Thursday 22 April 2021

Latest Direct Mailing PPI examples

We have some more examples of digital stamp postage paid impressions to report, including the rarely seen 1st class Large.

Not all of these are for fund-raising purposes: the 2nd class Machin one from VisionExpress was and individual one reminding me that I should have my eyes tested - probably one of thousands sent to their customers who have kept away during various lockdowns.  (Licence C9 10020)

The other one in the first image is 2020's 2nd class Christmas issue from medicine supplier Healthspan (licence HQ23777).

The other image, supplied by DL, shows a flyer from the Wood Green Animals Charity, and uses the 1st class Large letter stamp, using licence HQ11348.  These are reported very occasionally and if you are adding them to your Machin collection they may be difficult to find.   

1st class Large digital stamp on charity mailing, 2021.


  1. I am a collector and pay for charities to send me stamps.I provide the postage by putting on older commemmoratives which have not been used and which are mint with full gum. Got some invalid stamp labels on had tio get my mp a full refund for the fines I had to pay.
    Trouble is so many stamps are issued that royal mail doesnt realise all decimal stamps are still valid as long as they are not being reused.

  2. I have received one from tesco Clubcard recently with 2nd class Alice in Wonderland stamp image - license C9 10002. I can send image if wanted.

  3. I am aware of a dozen Digital stamps but there might be more ;
    Machin 2nd, 2nd Large, 1st, 1st Large.
    Alice in Wonderland 2nd - in two distinct sizes,
    Christmas 1st - each year from 2016 to 2020,
    Christmas 2nd - 2018, 2020 and probably other years.
    Despite the specifications stipulated to printers by Royal Mail the most common Machin 2nd comes in distinctly different shades of blue and in sizes down to 16 x 19 mm ( not 20 X 24 mm ) and with the bottom side imperforate ( C9 10002 ).
    I've also got the ordinary Machin 2nd used on Large Letters ( C9 10002 ) which shouldn't be a problem as the Digital Stamps don't represent the postage paid BUT there will surely be over vigilant Revenue Protection workers who don't realise that, assume it's underpaid and wrongly 'fine' the recipient £1.50 ot £2.


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