A division of GBStamps
Clubs for Machin Collectors
||The Modern British
Philatelic Circle (U. K.)
The MBPC was formed by the merger of two long-established study circles to provide
services to collectors of British stamps and related items from the beginning of the
reign of Queen Elizabeth II (1952) to the present. Some information about the
circle’s history and formation is here.
- The Bookmark Journal appears six times per year.
Included are fully-illustrated,
detailed new issue reports plus research articles, technical
information and related topics such as Royal Mail’s promotional
materials for booklets. Sample pages are available on their
- The web site at
http://www.mbp-circle.co.uk has circle information and activities,
a dealer listing and some basic information about booklets.
A members-only section includes a comprehensive, well-illustrated catalogue
of all decimal booklets (1971 - present) and commemoratives (special issues)
starting in 1992. More information will be added over time.
- The Bookmark Catalogue is a very comprehensive, well-illustrated
catalogue of all decimal booklets. It contains information about each booklet
and pane, plus general information on printing process, perforations
and postage rates. The first volume
of the 8th edition was published in 2005.
- Postal auctions are held six times per year, and each auction features material
from a few different collecting areas. Over the course of a year, all areas
within the circle’s scope are covered at least once. Auction lists are
mailed with the journal and are also available on the member’s section of the
- Douglas Myall’s periodic Machin updates, the Deegam Reports,
are sent to all members.
- Meetings are held in England three times per year. Details are provided to members.
Yearly subscriptions at the time of this writing are £8 (U.K.),
£12.00 (outside U.K., airmail),
£8.00 (outside U.K., surface mail). Members receive copies of all
issues of the journal for the year in which they join.
Please check the web site for current rates.
For more information, visit their
or contact the Membership Secretary, Tony Wilkins
or by postal mail at
3 Buttermere Close
BRIERLEY HILL, West Midlands
England DY5 3SD
Collectors Club (U.K.)
To keep members informed of all developments in the Machin field, to offer
help and assistance with any queries that members may have, and to encourage
new collectors to obtain the most out of this fascinating aspect of
philately. Coverage of new commemoratives (special issues) is also included
Monthly newsletter with all the latest information on new issues, both definitives
- Web site at http://www.machins.org with
- online membership signup
- online shopping for stamps (some hard-to-find Machin items), covers, supplies
and the MCC Catalogue
- excerpts from the newsletter
- an online catalogue, available to everyone,
that includes Machins, other definitives and Elizabethan commemoratives
- a list of recent De La Rue printings from both the Byfleet and Dunstable plants
- Six auctions per year for club members only, with reserves generally at
half of retail prices.
- A specialized, comprehensive Machin catalog, now in its fourth edition.
Members receive free periodic updates.
- Twice-yearly Fayres at Dunchurch near Rugby, England.
- Telephone enquiry service.
- Facilities in each newsletter for members to buy/sell/exchange material.
- Dealers’ advertisements, offering the latest
Machin issues, included with most newsletters.
- The MCC is putting together a new edition of the Stoneham
Stamps of Great Britain Catalogue. Several edition of this well-regarded catalogue
were issued in the 1980s and 1990s, but it disappeared from view. The new
version is due at the end of April, 2006.
Yearly subscriptions at the time of this writing are £10.00 (U.K.),
£19.00 (Rest of the world). Please check the web site for current rates.
For more information, you can visit their
web site or contact
8 Jannys Close
Norfolk, England NR11 6DL
Melvyn can be reached at email@example.com.
Phone/Fax: +44 (0) 1263-733586
|Last update: March 20, 2006
|Copyright © 2003 by Larry Rosenblum