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Machin Booklet Panes
[under 'construction' - not quite ready for general consumption]
(page updated: Oct 28/03)

| full-page PDP1 listing | summary of 1d panes |
| full-page DP1 listing | summary of ½p panes |
Booklet panes are the source for most of the different Machin varieties.

Identifying the source of a Machin single stamp is perhaps the most important part of understanding and studying Machins.

This page includes a summarized list of all of the booklet panes that have a Machin stamp. Links to full-pane illustrations are included.

Identifying a single, water-activated, stamp from a booklet

How do you know that a stamp came from a booklet pane? A single stamp, extracted from a booklet, will fall into one of the following categories:

    1. torn on all 4 sides (ie. from the 'middle' of the pane; this will look just like a stamp torn from a sheet of 100 stamps)
    2. imperforate on 1 or 2 adjacent sides (not many Machin booklet panes appeared this way; these are easily identifiable)
    3. cut on 1 or 2 sides (the source of the vast majority of Machin singles)
Source (15k) The 'trick' to identifying the third type is to look closely at the perforated edges of the stamp. During the printing process, the booklet panes are cut from the larger printing sheet of stamps. When the consumer removes a single stamp from the booklet pane, 1, 2 or 3 sides will be torn from the rest of the booklet. Upon close examination (and practise), it is possible to identify a torn edge from a cut edge.

[A stamp that is cut on 2 opposite sides is from a coil, not a booklet.]

Abbreviations:

  • 2B: 2-band phosphor
  • CB: centre-band phosphor
  • LB: left-band phosphor
  • RB: right-band phosphor
Pane# Issue date Stamp(s) Size
(rows x col)
Comment
 Pre-decimal
PDP1 Sep 21/67 6 x 4d olive sepia (2B) 2 x 3
PDP1B Sep 16/68 6 x 4d olive sepia (CB) 2 x 3
PDP2 Mar 25/68   6 x 1d yellow ochre (2B) 2 x 3
PDP3 Mar 25/68 6 x 3d spectrum violet (CB) 2 x 3
PDP4/A Apr 6/68 2 x 1d yellow ochre (2B),
2 x 3d spectrum violet (2B)
2 x 2
PDP5 Apr 6/68 4 x 4d olive sepia (2B) 2 x 2
PDP5A Sep 16/68 4 x 4d olive sepia (CB) 2 x 2
PDP6 Sep 16/68 2 x 4d olive sepia (CB),
2 x labels
2 x 2
PDP7 Sep 16/68 4 x 1d yellow ochre (CB),
2 x 4d olive sepia (CB)
2 x 3
PDP8 Sep 16/68 6 x 5d stewart blue (2B) 2 x 3
PDP9 Jan 6/69 6 x 4d vermilion (CB) 2 x 3
PDP10 Jan 6/69 4 x 1d yellow ochre (2B),
2 x 4d vermilion (LB)
2 x 3
PDP11 Mar 3/69 4 x 4d vermilion (CB) 2 x 2
PDP12 Mar 3/69 2 x 4d vermilion (CB),
2 x labels
2 x 2
PDP13 Dec 1/69 15 x 5d stewart blue (2B) 3 x 5 1 Stamps for Cooks
PDP14 Dec 1/69 15 x 4d vermilion (CB) 3 x 5 1 Stamps for Cooks
PDP15 Dec 1/69 6 x 1d yellow ochre (2B),
6 x 4d vermilion (RB and LB),
3 x 5d stewart blue (2B)
3 x 5 1 Stamps for Cooks

Pane# Issue date Stamp(s) Size
(rows x col)
Comment
 Decimal