Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Post and Go Faststamps 2014 Summary - Guest Blog

This list was added as a comment on the Guernsey post, but I think it belongs in a separate post, and all discussion on it will be here.   Thanks to our Anonymous contributor

2014 was a bit excessive when you consider the new value/design combinations

Wincor Nixdorf machine issues

Machin Head increased from 6 to 9 values (3 values)
Birds 1 No known change
Birds 2 increased from 36 to 48 values (12 values)
Birds3 increased from 36 to 48 values (12 values)
Birds 4 increased from 36 to 48 values (12 values)

Sheep increased from 36 to 54 values (18 values)
Pigs increased from 36 to 54 values (18 values)
Cattle increased from 36 to 54 values (18 values)
Union Flag increased from 6 to 9 values (3 values)
Robin MA12 reprint increased from 6 to 9 values (3 values)

Lakes increased from 36 to 54 values (18 values)
Ponds increased from 36 to 54 values (18 values)
Rivers increased from 36 to 54 values (18 values)
Machin Head MA13 reprint increased from 6 to 9 values (3 values)
Union Flag MA13 reprint increased from 6 to 9 values (seen on eBay, issued by Harrogate)
Robin MA13 reprint increased from 6 to 8 values (2 values)

Spring Blooms increased from 36 to 54 values (18 values)
Symbolic Flowers increased from 36 to 42 values (6 values)
Poppy (solo stamp) 7 values
Winter Greenery (1st class) 12 values

Winter Greenery (2nd class) 12 values (issued in error by Farringdon Road and Perth)


NCR (NVI values only) not including class swap rolls*

Machin (1st class) 9 values
Machin MA13 reprint (1st class) 9 values
Machin MA14 reprint (1st class) 6 values

Machin MA12 (2nd class) 2 values
Machin MA13 reprint (2nd class) 2 values
Machin MA14 reprint (2nd class) 2 values (Two part centre band)
Machin MA14 reprint (2nd class) 2 values (Full Centre band)

Union Flag 7 values
Robin MA13 reprint 6 values

Spring Blooms 42 values
Symbolic Flowers 36 values
Poppy (solo stamp) 6 values
Winter Greenery (1st class) 12 values
Winter Greenery (2nd class) 4 values

And then there’s the exhibition/static machine issues


*  Some of these swaps from 1st to 2nd or vice versa were apparently authorised.  I have some images from eBay, but feel free to add to this list in the comments below. (Ian)


4 comments:

  1. Birds 1 now on eBay with Europe up to 60g & Worldwide up to 60 (item 201262228353) from Grimsby. Shouldn’t the MA13 Union Flag be 8 values not nine?

    Now only the MA14 Machin head to put in an appearance and then possibly the working sail set in February for the Wincors and that chapter closes

    Upper Holloway (023004) had the 2nd class MA14 with correct phosphor band in their machine on 5/1/15.

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  2. 015008 Kings Walk Crown Post Office
    This branch will close on 7 February 2014.
    The nearby Eccleston Street Crown Post Office will gain an extra NCR machine

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  3. Ian for info.
    Kings Walk to Eccleston is not that nearby unless you are fit and like walking, it is over 1 mile and will take about 12 minutes.
    I am only saying this because some people may need to know before they travel to it.

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  4. Macclesfield Crown Post Office will relocate to WHSmiths from 5th March 2015, with no SSKs. Neath will also be operated by WHSmith from this date & Redcar from 12th March, again both with no SSK.

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