Deegam Publications
Here you can access everything you wish to know about the definitive stamps of the United Kingdom with the head of Queen Elizabeth based on a sculpture by Arnold Machin OBE RA
The Complete Deegam® Machin Handbook
  • Published as linked Adobe PDF files
  • Almost 500 Mb of data and images
  • In colour and printable
  • Constantly updated (five times a year)
  • Suitable for Windows PC and Mac
  • Online Payment (scroll down to the bottom of this page)
Since it was first published in 1993 the Deegam® Machin Handbook has become known as ‘The Machin Encyclopedia’. It explains in depth every aspect of design, development and production of Machin and country pictorial definitives. It includes unique methods designed to enable unknown Machins to be identified. Fourteen chapters and fourteen appendixes culminate in a catalogue of Machin stamps. This is divided into three levels to suit beginners, intermediate collectors and specialists. Each level forms part of the unique numbering system which never changes no matter what new values or variations are issued. Every value has its own section, making it very easy to find the stamp you are looking for.

A free professional writing up service is provided with the Handbook by more than 15,000 Deegam® Profiles. All the files are illustrated in colour and are printable. They are in Adobe Acrobat PDF (portable document file) format and can be viewed with Adobe Reader. The Handbook, all of which is contained in the deegam folder, should be saved direct to the main drive (usually ‘C’), making browsing the Handbook content faster and ensuring that the cross-file links work correctly. Full details of how to get the best out of the PDF files are explained and illustrated in the Tutorial file. The Handbook is updated every 2-3 months with Deegam® Reports which are free to registered owners for a period of five years from initial purchase or renewal. Every Handbook is created to order so yours is always the latest version when you buy it.

Since the Handbook was first published in this format, testimonials have been received from respected philatelic publications. These include the British Philatelic Bulletin (ease of identification and the navigation system are its strengths); GBCC Chronicle (reader-friendly: the lead in electronic publishing); Stamp Magazine (the digital version just raises the bar); Linns Stamp News (For Machins, this is the place to start and the place to end).

The current fifth edition, HB5, builds on these strengths and extends them further.

Click  HERE  to see some sample pages of The Complete Deegam® Machin Handbook (HB5)

The DGR Archive
2018 marked the 25th anniversary of The Complete Deegam® Machin Handbook and of the Deegam® Reports. To celebrate that Silver Jubilee, a DGR Archive containing all Reports from DGR1 to DGR125 was compiled. It was offered as a free gift to all those who became new subscribers and to existing subscribers who updated their Handbook during that Jubilee year of 2018.
The issue of the DGR Archive proved so popular that it was decided to continue to update it each year and to offer it to subscribers, new or old, for a modest cost of £10 (the DGR Archive is not available separately). The 2023 edition contains all Reports from No. 1 to No. 150 as they were issued.

The following Adobe PDF files are available via WeTransfer
  • Deegam Handbook for new clients for £45.00 [code N]
  • Deegam Handbook renewal for £25.00 [code R]
  • Deegam Report Archive for £10.00 [code A]
  • or a combination of the above for £55.00 (new clients) [code NA] or £35.00 (renewal) [code RA]
  • all prices include delivery.
[please enter the appropriate code in the ‘Payment for’ box below]

A discounted renewal is available for up to five years from the original purchase or later renewal date. To take advantage of it, you need to return your old CD or confirm by email that you will undertake to destroy it.

In exceptional cases only, a CD can be sent with all additional costs for shipping to be pre-paid by the recipient. Please contact me via before ordering and arranging payment. 

Direct online payment is preferred via the Deegam website (see below), which allows for remittance from a PayPal account or through major credit cards.

Alternatively, payment may be made direct from your own PayPal account to the email address:

Fields marked with (*) are mandatory.
Online Payment
Payment for *
Amount (GBP) *