Friday, September 26, 2008

To own a machin

To have one thousand pounds sterling in advance on my nowadays and future projects, or with a museum budget, be able to buy one of Arnold Machin's artwork that became the definitive series in use since 1967 in the United Kingdom.

Lot 73 to be auctioned by Cuttlestones, on 1st October 2008.

Dominique Stephan wrote about it, and about a sketch declared from 1967, certainly one of the seventy proposals that Douglas Muir dated January 1966 in its A Timeless Classic (some are reproduced pages 125 to 128). Don Schilling completes with an article from The Telegraph: this plaster is one of the only four known of this design... the other three been in the Royal Mail archives.

Ten thousand pounds...

Breaking News :
A rumor in Stamp Magazine dated October 2008 announced a new Machin for October, but Royal Mail refused to say more. The Postage Labels of the UK blog by Brian Sinnott is showing that the effigy by Arnold Machin is now printing on British machine stamps. In France, we are still on pale blue and yellow...

A former British machine stamps here and there.

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