The Postal Museum to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a new Post & Go overprint

The Postal Museum is set to release a new overprint on its Post & Go machines to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Postal Museum/Platinum Jubilee overprint © The Postal Museum

The overprint “The Postal Museum/The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee” will be printed on the multicoloured “Machin 50th anniversary” stamps and will run from 3 June to 1 July 2022.

Each of six anniversary Machin stamps comprises a different colour and will be overprinted with the standard UK first class (up to 100g) value. They will temporarily replace the existing “Mail by Air” stamps for the duration of the overprint. These stamps will be available from the Post & Go machine in the museum’s welcome space, either singly or in strips of six.

The overprint “Mail Rail/The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee” will be printed on standard “Machin first class” stamps of all values. These stamps will be available as a collector’s strip of six and as individual values from the Post & Go machine in the Mail Rail’s welcome space from 3 June to 1 July 2022.

The Postal Museum will be joining other Royal Mail Post & Go sites in offering this Jubilee overprint – the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) site at HMS Victory in Portsmouth, NMRN Submarine Museum in Gosport, NMRN Explosion Museum also in Gosport, Fleet Air Arm Museum in Ilchester, HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford Upon Avon and STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon.

In addition to Post & Go stamps, there will be a limited run of 150 First Day Covers featuring all six of the multicoloured “Machin 50th anniversary” stamps with the new Jubilee overprint. These First Day Covers will be limited to 10 per customer. Blank Covers with a Jubilee Insert will also be available to purchase. All products can be pre-ordered online at shop.postalmuseum.org from 30 May with expected deliveries from 6 June onwards.

Both Post & Go machines are available at The Postal Museum throughout the museum’s opening hours. Please check the full opening hours at www.postalmuseum.org/visit-us/.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 – Fri 3rd June 2022 – Fri 1st July 2022

In 2022, Her Majesty, The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.

The overprint will be available on Royal Mail Post & Go kiosks Machin reel from Fri 3rd June 2022 – Fri 1st July 2022.

Overprint reads: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Kiosks: A002, A003, A004, A006, A007, A009, A010.

Please note: The Postal Museum will be issuing their own press release.

Guernsey will celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with an overprint on Post & Go Flag stamps

Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau is delighted to announce that it will release a limited-edition Post & Go product in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service, Her Majesty having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952.

The Post & Go Guernsey flag stamp designs will vend on Guernsey’s Post & Go GG02 kiosk from Fri 3rd June 2022 – Fri 1st July 2022 and will bear the following overprint: –

The Queen’s
Platinum Jubilee

Guernsey Post’s head of philatelic, Bridget Yabsley said: – “In addition to our commemorative Platinum Jubilee stamps we are delighted to join the celebrations in June with a Post and Go Jubilee overprint on our Guernsey Flag design. Since Royal Mail is providing an overprint on their Machin reel, collectors have an opportunity to purchase similar Jubilee overprints from a different region.”

Guernsey to vend Post & Go stamps at Guernsey’s Tourist Information Centre

Guernsey Stamps is delighted to announce that its Post & Go desktop unit (DKU) GG03 will make a welcome return to Guernsey Information Centre in St Peter Port from 21 April, where it will vend stamps with special overprints for cruise ship tourists and collectors.

The DKU unit will vend the bureau’s latest pictorial Post & Go stamps showcasing local ‘Guernsey Cuisine’, with a unique location identifier “Guernsey Information Centre”. The overprint will be as follows:
G.I.C. 2022
Bianvnu à Guernesi

Working in partnership with Visit Guernsey, an overprint message on the stamps will welcome cruise ship passengers to Guernsey’s shores, which will be updated each time a ship arrives into port. The first cruise overprint will vend on 23 April to mark the arrival of the ‘Spirit of Adventure’.

Guernsey Post’s head of philatelic, Bridget Yabsley said: – “We are delighted that our DKU machine will take up residence once again at Guernsey’s Tourist Information Centre after the absence of tourists over the past two years. The special cruise ship stamps were very popular with visiting tourists and a lovely keepsake of their visit to our beautiful island. We are confident that our latest pictorial Post & Go issue ‘Guernsey Cuisine’ will also be a big hit with our collectors.”