Wednesday 21 November 2012

More pictures from the Camden Christmas Post Shop

Thanks to an army of collectors who have sent in images from the Camden Christmas Post Shop which has Popped-Up in Camden Market we can now show the leaflet, stamps, receipts and a Sunday postmark.

These were posted on Sunday using the EQUIPMENT TEAM TEMPORARY self-inking datestamp, index 32.  We are unaware of any first day covers prepared on the opening day.

This flyer was available at the Post Shop and had, presumably, been distributed around the market and maybe the wider area.  However the people at the permanent Camden Post Office didn't appear to know anything about it! (Click on the image for a larger view.)

One of the display stands showing packing material, and London 2012 and other collectables.

And some Hytech receipts, showing that two of our contributors were using machine A4 within 20 minutes of each other!  Thanks to all.

The machines appear produce individual receipts for each collectors set and then a combined receipt for the entire purchase.

We understand that there is also a Smilers facility with a background picture of Tower Bridge.


  1. Can anyone clarify what the Smilers facility offers? Thanks.

    1. The Smilers facility was the staff taking the photo and producing the sheet which was the standard Royal Mail Christmas sheet with 10x1st class Christmas stamps. This was sold at £9.99.

  2. Have a look at this article which includes an update from Dave Coles who runs the Smilers facility at the Camden Market:

    Keep smiling :-)



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