Machin and Wilding Stamps

Dealing in Machin & Wilding stamps since 1975
Unmounted mint only -
No mounted mint or used stamps available

Minimum order value is £10 excluding postage

Orders between £50 and £150 will automatically receive 10% discount
over £150 will automatically receive 15% discount
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Due to recent illness please allow at least 7 days for processing of orders. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but I will resume normal business as soon as is humanly possible. Buying has been suspended until Tuesday 3 July.

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Site last updated on Sunday 1 July 2018

Phosphor/fluor Machin and Wilding stamps shown on this web site are portrayed as they would be seen under ultra violet light or the afterglow seen after removing them from the light source. The stamp images are shown with the band layout to give a clear definition of the phosphor/fluor variety. The phosphor/fluor colour shades described are a guide only and will depend on the type of ultra violet lamp you use to view the stamps. If you do not possess an ultra violet lamp you will not be able to view the phosphor/fluor bands at all and the stamp will appear to be plain (See images below)

Stamps over-printed with phosphor bands

Normal appearance

Phosphor afterglow

Phosphor bands (Short wave reaction)
Phosphor band stamp images are based on using a short wave lamp and described as you would see them after placing under the lamp for a few seconds and then turning the lamp off (known as phosphorescence - referred to by collectors as afterglow)

Stamps over-printed with fluor bands

Normal appearance

Viewed under long wave light

Fluor bands (Short and long wave reaction)
Fluor band stamp images are based on using a long wave lamp and are described as you would see them under the lamp turned on (known as fluorescence) if you view the fluor bands under a short wave lamp you will get much duller shades than those depicted in my images.

To sum up
Machin stamps listed with phosphor bands (Portrayed with the afterglow effect) - Machin stamps listed with fluor bands (Portrayed under long wave light)

For an in depth analysis of Machin stamps you will need a copy of the Deegam Complete Machin Handbook or the Machin Collectors Club Machin Catalogue. For an in depth analysis of Wilding stamps you will need a copy of the Stanley Gibbons Volume 3 Queen Elizabeth II Pre Decimal Issues. These publications contain a mine of information on the subject and no serious collector can be without these publications.

Authors, printers and their respective numbers used on this web site and in my lists

Stanley Gibbons © Specialised Decimal Definitive Issues 2008 Catalogue (Part 1 - 10th edition).
Stanley Gibbons © Specialised Decimal Definitive Issues 2010 Catalogue (Part 2 - 10th edition).
Stanley Gibbons © Great Britain Concise 2017 Stamp Catalogue (32nd edition).
Machin Collectors Club Stoneham 2017 Catalogue (17th edition).
D. G. A. Myall © The Complete Deegam Machin Handbook.
© DP & SP numbers are the copyright of the MBPC and are used with their permission.

With acknowledgement to all the above authors

Unmounted mint only - I do not sell mounted mint or used stamps


All images displayed on this web site are copyright of Denis Stevens and may not be copied/used for commercial purposes without prior explicit permission.

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