Faststamps go pictorial with countrywide ‘Birds’ launch.

Some of the UK’s favourite garden birds will appear on new Post & Go pictorial stamps available from 17 September in 30 Post Office® branches across the UK and Tallents House.

The Garden Birds Post & Go stamps are the first in the Birds of Britain series of pictorial stamps issued by Post & Go terminals, a self service facility which allows customers to weigh their letters and packets, and pay for and print postage labels.

Initially the Garden Birds Post & Go stamps will be available from Post & Go terminals in 30 branches –as wells as at Autumn Stampex  – with the second set in the Birds of Britain series being available from all Post & Go terminals from next year.

The first Post & Go machine was installed at The Galleries Post Office in Bristol in 2007; since then over 170 terminals have been installed in around 100 branches.

Philip Parker, Royal Mail Stamps spokesperson, said: “Birds have long been one of the most popular thematic subjects and for this first set of pictorial Post & Go Stamps we wanted to celebrate the beauty and variety of the UK’s birdlife, starting with the birds that are frequently seen in gardens.

“To assist our selection, we referred to the results of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch to choose six of the most commonly seen birds, which best reflect the wide range of species gracing both rural and city skies.”

Kate Stephens was commissioned to produce the designs which were illustrated by wildlife artist Robert Gillmor.

Location of Post & Go machines selling Garden Birds pictorial stamps  :-

Location Code No. machines Address
East of England
Stevenage 1 22-23 Westgate, Stevenage, SG1 1QR
Cambridge 1 9-11 St Andrew Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AA
Southend-on-Sea 2 199-201 High Street, Southend-On-Sea, SS1 1LL
Colchester 2 68-70 North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PX
Castle Mall, Norwich 2 84-85 Castle Meadow Walk, Castle Mall, Norwich, NR1 3DD
Milton Keynes 2 17-19 Crown Walk, Milton Keynes, MK9 3AH
Luton 2 The Arndale Centre, 42-44 Smith Lane, Luton, LU1 2LP
Stampex 2 -Temp-
Old St 2 205 Old Street, London, EC1V 9QN
Trafalgar Sq 4 24-28 William IV Street, London, WC2N 4DL
Croydon 3 10 High Street, Croydon, CR9 1HT
City of London 2 12 Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1AJ
Baker St 2 111 Baker Street, London, W1U 6SG
Paddington Quay 2 Unit 6, West End Quay, 4 Praed Street, London, W2 1JE
Nottingham 2 Queen Street, Nottingham, NG1 2BN
Walsall 1 Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1AA
Birmingham 2 1 Pinfold Street, Birmingham, B2 4AA
Durham 2 33 Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RE
York 2 22 Lendal, York, YO1 8DA
Grimsby 2 67-71 Victoria Street, Grimsby, DN31 1AA
Harrogate 2 11 Cambridge Road, Harrogate, HG1 1AA
Corn Exchange, Liverpool 1 India Building, ‘Water Street, Liverpool, L2 0RR
Northern Ireland
Belfast 2 12 – 16 Bridge Street, Belfast  BT1 1LT
Glasgow 3 47 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5QX
Edinburgh 2 8-10 St James Centre, Edinburgh, EH1 3SR
South West
Portsmouth 1 Slindon Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1AB
Truro 3 High Cross, Truro, TR1 2AP
Plymouth 2 5 St Andrews Cross, St Andrews Cross, Plymouth, PL1 1AB
The Galleries, Bristol 2 Castle Gallery, Broadmead, Bristol  BS1 3XX
Exeter 3 28 Bedford Street, Exeter, EX1 1GJ
Cardiff 2 45-46 Queens Arcade, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2BY

SOURCE: Aawaz Communications on behalf of Royal Mail

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