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  Topic: Help identifying
cdj1122

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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:53 am   Subject: Help identifying
I'd go with Roy's explanation.
Tampering can be accomplished by anyone, from someone determined
to create that unique variety that will pay for college,
to an unnoticed accident, or even by a b ...
  Topic: Help identifying
cdj1122

Replies: 9
Views: 384

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:16 pm   Subject: Help identifying
That sounds interesting, can you manageto post a scan of the stamp with as large a resolution as possible. ? I is hard to judge things that you cannot see.
  Topic: Security Machin backing papers
cdj1122

Replies: 1
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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:43 am   Subject: Security Machin backing papers
If that ias the case, and I do not doubt either you for your observation nor that sellers would make any chance that in theory makes the sale more profitable. Not all sellers, not all samp collecters ...
  Topic: 2018 rates - UK Price Increases
cdj1122

Replies: 4
Views: 649

PostForum: Machin News   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:06 pm   Subject: 2018 rates - UK Price Increases
Here is something interesting.
Ignore for a moment the difference between
a US Penny and UK Penny in actual value.
About 1989 the US first class rate was 25¢,
and this year it rose to 50¢.
Plo ...
  Topic: DGR127 – April 2018 – is available
cdj1122

Replies: 6
Views: 447

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:15 pm   Subject: DGR127 – April 2018 – is available
Yes that is where someone new to the site will see it without over heating his neurons.

Once someone has been there digitally several times thay would have remebered to hunt around, but a newbie, ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
cdj1122

Replies: 391
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PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:46 pm   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Welcome aboard. I think you are asking a good question;
" ,.... The Adminware Corporation is very good, but even there I miss some Informations. ...."

The Adminware site is very good, I ...
  Topic: DGR127 – April 2018 – is available
cdj1122

Replies: 6
Views: 447

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:23 am   Subject: DGR127 – April 2018 – is available
I had an e-mail exchange with Gerry Fisk and he said that they would look into moving the "LOG-IN" box.
Also he had lunch with Doug recently and reports that he is still doing fairly well.
  Topic: Does anyone recognise this numbering system?
cdj1122

Replies: 1
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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:18 am   Subject: Does anyone recognise this numbering system?
A dealer's number. Since some, possibly most catalogue publishers are a bit touchy about who uses their numbers, the dealer, whoever, has listed his inventory with his own coded numbers.
I am sure t ...
  Topic: DGR127 – April 2018 – is available
cdj1122

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:07 pm   Subject: DGR127 – April 2018 – is available
Guys, the "Reports" Format is nice and refreshingly clean.
However, I had a few problems getting to the meat of #127, most easily fixed or eventually figured out after taking a couple of ni ...
  Topic: SG Catalogue Vol 4 Specialised Errors
cdj1122

Replies: 26
Views: 16010

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:54 pm   Subject: SG Catalogue Vol 4 Specialised Errors
I suppose I'd be labeled "Pollyannaish, First Class" if I suggested that they return to the loose leaf format of the previus edition ?
Yes, I thought so.
  Topic: SG Catalogue Vol 4 Specialised Errors
cdj1122

Replies: 26
Views: 16010

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:54 am   Subject: SG Catalogue Vol 4 Specialised Errors
" ... an updated vol 4-1 is not planned for 201 ..."

Has there been any "Good News" on this subject ?
I have been savig up to make the purchase despite the previous careless l ...
  Topic: Pre Decimal
cdj1122

Replies: 5
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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:36 am   Subject: Pre Decimal
Last Thursday evening while I was waiting for my ride to the local VAMC "Urgent Care" desk, and knowing that I'd likely be 'hospitalisé' for several days while my ankles healed a bit, I trie ...
  Topic: Pre Decimal
cdj1122

Replies: 5
Views: 558

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:46 am   Subject: Pre Decimal
A good question David,
If my memory is correct when they first contracts to print Machin stamps, the pre-decimals, in 1967 or '68, there was no specific requirement as to placement of the value. So t ...
  Topic: Deegam Health
cdj1122

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:46 pm   Subject: Deegam Health
Thanks for asking. the right eye had the surgery but the left still has the macula degeneration.
So at my son's ball game I can see the infield pretty well but the outfeilders are still a blur, I c ...
  Topic: Machin-Wilding Site Upgrade?
cdj1122

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Machin Web Site and Blog Links   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:41 am   Subject: Machin-Wilding Site Upgrade?
Let's face it folks, the gild is coming off the lillies.
I know this is off topic,
but I wrote it two years ago
and to me it is on topic every day.

Life's Arduous Journey,

The days roll on ...
  Topic: 2018 rates - UK Price Increases
cdj1122

Replies: 4
Views: 649

PostForum: Machin News   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:30 am   Subject: 2018 rates - UK Price Increases
And in about 1830, Charles Darwin commented in one of his books that he was fortunate that his father had set up a trust fund giving him 500£ a year. on which he could live quite comfortably as a cou ...
  Topic: Deegam Health
cdj1122

Replies: 6
Views: 1339

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:23 am   Subject: Deegam Health
BTW, I just received a note from Douglas, ( Delayed by going to my house in Florida and waiting for a daughter to remember to forward it to Texas.) so as of the past holidays he is doing as well as ca ...
  Topic: Machin perfins
cdj1122

Replies: 4
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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:43 pm   Subject: Perfins
I suppose there is a market for just about everything, somewhere. However any Machin perfins, in fact all perfins I come across I send to a friend as she seems enthralled by them all.
  Topic: £5 2017 DG L500.2.1 grids
cdj1122

Replies: 1
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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:46 pm   Subject: £5 2017 DG L500.2.1 grids
Ta-da-da, ta-da-da, ta-da-daaa,
Tada, tada, tada .... to London we will go.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting. or should it be haunting.
  Topic: DGR124 - September 2017 - is available
cdj1122

Replies: 1
Views: 576

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:36 pm   Subject: DGR124 - September 2017 - is available
Just to expand on the announcement;
Deegam Reports #124 is ready to download by subscribers.
Sixteen pages chock full of long awaited information.
Instead of struggling with trying to summarize th ...
  Topic: 0.5p Value
cdj1122

Replies: 5
Views: 981

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:04 pm   Subject: 0.5p Value
I agree, Paul, the DCMH is my stamp Bible. Without it I would be lost. And in the first volume, the Chapters and Appendixes there is a wealth of information.,that may be available here and there on t ...
  Topic: 0.5p Value
cdj1122

Replies: 5
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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:17 pm   Subject: 0.5p Value
Oh, let me add that there are three printing types, Photogravure, Lithography and photo engraving, that are quite easy to check with a magnifier that probably doubles the number of possibilities and ...
  Topic: 0.5p Value
cdj1122

Replies: 5
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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:07 pm   Subject: 0.5p Value
Paul, you are right about the bands, but there is more to the ½p than that. Here is, an off the top of my pointy head, list of variations that are quite visible with good (young) eyes or with, at mos ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
cdj1122

Replies: 391
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PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:07 pm   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Well, welcome back to the hobby, Tony.
The first thing I'd point out is there are many ways of collecting Machins as is so with almost any other series.
In fact at times I think that there are no tw ...
  Topic: Horizon gold machin labels unused
cdj1122

Replies: 4
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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:27 pm   Subject: Horizon gold machin labels unused
Good luck selling them on either platform.

I have two thoughts, if they were only available in one area for a limited time they should be hard to get.
The fact that you have 250 of them seems to i ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
cdj1122

Replies: 391
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PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:01 am   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Welcome to the Forum, John.
I'm sorry that I am almost a month late responding
If you have an questions feel free to ask.
Over the last 50 years there have been 457 colour/value varieties as of ...
  Topic: Retired 6 months
cdj1122

Replies: 7
Views: 2684

PostForum: Life In General   Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:30 pm   Subject: Retired 6 months
" ... but still having troubles sleeping in longer. ..."

Ingrained habits are difficult to replace, that is for sure, but eventually even the good ones are malleable. You must have been ...
  Topic: Booklet Pane identification
cdj1122

Replies: 3
Views: 1282

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:05 am   Subject: Booklet Pane identification
Est Omnia mihi lingua graeca sunt.
  Topic: Posting date
cdj1122

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Forum Issues   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:02 am   Subject: Posting date
" .... The problem was caused by you manually inserting a date of "20 12 2010" into your profile...."

Charles, Did you manually enter a date in your profile page ?
As Dave exp ...
  Topic: Beware of Catalogue Values
cdj1122

Replies: 10
Views: 4780

PostForum: Auction Finds   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:40 pm   Subject: Beware of Catalogue Values
In any buying situation, not only when dealing with eBay sellers, the buyer should be responsible for his/her knowledge or the lack thereof.
I watched a case on TV a few days ago where a young girl, ...
  Topic: Life Goes On
cdj1122

Replies: 2
Views: 557

PostForum: Life In General   Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 1:20 pm   Subject: Life Goes On
" .... We in this country (UK) maybe do not give the credit to our servicemen that they deserve, probably because they are usually so discredited by the politicians that are supposed to serve the ...
  Topic: Life Goes On
cdj1122

Replies: 2
Views: 557

PostForum: Life In General   Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 3:36 pm   Subject: Life Goes On
About two weeks ago one of my grand daughters presented Eva and I our first Great-grand child, plus one of my daughter announced that if all goes well our fourteenth grand child should arrive this Fa ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
cdj1122

Replies: 391
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PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 3:22 pm   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Welcome to our forum, David. As you ill see from the many previous "Welcome" comments we hope you will enjoy this website . As for learning some of the intricate details concerning Machins ...
  Topic: Deegam Health
cdj1122

Replies: 6
Views: 1339

PostForum: Deegam   Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:15 pm   Subject: Deegam Health
I haven't seen or received any word, and while I did not expect
an immediate response to my note to him, so far there has been
nothing. In discussions over the last several years we did chat
abo ...
  Topic: Beware of Catalogue Values
cdj1122

Replies: 10
Views: 4780

PostForum: Auction Finds   Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:06 pm   Subject: Beware of Catalogue Values
To the point about sellers using some catalogue "value"
as an indication of actual worth,
I have long suggested that the word "Value"
be avoided by conscientious stampers in ...
  Topic: Specialised or Specialized or Not.
cdj1122

Replies: 13
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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:00 pm   Subject: Specialised or Specialized or Not.
And, drifting back to the original topic, I noticed in the original eBay listing is also described as a "specialized collection" which I suppose is due to there being more than five stamps i ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
cdj1122

Replies: 391
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PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:35 pm   Subject: Hello and Welcome
" .... I am now back to try and complete the series ...."

When someone asks or comments about "Completeness" I usually use the old teaching gimmick before commenting; Define &qu ...
  Topic: Note from Douglas Myall
cdj1122

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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:46 pm   Subject: Note from Douglas Myall
Truly sad news.
Unfortunately, as we age, what we might shrug off in our salad days, becomes a debilitating problem. Keeping up with Machin news, producing the Reports, updating the handbook disc, ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
cdj1122

Replies: 391
Views: 241898

PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:11 pm   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Wellcome to the Machin Forum, Andreas. A good thing to do to increase understanding of the Machin issues is to open the "Chapters" of the Machin Handbook. each one will bring you another sur ...
  Topic: Phosphor band slipped.
cdj1122

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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:12 pm   Subject: Phosphor band slipped.
" .... please repond to my email address ....

That is a good idea. It would be best that the details be in private communications
  Topic: Extra four ring binders for the old prnt version.
cdj1122

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Machins to Buy, Sell or Exchange   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:10 am   Subject: Extra four ring binders for the old prnt version.
That's fine, I appreciate that, Dave.
The first Deegam I had was sort of a pamphlet, I think, but that is long gone. Then there was the two binders of bright yellow, but when I got the next set, gree ...
  Topic: Extra four ring binders for the old prnt version.
cdj1122

Replies: 3
Views: 1277

PostForum: Machins to Buy, Sell or Exchange   Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:17 pm   Subject: Extra four ring binders for the old prnt version.
Does anyone happen to have an old set of the Handbook binders. The pages aren't needed. Just the four ring binders.
Despite the efficiency and beauty of the updated disc, I still try to print out int ...
  Topic: £5.00 Large Machin
cdj1122

Replies: 5
Views: 2200

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:51 am   Subject: £5.00 Large Machin
" .... A money making exercise or what? ...."

The Royal Mail issuing paper to extract money from collectors and accumulators ?
Surely not !
Oh, the humanity !!

Next they'd issue a £ ...
  Topic: Deegam numbers explained, clearly, I hope.
cdj1122

Replies: 1
Views: 1457

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:27 pm   Subject: Deegam numbers explained, clearly, I hope.
I originally wrote this post sometime ago so that new members might follow the jargon that has developed among long term Machinistas as they merrily toss "DG#" this and "DG#" that ...
  Topic: Decimalisation - D-Day
cdj1122

Replies: 6
Views: 2508

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:56 pm   Subject: Decimalisation - D-Day
Would it be safe to assume that the sealing material is safe acid free material ?
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
cdj1122

Replies: 391
Views: 241898

PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:51 pm   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Hi Martin,
I'm sorry it took me almost a month to log in and check new member posts. Birthdays, holidays and some medical issues made life a jumble.
But welcome aboard anyway.
I hope you have bee ...
  Topic: 2nd class 2016 booklet x 4 large
cdj1122

Replies: 11
Views: 3260

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:11 pm   Subject: 2nd class 2016 booklet x 4 large
Sure once we have the scan so many things are wrong, from the virtual impossibility based on what we know of the die/image reproduction process through the mis-alignment to the different centering, a ...
  Topic: 2nd class 2016 booklet x 4 large
cdj1122

Replies: 11
Views: 3260

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:31 am   Subject: 2nd class 2016 booklet x 4 large
A great example of why a scan is needed to solve a puzzlement..
  Topic: 2nd class 2016 booklet x 4 large
cdj1122

Replies: 11
Views: 3260

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:15 pm   Subject: 2nd class 2016 booklet x 4 large
I suppose there could have been a problem transferring the image and some clever devil reset one of the stamp images to create the fourth stamp only to have used a different master image .
Since the ...
  Topic: 2nd class 2016 booklet x 4 large
cdj1122

Replies: 11
Views: 3260

PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:48 pm   Subject: 2nd class 2016 booklet x 4 large
To be clear, are you saying that the sheetlet has four stamps, one of which is coded differently from the three adjacent stamps ???
I do not see, or properly understand , how that can occur without f ...
 
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