In what appears to be software changes to the Post Office counter printer software, which became visible around 30th December 2010, the “date seperator” overprinted on the Horizon Postage label has changed from ‘-’ back to its ‘Horizon’ setting of ‘/’. Thus giving a new date format of dd/mm/yy.
As well as the chnages to the format of the printed date , this change appears also to have had the effect in some Welsh branches with the bilingual version of the overprint of causing the ‘l’ of Post Brenhinol (The Welsh equivalent of ‘Royal Mail’) to be omitted from all labels printed in those offices that print the Bilingual version of the Horizon Postage Label in Wales. This has resulted in labels issued with the text “Post Brenhino ”
It will be interesting to see how long this configuration lasts. Watch this space..