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 gadren birds and is issued in time for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Big Garden BirdwatchPost & 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.
Blackbird – Turdus merula
Magpie – Pica pica
– Aegithalos caudatus
Chaffinch – Fringilla coelebs
Collared Dove – Streptopelia decaocto
Greenfinch – Carduelis chloris
The labels will be used in Post
& Go machines at Post
Offices around the country.
A mint set will also be available from Royal Mail's Tallents House Bureau in a pack on an attractive card with details about each of the birds featured together with an illustration of their eggs. All values in the pack are 1st Class with a philatelic branch code of 002011. Design is by The Chase with illustration by Peter Horridge.
Although Post & Go
machines are a Post Office Ltd product, Royal Mail will again produce a
First Day Cover and official First Day Postmarks for these.
Postmarks available for the day of issue are shown here, others may be added later. These are not to scale. These postmarks cannot be obtained after the date of issue.
| Ref FD1103
Philatelic Bureau Official Postmark illustrated with a map of the British Isles
| Ref FD1104
Bristol official postmark illustrated with a bird's egg
Bristol official non-pictorial postmark.
| Ref M12028
Dove Green Nottingham
| Ref M12029
Blackbird Croft, Birmingham
| Ref M12030 Peterborough
|| Ref W12037
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