Share, discuss, or query, the GB MACHIN HEAD stamps/covers!

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Penny Black 150th Anniversary Penny Black, the dual Queen Victoria & Queen Elizabeth II Machin Heads 15p, 20p, 29p, 34p & 37p stamps fdc with Birmingham fdi cds postmark in red.

The stamps were designed by Jeffery Matthews & include the bas-relief portrait by Arnold Machin & the portrait of Queen Victoria from the original Penny Black stamp. The stamps were printed in photogravure by Harrison & Sons, the fdc was designed by Sedley Place Ltd, text by Tim Shackleton & Philatelic Advisor Ken Chapman.
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I just read the whole thread - all 12 pages. Would like to add my two cents' worth and mention that my favourite Machins are those that come with multiple values - coils and booklets, I think.

I have some used:
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And I have some mint. These are all pre-eliptical perfs.
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"the 12½p stamp which has fluorescent coated paper" and a central phosphor band, being the 2nd class rate.
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