Just over a month after Post Office announced that the 97p Faststamp would be changed to show both Europe 20g and Worldwide 10g services, it happened today with no prior announcement - thanks guys!
But many thanks to the several people who tweeted, phoned and emailed about this. Thanks to Brian for this picture of part of a collectors strip, this one from Nottingham. Pete confirmed that Cambridge was also updated, but sadly no Spring Blooms left as they only lasted about a week. Maybe there will be some elsewhere so that somebody can produce some first day covers of this new stamp - which may get a sub-number in Stanley Gibbons Concise*.
Machins now in stock - no collectors strips yet.
Thanks to Chris for the picture of the Spring Blooms from a machine at Wealdstone.
* Who would be a catalogue editor? The 2014 GB Concise has entries for the Europe and Worldwide 60g stamps, but only for the Machin, Spring Blooms, and Union Flag stamps. That only leaves the Robin, Freshwater Life, Farm Animals, and Birds to add :-)