The scuppering of Britannia

Britain's £10 Machin definitive was issued in 1992 but withdrawn six years later.

Not for the first time, the stamps featured Britannia, a patriotic symbol and a bit of throw-back to the iconic George V high value stamps.

The stamps had sophisticated security devices, and were the first stamp to use Braille. However. the printing costs were too high, the demand too low and sub-post offices preferred using two £5 stamps.

This display, by our president Henry Coward, tells their story.

Click on the first image to view the display.  Once you have done that pages can be enlarged by clicking on the double arrow symbol on the top left: