2011-11-21

machin collecting ...

Machin collecting …

2011 marks 40 years of decimal machins and design change – my focus. Living in a new techno-age - social networking, google, gadgetry take hold in one's life. As a pastime, philately started with the penny black. Stamp collectors have zilllions of issues to ponder, and philatelsts more difficult problems to unravel the complexity of todays security printings. Machin vars number in 1000s... To many, machins represent a dark void in space … “they are over there in a bag “ , “they are under the bed in a box “, “my wife won't let me look at them”, “I want to get rid of them” … “O machins, yuck !” … to machin aficionados, this borders on heresy – tho no one has been burned yet !

In this darwinian realm of philately, we seek guidance from machinmindermasts (code word used by masterminds) - Douglas Myall of HB4 (deegam.com), Robin Harris RPSC (adminware.ca) and Larry Rosenblum (machinmania.com). Great to have these guys around... no doubt a clear mind, patience and perseverance are required to master a machin collection at level3.

...the side effects - in canada,“machinmadness” was first coined by Robin at the launch of his machin site; Larry has america enthralled with “machinmania”. Regardless, we continue in problem solving. I prefer to maintain a strong element of humour. The modern oxford online dictionary defines acronym SAP as an “expleted philatelic object”, NVI as “not very interesting machin”

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