Friday 15 November 2019

Possibly full list of Machin 2019 Machin definitives

We probably now know of all the Machin security stamps which have or will be available with M19L coding.  Many of these are new printings by ISP Walsall, and have been available from Royal Mail Tallents House - if you know the product codes - while others have been available from supermarkets and Post Office branches.

M18L stamps issued in 2019
4001P.8 - 1p deep crimson M_IL from Marvel Comics book
4005P.8 - 5p dull red-brown from Da Vinci book
4010P.8 - 10p dull orange from Da Vinci book
4020P.8 - 20p green M_IL from Marvel Comics book
4125P.8 - £1.25 light green M_IL from Marvel Comics book
4145P.8 - £1.45 lavender M_IL from Marvel Comics book
4155P.8 - £1.55 turquoise-blue from Da Vinci book

Full list of M19L stamps so far (not all printing dates are shown):

Counter Sheets

2911.9   2nd class  - 25/02/19
2914a.9 1st class  -  25/02/19
2913.9   2nd Large - 25/02/19
2916a.9 1st Large  - 25/02/19

2985.9   100g Special Delivery - 26/03/19
2992.9    1st class Signed For - 17/09/19 (to be distributed by Royal Mail in January 2020.

3001.9 - 1p deep crimson, 19/02/19
3002.9 - 2p deep green, 19/02/19
3005.9 - 5p dull red-brown, 15/04/19
3010.9 - 10p dull orange, 19/02/19 : 16/04/19
3020.9 - 20p green, 19/02/19 : 16/04/19
3050.9 - 50p slate - printing date not yet known, to be distributed by Royal Mail in January 2020.
3101.9 - £1 bistre-brown, 20/02/19 : 16/04/19
3200.9 - £2 deep blue-green 22/07/09
3300.9 - £3 deep mauve 22/07/09
3500.9 - £5 azure 23/07/09

As usual there have been reprints of the tariff stamps: the first printing is usually a small quantity later supplemented by a reprint.  I'm not listing all printings, only noting other values when they are reported.

3135 - £1.35 orchid mauve
3155.9 -  £1.55 turquoise-blue, 14/02/9
3160 - £1.60 amber yellow
3230 - £2.30 gooseberry green
3280 - £2.80 spruce green  
3345 - £3.45 dark pine green 
3360 - £3.60 bright orange

2936aC.9 - 1st class MCIL from mixed booklets, Marvel Comics 14.3.1, Birds of Prey 4.4.19,  D-Day on 5.6.19

2931.9 - 2nd class MTIL booklet of 12
2936a.9 - 1st class MTIL booklet of 12
2936aS.9 - 1st class MSIL booklet of 6
2933.9 - 2nd Large MFIL booklet of 4 (SBP2i seen on eBay)
2937a.9 - 1st Large MFIL booklet of 4, packing date 23/04/19

Prestige Stamp Books

2901P.9 - 2nd class blue from Star Wars III book
4002P.9 - 2p green from Queen Victoria Bicentenary book
4005P.9 - 5p dull red-brown from Star Wars III book
4050P.9 - 50p dark slate from Queen Victoria Bicentenary book*
4117P.9 - £1.17 vermillion  from Star Wars III book(redundant value)

* although this is a new shade I have not given it an 'a' number.

Business Sheets

2911B.9 - 2nd class blue, printed 05/02/19 on SBP2u;
2913B.9 - 2nd Large blue, printed 06/02/19, reported to be on both SBP2u and SBP2i but not necessarily with that date.
2914aB.9 - 1st class red printed 04/02/19 on SBP2u
2916aB.9 - 1st Large red printed 23/03/19 SBP2u

A new version of our Checklist is planned for early December.


  1. Hi Ian, if you do issue a December update Machin checklist please may I get a copy. My last one was a while ago.

    Good work on the Blog as always by the way I always enjoyreading it and as for people stopping collecting GB Royal Mail issues... well after the latest Star Wars issues it wouldn't surprise me. the cost pays my airfares to the UK hahahahahahahaha

  2. Hi

    For interest my 5p Machin with 09/12/19 is more reddish-brown than the equivalent for 15/04/19 which is more brown-reddish - I have both in front of me. I have misplaced my SG colour chart so I can't be any more exact at the moment. Probably nothing, but I thought I'd mention it.


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