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Catalogue code: MZ125
The 50 Years of a Design Icon Stamp Sheet features six stamps at First Class values with essays, preliminary sketches and photographs from 1966.
January 1966 – One of the many preliminary sketches by Arnold Machin based on the Penny Black.
February 1966 – Preparatory work by Machin using a photograph of his coin mould.
April/May 1966 – One of many essays with the ‘Coinage’ head surrounded by country symbols.
October 1966 – Essay of the ‘Coinage’ head cropped and simplified, with only the denomination.
August 1966 – Photograph by John Hedgecoe with HM The Queen wearing the diadem.
October 1966 – Essay of the first plaster castof the ‘Diadem’ head, without corsage.
Special Stamps Technical Specifications
Design Atelier Works
Stamp sheet size 192mm x 74mm Stamp format/size Landscape 34mm x 24mm
Printer International Security Printers
Print process Gravure
Perforation 14 x 14
Phosphor Bars as appropriate