Thursday 29 November 2018

New updated version of Machin checklist now available

We are pleased to say that a new revised and - as far as we know - fully updated version of our Machin Security Stamps Checklist is now available.

This includes all the stamps newly available on 4 December, and all the variants of Walsall counter sheet printings that we know about.  We're sorry that there has been no updated since September despite quite a number of new stamps appearing.

The latest version is no longer hosted on our own server: with the coming of GDPR we have no reason to capture the email address of all the people who have requested the list.  This 2.0.15 version is hosted on Dropbox here.  And 2.0.23 is here on Dropbox

You may see various versions of Dropbox depending on whether you are using desktop, laptop, or mobile devices.   If you already have a Dropbox account you may be asked to log in: this is probably because cookies on your computer recognise your previous visits.  You should still be able to see and save the file without logging in.

If you don't have a Dropbox account you can see the pdf file online.  Depending on your operating system and browser settings you may be able to download the file to your computer.  If there is no obvious way to do this, try a right-click, and you should see a pop-up which allows you to 'Save file as'.  Click on this and you should be able to decide where and under what name to save the file.

If you are using a mobile device and already have the Dropbox app installed, then clicking on the link will almost certainly open the app.  How you proceed will depend again on operating system.  On the iOs systems, the familiar 'Export' icon should appear which will allow you to save the file in the Books app, which I find very useful.

NB: If you normally use a bookmark to our site to download the file, please note that this will only take you to the old versions.  The newest editions are ONLY on Dropbox.

If you find that you cannot download the file, please email me and I will send a copy as an email attachment, but I do not expect that there will be many problems.

UPDATE: Due to the omission of one important stamp from the list, a new version of the checklist, 2.0.16 has just been uploaded.  Note this does not have the version number in the file name, and future files will retain the same name to avoid overloading the folder.
Please remember, we usually only include new printings if the stamp is different.  The second printings of this year's new tariff stamps were the same as the first so are not mentioned.


  1. Where is the #*?§"#¤#....file??????? With the version 2.0.15 removed and no Dropbox account, where the H... can it be found????

    1. Thank you for that unconventional approach to contacting the blog owner - email would be less public, but there you go.

      And thank you for pointing out that the link to 2.0.15 was broken: apologies for that, we changed the file name so that we could keep the link the same. Being from November last year it has been changed many times, and has been referred to in the blog many times (search 'checklist' on the search box at top left).

      I've now added a link to this new file, which is about to be updated with the latest news.

      There is also the link in the right-hand navigation panel (unless you are reading on a mobile phones* (iPads use the web format). As far as I know this link has always worked and always links to the latest version. [*I don't know why the phone display doesn't show anything but a series of posts, or one post and the comments - but as it is freeI can't really complain to Google about it - sorry!]

      As indicated in the post (para 5) you do NOT need a Dropbox account - when you are offered a sign-in, simply click on the X at top right, and you can see any Dropbox file for which you have the link.

      And lastly, if you really can't find it or see it, anybody can email and ask for the latest version to be sent by email.


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