Thursday, 28 May 2020

Checklist update, and new SG Concise due soon

The last update to the Norvic Machin Security stamps checklist (v2.2.4) was published just after news of the first two new reprints this year, the 1st class Large Signed For, and the Special Delivery 500g, which had not then been received.


A new version 2.2.5 is now available incorporating these two new stamps and the 2nd class business sheet for M20L.  You can download the pdf here, and of course it remains free of charge!



The 2020 edition of Stanley Gibbons' Great Britain Concise catalogue will be published on 18 June.  Despite Gibbons' very limited trade discounts now, you may be able to buy this from your favourite stamp dealer, but the current situation means that that won't be at a stamp fair, and retail shops may not be open.   But Gibbons have it listed for pre-order on their website, with free shipping within the UK.  I'll be checking out their new catalogue compared with our own as soon as possible after our copy is received.

But - if you do buy from Gibbons direct this year, do remember your stamp dealers for future years, when we all get back to socialising at stamp fairs!




8 comments:

  1. Hi Ian

    With regard to your Machin security overprint list I have in front of me

    - 1d Deep Crimson 15/04/2019 but not bought at Autumn Stampex - I wasn't there so that is a definite.
    - 2d Deep Green with 22 / 08 / 2018 PD which may be a new date
    - 20p Bright Green 16/ 04 / 2019 PD which may be a new date

    Cheers

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    1. Thank you; we don't record all printing dates. In 2018 there were many variants in the phosphor and fluorescence so we examined which dates we could get. Some of those dates had new variants, others did not.

      The 1p was available before Autumn Stampex but it was initially very scarcely distributed.

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  2. I usually get my concise from the online dealer Hive Books they provide a very good service and usually a discount of up to £4 on the SG price

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    1. That appears to be free shipping unless you want it next day.

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    2. It is Ian a rare thing nowadays.

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  3. Hi Ian,
    Sorry to have to report a typo in the latest list: the 2nd MBIL M20L should have an EKD of May 2020 (not May 2019). The curse of cut and paste strikes again??

    John

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    1. Thanks John - not in this case, just careless!

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  4. I've just been notified by SG that the publication of the Concise catalogue has been delayed to 30 June.

    John

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