Machin News - Issues in [2018]


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2018 Summary

Date Issue Source Value Printer
23rd Jan Game of Thrones Post & Go    
  Game of Thrones Prestige Booklet    
  Game of Thrones Retail Booklet    
14th Feb Royal Mail Heritage Transport - Mail by Sea Post & Go    
20th Mar Royal Air Force Centenary Prestige Booklet    
20th Mar Royal Air Force Centenary Retail Booklet    
12th Sep Royal Mail Heritage Transport - Mail by Bike Post & Go    
13th Sep Great War 1918 Prestige Booklet    
16th Oct TBA Prestige Booklet    


2018 General Notes

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) codes are allocated on a company by company basis. The four current printers hold the following FSC codes :-

FSC Code
De La Rue

International Security Printers is a group name that includes Cartor and Walsall. Thus, when this is quoted by Royal Mail, the FSC code needs to be referred to in order to determine the printer in the group that actually printed the product.

The prevailing tariff rates are :-

Rate Prices from 27th March 2017
Second class
First class
Large Second class
Large First class
Europe (20 gms) World (10 gms)
Europe (100 gms)
Worldwide (20 gms)
Worldwide (100 gms)
Royal Mail Signed For First
Royal Mail Signed For Large
Special Delivery (to 100g)
Special Delivery (to 500g)
Post & Go Collectors Strips : Second Class strips are 1.32 and First Class strips are 8.04.

January 2018

The Game of Thrones Special Issue will be issued on 23rd January 2018. Associated with this will be a truck load of products including a Prestige Booklet, Retail Booklet and Post & Go Labels. The Prestige Booklet will be priced at £13.95 with the Machin pane (Pane 4) containing 2x5p, 20p, £1.17 and also 2x2nd Northern Ireland Pictorial Definitives and 2x1st Game of Thrones.

The Retail Booklet contains 6x1st definitive sized Game of Thrones special issue. A Game of Thrones Post & Go label for the second class rates and one for the first class rates will be issued also (two different labels).

February 2018

Continuing the Post & Go Royal Mail Heritage Transport theme, six Mail by Sea labels will be issued on 14th February 2018. The designs include the Packet Antelope 1780, SS Great Western 1838, SS Britannia 1887, RMS Olympic 1911, RMS Queen Mary 1936 and RMS St. Helena 1990.

March 2018

The Royal Air Force Centenary will be marked on 20th March 2018 with a Special Issue, Prestige Stamp Booklet and Retail Booklet. The Machin pane in the Prestige Booklet will contain 3x2p, 3x5p and 2x£1.17.

September 2018

Royal Mail Heritage Transport - Mail by Bike Post & Go labels will be issued on 12th September 2018.

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