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bujutsu
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:36 pm    Post subject: Canadian Machins Reply with quote



Greetings All

I noticed that another member has mentioned that Hong Kong has issued "Machin" head stamps, so, I thought I would add this little tidbit to that.

Canada has also issued the "Machin" heads as well. The Unitrade / Scott numbers are #713, #716, #789, #791 & #792 from the "First Class Definitives" of 1977 - 1982. Another series of "Machin" heads appeared in the "First Class Definitives" series pf 1985 - 1987 numbers #926 & 926A. (Sorry, I do not have the SG numbers :( )I should note here that #926A is relatively hard to get as it was in use for only 3 months due to production difficulties. That stamp has a catalogue value $4.00 in MNH condition and a good $3.00 in used condition as well!!

While we do not have near as many different denominations as the UK, these few Canadian Machins are well worth collecting.

Some booklet varieties also exist from the first series as well.

Well, this is my 2 cents / pence worth :lol:

Larry Matthews

If it is full of holes, keep it, it might be a perfin.
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Gooner
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Larry - welcome

Scott 713,716. 926 and 926A
I am not convinced that these are "true" Machins.
They are close, I admit and they may well have used Arnold's bust as a starting point (I honestly don't know enough about their design history), but the overall shape and especially the amount of neck is all wrong. even the hair is set differently with a different tiara, whereas the Hong Kong Machin of '92 faithfully reproduces the same bust as used on GB stamps.



and the first two are those that Mike referred to in an earlier post, whilst the third is NOT a Machin although it depicts the queen's head it isn't taken from his bust.




NOTE: For those who are unaware Unitrade is the specialist catalogue for Canada - it uses predominantly Scott numbers adding it's own sub-numbers for those varieties that Scott doesn't include.
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bujutsu
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:43 pm    Post subject: Canadian Machins Reply with quote


Hi Dave

[b]I agree, there are variances with the designs, but, to the best of my knowledge, though I cannot confirm this, this is supposed to be Canada's closest cousin to the Machin.

Agreed, they are not exactly the same as Britain's designs.

Kindest regards

Larry (IPDA Member)

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Gooner
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh - I'll go with that Larry - who would have thought that our Queen would have a relation that looks so much like her - well 40 years ago anyway.

I actually think the Canadian design of those stamps is a really good one - - pity they did not keep it going for longer and then we could have matched them up.

I have plate blocks of the rarer one that I picked up off eBay for face value (of course I had to buy a few others that were with it!!!)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:23 pm    Post subject: Coopers Reply with quote

According to Unitrade, 2009, page 205, the design is by Heather Cooper and printed by the American Bank Note Company. They are Machin-inspired, perhaps, but dies would have no relationship. If they should be described by any name, then I would call them Coopers.
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