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  Topic: £5 2017 DG L500.2.1 grids
cdj1122

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
cdj1122

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PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:54 pm   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Welcome,
I am sure there are some members who also collect the P&G labels as well.
The Machin series has many facets and for each one there are affrectionadoes.
There is a sub topic down the pa ...
  Topic: OBA Optical Brightening Agents
cdj1122

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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 12:22 am   Subject: OBA Optical Brightening Agents
" ... the only catalogue/handbook that is entirely neutral as it has no real interest in the VALUE of a variety is that published by Deegam. ...

An excellent point, Dave, especially in light ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
cdj1122

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PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 8:06 pm   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Question are only welcome they are encouraged.
I have learned more, myself, from researching and rechecking questions both on stamp websites but also when I was actively teaching a class.
Nothing ma ...
  Topic: Modern De La Rue errors
cdj1122

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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 5:50 pm   Subject: Modern De La Rue errors
And thus the pulse quickens.
It should make sorting though bulk lots exciting again in a few months when examples work their way into the market.
  Topic: If you are looking for French stamps
cdj1122

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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 5:30 pm   Subject: If you are looking for French stamps
Mon lycée français est si limitée et soixante ans, mais j'appris a fait un "machin" est utilisé (a la philatelique ) pour "Voulez-List" donc il répond peut-être à la "Voulez-v ...
  Topic: 2015 Machin Issues
cdj1122

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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:29 am   Subject: 2015 Machin Issues
As for Deegam listing these possible varieties, the next Deegam Report is due on April 15th. I am certain Doug will have a note about them and also if humanly possible an explanation as to their cause ...
  Topic: Spring Stampex 2016
cdj1122

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PostForum: Stamps In General   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:57 pm   Subject: Spring Stampex 2016
Of course, Steve, that is the only sane thing to do.
  Topic: Spring Stampex 2016
cdj1122

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PostForum: Stamps In General   Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:07 pm   Subject: Spring Stampex 2016
I should probably leave my credit cards at home

No need, that would be silly. Just send them here to me and I'll keep them safe. Be sure to send passwords and PIN numbers as well and I'll keep the ...
  Topic: Spring Stampex 2016
cdj1122

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PostForum: Stamps In General   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:45 pm   Subject: Spring Stampex 2016
Would that I could afford the fare, but that is just dreaming. Good Luck.
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
cdj1122

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PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:36 pm   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Welcome to the Forum.
I feel I should stand up and cheer, Gerard. It took me years to cover those steps, and find my way to this site.

The one thing that I'd suggest is that when the disc arrives ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
cdj1122

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PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:01 am   Subject: Hello and Welcome
Welcome to the Machin club, Warren.
I also prefer postally used Machins for several reasons, one being they have actually been used to carry the mail, which is/was their original purpose.
But there ...
  Topic: Identifying PCP1 versus PCP2
cdj1122

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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:48 am   Subject: Identifying PCP1 versus PCP2
" .... seems to have converted a chapter/page to an emoji! ...."

And I thought you ere winking at me !

RE: PCP2
I simply assemble a group and put the more matt on the left, the shin ...
  Topic: Stanley Gibbons Prices
cdj1122

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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:41 pm   Subject: Stanley Gibbons Prices
Are you thinking that SG builds in a margin to cover shipping and handling to their catalogue listings ?
  Topic: Stanley Gibbons Prices
cdj1122

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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:39 am   Subject: Stanley Gibbons Prices
Very interesting Scott. Thanks for posting.

I hope some other ideas will be forth coming.
  Topic: Stanley Gibbons Prices
cdj1122

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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:33 am   Subject: Stanley Gibbons Prices
I'm sorry to drag this thread out of the dustbin, but I was trying to explain to someone that the listing a stamp may have in the Scott catalog system really most accurately reflects a listing showin ...
  Topic: Identifying PCP1 versus PCP2
cdj1122

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PostForum: The GB Machin   Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:31 pm   Subject: Identifying PCP1 versus PCP2
Ahm good, Scott posted a list while I have been stumbling about looking for a copy of something I posted in the past.

**********************

The vexatious PCP I/ PCP II issues.
There will be co ...
  Topic: Hello and Welcome
cdj1122

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PostForum: Roll Call   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:04 pm   Subject: Hello and Welcome
LOLOL, banned from a stamp site in Australia.
Now what in the world could you be referring to ?
The truth is we all pretty much know exactly who and which site.

Fortunately I have enough Aussie ...
  Topic: Machin overprints
cdj1122

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PostForum: Machins to Buy, Sell or Exchange   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:26 am   Subject: Machin overprints
I am not sure how many bags of Kiloware I've been though in forty plus years, but other than a few 2d tax payment overprints I have yet to find any of these.
Perhaps I should dig into those files o ...
 
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