Mail by Bike and 50th Anniversary ‘F’ Type Letter Box

Mail by Bike and 50th Anniversary ‘F’ Type Letter Box Stamps Available at The Postal Museum

 LONDON, 28 August 2018 – The Postal Museum has announced today that The Royal Mail Heritage Transport Post & Go stamps featuring Mail by Bike will be available from its Post & Go machine from 12 September 2018.

The stamps will replace the Mail Coach design and feature six historical types of bikes and motorbikes used for the delivery of mail. From the 1882 five-wheeled Pentacycle that was trialled but never entered wider service to the 2002 Quad Bike, used by Royal Mail on more difficult terrain. All designs are available as 1st class and will run until November 2018.

The 50th anniversary of the ‘F’ type letter box will also be celebrated with an overprint reading ‘F’ Box 50’ on the Machin designs from 12 September 2018. This will be available on all values both 1st and 2nd class. The box will be exhibited at Autumn Stampex and later at The Postal Museum.

The stamp featuring the iconic 1968 square letter box will replace the unoverprinted Machin designs and will be last until November 2018.

A limited edition of 400 First Day Covers for the ‘F’ type letter box issue along with 400 First Day Covers and a Presentation Pack for the Mail by Bike issue will be available to purchase from The Postal Museum’s shop.

The Post & Go machine is available at The Postal Museum during normal opening hours. Please see for more information.


RAF overprint for Guernsey’s Post & Go at Stampex

Guernsey Post announces that it will vend Post & Go stamps to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force at the autumn edition of Stampex.

The overprint on the Guernsey flag stamps, which will vend from the GG01 series exhibition kiosk, will read:

100 Years
Royal Air Force

Also available at Stampex, which takes place from 12-15 September at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, UK, is the bureau’s popular Bailiwick Flowers stamps, which will print on the second reel of the GG01 Guernsey kiosk without an overprint.

Following Stampex, the Post & Go RAF overprint back office strips will be available to purchase from the bureau. These strips will carry the new series code GGO4 in place of the ‘B’ code and can be obtained by visiting or contacting philatelic customer services on +44 (0) 1481 716486.

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Jersey Post & Go continues the Super League Triathlon series

Jersey Post & Go continues the Super League Triathlon series

Following on from last year’s inaugural Super League Triathlon event in Jersey and the first overprint in the series, Super League Triathlon 2018 will be commemorated on Jersey Post & Go JE02 stamps in September this year. The overprint, reading Super League Triathlon 2018 will be printed on the Jersey Crest Post & Go stamps from Wednesday 12 September to close of business on Wednesday 10 October 2018.

Super League Triathlon is a new championship series combining the three core triathlon disciplines but with an alternative approach to the Olympic standard. Points are awarded for three individual stages: the Triple Mix, the Equaliser and the Eliminator rounds.

Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic at Jersey Post explains: “Islanders are thrilled that Super League Triathlon is coming to Jersey once again. Jersey is a wonderful venue for such an internationally appealing event, providing a huge opportunity to witness first-hand, the sporting talent of the world’s best triathletes competing against each other in a mix of gruelling short-course tracks and Olympic speed-racing.”

This year, the event which will be broadcast live to millions across the globe takes place from September 28th to 30th.

Jersey Post’s new Post & Go issue, Nautical Knots, will also vend from the JE02 kiosk but will not carry the commemorative overprint.

Jersey Post’s JE02 series Post & Go kiosk, powered by Royal Mail, is located in Jersey Post’s Broad Street post office in St Helier. A limited number of Collectors’ strips featuring the Super League Triathlon 2018 overprint as well as JE02 kiosk Nautical Knots will be available to order at or by contacting the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616320. (Ends)

Jersey Post at Autumn Stampex 2018

Jersey Post & Go at Autumn Stampex: new issue and exhibition overprint

A new Post & Go design, Nautical Knots, will be launched by Jersey Post on 12 September 2018 at Autumn Stampex in London. The stamps will be available to vend from Jersey Post’s JE01 kiosk, alongside Jersey flag stamps printed with a special exhibition overprint.

Drawn by world-renowned stamp artist, Martin Mörck, himself an avid sailor and ship-builder, this new set of stamps embraces Islanders’ love for the sea and follows on from February’s issue featuring Naval vessels which have visited Jersey during the annual Boat Show.

“Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands,” explains Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic at Jersey Post. “The sea has shaped Jersey’s landscape and history throughout the centuries with stories of shipbuilding, oyster fishing and privateering. These days, modern-day pursuits such as sailing for sport, leisure or industry, complete the story of Jersey’s unique maritime environment and seafaring heritage. Throughout the ages, the skill of tying specific knots remains an important one for all sea-farers, with an emphasis on safety, reliability and convenience.”

As well as being available from Jersey Post’s JE01 Post & Go kiosk during the exhibition, Nautical Knots will also be available from the JE02 kiosk at Jersey’s main Broad Street post office in St Helier and from Jersey Post’s back office B002 kiosk through the Philatelic Bureau.

Jersey flag stamps featuring a special exhibition overprint will also be vended from the JE01 kiosk during the exhibition. The overprint reads: 100 Years Royal Air Force accompanied by an image of an aeroplane. For those unable to attend Stampex, back office collectors’ strips will also be available from Jersey’s B002 kiosk.

This year, Autumn Stampex will take place from 12-15 September at the Business Design Centre in London. Nautical Knots Post & Go stamps, B002 overprints and philatelic stamp products such as First Day Covers and Presentation Packs are available to pre-order at or by contacting the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616320. New issue Post & Go stamps and overprints from Jersey Post’s B002 kiosk are now available as subscription items through the Jersey Philatelic Bureau. (Ends)

If you require any further information please contact Rachel MacKenzie, Philatelic Marketing Manager, on + 44 (0)1534 516324 or email