Wednesday 1 March 2017

More Post and Go News from Royal Mail

As indicated in mid-February's Post and Go news, the stamps at the Museum of the Great Western Railway (GWR) at  Swindon will be changed on 15 March from the latest Mail by Rail issue which has been in use only since 20 February.  Royal Mail have announced that on 15 March* the machine will sell the Machin definitive with a new inscription

King George V 90th

Locomotive King George V (KGV) was designed by Charles B Collet and was the GWR’s most powerful 4-6-0 engine. KGV was the first ‘King’ Class built at Swindon Works in June 1927 and was shipped to the United States in August 1927 to feature in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s centenary celebrations.  The 90th anniversary of its building is celebrated with this new inscription.
* It's not clear which stamps will be on sale on 15th as the new press release says the new ones will be on sale then, while the old press release says that the old ones finished then. I would assume the old ones finish 14 March.

On the 20th March the machine at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon will commemorate Schools Week with a special inscription running until 21 April.

UPDATE 5 April
Thanks to Commonwealth Stamps Blog we can show the Stratford stamps which actually have the inscription Shakespeare Week, not Schools week. The Machins are MA13  Not an error, just misinformation:

East Anglian Railway Museum
On the 20th March refurbished A005 kiosk will be installed at the East Anglia Railway Museum. The machine will carry the Locomotive and Machin designs with an EARM location ID inscription. The kiosk will be available from 11:00.


  1. Had a look at the EARM website to find it's location etc.

    There is a £5.50 / £6.50 admission charge to the museum.

    Do you have to pay to gain access to the Post and Go machine ?

  2. Does anyone know what a 'Schools Week' is which will be on the overprint for Post & Go issues from the Shakespeare Centre?



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