In the year of the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II and the XXX Olympiad and the XIV Paralympic Games, Royal Mail will issue a Faststamp illustrated with the Union Flag, as first used in the Submarine Centenary miniature sheet issued in 2001. It was later reformatted and issued in definitive size for the Smilers® range in 2005 when it was also issued in a retail stamp book.
Now it will be available as a pictorial stamp from Post & Go
machines in 146 branches (see list at end of release) in time for the
Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday celebrations from 2-5 June.
As before, these will also be sold from the Philatelic Bureau
at Tallents House in a special pack.
Let me know
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 2008.
The labels will be used in Post & Go machines at Post Offices around
The mint stamp is be available from Royal Mail's Tallents House Bureau and philatelic outlets in a pack:
Collectors reported on the day of issue receiving Royal Mail's publicity
brochure for the 31 May Jubilee stamps and finding details of this
included, with the warning that they would not be provided automatically
to bureau standing order customers, and that orders for FDCs must be made
by 21 May. Other collectors said that they had not yet received the
notice. Makes ordering FDCs by the date of issue a bit difficult!
We had two reports on the day of issue that the packs could not be sold at Post Office Counters because the item was not yet included in the till computer system. These two factors make it difficult for collectors to produce their own first day covers.
We will produce some FDCs
with single stamps and some with the set of 6.
|Ref FD1229 - Official Edinburgh
first day of issue postmark
||Ref FD1230 Official Three Crosses,
Swansea, First Day of Issue Postmark.
||Ref L12575 Buckingham Palace Road,
The Mall, London SW1
Union Row, Birmingham
This page updated 21 May 2012
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10 Roald Dahl (author)
20 Year of the Dragon Smilers
2 House of Windsor & Saxe-Coburg
6 Diamond Jubilee MS & definitive
23 Britons of Distinction
24 Pictorial Faststamps - Sheep
8 Classic Locomotives of Scotland MS
20 World of Comics
10 A-Z of the United Kingdom part 2, M-Z
10 RMS Titanic Commemorative Sheet
24 Pictorial Faststamps - Pigs
25 Machin & Country Defins
25 Diamond Jubilee Defins 2
1 James Bond Commem sheet
15 Design Classics, Great British Fashion
24 Union Flag Pictorial Faststamp
31 HM The Queen Diamond Jubilee
18 Exhibition Generic Sheet
19 Charles Dickens
27 Olympic Games Generic Smiler
27 Scotland 1st & 2nd reprint
27 Welcome to the London 2012 Olympic Games
From 27 Olympic Gold Medals
27 Retail booklet
29 Welcome to the London 2012 Paralympic Games
27 Memories of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
28 Pictorial Faststamps - Cattle
1 Retail booklet
5 Commemorative Sheet
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16 Space Science
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