Wednesday 8 July 2015

Post and Go News

Latest News from Royal Mail

"Following the success of the Post and Go machines at the Royal Navy Museums, we are pleased to announce that a machine will be installed at the final site in the group, The Royal Navy Submarine Museum at Gosport.

"Machine A004 will go live on Tuesday 28th July. The machine will vend Union Flag and Machin stamps with ‘The RNSM’ as the location identifier. "

I don't think I updated the blog regarding the move of M002 from Crewe to Mount Pleasant.
"M002 was installed at the Mount Pleasant Enquiry Office on the 3rd June 2015."

The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA) 

BPMA will be introducing on 16 September a new Heraldic Lion Post and Go reprint to be issued by its on-site Post and Go machine. 

The Heraldic Lion design was first issued on 13 May 2015 in a strip with five other Heraldic Beasts.  This new product will be the Lion stamp alone on the roll and will first be used on Wednesday 16th September until 18 October inclusive. The Lion design will be temporarily replaced with the Poppy from 19 October to 15 November 2015.

The stamp will carry the usual BPMA inscription and will be issued alongside the 1st and 2nd class Machin and Union Flag designs.

As yet Royal Mail have not provided information about the Post and Go Set Up at Autumn Stampex - save that the Sea Travel set will be on sale for the first time.

It may be that one or more of the Royal Mail Stampex machines will also carry the single-stamp Heraldic Lion, maybe instead of the Union Flag.  It would be unfortunate if the only outlet for this reprinted Lion is at the BPMA and so only available with the BPMA inscription.  That's not how things worked when the Poppy stamp went solo!

UPDATE: I've had confirmation that the BPMA will not be the only source of this reprint, but no decision has yet been made on its distribution. 



    Well I never! Just 'Explosion' to go now for a full house!

  2. The BPMA press release gives details for the rest of the year.

    Upcoming BPMA stamps:
    16 September – 18 October: Heraldic Lion with standard BPMA underprint
    19 October – 15 November: Poppy stamp with standard BPMA underprint
    16 November – 24 December: Winter Fur and Feathers stamps and the return of the Heraldic Lion both with standard BPMA underprint

  3. I was hoping the Lion stamp was only at the BPMA, less to buy would be a good thing.
    Although i so not care for or buy any of the navy museums or overseas locations, i would want it from Post & Delivery offices and maybe Stampex.

  4. I see from the IAR website that A010 is about to be unleashed sometime in August, and GI01 is to be joined by GI02 & GI03. Still ‘nout about the Isle of Man joining the P&G family.


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