PLEASE NOTE, this listing is for a SINGLE badge. Multiples shown in pic are to illustrate the variation & colours available. :)
The stamps shown on the badges in pic were designed by Arnold Machin in the 1960s, and his design has become something of an icon. I decided to make this series of badges to commemorate Machin's definitive postage stamp design & preserve some fragments of postal history.
Over the years the Machin definitive stamp has been issued in a rainbow of colours, and you will receive a single pin-back badge, randomly selected by me, made from a Machin stamp in a shade of either ORANGE, BROWN or NEUTRAL. You may or may not receive one of the exact badges shown above, and it may be a different orange, brown or neutral shade than shown (pic shows only a random sampling to hand at time of creating this listing).
Each pin-back badge measures approx. 1” diameter, and has been upcycled from a genuine, salvaged piece of British ephemera (stamped envelopes that have travelled through the postal system). Each badge will also feature a fragment of postmark, which may be 'killer bars', date circle or a random message stamp from the post office. I have mounted each badge on a small presentation card which provides an extremely brief note on the history of the Machin definitive on the reverse.
Please see my other listings to choose from a specific colour 'family'. Feel free to convo me if you would like a custom set of badges in particular colour/s or quantity - I have lots of badges made up & ready to go, and many more just waiting to be made, each one entirely unique!