Sunday, March 22, 2009

Deegam Machin Handbook

Since it was first published in 1993 the Deegam Machin Handbook has become known as "The Machin Encyclopaedia". It explains in depth every aspect of design, development and production of Machin and country pictorial definitives. It includes unique methods designed to enable unknown Machins to be identified.

Thirteen chapters and fifteen appendixes culminate in a catalogue of Machin stamps. This is divided into three levels to suit beginners, intermediate collectors and specialists. Each level forms part of the unique numbering system which never changes no matter what new values or variations are issued. Every value has its own section, making it very easy to find the stamp you are looking for.

Also available on CD.

Shown above, the first Machin definitive which was issued in 1967 and is now considered the longest running stamp design in philatelic history. Currently there are more than 400 types, colors and varieties.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM