
Here's a few link for those interested in starting a collection. Learn from the best and read the latest news from specialists.
- Norvic Philatelics
Resource for up-to-date news about new stamps of Great Britain, as well as all the new postmarks, many of them pictorial and of interest to thematic or topical collectors.
- Machin Collectors Club
The MCC is run on a non-profit basis with consultation with the membership on the direction the club should proceed. The information supplied through our Newsletters is provided by many people including members, leading Machin dealers, the MBPC (Mode
Machin collecting can be fun and stimulating! As I prepared these lists I began to better understand some of the "complexities" of the issues. The organization of the lists actually simplified the sorting of some of the varieties.
A division of GBStamps .com
- Machins made easy
If you are a collector of Stamps from Great Britain or Machin Definitives in particular, then this is your stairway and guide to a clear concise layout on these definitives and all their related counterparts.
- The Royal Mail
Uk online philatelic store, for all the new stamp issues
- A.G.Bond Stamps
Good selection of Machin stamps, including Machin sheet cylinder blocks
- Mike Holt Fine Great Britain Postage Stamps Specialist in Queen Elizabeth II Machin issues.
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