Wednesday, 7 July 2021

More new Machin definitives for 2021

It's almost as if the relaxation - and coming further relaxation - of Covid-19 restrictions has lifted the doors on either ISP/Walsall or Royal Mail's warehouse and stamps are flooding out.

I've got much to catch up on with news which you sent while I was away at (inter alia) Midpex (and more about event that in a separate post), and much more to report, but in the meantime I can report that new M21L printings of the £1 and £2.55 sheet definitives are now available, printed on 22 March and 23 March respectively.  Get these from your usual dealer who should have them soon rather than pay 'here, this is new!' prices on auction sites.

More details & pictures later, and a new list of this year's definitives as soon as I have compiled a new list.

Click on any image to see them enlarged.


1p, 5p, 10p, 20p counter sheet printings M21L

The backing paper on the 5p is the other way up compared to the other three values, whatever designation you use to describe it. The 5p has the upright small letters below the upright large letters, the other three have the upright small letters above the upright large letters.



Date blocks, 15/03 (1p), 16/03 (the rest):



UPDATE 13 July

Date blocks and singles of £1 and £2.55 M21L reprints.  The backing paper on these is the same as all except the 5p above.




UPDATE 26 July:   Trelantis has mentioned this in the comments, but earlier I had an email from IM which ended up in the spam folder, and included this picture of a sheet bought on the island of Skye.

2p counter sheet printed 15/03/21 M21L (click on image to enlarge.)




Watch this space!





13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info Ian, very helpful.

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  2. U3028 1st MSIL M21L now for sale online at #313600829247

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  3. Am I right in thinking that just the 2p, 50p, 1st (sheet) and 2nd Large (MBIL) M21Ls are awaited? Can anyone confirm, thanks.

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    1. I think you are right. There is a query about the 2nd Large MFIL (see the next comment).

      John

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  4. I think we’re still waiting for 2nd large MFIL

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    1. Thanks, although I did see this "MBPC reports that the 4x2nd Large booklet with M21L (MFIL of course) has now appeared" in Ian's blog page of 27th June under comment by John H on 2nd July.

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    2. According to MBPC, the 2nd Large MFIL was spotted at the end of June. I have yet to see a copy advertised for sale though.

      John

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    3. I haven't either, and I don't usually miss these! Perhaps if MBPC read this blog they may be able to confirm.

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  5. The 2nd Large MBIL M21L has appeared very recently on eBay - item number 234099784600. Still no sign of the 2nd Large MFIL M21L being offered (I've been checking on a number of dealer sites as well as eBay).

    John

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  6. U2921 2p M21L now available at online auction reference #324724890890

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    1. Looking at my spam folder I find I had an email from a correspondent in SKYE, who found these at the local post office. Image now added to this post.

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  7. 2nd Large MFIL M21L has now appeared on eBay (item number 234102633734}

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  8. U2921 2p from counter sheet M21L now for sale in singles & other variations on e bay Ref:- 324729717677

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