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(page updated: Dec 28/03)
Five anniversary Machins (double-headed) were issued Jan 10/90 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first postage stamp, The Penny Black, issued by Great Britain in 1840.
A non-value 1st 'Penny Black' design was released in 2000 for the 160th anniversary.
Issue dates shown reflect the first release of that value. See the specialized lists for additional varieties.
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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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