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

Birds Faststamps fly at Stampex

The first pictorial “faststamps” went live today at Stampex as well as 31 other Offices and proved to be very popular with collectors both old and new.

A queue formed early on at the Post & Go machine at Stampex and continued for most of the day. European dealers flew in specially for the event and purchased the maximum possible within their 15 min allocated slot. Some collectors were slightly puzzled by the options available to them, as the Royal Mail literature had only offered the 1st Class  preprinted variants via mail order , so many believed that this was also the only option available to them from the kiosk , were but soon got the hang of things  when assisted by fellow collectors and staff. A big success!

More Wincor Post & Go Kiosks to be installed in UK Post Offices

 The Post Office have indicated that carrying on from last years successful roll-out of 

 Wincor Propostal kiosks, a further 50 units will be installed in a mixture of

new locations and additions kiosks in existing locations. 

The first six locations are listed below, with the full 50 installations expected

 to be completed by Christmas.

Office Code Branch Name & Address Postcode Number of Machines Projected
Go-Live date
012137 57 – 58 High Street BANBURY OX16 5LB 1  8th Sep 2010
031005 63- 65 High Street BARNET EN5 5UU 1 10th Sep 2010 
016020  4 – 12 Headstone DriveWealdstone

HARROW

 HA3 5QL 1 10th Sep 2010 
 008124  1 Stone Cross

HARLOW

 CM20 1AA 1  13th Sep 2010
 

008010
 95 Aldwych Aldwych

LONDON

 

WC2B 4JN
+1 Additional Kiosk  13th Sep 2010
004007  Blackfriars Road

52 Blackfriars Road

LONDON

 SE1 8NN  1  14th Sep 2010
         

*NEW* Full list of Wincor-Nixdorf Post and Go Machines in the UK now added

The full list of Wincor-Nixdorf Proposal Kiosks currently in use in the UK, along with branch addresses and their go-live date is now shown here:-

http://postagelabelsuk.com/?page_id=497

More Record-Breaking Prices for Postage Label Related Items!

Continuing from the Gold Machin Horizon Trial Postage Label FDC that fetched £95.54 related items are continuing to break all records for prices realised at auction for ‘recent’ philatelic items- demonstrating  the enormous interest in ATM Philately items. Yesterday (18th July 2009) a ‘First Day Cover’ of the new ‘Smartstamp’ Style Post and Go label issued only on 30th June 2009  and with a face value of 30p realised £32.00!

Post & Go(Wincor Nixdorf) New Indicia Label on FDC

Post & Go (Wincor/Nixdorf) New 'Smartstamp' Indicia Label on FDC

Similarly, a small selection of used Post and Go labels fetched £9.19 – a nice premium over face

Don’t forget many of these items are available from both my Ebay shop and my Blog Shop.

UK ATM Philately-The Modern Collecting Alternative!

What Do Those Numbers Mean?

For an explanation of the numbers shown on Postage Labels please click here

If you wish to purchase these labels please click here

Five Stamps and Eight Labels-A set of Thirteen..

I have now updated the pages showing the full set of labels and fast stamps produced by UK Wincor-Nixdorf Machines.

There are Eight Different Labels and Five Fast Stamps issued by Wincor-Nixdorf Machines in the UK.

UK Fast Stamps First Day Cover-08 OC 08.

Wincor-Nixdorf Sucessful Post&Go Live

The first pair of Wincor-Nixdorf Propostal machines sucessfully went live at “The Galleries” branch in Bristol  today, after some inital teething problems and adjustments.

Much interest from around the world has been generated by the UK Post Office adoption of the latest ATM stamp technology as most (if not all) of the labels and faststamps issued on the first day were snapped up by collectors eagly awaiting  the machines introduction.

However, it is undeniable that the new automated self-service will be the quickest and simplest way to send mail and buy stamps in Post&Go branches.

 Customers can purchase labels that can be used immediately or fastsamps that can  taken away for subsequent use.

All customers need do is place their item on the scale and follow the on-screen step-by-step instructions to send their item initally paying with cash with a future option of card payments for transactions over £2.00.

First Wincor Nixdorfs Go-Live This Week!

This week sees the Go-Live of the first batch of Wincor-Nixdorf ProPostal Machines in the UK.

The full installation schedule has been released by Royal Mail (Tallents House) and can be seen here:-

Click for Installation Schedule