Saturday 18 March 2017

Post and Go News: ASPS Scottish Congress, Perth 21-22 April 2017

Once again the Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies meet up in Perth for the annual Congress, and this year there will be two Post and Go machines dispensing souvenirs.  The organisers have again made arrangements to supply collectors with Post and Go and other souvenirs. 

Press Release

Royal Mail will again be attending Congress with their Post and Go kiosks. This year they will be bringing along two kiosks, A012 and A014.

Kiosk A012 will print
  • Thistle (from the Symbolic Flowers Set) and,
  • Machin

Kiosk A014
  • Thistle (from the Symbolic Flowers Set) and,
  • Heraldic Lion
The cost of Collectors Strips at new postage rates is £8.04, while a strip of 6 x1st Class will be £3.90.  All will have the additional inscription:

88th Scottish Congress 2017

[Note that this is the first appearance of the Thistle on a single-design reel.  It is a new digital printing, and its introduction means a new stamp, albeit one that is not available without the Congress inscription, nor from any other source at this time.]

All items are charged at cost (see above) plus postage and packing as detailed below.
UK Customers:
  • Up to 5 items £4
  • Over 5 Items £8
  • Special Delivery £10 Extra
Europe/International Customers:
  • Up to 5 Items £20
  • Over 5 Items £25
All overseas items will be sent using International Tracked and Signed. Tracking information will be sent to customers once despatched. Customers should note that once the item has left the UK ASPS cannot be held responsible for non-delivery. The Customer should then contact the postal authority of the relevant country.
Large Orders:
The association is happy (as a service to collectors) to provide these items to collectors at face value with a modest additional charge to cover postage and packing. Where the order (or multiple orders) exceeds £100, we regard these as ‘trade’ orders and will make an additional 10% handling charge to reflect the time and effort involved in fulfilling the order.

Please use the interactive pdf form on the ASPS Website and either:
  1. print the form and send it to Norman Kelso
28 Applehill Drive
United Kingdom

or b) save the completed form and e-mail it to

Use Paypal account:
There will be a surcharge of 4% on the total order for payments made by Paypal.

or Cheque in Sterling made payable to ‘ASPS’ and sent to the above address.

More information on the ASPS Congress can be viewed at

Because the Thistle is a new stamp we will obtain supplies of the 1st class stamp purely for the record.  We will not be stocking the Machin or the Lion.

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