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Welcome To The Machin Collectors Club

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The idea of the Machin Collectors Club was born in the mind of its administrator, Melvyn Philpott in 1971 when he became interested in Machin cylinder blocks. However it was not actually launched until July 1995 from where it has since attracted over 2000 members worldwide.
The initial idea was to provide as fast a service as possible to Machin collectors, to give them the latest information in the rapidly changing Machin field at the time. This could be the latest plate numbers in booklets, dates on Warrant blocks, Cylinder and phosphor numbers on Cylinder Blocks. Other information also included the latest errors, including missing phosphors, colour errors, imperforates etc. etc.
This service is still provided each and every month, but many other services have since been added.

Stamp Show and Fair Information Centre from the MCC
Want to know where all the stamp shows and fairs are being held? Go to  This superb FREE site Includes Postcard and coin fairs!

MCC Membership

To join the Machin Collectors Club just click  here. You can select postal or Email delivery - the choice is yours

Sutton Stamps 
Sutton Stamps is the latest addition to the services offered by the Machin Collectors Club. It is not only a virtual online catalogue, but also offers a rapidly expanding range of collectibles from 1840 to date. Launched in October 2010, the range of products offered has gradually expanded and has already found a band of loyal supporters who now enjoy the excellent service offered coupled with very competitive prices and fast – and economical – delivery. Have a look for yourself by clicking here

Monthly Postal Auction 
These usually consist of 500 – 600 individual lots each month and can range from inexpensive single lots to elusive rare items. Each month items are included from all and any country or subject but naturally tend to be from Great Britain. And now you can get the results of each Auction HERE before the next newsletter is published. Yet another service from the MCC!

Yearly Fairs 
We hold a yearly fair at Dunchurch near Rugby These fairs are always extremely popular attracting up to 100 members each time. Officially commencing at 9am, although much activity occurs before this, they are not only attended by members but also well known dealers such as A.G. (Jim) Bond, Arun Stamps (Tony Hender), John Brain and Edmonds & Turner. These fairs not only enable members to meet and socialise, but also to expand their knowledge of Machins – and stamp collecting in general.

Free Newsletter Advertising for Members 
If you have something to sell or exchange or are looking for a particular item, then advertise your need in one of our Newsletters. This facility is also useful for building up you own network of (local) friends. This service is entirely free, but only available to members.

Our Own Superb Definitive Catalogue 
The MCC QEII Specialised Definitive Catalogue started life as the Alan Wilson catalogue. The MCC was granted permission to continue and expand the presentation of this catalogue, which was at the time the most popular Machin publication available. Since then many developments have taken place which resulted in the two volume book edition published in April 2010. Towards the end of 2014 our catalogue has been updated and published as a loose leaf edition. It is now regarded by many as the essential catalogue to have in your library. The two volume book version covers all definitive issues from 1952 to April 2010 in all their known forms i.e. Single stamps, Booklets, Cylinder/Date Blocks, Coil Issues, Regionals, – even Training stamps, Postage Dues and Publicity material are included! It is published in full colour throughout and at only £39.95 for BOTH (+ p & p) is a real bargain for any QEII definitive collector. The new 2015 edition is published in loose leaf form. It it printed on 300gm card ensuring a long life and, as it is loose leaf, it can be readily updated. A real step forward in Machin catalogues!You can buy your copy of either edition from Sutton Stamps (click here) – the new MCC shop which offers more than just club membership! 

Exclusive Products 
We also offer a superb range of accessories and products. These are continually expanding but include a superb range of highly economical 300mm long Prinz mounts – click here to see the full range of mounts at or click here for the full range of accessories.

Melvyn Philpott