Friday, 17 June 2022

Old Machins now off sale

A reminder to everyone, as I have just been reminded the hard way myself, that all old-style Machins are now off sale from Tallents House - although there are reports that many PO branches are still selling them.



7 comments:

  1. My local branch still working through them. Posted a large letter last week, new datamatrix 5p and 2 x old style £1 Machins. Lovely counter stamp applied and PO and still the postie penned it at the recipients end!

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    1. Hi Trevor
      I get a lot of the Pen treatment but Royal Mail just say they don't want to lose any revenue,how you can use a Stamp/Stamps that have been cancelled, I just don't know?
      Most of my problems is with the Mail Centre in Exeter they put a pen through a great deal of my Mail even like you when it has a Post Office Handstamp. RW

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  2. My local post office still has old-style Machin 2p and 1st class stamps and hasn't got the new ones of these values yet (apart from booklets of the new 1st class ones).

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  3. My local Sub PO has been instructed to cease sale of 'old stamps' at the end of September. To avoid stocking 'old' and 'new stamps - they are switching to 'new' only to avoid stock taking problems.
    The 2nd Class Business Sheets are last year's BLUE ones which is quite surprising.

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  4. Doug (Enfield) Hi "dix "- thanks for keeping the info coming - what is the location of the sub-PO you mention? Kind regards, Doug

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  5. Doug, the post office is Slaithwaite (Slawit!) near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, dix

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  6. Doug (Enfield) - Thanks 'dix' - Hope Ian monitors these comments as I ask if he would pass on to you my eMail address and contacts so you can contact me directly. Strange co-incidence that I have always lived over 200 miles away from the location but I know it well - The Colne Valley Leisure Centre and the Slawit Chippy!

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