Prestige Booklet DY21 The Machin Definitive 50th.


Prestige Booklet DY21 The Machin Definitive 50th

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Prestige Booklet DY21 The Machin Definitive 50th.

50th Anniversary of the Machin Definitive Premium Booklet.

Issued 5th June 2017 (Sold initially at £15.14 with a face value of £14.19).

Front Cover shows various denominations and colours of the Machin Definitive..

Gibbon’s Monthly magazine November 2017 catalogue number DY21 valued at £35.00.

Includes Pane number UEP55 consisting of 4 x W3327 £1.00 gold foil stamps printed in Lithography by Walsall International Security Printers.

Prestige Booklet DY21 The Machin Definitive 50th

The DY series of Prestige Stamp Books are called ‘Premium Sponsored Booklets’ where the selling price is greater than the face value!

The Sponsored and “Prestige” Booklets were first issued on 1st December 1969. The very first issues were pre-decimal, entitled “Stamps for Cooks”, and were numbered ZP1 and ZP1a. Contents were 6 x 1d;  36 x 4d; and 18 x 5d – and of course we all know that this adds up to the retail price of £1.00!! Difference between the two? ZP1 had staples holding the sheets and interleaving together; ZP1a had stitching. The decimal examples started with “The Story of Wedgewood” numbered DX1 by Stanley Gibbons and issued on 24th May 1972 and this also retailed for £1.00.


First of all, Royal Mail will handle your order. Therefore please see our Shop menu for postal options:  Postage  We only charge postage for the first item in most cases. Thus any further items purchased would not increase the final postal charges. Furthermore we do not charge you for envelopes and packaging.

Recorded Delivery or Registered Post is also available if required. Loss or damage compensation can be claimed, therefore, if this option is taken.

We mention Stanley Gibbons catalogue numbers where it is possible. These numbers are either from the “Concise Stamp Catalogue” or from the “Specialised Stamp Catalogue Volume 4 Part 1”. We will try to mention any other numbering that we may use if not covered by the above. Sometimes particular stamps, Smilers sheets, booklets, miniature sheets, or cylinder blocks are not recognized anywhere. Hence, in this case, we would use our own expertise to describe and value that  item.

In conclusion, all of our stamps are unmounted mint and in an excellent condition. We will mention any variation to this statement.

Please let us know if we have made a mistake with this description.

We are also members of the “Great Britain Philatelic Society” (GBPS):