not be in use.
not be in use.
The Overprint applied to the Union Flag and Machin head stamps did not change- but the receipt was updated to reflect the new location.
It is understood that there are significantly fewer stamps and strips produced with this receipt and it is set to be a rarity to those collecting the current ‘overprinted’ range of post and go stamps.
[singlepic id=212 w=640 h=480 mode=watermark float=left] Royal Mail have today indicated that following on from their trials of Hytech Postalvision equipment at Spring Stampex 2011, they will issue a tribute to ‘Arnold Machin’ in the form of an overprinted set of Post & Go stamps at next weeks Autumn Stampex.
This overprint will be only available at Stampex, and will be applied on the existing ‘Machin’ Post & Go stock on one of two new Hytech Self-service Stamp Machines.
These new self-service machines will be situated on Royal Mails stand and will exclusively vend the new stamps, either singly or in the now familiar ‘strip of six’ format. Payment will only be possible via Credit or Debit card -the machines will not accept cash.
The machine numbers will be 91 and 92 (The ‘9’ indicating September- self service machines No.1 and 2).
Further details and further information will appear here as soon as known.
For three days only we have the Hytech Stampex-Only Machin Overprints available in our ebay shop on a ‘Buy it now’ basis:-
Royal Mail have indicated that as part of the ongoing development of Post & Go they are planning to trial a new machine at Stampex next week in place of the standard Wincor Post and Go machine.
The information provided states “The trial machine will not provide the usual self-service functionality and so will be operated by staff at the counter positions. It will only vend a full set of overprints on the Machin design stamps. The overprints have the same typeface as the Wincor offering and so will only appeal to specialist collectors. ”
RM have said that they may be able to offer the pictorial Birds 2 version as well depending on availability of a second machine and space constraints.
Information continues stating “We are trialling the machine with a view to installation in Tallents House to provide a more effective offering to the trade when larger quantities are required for new issues. Depending on the suitability of the machines they may also be installed in post offices at some point in the future but there is no planned installation programme to date.”
So a very interesting Stampex in store for postage label collectors- Watch this space for the latest new on these developments..