Tuesday, 15 September 2020

1 September 2020 rate change; Post and Go availability.

The 1st September rate changes produced new Post and Go stamps as detailed here.  This posted, which will be updated with contributions from readers, will attempt to record which base stamps are available with these new rate stamps.
 
Update 16th, many thanks to Trevor for scouring eBay - a wide range of strips.  
Update 22nd: I have only included the locations although the comments often say which stamps are in which machine at multi-machine branches.  Check there for more detail, but remember that all this is only valid at the time the information was supplied to me.  It could have changed minutes later!


Machin R20YAL
Knightsbridge (London), Croydon, Horsham, Plymouth,

Machin R19YAL
Richmond (Sy), Old Street, Brixton & Broadway (London), Harrow, Exeter, Ashton Under Lyme, Croydon,  Horsham,

Machin R18YAL
Richmond (Sy), Old Street & (London), Exeter, Exmouth, Broadway, Lower Regent St, Strand, Ecclestone St, Edinburgh Waverley Mall, Croydon, Paignton, Crawley, Stevenage, Peterborough,

Machin R17YAL
Lower Regents St, Kennington Park, Moorgate & Strand (London), Banbury, Crawley, Oakham, St Albans,
 
Machin MA16
Ashton under Lyme, Banbury, Eastleigh, Brixton (London), Redhill, Crawley, Ilford, Milton Keynes, Plymouth, & unknown eBay

Machin MA15
Albion St Leeds, unknown eBay

Machin MA14
Stevenage (yellow shade)
 
Machin MA13
unknown, on eBay

Machin undated
Exeter
 
Machin 2nd class CL17S
eBay - unknown

Poppy R18YAL  Broadway (London), Exmouth, Milton Keynes
Poppy R17YAL unknown - on eBay
Poppy MA16  unknown - on eBay  

Robin MA12   unknown - on eBay
Robin MA13 - unknown, on eBay
Robin date unknown - Leighton Buzzard

Mail by Bike  Knightsbridge (London), Redhill, Harpenden,

Mail by Air currently on Ebay unknown office link

Mail by Rail currently on Ebay unknown office link

Mail by Sea currently on Ebay unknown office link

Game of Thrones, Chorley (Lancashire), Aylesbury,
 
Union Flag (undated) - unknown - eBay.
 
Ladybirds - unknown, eBay



Machin Anniversary currently on Ebay unknown office link , Aberdeen, Paignton, Ilford, Harpenden,
 
Winter Greenery R19YAL currently on Ebay unknown office link ,  Knightsbridge & Brixton (London)

Hibernating Animals  currently on Ebay unknown office link


MUSEUMS
Naval Museums and the Fleet Air Arm Museum are open.
The Postal Museum and Shakespeare Centre machines are not in operation.

HMS Trincomalee: Machin MA14 and MA13 - on eBay

GWR Steam Museum Swindon (17 Sept): Machin MA13, Rail by Mail Royal Mail Heritage MA16.
 
Shakespeare Centre now open (17 Sept): Machin MA14, and Flowers MA17.§
 

That's a total of 25 plus six from museums - so far.
§ If I recall correctly this is a printing which was made for the centre and not available elsewhere or unoverprinted.

Trevor notes that "You will note that for some of the unidentified offices there is a close correlation between session numbers and kiosk numbers which may be purely coincidental.

When this was first announced one or two people raised the prospect of 'obsolete stock' suddenly reappearing, not necessarily legitimately.  
Some of the more unusual ones above are from the same sellers who have obscured the FAD code so that nobody can see whether or not they all came from the same post office branch.  If they had, then that would certainly be suspicious: if the Birds or Farm Animals appear I would certainly suspect the involvement of somebody who has a supply of unused rolls.  Not that I am suggesting any malfeasance on the part of these sellers on this occasion as the evidence is not visible.



Please let us know what you find by email or comment, and I will add it to the table above.

Anything unusual we are interested in two strips of single design and maybe full 36 for multi-design.


35 comments:

  1. The Shakespeare Birthplace shop where the kiosk is located is in fact open (or it was 2 weeks ago) but the kiosk was out of use which is has been on several visits there since, if I remember rightly, just before last Christmas. I was in Stratford a few days before the March lockdown and the machine was certainly out of action then and it had not been revived at my recent visit after the shop had reopened. When things were normal, I never once saw one of the very many tourists in the shop use the machine to buy stamps. I can’t help thinking that it’s more trouble than it’s worth.

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  2. Machin R19YAL - Harrow Post Office

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  3. Can add a couple to the museums list
    HMS Trincomalee museum is open but kiosk not working as failed to dispense stamps a few days ago.
    GWR opens tomorrow so I am told.
    Am in contact with Bob about Shakespeare and as soon as I hear anything positive I will pass it on.
    Postal museum does have a tentative opening date but until official announcement made I will keep that quiet.
    Signals remains closed.

    Regards
    Malcolm

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    1. Had an email from (Steam) GWR and can confirm they open tomorrow, have asked if machine available for casual visitors as you have to book for the museum. Will update when/if I get a response

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    2. Museum accepting Philatelic customers no problem.

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  4. Robin - Leighton Buzzard: Greenery R19YAL - Brixton:

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  6. from todays visits

    125102 Aylesbury WHS
    SSK 67 1st class Game of Thrones, 2nd class Game of Thrones
    SSK 68 1st class Game of Thrones, 2nd class Machin CL17S

    402137 Banbury WHS
    SSK 67 1st class Machin R17YAL, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 68 1st class Machin MA16, 2nd class Machin CL17S

    281020 Harrow WHS
    SSK 67 1st class Machin R19YAL, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 68 out of service
    SSK 69 1st class Machin R17YAL, 2nd class Game of Thrones

    016020 Wealdstone
    SSK 67 out of service
    SSK 68 out of service

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  7. Today;s trio of south London Post Offices
    156025 Richmond (Surrey)
    SSK 67
    SSK 68
    SSK 69

    016007 Kennington Park
    SSK 67 1st class Machin R17YAL, 2nd class Machin MA15
    SSK 68 Out of service (1st class Machins)

    029008 Brixton
    SSK 67 1st class Machin R19YAL, 2nd class Machin CL16S
    SSK 68 1st class Machin MA16L, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 69 1st class Machin R19YAL, 2nd class Machin MA15

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    1. The details for Richmond (Surrey) should be
      SSK67 1st class Machin R18YAL & 2nd class Machin CL16S
      SSK68 1st class Machin R18YAL & 2nd class Machin CL16S
      SSK69 1st class Machin R19YAL & 2nd class Machin CL17S
      (The content of the SSKs are the same as the comment on 4th September blog post ‘Post and Go changes and weekend roundup’

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  8. Steam Museum - Machin MA13, Rail By Mail MA16

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  9. Correction - GWR Steam Museum - should read Royal Mail Heritage - MA16

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  10. Shakespeare Museum P&G machine operating today 17/09/2020. Machin MA14. Flowers MA17.

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  11. It appears that the RM museum machines can dispense the stamps individually unlike the PO SSK's (Unless I've missed something)and the zone 1-3 has been changed to 1 & 3, again on museum machines according to Brian Sinnotts blog. Another new stamp/strip from the SSK's when they get round to doing those!

    https://postagelabelsuk.com/2020/09/post-go-as-you-like-it/

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    1. Confirmation of change https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-POST-GO-SHAKESPEARE-SEPT-2020-VALUES-MACHIN-COLL-SET-WORLD-ZONES-1-3-MA13/303696663178?

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  12. Spring Blooms now on eBay

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GB-Stamps-NEW-TARIFF-zones-MA14-Spring-Blooms-Post-Go-Collectors-Strip/353210242928?hash=item523cf89770:g:8f8AAOSwjsBfaORU

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  13. 22 September 2020
    I have visited Leighton Buzzard office today. I found both machines out of service. I enquired as to the reason why. The Manager lovely man told me the machines have not been in service since lockdown and will remain NIS until the post office team have been and erected safety screen between them. I find this very strange. I questioned why there is Winter Greenery for sale on Ebay. Apparently the only person to have access to the machines was a maintenance man. He came and checked the machines ready for service Then they were turned off. Looking back on a comment earlier in this post about stamps being legitimate. The plot thickens as I have had my suspicions for a long time. The Manager is looking in to this further. I can not say anymore at the moment.

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    1. Not really sure what you mean by 'legitimate' as all Post & Go stamps are legitimate regardless of when they are used in a machine, as non have ever been withdrawn and have only ever been left in machines or Post Offices to be sold to exhaustion!

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    2. Leighton Buzzard is the office ident on the Machin strip of new values currently displayed on Postage Labels UK blog .

      https://postagelabelsuk.com/2020/08/2657/

      The plot thickens further.

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    3. And here are the Robins

      https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-VALUES-2020-GB-Post-and-Go-ROBIN-September-2020-Collectors-Strip-MA12-/174417218960?nma=true&si=Bt67E%252Bof0SLBu43j0xJD2qwXODY%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

      If the comments by anonymous are correct it would appear that collectors are being manipulated by people(or those in joint enterprise with) abusing their positions.

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    4. Winter Greenery again from Leighton Buzzard

      https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GB-Post-and-Go-2020-NEW-VALUES-Winter-Greenery-ERROR-1st-on-2nd-Class-CL19-/193645341699?hash=item2d16296c03%3Ag%3AM9oAAOSwa1pfTpcx&nma=true&si=Bt67E%252Bof0SLBu43j0xJD2qwXODY%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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    5. No replies to any of the comments above (and below) which I thought would have been forthcoming if there was nothing to hide? Indefensible position perhaps?

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    6. Re "Not really sure what you mean by 'legitimate'" from Anonymous on 22nd.

      You may have seen blank strips being offered on eBay. These come from part-rolls that re found or acquired by collectors or dealers. These people might choose not to sell them as blanks but to take them to a PO when output changes and ask for them to be put into the machine. No real reason not to as (as you say) they are legitimate stamps. They then produce something that might not otherwise be available, eg Birds or Farm Animals.

      Would you regard these with the new format strips as 'legitimately acquired'?
      Would your answer change depending on whether one or many people had them for sale?

      That's what the comment (in blue) in the blog post refers to.

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  14. Today's trio of Post Offices

    009912 Horsham WHS
    SSK 67 1st class Machin R19YAL, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 68 1st class Machin R20YAL, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 69 1st class Machin R19YAL, 2nd class Machin CL17S

    178912 Crawley WHS
    SSK 67 1st class Machin R17YAL, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 68 1st class Machin MA16, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 69 1st class Machin R18YAL, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 70 1st class Machin R18YAL, 2nd class Machin CL17S

    115940 Redhill WHS
    SSK 67 1st class Machin MA16, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 68 1st class Mail by Bike, 2nd class on 1st Class Machin MA16

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  15. 619519 Exeter WHS
    SSK 67 1st class Machin R18YAL, 2nd class Machin CL18S
    SSK 68 1st class Machin MA16, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 69 Out of Service
    SSK 70 1st class Machin Undated, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 71 1st class Machin Undated, 2nd class Machin CL17S

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  16. Post & Go stamps on 22 September 2020

    011008 Knightsbridge
    SSK 67 1st class Machin R20YAL, 2nd class Game of Thrones CL18S
    SSK 68 1st class Machin R20YAL, 2nd class Winter Greenery CL19S
    SSK 69 1st class Mail by Bike R18YAL, 2nd class Game of Thrones CL18S

    101003 Moorgate Only 1 kiosk in operation
    SSK 67 1st class Machin R17YAL, 2nd class Machin CL17S

    106003 Old Street Co-op
    SSK 67 1st class Machin R18YAL, 2nd class Winter Greenery CL19S
    SSK 68 1st class Machin R19YAL, 2nd class Winter Greenery CL19S
    SSK 69 1st class Machin R18YAL, 2nd class Winter Greenery CL19S
    SSK 70 1st class Machin R19YAL, 2nd class Machin CL17S

    205026 Ilford WHS All kiosks cutting perfs at bottom of strip
    SSK 67 1st class Machin 50th, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 68 1st class Machin MA16, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 69 1st class Machin MA16, 2nd class Machin CL17S

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  17. I have a copy of a bulk receipt for purchase of 15 poppy collector strips purchased on 1 September before 10am from K67 at Leighton Buzzard..they were listed on eBay within 3 hours along with machin strips from K68.

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    1. Sorry...the above post should read ROBIN collector strips

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  18. 022519 Exmouth WHS
    SSK 67 1st class Machin R18YAL, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 68 1st class Machin R18YAL, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    Note:- SSK68 2nd class machine applied text indented by 1cm to the right

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  19. Post & Go stamps on 23 September 2020

    010033 St Albans
    SSK 68 1st class Machin R17YAL, 2nd class Machin CL16S
    SSK 70 1st class Machin R17YAL, 2nd class Machin CL16S

    133134 Luton WHS All kiosks closed

    169129 Stevenage WHS
    SSK 67 1st class Machin R18YAL, 2nd class Machin CL18S
    SSK 69 1st class Machin MA14 yellow shade, 2nd class Machin CL17S

    180033 Harpenden WHS SSK 68 cutting perfs at bottom of strip
    SSK 67 1st class Machin 50th, 2nd class Machin CL16S
    SSK 68 1st class Mail by Bike, 2nd class Game of Thrones CL18S

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  20. Game of Thrones 1st class strips from Aylesbury
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-POST-GO-SEPT-2020-VALUES-GAME-OF-THRONES-COLL-SET-WORLD-ZONES-1-3-ZONE-2/303700887407?hash=item46b5fbc76f:g:mwYAAOSw7ixfafJ7

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  21. 019230 Peterborough WHS
    SSK 67 1st class Machin R18YAL, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 68 1st class Machin R18YAL, 2nd class Machin MA14 (full band)

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  22. 29th September

    019539 Plymouth WHS
    SSK 67 1st class Machin MA16, 2nd class Machin CL17S
    SSK 68 Out of Use (Social Distancing)
    SSK 69 1st class Machin R20YAL, 2nd class Machin CL18S

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  23. Postal Museum 'Virtual Stampex 2020' Overprint . Only available via their online shop. http://iarroyalmailpostandgo.com/latestnews/virtual-stampex-2020-overprint-available-at-the-postal-museums-online-shop/

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  24. First class shown first

    Worthing 131908 22/10/2020 67 13267 Machin R18YAL Machin CL17S
    Worthing 131908 22/10/2020 68 9613 Machin MA14 Machin CL17S
    Bognor Regis 264937 22/10/2020 67 102388 Machin R19YAL Machin CL17S
    Bognor Regis 264937 22/10/2020 68 125478 Machin R19YAL Machin CL16S
    Chichester 263937 22/10/2020 67 101815 Machin R17YAL Machin CL17S
    Chichester 263937 22/10/2020 68 98796 Machin R17YAL Machin CL17S
    Chichester 263937 22/10/2020 69 113051 Machin R17YAL Insufficient stock to fill
    Emsworth 062937 22/10/2020 67 13713 Machin R20YAL Machin CL17S
    Cosham 003937 23/10/2020 67 133321 Machin R20YAL Machin CL18S
    Cosham 003937 23/10/2020 68 122598 Machin R20YAL Machin CL18S
    Fareham 020937 23/10/2020 67 43695 Machin MA16 Mail By Air
    Fareham 020937 23/10/2020 69 74693 Machin MA16 Machin CL17S
    Eastleigh 015546 23/10/2020 67 65860 Machin R18YAL Machin CL17S
    Eastleigh 015546 23/10/2020 68 57047 Machin R18YAL Machin CL17S

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