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6d (15k)Pre-Decimal Machins
(page updated: Apr 14/02)

The first Machin stamps (3 values) were issued Jun 5/67. There are 14 pre-decimal values in the small size (20½x24mm) and 4 values in the large size (30½x35mm).

Issue dates shown reflect the first release of that value. See the specialized lists for additional varieties.

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Denomination/colour illustrations:
½d (2k) 1 d (2k) 2 d - (2k) 3 d (2k) 4 d sepia (2k) 4 d vermilion (2k) 5 d (2k) 6 d (2k)
7 d (2k) 8 d scarlet (2k) 8 d blue (2k) 9 d (2k) 10 d (2k) 1/- (2k) 1/6 (2k) 1/9 (2k)
2/6 (3k) 5/- (3k) 10/- (3k) 1 (3k)

The last 4 values (all large size) are engraved; all other values are photogravure.

All pre-decimal values became obsolete when decimal currency was introduced Feb 15/71.


Disclaimer: We apologize for any errors of information that might be present. Your feedback is appreciated.

For even more varieties on Machin stamps, check out The Complete Deegam Machin Handbook (simply the best Machin
 handbook available anywhere) by Douglas Myall - click for details.

Booklet pane numbers used courtesy the Modern British Philatelic Circle
who publish 'The Bookmark' Catalogue

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