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