Tuesday, April 03, 2007

HONG KONG MACHINS

I promised you one more item from the Hong Kong Machins lot. So here it is.

From 1993 (I believe) onwards, a series of miniature sheets was issued by Hong Kong Post to commemorate various Hong Kong stamp issues. This was probably done as a run-up to Hong Kong reverting to mainland China in July 1997. At least ten different sheets exist, and eight of those contain Machin stamps. They are a colourful addition to a Machin collection and are especially interesting because they yield various se-tenant pairs. Note also that these sheets (and therefore the stamps) are printed in lithography (by Enschedé) whereas the sheet stamps are printed in photogravure (also by Enschedé).

More Hong Kong tomorrow!

:-)
Adrian

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