News for collectors of British Machin definitive issues (and the new pictorial definitives) from a collector who was there when they started in 1967.
December 24, 2006
30 November: new Scottish 1st
That nearly slipped past me! I hadn't studied the illustrations terribly closely and had just assumed the one with the blue flag was the 2nd class we know about. Wrong. It's a new stamp, and a fine one too, with a quite different Saltire and a 1st class value. Only available in the miniature sheet with its sister the lion and a couple of long stamps which appear to me to have no purpose in life. Hope we see some more of the 1st flag, though.