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  Topic: Definitives with security features
Gooner

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Machins to Buy, Sell or Exchange   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:33 am   Subject: Definitives with security features
Are you looking for MINT or USED?
I would always assume "USED" in a swap deal but just to be sure.
  Topic: DG 1880.1.1 Direction of Printing?
Gooner

Replies: 14
Views: 4382

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:16 pm   Subject: DG 1880.1.1 Direction of Printing?
Ah I see ... thanks for that

I need to think about this then as images are very important to this type of forum. I certainly won't be paying $40 never mind $400!

Maybe I can setup a section of m ...
  Topic: DG 1880.1.1 Direction of Printing?
Gooner

Replies: 14
Views: 4382

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:59 pm   Subject: DG 1880.1.1 Direction of Printing?
I notice I cannot see any of the images, what is the problem with Photobucket?
  Topic: Lighthouse Album - 2017 Supplement - Regionals
Gooner

Replies: 7
Views: 274

PostForum: Stamps In General   Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:00 pm   Subject: Lighthouse Album - 2017 Supplement - Regionals
Assuming you do mean 2016 ..

there is a release of a 1st Scottish lion in the :

DB5(69) ~ HM The Queen's 90th Birthday Prestige Booklet (21st April 2016)

and a 2nd Scottish Saltire in the:
...
  Topic: Lighthouse Album - 2017 Supplement - Regionals
Gooner

Replies: 7
Views: 274

PostForum: Stamps In General   Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:53 am   Subject: Lighthouse Album - 2017 Supplement - Regionals
Hi... quick question .. do you really mean 2017 Album pages or 2016?

I don't use these pages myself but I wouldn't expect the pages to for this year to be available until sometime in 2018.
  Topic: Dot/No Dot
Gooner

Replies: 4
Views: 287

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:06 pm   Subject: Dot/No Dot
An example of a 20p cyl block of 8
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/davearthur/20p%20W%20cyl%204A%204B%20dot_zpsvnjkecsj.jpghttp://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/davearthur/4p%20UG012%20W%20Cyl%20 ...
  Topic: Dot/No Dot
Gooner

Replies: 4
Views: 287

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:10 am   Subject: Dot/No Dot
A quick add that the 4p and 20p produced by Waddington are collected in multiples of 8 (minimum). 10 is better. They are found in the TOP right margin of the sheet.
  Topic: Low Value Stamp Sheets
Gooner

Replies: 3
Views: 320

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:05 pm   Subject: Low Value Stamp Sheets
In the old days Stanley Gibbons used to print the total number of stamps of any differet value/colour/variety once Royal Mail stopped printing them.

This was in the day when low-value stamps were ...
  Topic: Horizon gold machin labels unused
Gooner

Replies: 4
Views: 261

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:57 pm   Subject: Horizon gold machin labels unused
When they first came out, you could go into (virtually) any post office and ask for them. All compliant assistants would hand them out for free as it was thought they had no value until they were post ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
Gooner

Replies: 387
Views: 196427

PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:42 pm   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Hello Tony and welcome to the forum.

As I always say..... If during your sort you come across any difficulties, questions are always welcome at our forum.
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
Gooner

Replies: 387
Views: 196427

PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:07 am   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Hello Jon and welcome to the forum.

If during your sort you come across any difficulties, please feel free to ask the forum any questions you like.
  Topic: Northern Ireland 41p stamp variety.
Gooner

Replies: 0
Views: 166

PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:47 pm   Subject: Northern Ireland 41p stamp variety.
Imagine you have two mint 41p stamps from Northern Ireland WITHOUT margins.

How do you tell the difference between DGN410.1.1 sheet stamp from 1993 (with Cream Paper) and DGN410.1.2 Booklet stamp f ...
  Topic: Retired 6 months
Gooner

Replies: 7
Views: 1820

PostForum: Life In General   Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:31 pm   Subject: Retired 6 months
I see I wrote the original comment well over 3 years ago. I am still really enjoying retirement. Have become a bit obsessed by Golf since I started playing. Even to the extent of taking lessons becaus ...
  Topic: Digital Microscope (UK only)
Gooner

Replies: 6
Views: 7215

PostForum: Stamps In General   Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:02 pm   Subject: Digital Microscope (UK only)
The comment is five years old Charles so it is not surprising that that item is no longer available from this seller.
  Topic: DGR123 - June 2017 - is available
Gooner

Replies: 1
Views: 282

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:48 pm   Subject: DGR123 - June 2017 - is available
Thanks for that.
  Topic: Change Post Order - Please VOTE
Gooner

Replies: 1
Views: 1341

PostForum: Forum Issues   Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:47 pm   Subject: Change Post Order - Please VOTE
Obviously, the decision is not really cared about that much and is equal in any case, therefore, with the casting vote - it will stay as is and I have now locked the topic so no more votes will be re ...
  Topic: Any advice for a newbie?
Gooner

Replies: 4
Views: 325

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:30 pm   Subject: Any advice for a newbie?
Sorry, my original answer to your question has been lost in as database disappearing act, but I have at least found the Q&A about printing my albums at least and what I use etc ... Hopefully, this ...
  Topic: 2017-06-14 Forum Disappeared and Restored
Gooner

Replies: 0
Views: 140

PostForum: Forum Issues   Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:25 pm   Subject: 2017-06-14 Forum Disappeared and Restored
A customer kindly informed me this morning that the Forum was not working.
After an investigation, it appears that the database has just "disappeared" for no apparent reason.

Luckily, I ...
  Topic: Any advice for a newbie?
Gooner

Replies: 4
Views: 325

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:59 am   Subject: Any advice for a newbie?
illiria, I can second pretty much everything Glyjo has said.

Especially the point about joining the MBPC. A total cost of a few pounds each year (the current favourite saying seems to like to equat ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
Gooner

Replies: 387
Views: 196427

PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:50 am   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Welcome, to the forum iliria
Good choice, but may take you a while. When you say collect them all, which catalogue or handbook, do you intend to work with to match them up (or maybe tick them off is ...
  Topic: 50th Anniversary of the Machin Definitive?
Gooner

Replies: 9
Views: 580

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 4:32 pm   Subject: 50th Anniversary of the Machin Definitive?
Is this the page you are looking for Steve?

http://shop.royalmail.com/issue-by-issue/machin-definitive-anniversary/icat/machindefinitiveanniversa
  Topic: Closure of ORANGE Email
Gooner

Replies: 0
Views: 522

PostForum: Life In General   Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 4:25 pm   Subject: Closure of ORANGE Email
This covers more email servers than just orange.net as the attached file emphasises.

http://ee.co.uk/help/mobile-and-home-connections/broadband-gallery-mobile-broadband/email/email-closure?intcam=O ...
  Topic: 50th Anniversary of the Machin Definitive?
Gooner

Replies: 9
Views: 580

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 4:18 pm   Subject: 50th Anniversary of the Machin Definitive?
Is it maybe a bit early yet, I have had a quick search but I don't really use the web-site as in my view it is probably one of the worst postal services websites in the postal world.

I tend to rin ...
  Topic: Life Goes On
Gooner

Replies: 2
Views: 179

PostForum: Life In General   Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:41 am   Subject: Life Goes On
14 ,,, jeez, thought we had enough issues with 8. Not really our issues though are they as we can hand them back. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Congratulations to the parents of number 14 and of course to your ...
  Topic: Booklet Pane identification
Gooner

Replies: 3
Views: 494

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:40 am   Subject: Booklet Pane identification
It is definitely not mine as I have no idea what some of the abbreviations mean. Laughing

There are a few sellers that tend to list their items one-liners as they are easy to convert to PDF to send ...
  Topic: DGR122 - April 2017 - is available
Gooner

Replies: 1
Views: 227

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:58 am   Subject: DGR122 - April 2017 - is available
Seeing that the next report number is 1-2-3 makes me think what an amazing journey Doug has been on producing this handbook continuously over the years.
I certainly don't think I would have had the p ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
Gooner

Replies: 387
Views: 196427

PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:11 am   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Welcome Tony,
Taking a few years out does take a toll (especially on the wallet as I found out in my collecting history), but of course, you have the exciting times ahead of you actually finding your ...
  Topic: 1st class, gold, curiosity
Gooner

Replies: 4
Views: 494

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:53 pm   Subject: 1st class, gold, curiosity
How to post an image.

http://stamp-collector.co.uk/MachinForum/viewtopic.php?t=12
  Topic: 2017 NVI Price Rises
Gooner

Replies: 2
Views: 567

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:56 am   Subject: 2017 NVI Price Rises
Thanks Ian - I meant to update this with the information so you have saved me some time.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/davearthur/Booklets/2017%20Machins_zpsnrpvqmtl.jpg
  Topic: 5.00 Large Machin
Gooner

Replies: 5
Views: 1049

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:52 am   Subject: 5.00 Large Machin
Thanks for the list, that saves me trawling the local post offices to see which one were stocking it.

On a side note, I did go in to our main post office (which is now part of WH Smith of course) ...
  Topic: Specialised or Specialized or Not.
Gooner

Replies: 12
Views: 1377

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:24 am   Subject: Specialised or Specialized or Not.
Steve, you got a great answer from chester-cat to a good question.

Please remember - there is no such thing as a stupid question on this forum.
If any member needs to know something - ask - no-on ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
Gooner

Replies: 387
Views: 196427

PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:15 am   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Thanks for that Chris - If you fancy doing me a favour or two next time you attend a Stampex let me know you are going... unfortunately living up north I don't get the opportunity to attend many of th ...
  Topic: penny blacks
Gooner

Replies: 4
Views: 455

PostForum: Stamp of the Day   Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:56 pm   Subject: penny blacks
I might just do that Steve, thanks, I have a few and I must admit it is a black art to me and I have never gone into it in any depth as it takes all my spare time keeping up with the Machins.
  Topic: Beware of Catalogue Values
Gooner

Replies: 10
Views: 3308

PostForum: Auction Finds   Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:35 pm   Subject: Beware of Catalogue Values
A good buy Steve, eBay can be useful if you know what you are looking for and don't get dragged into an auction spree.

The one that get me are those that are selling, for example,
A standard BUSI ...
  Topic: Specialised or Specialized or Not.
Gooner

Replies: 12
Views: 1377

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:26 pm   Subject: Specialised or Specialized or Not.
Oh dear, well I never claimed to be an expert, don't tell me I have been searching (for about two years!!!) for a booklet that doesn't exist. I am not at home right now but I will check this out when ...
  Topic: phosphor front and back
Gooner

Replies: 2
Views: 423

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:23 pm   Subject: phosphor front and back
No mention of it in the SG Specialised listing or indeed on the pane list for UFB21-22.
Cannot find it on the couple of dealer web-sites I've searched but that is not a strong indicator of existence, ...
  Topic: Specialised or Specialized or Not.
Gooner

Replies: 12
Views: 1377

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:13 pm   Subject: Specialised or Specialized or Not.
I have one of these or at least a part one as I stupidly used it for singles not realising how scarce (rare!) it would become....

Hampstead Castle actually list it as:

MB8ca 'MSIL'+'M11L' 2011 ...
  Topic: Specialised or Specialized or Not.
Gooner

Replies: 12
Views: 1377

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:13 pm   Subject: Specialised or Specialized or Not.
I do tend to use "scarce" or "hard to find" on a very few of my listings, but it is VERY few and usually, because I know it is true!!! Cool

Try finding a mint 2011 pre-FSC Book ...
  Topic: Specialised or Specialized or Not.
Gooner

Replies: 12
Views: 1377

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:33 pm   Subject: Specialised or Specialized or Not.
Is anyone else noticing the over-use of the word "specialised", however it is spelled, on eBay recently.

It appears if there is more than one stamp on a card it is a "specialised co ...
  Topic: Note from Douglas Myall
Gooner

Replies: 4
Views: 716

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:31 pm   Subject: Note from Douglas Myall
Yes I saw this on a Facebook group. Crying or Very sad


I am sure every Machin collector everywhere would wish a Doug a quick and full recovery.
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
Gooner

Replies: 387
Views: 196427

PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:15 pm   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Welcome Andreas.
I hope you enjoy collecting Machins, they are a time-consuming but enjoyable choice.
Just when you think you have beaten a particular value or variety ... along comes another one to ...
  Topic: SG X886 Type II, is this an error or variety
Gooner

Replies: 16
Views: 4559

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:35 am   Subject: SG X886 Type II, is this an error or variety
Unfortunately eBay listings expire after a certain length of time so I have uploaded the images.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y72/davearthur/Booklets/1984%2010p%20Type%202%20flaw%20DX5%20CH%20P ...
  Topic: New Windsor Books of six stamps "MCIL/M17L"
Gooner

Replies: 2
Views: 502

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:18 am   Subject: New Windsor Books of six stamps "MCIL/M17L"
.............. or it may be that is where Walsall are printing now and then just shipping to their factory (joke RM )! Laughing

I will take a look at mine later and let you know about the quality rece ...
  Topic: Lighthouse Machin album pages
Gooner

Replies: 4
Views: 1604

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:14 am   Subject: Lighthouse Machin album pages
I don't think you would be any better off with SG to be honest as none of the conventional album makers issue their updates in a very timely manner.

As a specialist Machin collector I am pretty muc ...
  Topic: Machins are used and trimmed on paper
Gooner

Replies: 3
Views: 911

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:57 pm   Subject: Machins are used and trimmed on paper
You know - I am still undecided about which way to go.
Since writing my original comment I have actually created an album specifically for 2009-2016 U-Cut and/or Security-Overprinted and I still cou ...
  Topic: DK Red - New Font.
Gooner

Replies: 10
Views: 1083

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:54 pm   Subject: DK Red - New Font.
That is interesting, I thought that by February we would be into M17L .. oh well ,, never mind, another variety.
  Topic: DK Red - New Font.
Gooner

Replies: 10
Views: 1083

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:56 am   Subject: DK Red - New Font.
Yes they are the same group (ISP), but don't Cartor generally print in Lithography, and Walsall in Gravure?

If they have continued that for the Windsor Castle specials they will be different stamps ...
  Topic: DK Red - New Font.
Gooner

Replies: 10
Views: 1083

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:33 am   Subject: DK Red - New Font.
Hi,
The dealer that I contacted earlier has now received the sheets he ordered ... they were printed in December and are the "old" red colour.

So, in the absence of other evidence, a lat ...
  Topic: 2017 NVI Price Rises
Gooner

Replies: 2
Views: 567

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:37 am   Subject: 2017 NVI Price Rises
Has anybody yet heard what the price rises are likely to be for 1st and 2nd class post for March 2017?
  Topic: Password Issues
Gooner

Replies: 6
Views: 1121

PostForum: Forum Issues   Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:35 am   Subject: Password Issues
Appreciate the responses.
 
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