In just a few years Post & Go stamps have exploded both in terms of demand and choices. While Royal Mail only produce three pictorial sets each year, the plethora of overprints, location identifiers, static and mobile machine locations, machine types, changing values et al have placed the idea of a "complete" collection beyond possibility for almost everyone. So how can you plan a new Post & Go Stamp collection that is intresting, challenging, achievable and affordable?
As part of the rebranding of the British Postal Museum & Archive to become The Postal Museum a new, more modern looking, special postmark design has been introduced for mail items.
On Saturday March 19th this year the England Rugby Union Team beat France in Paris to win the RBS Six Nations Grand Slam title and come the final whistle we pulled out all the stops to get these covers postmarked by Royal Mail on the special day.
The British Forces Postal Service is vital for military personnel and their families so it's good news to hear that Royal Mail and the MOD have renewed their contract to ensure overseas personnel are able to continue receiving traditional post from loved ones from around the world at affordable rates.
LONDON, 17 March 2016 – The Postal Museum is pleased to announce that from Friday 1 April, it will be exclusively offering a digitally printed version of the Mail Coach stamp from the Royal Mail Heritage Transport Post & Go set. This will replace the full set which will be available until Thursday 31 March and will be available in all values.
Here's the latest news from Royal Mail about their Post & Go stamp plans. They give details of the machines and label designs that will be available on 15th and 16th April at the 87th Scottish Congress in Perth, the machines and Post & Go stamp designs planned for the forthcoming World Stamp Show in New York and some updates on new military location static Post & Go machines.
Cinderella philately is, perhaps, one of the most relaxed forms of philately. While interpretations may differ, it generally covers the use of all kinds of "stamps" that are NOT produced by recognised postal authorities to pay for the transmission and delivery of letters, packets and parcels. The only rule seems to be that an item has to "look like a stamp".
The leading UK philatelic magazine Stamp & Coin Mart will be including a free copy of the UK's philatelic trade "Yellow Pages", the PTS Directory, with its May 2016 issue.
Here's the first view we've had of the stamps being issued at the latest location for Post & Go machine M001 following its removal from Wheatstone House.
The 2016 price changes by Royal Mail have been announced today and, on balance, the price rises don't seem too severe.
Royal Mail today issued a set of Special Stamps to commemorate 500 years since Henry VIII knighted Brian Tuke, the first Master of the Posts, in 1516. As you would expect from any institution that has been around for 500 years, there are a number of significant dates in Royal Mail's history.
RAF Northolt is the main base of British Forces Post Office operations and a trial installation of a Post & Go vending machine - using Kiosk M001 - began there on 27th January 2016. As there is no public access to the machine, examples of Post & Go stamps from this machine may prove a little awkward for collectors to obtain so, if you want collectors strips or First Day Covers, read on...
15th March 2016 will see Royal Mail's stamp issue commemorating the lives and achievements of six notable British individuals and their humanitarian contributions both in the UK and abroad. So who will the six Great Britains be?
A century on from Shackleton's remarkable recovery from the ice, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Antarctic Endurance Expedition 2016 aims to Inspire a new generation of adventurers in the Services, celebrate the success of the 2014 Endurance team returning from the Antarctic and to educate organisations on the value of adventurous training with individual development.
Royal Mail turns 500 this year. Originaly set up as a service to the Crown, it has evolved to become a service by the people, for the people and was recently bought by the people with deep enough pockets! To list every milestone and the contributions made to our communities and country would be too much to tackle here but some of the key events were:
Royal Mail has announced that a trial Post & Go kiosk is being installed by the Britsh Forces Post Office and, in a separate development, the Royal Air Force are also receiving machines at two locations.