Friday 16 September 2011

Stampex Post & Go Hytech - 16 September 2011

The fourth and final set of Birds Faststamps was issued today, and as expected one of the 'backroom' machines at Stampex (number 93) was producing these in strips of 6, while the other (number 94) remained producing Machin Centenary Faststamps:

One would expect that the self-service machines - or at least one of them - would also be loaded with Birds 4: I await confirmation.

Meanwhile, an early release of the Birds 4 pictorials has been reported. A first class faststamp showing an arctic tern has been seen on an envelope from Paisley (id 007859) dated 12th September 2011. The session number was 26868. (Thanks to John McCallum for this news: follow John's Postal Mechanisation updates on

Does anybody have news of P and G machines in Post Offices producing the new 40g label as shown above??  First Day Cover producers need them for the full set!

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