Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Machin New Issue dealers for M19L onwards

ON 4 December we announced that we would not be supplying new Machins after the current year code was complete and promised to provide customers with alternative sources of supply.  I am pleased to say that a number of dealers approached me, including one in The Netherlands, and we have a recommendation for a very good dealer in North America.

The original post, with list of dealers appended, is now accessible from any view of the blog, at the IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT link lower in the right hand column.

Thank you to all those who have written about this decision.  I know how frustrating it can be to have to find a new supplier when your preferred source closes or changes tack, whether it is in the high street or online.  All the more so if you have come to us having lost a different source.

Providing you with this information is a bit of a double-edged sword because, of course, you can probably find at many of these dealers past years' stamps which you want and which we still have, as well as those older Machins that we will start listing next year.   We hope our prices will be competitive and if your order doesn't reach our £10 minimum order level, please email us and we will endeavour to reach a conclusion which works for both of us.  I don't want to have to use all the stock for postage!

We will use this blog and social media to let you know which major groups of stamps, covers, cards etc we are adding to our shop, and we hope you will find something to interest you.  Immediately after the holidays we will add the latest printings of counter sheets and the Padlock booklet on SBP1.

Finally, thank you all for your good wishes following this announcement.  It is good to be appreciated and I hope that those readers (not all of whom are customers) who have provided us with details of new findings on everything GB philately has to offer, will continue to do so in the future.