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Now that we have the 2017 programme, we know that
collecting will continue to be expensive, especially for
Machin collectors as it is the 50th anniversary of the
original issue. For the first time in some years we had a Europa
stamp in the Windsor Castle set in February.
There is still one issue in November for which we are not
permitted to provide details, but as the Isle of Man and other
territories have already publicised their stamps for the same
The 2018 stamp programme will not be announced by Royal Mail
until around 29 December due to limitations on the first
issue, which will be around 20th January.
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1994 Postage Due/To Pay stamps
For my personal collection I am interested in buying
examples of the 1994 issue 'To Pay' stamps properly
cover or parcel piece.
The values issued are 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, £1, £1.20
& £5, all in the same design.
6 OCTOBER 2017
website has been updated with A new page
for the 2017
Star Wars stamp
The Miscellaneous Postmark
page has also been updated.
Our Machin Security Checklist has been updated to 17 July,
incorporating information contained the latest SG Concise
Catalogue, and can be downloaded here.
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