A001- The End of an Era and a New Overprint

From the Postal Museum Press Office:

Post & Go at Freeling House – The End of an Era and a New Overprint

LONDON, 28 June 2017 – The Postal Museum has announced today that it will be moving its Post & Go machine from Freeling House to its new home at The Postal Museum on Phoenix Place on 13 July.

As a result of the move the machine will be unavailable from 13-24 July inclusive and again from 26-27 July inclusive.

From 1000-1700 on 25 July the museum will provide exclusive access to the Post & Go for one day only to give collectors an early opportunity to purchase its new ‘official opening’ overprint in advance of the public opening. The machine will be available 7 days a week once the museum opens in full on 28 July.

This marks a change from previous communications that stated the machine would only be unavailable 13-16 July and has been necessary due to delays in the planned opening of the new museum.

On 25 July, all designs available will change to feature a new ‘The Postal Museum’ overprint without the current envelope marque. The stamps on sale will be:

  • Machin 50 Commemoratives (1st class only)
  • Underground Railway (all values)
  • Mail Coach (all values)
  • Machin (2nd class only)
  • Union Flag (all values)

These stamps will feature two variations of an overprint commemorating the museum’s official opening. On Machin 50 Commemoratives and Machin 2nd Class this will read ‘Official Opening 2017’. For other issues it will simply read ‘Official Opening’. From 25 July, The Postal Museum will also be introducing a new permanent postmark.

All current stamp issues featuring The Postal Museum’s envelope marque overprint will finish on Wednesday 12 July.

The Post & Go machine will be available at The Postal Museum during normal opening hours. These will be made available shortly on the website www.postalmuseum.org.

Commemorative First Day Covers and Presentation packs will be available to purchase from The Postal Museum’s shop.

To get the latest information about new products sign up to The Postal Museum’s Post & Go Bulletin – shop.postalmuseum.org/pages/bulletin

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