Published on April 28th, 2014 | by admin0
So What Is Post & Go?
Stamp enthusiasts have had the opportunity to collect pictorial Post & Go stamps since they were first introduced on 17th September 2010 when the Queen’s head was replaced by colour illustrations of garden birds.
The Birds of Britain in 2010 and 2011 were followed by British Farm Animals in 2012 and the Freshwater Life series of 2013. The latter of which is still available to purchase from the Post Office Shop and features stamps illustrating wildlife found in the habitat of UK rivers.
Viewed as the next generation of self-adhesive postage stamps, Post & Go stamps were introduced with the aim of reducing queues at Post Offices. These stamps are simply dispensed from Post & Go machines.
Post and Go stamps are available from nearly 150 fixed locations in the UK which have Post & Go terminals which enable customers to weigh letters and parcels and allow users to send single or multiple items first or second class, or overseas, printing the stamps as necessary.
Celebrating UK wild flowers and plants, the British Flora Post & Go stamps are the latest series available from machines in UK Post Offices which we currently have in stock.
As of today, (28 April), a change to the non-value indicators printed onto Post & Go stamps will be introduced to Royal Mail Series 2 machines, along with new self service kiosks in Post Offices. The Europe 20g NVI will change to show Euro 20g/World 10g. The value of the stamp remains 97p.
We hear that further British Flora Post and Go Stamp collections are expected to be issued later in the year. Issues entitled Symbolic Flowers and Winter Greenery are scheduled as part of the British Flora series.