Wednesday 9 May 2012

Faststamp found with inverted service details from Tudor Street.

I haven't seen one of these before - which, on reflection, is something of a surprise.

In theory it should only be possible to feed the stamps into the machine lower-edge first.  Unless the stamps were wrongly wound onto the core, or if this was a part-roll which had been re-wound and fed through in error.

Thanks to Robert for providing the picture of the stamp "received this cover this morning which was bought and posted yesterday from London" (it also shows the new ink-jet postmark from Mount Pleasant).

The stamp was bought from the kiosk at 2a Tudor Street, also known as Ludgate Circus, in London.

It's possible, of course, that the fault was a result of a software error. Who knows?

UPDATE: A collectors' set of 6 is currently on offer on eBay #251060441350


  1. Machines 1 & 3 were "normal" yesterday (14/05/12) Machine 2 was out of order.

    Machine 4 has been removed (gone to another office (Kensington has 2, but listed as having 1) or removed for repair?)or has someone stolen it?

  2. Kiosk 4 from Tudor Street is now located at Tesco Brent Park NW10 0TL.
    Code 074005 1, if you are going the post office is open 7 days a week.
    It has been there since before last Christmas but is often out of use, I did manage to get a collectors strip of Machin from there on the 11th May after many attempts (session ID is only up to 393).
    It is still dispensing stamps at the previous tariff, therefore £5.40 per collectors strip also the machine remains card only.

    1. Thanks for this additional info Malcolm.

      I expect that 'old tariff' will be rectified soon as 'people' read the blog and the comments :-)


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