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Northern Ireland
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Other lists:
Perf changes
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Technical stuff
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Head/Symbol types
Bklt Phosphor types
Imperf sides
Back prints


New values for 2010
(not including printer, perforation, and tagging varieties
 click on the illustration for full details.)
Illustrated here are new values and/or colours not seen before.

Jan 7/10
  Two Machin panes from Classic Album Covers prestige booklet

The 5p and 54p values have new value types (different font):

5p 54p
 Mar 30/10
New values/colours:
60p 67p 88p 97p 1.46 Europe Worldwide
Security prints with '10' year code
Security print issues (all self-adhesive):

De La Rue security print coils of 500 and 1000:

  • 1st gold with 'R' and '10' (May 13)
  • 2nd light blue with 'R' and '10' (May 13)

April /10
Horizon Gold labels (illustrated at same scale as other Machins on this page/site)

Many types exist (different letters [service], language, typeface, perf vs die cut)

The Deegam Report 90 notes the following Horizon service codes:
1L 1st letter, recorded signed for   MOR Mail Order Return
1LG 1st large letter   RPR RSF fee paid on a Packetpost return item
1PK 1st packet   SD Special delivery
1st RSF fee paid on an article for the blind   SU Surface mail
2L 2nd letter, recorded signed for      
2LG 2nd large letter      
2PK 2nd packet   BF British Forces Post Office, international parcel
A Airmail   PE Global economy
AAX Airsure   PS Global value
BL British Forces Post Office, letter   SP Standard parcel
BLG British Forces Post Office, large letter      
BPK British Forces Post Office, packet      
FF Free Forces      
FP Fully paid      

May 6/10
George V and Machin head

Do you consider this a Machin issue?

May 8/10
Souvenir sheet (all lithography by Cartor)
May 13/10
Machin pane from Britain Alone Covers prestige booklet


Oct 26/10

New "Special Delivery" Machins

  • 5.05 (non-denominated) Special Delivery, up to 100g
  • 5.50 (non-denominated) Special Delivery, up to 500g

As reported first by Ian Billings of Norvic Philatelics.



Disclaimer: We apologize for any errors of information that might be present. Your feedback is appreciated.

For even more varieties on Machin stamps, check out The Complete Deegam Machin Handbook (simply the best Machin
 handbook available anywhere) by Douglas Myall - click for details.

Booklet pane numbers used courtesy the Modern British Philatelic Circle
who publish 'The Bookmark' Catalogue

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