As many readers will now have their Philatelic Bulletin for January I thought I would clarify some of the information it contains.
The retail booklet issued on 20 February (see page 130) will contain 4 x 1st Machins and 2 x 1st Footballers, not Locomotives. (The retail booklet is not mentioned on pages 133/4).
For the Spring Blooms Faststamps (page 135) the Post and Go terminals in '146 branches of the Post Office' will dispense Faststamps with their usual branch code, not a 'philatelic Post and Go Code'.
Also, on page 140, John Holman's write-up says that the Spring Blooms are issued on the third day of Stampex: they are actually issued on the first day of Stampex. (Thanks Doug for pointing this out.)
For those interested in PO Training School material here is a different registration label to that shown on page 151 of the Bulletin, and a SPECIMEN postmark.
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