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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Post and Go Stamps by Royal Mail

The second set of Faststamps depicting birds will be issued on 24 January, one of three sets to be issued this year. As before, these will be sold from Post & Go machines at selected Post Offices across the UK and from the Philatelic Bureau at Tallents House. The second set also depicts common garden birds and is issued in time for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Big Garden Birdwatch.

Post & Go terminals allow customers to weigh their letters and packets, pay for and print postage labels and stamps without the need to visit the counter. The first Post & Go machine was trialled in The Galleries Post Office in Bristol in 2007.

The labels can be obtained with 5 different service indicators: 1st class & 1st class Large up to 100gr, Europe up to 20gr, Worldwide up to 10gr and 20gr, singly or in strips of up to 5 of the same value or various values. Thus there are 30 different value/design combinations in total.