Next Generation Post and Go goes to Scotland

Royal Mails ‘Next Generation’ Post & Go kiosks Numbers A1 and A2, which previously made their debut at Stampex in October, today commenced their tour and were in operation at  the first day of the Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies’ National Exhibition in 2012 in Perth, Scotland.

Both machines (A1 and A2) were configured to dispense both ‘Union flag’ and ‘Machin Head’ post and go stamps with a unique overprint:-

PERTH 2012

19-22 OCTOBER

No back office facilities ere available for pre or bulk order- the stamps are not available from Royal Mail via Mail Order – the only way of obtaining these stamps was to attend the show.

The data string has been updated to ‘AOGB A1-000001-01’  – The ‘O’ representing October .

 


 

 


3 Responses to “Next Generation Post and Go goes to Scotland

  • 1
    norvic
    October 25th, 2012 19:08

    I hope that information will be forthcoming a little earlier than the first day of use, if not from official sources or yourself, then from the organisers.

    Due to the Perth Congress publicity officer asking me to publicise these many people were able to get them by post at face value. But anything else will only put some people off collecting/buying altogether. (Others will spend £40 for a £6 set, on eBay of course!)

  • 2
    admin
    November 1st, 2012 19:28

    The current Royal Mail policy appears to be that they will leave it to the organisers of such shows to publicize such facilities. No mail order or pre-order facilities will be offered by Royal Mail.

  • 3
    norvic
    November 2nd, 2012 11:58

    Were the counters re-set to 000 from Stampex, or are these session numbers continuations only?

    Do you have a figure for the total number of sessions on each machine – I realise that doesn’t tell us anything about how many strips/stamps were actually bought.

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