New Hytech Machines plus Union flag Jubilee Overprint will be available at Autumn Stampex
Royal Mail have confirmed that they have completed their trials of Hytech Self-Service equipment and will now introduce a updated and improved set of Hytech equipment.
The new machines will include for the first time a ‘fixed’ machine identifier which will link to a ‘series type’ for example the ‘A’ Series will be self-service. This ‘fixed’ identifier will appear on all stamps produced by that machine and will additionally include ‘Location’ as well as the usual Month and Year information.
For Autumn Stampex 2012 , there will be Four Hytech machines in use – two ‘Self Service’ and two ‘Back Office’ versions.
As usual, the current Post and Go issues will be available on the opening of Stampex – Pigs and Union flag . On the Friday of Stampex, The new issue ‘Cattle’ will be introduced.
In addition the ‘Stampex Special’ overprint will be a unique version (only available at this Stampex) of the “Diamond Jubilee” overprint applied to the Union Flag Post and Go stamp.
In summary, the products available have been confirmed as:-
- British Farm Animals 2 ~‘Pigs’ Post & Go Stamps.
- ‘Union Flag’ Post & Go Stamps with ‘Diamond Jubilee 1952-2012’ overprint.
- ‘Union Flag ‘Post & Go.
- British Farm Animal 3~’Cattle’ Post & Go Stamps. (Available from 28th September).
These will be available in six values: -
- 1st Class £0.60
- 1st Class Large £0.90
- Europe up to 20g £0.87
- Worldwide up to 10g £0.87
- Worldwide up to 20g £1.28
- Worldwide up to 40g £1.90
Which can be vended in singles or multiples as required.
They will also be able to dispensed in
‘Collectors’ Strips:- 1 of each value £6.42