Machin Definitive Golden Anniversary Celebration Stamp Sheet (3773531)
$ 10.00
The Golden Anniversary Celebration Stamp Sheet features seven stamps:

5p – A range of low-value stamps, including 5p, was issued on ‘Decimalisation Day’, 15 February 1971.

20p – The double-head 20p stamp was issued as part of a range of values on 10 January 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Penny Black.

1st Class – On 19 October 1993, the first self-adhesive stamp issued by Royal Mail appeared in books of 20. The format was landscape.

1st Class – On 6 January 2000, a new setting of the Machin portrait on a white background was issued to mark the millennium.

1st Class – A change to the way postal charges were calculated, known as ‘Pricing in Proportion’, led to the release of new 1st and 2nd Class definitives on 1 August 2006.

1st Class – On 3 January 2013, the colour of the 1st Class Machin definitive was changed from gold to red with an iridescent overprint.

£1 – This £1 stamp, issued on 5 June 2017, is based on the high-value range of 1969 and is printed using gold foil.