News for collectors of British Machin definitive issues (and the new pictorial definitives) from a collector who was there when they started in 1967.
February 06, 2017
65th Anniversary of Accession £5
Today is the 65th anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne and the Royal Mail mark this sapphire anniversary with what is a familiar stamp.
Almost exactly 40 years ago the blue and slightly pink £5 was issued on 2 February 1977 and this now reappears in what I expect we shall be told is sapphire blue. The new stamp has the same dimensions and the security iridescent text reads 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF ACCESSION. There are no ellipses in the perforation.
An excellent choice in many ways and a nice addition to the Machin line.