Roll Up Roll Up -Welcome to the (Ludgate) Circus- Wincor MA13 Flags, Machins and Robins in one place!

A surprise appearance of not one ,not two but three Wincor-Nixdorf printed MA13 Post and Stamps has occurred in the unique Self-service  branch- at Tudor Street, Ludgate Circus, London EC1.

The latest printings appear to have been installed in the last few days, a visit earlier this week has revealed.

It certainly is an interesting development and has provided the last variants of the MA13 Post and Go stamps in the operational ‘Wincor’ format.

Machine 1 – Christmas Robins MA13

Machine 2 – Union Flag MA13

Machine 3 -Machin MA13

It had to happen -Post & Go V2 produces rare birds indeed!

As the Post and Go V2 upgrade is now almost complete, those very few branches that still were using Birds 3 reels have produced a six completely new stamps- previously unissued Worldwide 40g versions of Birds 3.

Branches that have been confirmed as producing this value from last Friday are Grimsby, Dartford, Hyde and Ludgate Circus.

This value is likely to be the RAREST of all Post and Go stamps and the KEY value of this set.

Available on Ebay here:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170744034218

 

 

Font upgrade for Post and Go Kiosks starts at Ludgate!

On April 1st 2011, The roll out of the ‘Type 2’ font commenced with the upgrade of Kiosks Nos. 1-3 at the Ludgate Circus ‘Tudor Street’ self-service facility. Shown is a last and first day cover showing the adjacent session numbers of the stamps vended either side of the upgrade. The upgrade have continued throughout this week, with those sites in London not already upgraded to the Type 2 receiving the new font.

Birds Of Britain 2 Post & Go Stamps~Ludgate Circus First Day Cover

Here is the First Day Covers supplied to our registered customers for the recent Post and Go ‘Birds of Britain 2’ issue. It contains a full set of Post and Go stamps issued at the Ludgate Circus, London EC4 ( kiosk No.4) and cancelled with the ‘London EC’ postmark..  These were only available on the first day of issue from this location. The first day covers are now sold out; Mint sets are available here and here.

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.

New Machin ‘Type 2’ Font Faststamps Issued Today

Today (8th September 2010) the Post Office commenced the software upgrade required to issue the new pictorial ‘Birds of Britain I’ Faststamps on17th September 2010

 

So far two branches in London have been  upgraded ;-

Ludgate Circus -(Machine 4 only) and 205 Old Street.

As a result of these changes the machine printed text changed font and moved to the left.

It is expected that all branches that will vend the new ‘Birds of Britain’ Faststamps will be upgraded between now and the Birds First Day of Issue.

Click here to buy a cover ..

 

Self Service Post and Go reaches central London

Upgrade To New Type 2 Font

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On April 1st The remaining three kiosk were upgraded to Type 2 font, in preparation of receiving Birds 3 Stamps.

The latest ‘Post Office’ to be opened in central London today (Entrance in Tudor Street EC4) – the entrance to the ‘Post and Go’ closet containing four Post and Go machines and two stamp vending machines.. This is the Post Office ‘Outreach’ service for central London.

CLICK ON THE ABOVE FOR MORE PICTURES OF THIS ‘BRANCH’

Ludgate Circus~First and Last Day!

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.

Ludgate Circus~A New Breed Pt Two-Next

As has been widely publicised, The Post Office at Ludgate Circus EC4, which currently has one Post and Go kiosk is to be closed and replaced by “the provision of some self-service mailing facilities” as explained here http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/media_centre/post_offices.htm

It is now understood that the new facilty will be four NEW Post and Go machines, and will feature payment by Debit Card ONLY- No Cash will be acceptable.

These machines will have a Office Code DIFFERENT to that currently used and so the current Ludgate Circus Machine will cease to be used, making the Labels and Faststamps currently generated most desirable..