There is no end to some peoples ingenuity in ‘Manufacturing’ covers that should not actually exist. Here is a cover that appeared on Ebay , with the vendor suggesting someone actually producing it on the first day in Camden Town – but only Special Delivery items were processed on the first day ,suggesting the item has been backdated.
A contributor to this site has reported a nice ‘Miscut’ variety from the Finchley, LondonÂ Post&Go Machine, along with the receipt that is generated when the machine detects such an error. Nice One!
The receipt reads “We apologise some items could not be printed, Please present this part of receipt to a member of staff for assistance”.
An unannounced new Horizon postage label, bearing the Machin Head and with simulated perforations went on trial at Camden High Street Branch only , in London, on Monday 8th June 2009.
Printed by De La Rue in gold with security printing of wavy “ROYAL MAIL”
These labels were used on Royal Mail Special Delivery items only
After three months and three days, the trial has now (11th Sept 2009)Â come to an end.
No other branches will sell the label or any further extension will occur for the time being.
Any further developments may utilise a different label to that used at Camden High Street Post Office
This cover is available for purchase in our shop at Â£45
The Post Office have indicated that the last day of sale of the Horizon Gold Machin Head labels, currently being used at one branch (Camden High Street, London, NW1 ) will be 11th September 2009. No other branches will sell the labelÂ or any further extention will occur for the time being.Â Any further developments may utilise a different label to that used at Camden.
A reposting facility will be available for the last day only – All covers must reach Camden Town Crown office by next Friday (Absolutely no back dating will be possible) and payment to cover the Special Delivery rate of at least Â£4.95 must be made by Postal Order payable to ‘Post Office Ltd’ only.
Covers should be addressed to:Branch manager Camden Town Crown office 114-120 Camden High Street, Camden
London, NW1 0RR It may be necessary to restrict quantities if stock run low. RMSD Covers can only be sent to UK addresses. (If any overseas customers require covers -please contact me asap- email@example.com)
The existing single Post And Go machine at Ludgate Circus Crown Office was decommissioned just before midday today.
In an adjoining ‘ Windowless Room’ accessable from Tudor Street four new machines have been installed. These machines accept Card Payments ONLY (No Cash).
The branch number appearing on Faststamps and labels is 242007 (- Which suggests that the ‘owning branch is 136 Southwark Bridge Road).
Ludgate Circus Crown Office will close tomorrow (22nd April 2009).
Below-The decomissioned Ludgate Circus Post and Go machine.