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Machin Dummy Books

Introduction

This exhibit comprises Machin dummy books and, by including the equivalent issued items, demonstrates why they were produced.

The dummies exist for the purpose of:

  • Testing new or modified vending machines.
  • Assessment of revised or new book formats.
  • Perfecting stamp book production methods.
  • Training of postal engineers and other staff.
  • Prevention of theft at retailers' point of sale.
  • Promotion by security printers and sponsors.

This display is the result of much original published research and discovery by the exhibitor.


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Frame 1

  1. Introduction and Plan
Machine and Counter Stitched Books
  1. 1968 2/- vend for F type machines
  2. 1968/c.1970 Advertiser's and counter book dummy labels
  3. 1971 10p vend for F type machines
  4. 1971/2 10p vend for F type machines
  5. 1974 10p vend for Training Schools
  6. 1975 10p vend for F type machines
Prestige Stitched Books
  1. 1969 1 Prestige 'Stamps for Cooks' publicity edition
  2. 1972 1 Prestige 'Story of Wedgwood' publicity edition
  3. 1980 3 Prestige 'Story of Wedgwood' publicity edition
  4. 1980 3 Prestige 'Story of Wedgwood' publicity edition
  5. 1980 3 Prestige 'Story of Wedgwood' publicity edition
Machine Folded Books
  1. 1976 The transition from stitched to folded type books
  2. 1976 10p vend for F type machines
  3. 1976 10p vend for F type machines
  4. 1976/7 10p vend for F type machines
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Frame 2

Machine Folded Books (cont)
  1. 1977 10p vend for F type machines
  2. 1977 50p vend for F2 type machines
  3. 1977 50p vend for F2 type machines
  4. 1979 50p vend for H type machines
  5. 1979 50p vend for J type machines
  6. 1981 50p vend for F2, H and J type machines
  7. 1981 10p vend for Training Schools
  8. 1981 10p vend for F1 type machines
  9. 1981 'multiples of four stamps' trial
  10. 1985/6 50p vend for F2, H and J type machines
  11. c.1986 50p/1 vend for experimental K type machines
  12. c.1986 50p/1 vend for K and L type machines
  13. 1986 50p/1 vend for K type machines
  14. 1986 50p/1 vend for K type machines
  15. 1987 Hillday vending machine demonstration
  16. 1988 50p vend for K and L type machines
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Frame 3

Machine Folded Books (cont)
  1. 1988 50p vend for K and L type machines
  2. c.1989 Walsall(?) dummy book for K type machines
  3. 1989 50p/1 vend for K and L type machines
  4. 1989 50p/1 vend for K and L type machines
  5. 1989 50p/1 vend for K and L type machines
  6. 1989 50p/1 vend for K and L type machines
  7. 1990 50p/1 vend for K and L type machines
  8. 1990 50p/1 vend for K and L type machines
Counter Folded Books
  1. 1976 Production Method
  2. 1988 internal vending trials
  3. 1988 external vending trials
Retail(Window) Books
  1. 1987 Prototype
  2. 1987 Prototype
  3. 1989 14p/19p pre-production trials
  4. 1989 14p/19p pre-production trials
  5. c.1989 Meo Products vending trials
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Frame 4

Retail(Window) Books (cont)
  1. 1990 Harrison packaging trials
  2. 1990 Harrison packaging trials
  3. 1990 Harrison packaging trials
  4. 1997 Questa book production trials
Self-adhesive Books
  1. c.2001 1st/2nd class 'inclusive design' trials
Dummy Retailer Books
  1. Anti-theft material
  2. Anti-theft material
  3. Anti-theft material
Promotional Books
  1. Joh. Enschedé Security Printing, The Netherlands
  2. Joh. Enschedé Security Printing, The Netherlands
  3. Lawhill Systems Limited, United Kingdom
  4. Walsall Security Printers, United Kingdom
  5. Walsall Security Printers, United Kingdom
  6. See sheet 61
What of the Future?
  1. 2001 book sheetlet trials
  1. See sheet 63