Archive for the 'Uncategorized' Category

Post and Go NVI Stamps – What are they worth for postage?

One of the most common questions sent to us is from readers trying to confirm the current ‘worth’ or face value of obsolete (or even current) Post and Go ‘Non Value’ or NVI stamps where used for postage. There doesn’t appear to be any official reference for this information but there has been previous confirmation of the principles used by Royal Mail’s revenue protection, which allows us to produce the following, updated and indeed simplified by the tariff change of 1st September 2020.

InlandStatus Current Value for Postage
1st ClassCurrent£0.76
1st Class LargeCurrent£1.15
2nd ClassCurrent£0.65
2nd Class LargeCurrent£0.88
International
Europe up to 20gObsolete£1.45
Euro 20g World 10gCurrent£1.45
Europe up to 60gObsolete£1.70
Europe up to 100gObsolete£1.70
Worldwide up to 10gObsolete£1.45
World 10g Euro 20gObsolete£1.45
Worldwide up to 20gObsolete£1.70
Worldwide up to 40gObsolete£2.55
Worldwide up to 60gObsolete£2.55
Worldwide up to 100gObsolete£2.55
Euro 100g World 20gCurrent£1.70
World 100g Zone 1-3Current£2.50
World 100g Zone 2Current£2.55
Post and Go NVI Stamp Postage Values September 2020

The rule applied is that any NVI stamp that indicates a weight step that no longer exists should be rounded up to the next weight and take on the value of that weight step. Where a zone is not indicated then all zones are covered and the stamp takes the value of the most expensive zone in that weight step.

Where these stamps are being used for pre-payment at a Post Office counter posters should consider that NVIs stamp were originally supplied for use for a particular purpose – e.g. specific inland or international mail letter rates and although techncially they are valid for use for other services, such use is exceptional and may result in refusal or re-direction to direct Royal Mail channels.

Royal Mail Covid-19 Tariff Change results in three new Post and Go NVI stamps for 2020

Royal Mail will increase their prices for the third time in 2020 on 1st September, generally due to the impact of COVID-19 and the knock-on effects of increased transport costs across the world. This time the price changes affect International Letter and Large letter tariffs as well as parcels and builds on the earlier changes to pricing zones on 1st July 2020 when a new ‘Zone 3’ was introduced specifically for the USA. https://www.royalmail.com/international-zones#worldzone3

From a Post and Go collector’s perspective this change will result in the introduction of three new NVI values – the first for a few years.

Firstly, the new tariff combines two previously different tariffs- Europe 100g and Worldwide 20g to the same price point (£1.70) , which allows for a new ‘Combi’ Euro 100g World 20g NVI stamp to be introduced.

Secondly, the introduction of new Worldwide pricing zone 3 earlier in the year has allowed for the applicable Letter rates, for the first time, to differ, so we have the Letter rate for zone 1 and 3 at £2.50 and zone 3 (Australasia) a rate of £2.55 – the first time for a while – certainly since Post and Go stamps have existed- that International letter rates have differed in this way.

This is accomodated by introducing two further new NVI values- a “Worldwide 100g Zone 1-3” and a “Worldwide 100g Zone 2”.

The values ‘retired’ as of 1st September as no longer required are “Euro 100g”, “Worldwide 20g”, and “Worldwide 100g”.

In summary, a comparison between existing and revised values and prices available from before and after 1st Sept 2020:-

1st Class Collectors Strip until 31st August 20201st Class Collectors Strip from 1st September 2020
1st Class£0.76 1st Class£0.76
1st Class Large£1.151st Class Large £1.15
Euro 20g/World 10g£1.43Euro 20g/World 10g£1.45
Euro 100g £1.68Euro 100g/World 20g£1.70
World 20g£1.63World 100g Zone 1 – 3£2.50
World 100g £2.42World 100g Zone 2£2.55
Total£9.07Total £10.11
1st Class Collectors Strip price comparison – pre and post 1st Sept 20- an increase of £1.04

The new NVIs will be available on 1st September from all NCR kiosks in Post Offices and IAR locations that are currently in use. (some SSKs are currently out of use to maintain social distancing in Post Office branches and some museum locations are yet to re-open).

The prices for the OV stamps will be updated in line with the tariff, without any design changes.

Machin Stamps are available here:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174417193519

Robin Stamps are available here:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174417218960

For the NCR SSK and SFKs the ‘buy stamps’ menu will be updated, with the Worldwide 100g stamp option being removed.

Royal Mail /Jersey Post ‘Joint Flag Issue’

At Spring Stampex Jersey Post will join the Post and Go club and will taken ownership of their own ‘Series B’ machine- number J001 – that will vend a unique Jersey Flag  stamp with six relevant NVI values  on one reel alongside a GB Union flag stamp on the other – a truly unique, modern and innovative way of producing a joint stamp issue.

The print string will be (For items purchased at Stampex)

B2GB14 J001-0000-001

For the back office/preorders a different string will be used.

B2GB14 B001-0000-001 etc.

 

Royal Mail ‘Next Generation’ ‘Series A Machines to retire ?

Royal Mail ‘Next Generation’  ‘Series A Machines

The existing three Royal Mail Post and Go machines will be retired and semi-permanent sites found for them (promising overprinted versions! ). Before this, the last roadshow for these machines will be at York Stamp and Coin Fair  on 17th/18th January 2014 where machines A3 and A4 will appear for the last time in a mobile environment.

 

Post and Goes East- Philakorea 2014

During Autumn Stampex Royal Mail announced their intention to take the ‘Post and Go Roadshow’ to another international stamp exhibition ‘ PhilaKorea ‘ in 2014.

The international show, sponsored by Korea Post takes place August 7th- August 12th 2014. (6 Days) in the ‘COEX Hall’, Seoul.

A similar set-up to that used in Australia in 2013 is expected, along with a suitable overprint (including  ‘KR’ origin code) . Mirroring the 2013 Australian Stamp Expo , It is expected that ‘GB’ versions of the Post and Go stamps will be available from the Philatelic Bureau.

 

 

Post and Go Services at Autumn Stampex 2013

Autumn Stampex 2013 has just closed its doors, taking place between the dates of 18th-21st September at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1.

 

Royal Mail provided the now familiar configuration of Post and Go ”Royal Mail Series One’ machines Nos. A2, A3,A4  along with a “Instant Smiler ” printer.

They all have been busy over the last three days providing the standard fare of an overprinted Post and Go commemorative plus from Friday  the latest in the ‘Freshwater Life’ series (Rivers) along with On-Demand ‘Post and Go Instant Smilers’ as below:-

[table caption=”Autumn Stampex 2013 Post and Go Stamp availability” width=”500″ colwidth=”20|50|50|50|50″ colalign=”left|left|left|left|left”]
Machine,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
A2,Union Flag/Machin,Union Flag/Machin,F/water Life-Rivers/Union Flag,F/water Life-Rivers/Union Flag
A3,Union Flag/Machin,Union Flag/Machin,F/water Life-Rivers/Union Flag,F/water Life-Rivers/Union Flag
A4,Union Flag/Machin,Union Flag/Machin,Union Flag/Machin,Union Flag/Machin
B1,Union Flag,Union Flag,F/Water Life-Rivers,F/Water Life-Rivers
B2,Machin,Machin,Union Flag,Union Flag

Notes:,B1 and B2 Pre-Order and over-the-counter sales only,Both the ‘Union Flag’ and the Machin Post and Go Stamps had a ‘MA13′ underprint.,Union Flag over printed “The Coronation 60th Anniversary’.

[/table]

 

Various improvements have been made since previous events and it was noticed that the  machines benefited from a new-improved faster internet connection allowing for faster throughput of customers resulting in reduced queues compared to previous Stampex events..

Latest Post and Go Network Updates

At Birmingham ten machines have been reduced to nine Machine no.1 has been removed and machine no.9 moved into its place.

birm1

At Cambridge as part of the program to upgrade branches by adding more Post & Go kiosks a third kiosk has been added .

This kiosk has incorrectly been configured with the ‘old’ Branch Code of 007113 and the old postal address of 9-11 St.Andrew Street.

The next branch to have additional kiosks is Old Street when two will be added in next few weeks.

 

 

Full List of Wincor Kiosks

The full list of Wincor Kiosks in the UK has now been updated.  Please contact me for a password.  postagelabelsuk@gmx.com

Additional 50 Wincor Kiosks~Full List

Phase Three~Additional 50 Kiosks
Office Code Branch Name & Address Postcode  Number of Kiosks Projected
Go-Live date
012137 Banbury57 – 58 High Street

BANBURY

OX16 5LB    15-Sep-2010
031005 Barnet63/65 High Street

BARNET

EN5 5UU    10-Sep-2010
016020 Wealdstone4 – 12 Headstone Drive

HARROW

HA3 5QL    20-Sep-2010
008124 Harlow1 Stone Cross

HARLOW

CM20 1AA   13-Sep-2010
008010Additional Kiosk Aldwych95 Aldwych

LONDON

WC2B 4JN   TBC
004007 Blackfriars Road52 Blackfriars Road

LONDON

SE1 8NN    14-Sep-2010
011008 Knightsbridge6 Raphael Street

LONDON

SW7 1DL    16-Sep-2010
010004 Holloway482 Holloway Road

LONDON

N7 6HY    17-Sep-2010
023004 Upper Holloway14 Junction Road

LONDON

N19 5TA    17-Sep-2010
020006 Shepherds Bush65/69 The Green

LONDON

W12 8QF    21-Sep-2010
008005 Golders Green879 Finchley Road

LONDON

NW11 8RT    21-Sep-2010
016001 Wandsworth1 Arndale Walk

LONDON

SW18 4BL   22-Sep-2010
019001 Battersea202 Lavender Hill

LONDON

SW11 1AB   22-Sep-2010
003313 Chester Le Street137 Front Street

CHESTER LE STREET

DH3 3AA    24-Sep-2010
011309Additional Kiosk DarlingtonCrown Street

DARLINGTON

DL1 1AB   TBC
015504Additional Kiosk City of Bath27 Northgate Street

BATH

BA1 1AJ   TBC
020511Additional Kiosk The GalleriesCastle Gallery

Broadmead

BRISTOL

BS1 3XX   TBC
002820 Dundee4 Meadowside

DUNDEE

DD1 1AA   1st Nov 2010
008844 Dunfermline42 – 44 Queen Anne Street

DUNFERMLINE

KY12 7AA   2nd Nov 2010
019519 Barnstaple39 – 40 Boutport Street

BARNSTAPLE

EX31 1SB   1st Nov 2010
012555 Penzance113 Market Jew Street

PENZANCE

TR18 2LB   2nd Nov 2010
017937 Bognor RegisHigh Street

BOGNOR REGIS

PO21 1RG   11th Oct 2010
003937 Cosham13 High Street

Cosham

PORTSMOUTH

PO6 3EH   11th Oct 2010
004900 Camberley15 Princess Way

CAMBERLEY

GU15 3SP   11th Oct 2010 ?
014323 The Markets6 – 16 New York Street

LEEDS

LS2 7DZ   8th Nov 2010
005424 Oldham3-5 Lord Street

OLDHAM

OL1 3HP   12th Oct 2010
002206 Crewe Town15 Delamere Street

CREWE

CW1 2HP   12th Oct 2010
005432 Hyde30 – 32 Market Place

HYDE

SK14 2QU   13th Oct 2010
009432 Stockport36-40 Great Underbank

STOCKPORT

SK1 1QF   13th Oct 2010
004208 KidderminsterCrown House, Bull Ring

KIDDERMINSTER

DY10 2DS   9th Nov 2010
006504 Trowbridge1a Roundstone Street

TROWBRIDGE

BA14 8DA   10th Nov 2010
006939 Newbury39 Cheap Street

NEWBURY

RG14 5BS   10th Nov 2010
009246 RedditchThread Needle House

Alcester Street

REDDITCH

B98 8AB   9th Nov 2010
017230 Peterborough City28 – 30 Cowgate

PETERBOROUGH

PE1 1NA   11th Nov 2010
003202 Boston18 Wide Bargate

BOSTON

PE21 6AE   11th Nov 2010
009614 Chester2 St John Street

CHESTER

CH1 1AA   12th Nov 2010
010941 FavershamEast Street

FAVERSHAM

ME13 8AA   15th Nov 2010
007941 SittingbourneCentral Avenue

SITTINGBOURNE

ME10 4AA   15th Nov 2010
007912 Crawley7 The Boulevard

CRAWLEY

RH10 1AA   16th Nov 2010
002001 Balham92a Balham High Road

LONDON

SW12 9AF   16th Nov 2010
005948 Tonbridge5 Angel Walk

TONBRIDGE

TN9 1TJ   17th Nov 2010
024004 Wood Green191 High Road

Wood Green

LONDON

N22 6DZ   17th Nov 2010
002647 Aberystwyth8 Great Darkgate Street

ABERYSTWYTH

SY23 1DE   18th Nov 2010
002006 Acton23/29 King Street

LONDON

W3 9LD   19th Nov 2010
006613 Carmarthen9 – 10 King Street

CARMARTHEN

SA31 1AA    18th Nov 2010
010306 Keighley44 Towngate

KEIGHLEY

BD21 3NL   22nd Nov 2010

Imperforate Gold Horizon Machin First Day Cover

oldstfdcv2

First Cover Sold for £47

contact me at postagelabelsuk@gmx.com