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Our main site is being developed and will go live when ready

All good things are worth waiting for, and (once live) visitors will be able to read about our specialisms and our extensive range of ‘Machin’ (and Machin-related) material since 1967. We also have a particular interest in Castle stamps (including those from the Wilding era) and Postage Due stamps. Visitors will also be able to buy certain material on-line with confidence. However, being a modern-run firm, but a firm with old-fashioned values and a traditional way of conducting business, we can of course be contacted directly – as follows:

John M. Deering, The Machins, PO Box 2, SOUTH MOLTON, Devon, UK, EX36 4YZ

Telephone from the UK: 01398 341564     Fax from the UK: 01398 341658
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Remember; specialised Machins, errors and varieties – of the highest quality – are what we are about. With 28 years of experience in fine-GB material, we may be just the type of traditionally run (but also modern) firm you have been looking for.  A firm where quality, service and expertise are second to none – with satisfied customers the world over.


We are the home of the extremely popular Measuring Magnifier (postage included; only 15.99 in the UK, Europe and Overseas).

John M. Deering has for 25 years been the author of ‘Machin Watch’ – a regular feature in Gibbons Stamp Monthly.


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Member of the Philatelic Traders Society and The Royal Philatelic Society London.


John M. Deering 2009