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 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

BPMA to have A001 installed on 24th March 2014



 LONDON, 10 MARCH 2014

 On 24 March a new A001 Post & Go machine will be installed at the British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA).  Supplied by Intelligent AR Limited, the new model represents the next generation of Royal Mail Post & Go vending machines and incorporates a number of new design and software features. First introduced at Spring Stampex 2014, the A001 has been further developed to be easier to use, ensuring the BPMA can offer the best service to its customers.

The installation will take place on the morning of Monday 24 March, meaning that no Post & Go facility will be available at this time. The new machine should be available to customers from 13:00. As previously advertised, the Post & Go underprint “The B.P.M.A./ Postage Due 1914” will continue until 4 April.

The A1 Post & Go machine currently in Freeling House – home of the BPMA’s Archive collections – will be accessioned into the BPMA’s Museum Collections.




BPMA Press Release scheduled for 10th March

BPMA to have A001 installed in March 2014