Press Sheet PZ002 LL Machin Definitives


Press Sheet PZ002 LL Machin Definitives

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Press Sheet PZ002 LL Machin Definitives

Issued 5th June 2007.

The Machin Definitives.

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the First Machin Definitives.

The Concise (2019) catalogue number for the normal miniature sheet is MS2743. The contents are 2 x 1st class stamps (2741 and 2742); and also 2 x £1.00 stamps (Y1743 and Y1744).

The Press Sheet was also issued on 5th June 2007,  first mentioned in the Philatelic Bureau’s Stock List of June 2007. Consequently, it was withdrawn from sale on 15th October 2008.

Designed by Jeffery Matthews and Together Design. Printed in Photogravure and Embossed by De La Rue.

There are twelve miniature sheets on one Press Sheet for this issue.

The 1st class stamps have “all-over” phosphor, in addition the £1.00 stamps both have two phosphor bands. The panes are numbered individually between 1 and 2007 (usually in the lower right position).

There is no catalogue number for the Press Sheet. They were only available from the Philatelic Bureau at Tallents House. The Philatelic Bureau Stock Number is PZ002. Face value for the complete sheet in September 2007 was £32.16; cost from Royal Mail was £43.45!! Slightly better price than PZ001 – the Victoria Cross issue, but still a good earner for the Philatelic Bureau!

Unmounted mint and in pristine condition.

Press Sheet PZ002 LL Machin Definitives


Miniature Sheets are produced from uncut panes containing a number of sheets. (Normally normally 9, 10, or 12). These panes are already perforated and normally  just needed guillotining into individual Miniature Sheets.  From the Victoria Cross Miniature Sheet issue of 21st September 2006, Royal Mail decided to market these uncut panes. They were called Press Sheets (would have been easier if they were called “Press Panes”).

A letter from Royal Mail was sometimes included with the delivery. This letter also states that there could well be imperfections in the areas surrounding the miniature sheets themselves. The individual panes are also numbered between 1 and the year of printing (we think). The panes are large and very difficult to display.

Because of this we also provide pairs, and sometimes singles, of the miniature sheets cut from Press Sheets. Much easier to display! If a miniature sheet was cut out individually from the Press Sheet it would be larger than the normal one. If you require a particular section of the complete pane, do ask us for a price.

Press Sheet PZ002 LL Machin Definitives


In this instance you are buying the following: lower left corner from the complete press sheet. This contains two enlarged miniature sheets with cutting bars for the guillotine. The is also a black bar below the £1.00 stamps.

Press Sheet PZ002 LL Machin Definitives


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 therefore be claimed if this option is taken.

We mention Stanley Gibbons catalogue numbers where it is possible. These numbers are from the “Concise Stamp Catalogue”. or from the “Specialised Stamp Catalogue Volume 5”. We will try to mention any other numbering that we may use if not covered by the above. Sometimes particular stamps, 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 members of the “Great Britain Philatelic Society” (GBPS):