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Julian07/10/2017 15:18:08
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Hi all sorry not been in here but am suffering with my health, NOT EVEN Ebay!!!

I got my post this morning and was pleasently surprised to see I won another comp and I really chuffed with this set of the Machin.

Now if Stamp packs could be like this I would collect them.


machin 1.jpg

Again I have no reasoning why I like these but its probably the styles even though I have most in singles. I totally love the £1 gold stamp as this takes me back to my mistake in paying way over the odds for the Diana ones which I have many. (Staffa)

I also admire the 6 x old stamp designs, I do have an assortment of previous issues but not full sets unfortunately.

My heart goes out to the posties and their strike and I do understand their frustration with RM raiding and abusing Pension or rights. I said this a long time ago when they did this with a lot of pensions and raided the pots to leave the people with little in the pot. It is a crime without doubt but that was Conservatives for you.. Makes you laugh when they make commercials for pensions blah blah bah just for companies to raid them. The world is surely sick and immoral.

But well done RM a nice collectors pack indeed, just don't say you want them back.........................

Edited By Julian on 07/10/2017 15:20:44

Alex09/10/2017 17:46:16
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Sorry to hear you've been under the weather.

That is a nice item you have won, good for you.


Julian10/10/2017 18:59:03
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Hi Alex thanks for thoughts I may even be emigrating myself!!!!!

Bill Kelley11/11/2017 15:57:52
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Hi Julian: glad to hear you're feeling better....

I'm curious about the item you pictured. I saw what appears to be commemorative packets at

I'm wondering if you know whether these packets are also machine packets? Other items in that sale are described as Machin books but are not commemoratives.


Paul Davey 111/11/2017 17:09:13
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Hi Bill - welcome to the forum.

The packs shown in your link are Presentation Packs. Virtually all issues from Royal Mail come out in packs and some people still collect them. Of course the stamps are valid for postage so if you bought them you could still use the contents on the Christmas cards this year! They are sold from the Bureau or from some Post Offices.

Arnold Machin was the designer of the image of the Queen which first appeared in the 1960s and continues in use to this day, thus best seen on definitives.


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