The first Machins were issued on June 5, 1967. The history of the Machins is given
elsewhere in this Machin Album.
In 2007, Royal Mail decided to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Machins
in a big way.
The image above was produced by Royal Mail and used on the invitation to a reception for a
new exhibit by The British Postal Museum & Archive titled “Timeless & Classic:
Elizabeth Queen & Icon.” The exhibit can be seen on the BPMA’s
The various stamps and postal items issued by Royal Mail are shown on the following pages.