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2017: A Machin milestone I (HM The Queen Sapphire Jubilee)

2017 brings with it two very notable and celebratory occasions and with them are bound to be some stamp issues of interest to readers of this column. The first of the two is imminent, and is the 65th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Princess Elizabeth (which occurred when His Majesty King George VI died unexpectedly on 6 February 1952).


Fittingly marking the occasion, in what will (apparently) be an operational and therefore permanent issue, is a new £5 Machin – but a special large format one. Yes that’s right, a return to a large format high value!

To learn more about the intricate design incorporated for this momentous occasion, see the latest GSM.

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