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Why this Machin Site?|
(page updated: Aug 12/03)
We (my father and I) have nearly a quarter million used Machins sorted into the various
denominations, regionals, and elliptical perfs. It was time to organize them a bit more. The
ultimate goal is to create a set of specialized album pages that would act as our reference collection.
To do this, it was felt the following had to happen:
||obtain a good reference set of major varieties: all denominations with colour,
regional, EME image, and elliptical perfs.||Done ...
purchased a mint reference collection in mid April 99.|
||purchase the latest edition of The Complete Deegam Machin
Handbook.||Done ... purchased in mid June 99.|
||identify only the easily identifiable used varieties and document this list
in a form that would be usable by myself in Saskatoon and my father in Winnipeg. The internet seemed
like the natural outlet - colour images of all of the stamps could be posted and updates made as needed.||Done ... after an estimated 120+ hours from the end of May to the middle of July 99.|
||Some significant updating to this site has begun
in April 2002. This site was initially setup
for collectors of used Machins.
Changes to this site, that will take several months to finish, include listing varieties that
are only distinguishable on mint copies. As well, more information on booklet singles will be
added. Regular visitors will notice the new title header at the top of each page - this will
better indicate that these are Machin-oriented page!|
|The Pre-Decimal booklets have been listed. Slowly progressing
on the Decimal booklets...|
||develop the album pages.||In progress as you read this.
||sort our stock of Machins even further and mount an example of each variety onto the
album pages.||The fun has yet to begin!|
The fun and enjoyment associated with this project has been more than anyone can
imagine (ok, maybe
another Machin enthusiast can!). Only a Machin-Nut can understand just how much fun scanning the
500+ images; creating the circular value tablets; developing the over 250 web pages found on this
site; studying the Deegam handbook; sorting selected Machins for specific reference varieties;
starting to create the album pages; etc., etc. ... can really be!