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Hastings Old Town “Essentials” Post and Go kiosk is on the move..

. . Thanks to a correspondent to this blog, who has reported that the Post and Go kiosk installed at the Premier store at Hastings, Old Town in 2008 was this week removed for  installation in ‘pastures new’ In latter times it appeared to be rather ‘unloved’ hidden behind some crisp boxes and rather under utilised~ This is a great shame as the mantra here obviously is ‘use it or lose it’ and it appears that the good citizens of Hastings, Old Town have lost their machine. It just remains to be seen where this particular kiosk ‘resurfaces’- watch this space.

Post and Go ~ Faststamps~ British Garden Birds Series 2

The second issue of Royal Mail pictorial “Post and Go” stamps, to be issued on 24th January 2011, shows six more British garden birds.

This issue shows (In the order that they are printed on the machine-vended strip):- Collared dove,  Greenfinch , Blackbird,  Magpie, Long-tailed Tit  and Chaffinch.

The stamps are available in two different versions :-Firstly as as a sheet of six different stamps all with ‘1st Class’ press- printed directly from Royal Mail in Edinburgh and secondly, the ‘real’ machine printed  versions (available from

31 different outlets

) with five different overprints.

The Machine printed versions are cut every fifth stamp. The third set of British birds is scheduled for issue in May and the fourth in September 2011 .

The image shows the set of six, with Ludgate Circus self-service facility kiosk No.4 overprint, which was available for the first day of issue only.

To purchase these stamps from our ATM Shop click here:-  http://postagelabelsuk.com/?page_id=929

Post and Go Birds Locations~Full List of 32 With Codes

Location Code No. machines Address
East of England
Stevenage 003129 1 22-23 Westgate, Stevenage, SG1 1QR
Cambridge 006925 1 9-11 St Andrew Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AA
Southend-on-Sea 009140 2 199-201 High Street, Southend-On-Sea, SS1 1LL
Colchester 010116 2 68-70 North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PX
Castle Mall, Norwich 019136 2 84-85 Castle Meadow Walk, Castle Mall, Norwich, NR1 3DD
Milton Keynes 009109 2 17-19 Crown Walk, Milton Keynes, MK9 3AH
Luton 006134 2 The Arndale Centre, 42-44 Smith Lane, Luton, LU1 2LP
London
Stampex (Birds 1 Only) 002010 1 Business Design Centre, Islington, N1 0QH
Ludgate Circus (FDOI Only) 242007 1 (No.4 Only) Tudor Street,London, Ec4Y 0AA
Old Street 028003 2 205 Old Street, London, EC1V 9QN
Trafalgar Sq 015010 4 24-28 William IV Street, London, WC2N 4DL
Croydon 009013 3 10 High Street, Croydon, CR9 1HT
City of London 030003 2 12 Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1AJ
Baker Street 003009 2 111 Baker Street, London, W1U 6SG
Paddington Quay 019006 2 Unit 6, West End Quay, 4 Praed Street, London, W2 1JE
Midlands
Nottingham 007227 2 Queen Street, Nottingham, NG1 2BN
Walsall 010242 1 Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1AA
Birmingham 013201 2 1 Pinfold Street, Birmingham, B2 4AA
North
Durham 002313 2 33 Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RE
York 005349 2 22 Lendal, York, YO1 8DA
Grimsby 012311 2 67-71 Victoria Street, Grimsby, DN31 1AA
Harrogate 020323 2 11 Cambridge Road, Harrogate, HG1 1AA
Corn Exchange, Liverpool 009420 1 India Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L2 0RR
Northern Ireland
Belfast 011704 2 12 – 16 Bridge Street, Belfast  BT1 1LT
Scotland
Glasgow 002832 3 47 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5QX
Edinburgh 003824 2 8-10 St James Centre, Edinburgh, EH1 3SR
South West
Portsmouth 010937 1 Slindon Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1AB
Truro 002555 3 High Cross, Truro, TR1 2AP
Plymouth 008539 2 5 St Andrews Cross, St Andrews Cross, Plymouth, PL1 1AB
The Galleries, Bristol 020511 2 Castle Gallery, Broadmead, Bristol  BS1 3XX
Exeter 021519 3 28 Bedford Street, Exeter, EX1 1GJ
Wales
Cardiff 026611 2 45-46 Queens Arcade, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2BY

The list above shows the 32 locations that have been updated with the smaller font

to enable the provision of pictorial faststamps.

London treasure hunt provides fruitful for Faststamp collectors!

Many faststamp/ATM collectors took the opportunity to visit the various ‘upgraded’ Post and Go Locations  across central London today,  with impressive results. Firstly the Post and Go self-serve facility at Ludgate/Tudor Street provided an unannounced source of pictorial Faststamps having been provided by the Post Office for dealers to obtain large quantities of labels, without impacting other ‘usual’ customers (Ludgate has four Post and Go kiosks and so has capacity for such a facility).

However, much more spectacularly the ‘No 1 ‘ kiosk at the City Of London branch office provided an opportunity to obtain examples of labels where the software upgrade had not been applied successfully and even corrupted the overprint producing a stunning ‘missing  weight’ variant.

Birds Faststamps fly at Stampex

The first pictorial “faststamps” went live today at Stampex as well as 31 other Offices and proved to be very popular with collectors both old and new.

A queue formed early on at the Post & Go machine at Stampex and continued for most of the day. European dealers flew in specially for the event and purchased the maximum possible within their 15 min allocated slot. Some collectors were slightly puzzled by the options available to them, as the Royal Mail literature had only offered the 1st Class  preprinted variants via mail order , so many believed that this was also the only option available to them from the kiosk , were but soon got the hang of things  when assisted by fellow collectors and staff. A big success!

More Wincor Post & Go Kiosks to be installed in UK Post Offices

 The Post Office have indicated that carrying on from last years successful roll-out of 

 Wincor Propostal kiosks, a further 50 units will be installed in a mixture of

new locations and additions kiosks in existing locations. 

The first six locations are listed below, with the full 50 installations expected

 to be completed by Christmas.

Office Code Branch Name & Address Postcode Number of Machines Projected
Go-Live date
012137 57 – 58 High Street BANBURY OX16 5LB 1  8th Sep 2010
031005 63- 65 High Street BARNET EN5 5UU 1 10th Sep 2010 
016020  4 – 12 Headstone DriveWealdstone

HARROW

 HA3 5QL 1 10th Sep 2010 
 008124  1 Stone Cross

HARLOW

 CM20 1AA 1  13th Sep 2010
 

008010
 95 Aldwych Aldwych

LONDON

 

WC2B 4JN
+1 Additional Kiosk  13th Sep 2010
004007  Blackfriars Road

52 Blackfriars Road

LONDON

 SE1 8NN  1  14th Sep 2010
         

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
London
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
Midlands
Nottingham 2 Queen Street, Nottingham, NG1 2BN
Walsall 1 Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1AA
Birmingham 2 1 Pinfold Street, Birmingham, B2 4AA
North
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
Scotland
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
Wales
Cardiff 2 45-46 Queens Arcade, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2BY

SOURCE: Aawaz Communications on behalf of Royal Mail

Broadway, London Post & Go goes live -17th September 2009

A first day cover is shown.

More Record-Breaking Prices for Postage Label Related Items!

Continuing from the Gold Machin Horizon Trial Postage Label FDC that fetched £95.54 related items are continuing to break all records for prices realised at auction for ‘recent’ philatelic items- demonstrating  the enormous interest in ATM Philately items. Yesterday (18th July 2009) a ‘First Day Cover’ of the new ‘Smartstamp’ Style Post and Go label issued only on 30th June 2009  and with a face value of 30p realised £32.00!

Post & Go(Wincor Nixdorf) New Indicia Label on FDC

Post & Go (Wincor/Nixdorf) New 'Smartstamp' Indicia Label on FDC

Similarly, a small selection of used Post and Go labels fetched £9.19 – a nice premium over face

Don’t forget many of these items are available from both my Ebay shop and my Blog Shop.

UK ATM Philately-The Modern Collecting Alternative!

‘SmartStamp’ Style Post and Go Labels Go-Live

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In a further quest towards a unified set of labels and to aid operational processing, Post and Go kiosks yesterday(30th June 2009) started to be upgraded to print labels that conform to the existing ‘smartstamp’ format.