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eagc1397

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19 Oct 2021
03:09:48pm
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19 Oct 2021
04:12:54pm
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Hi,

This is a British "Post & Go" stamp used in Exeter in Devon.

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eagc1397

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21 Oct 2021
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Brechinite

22 Oct 2021
03:52:10pm

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Known as the Christmas Robin, First Issued on 6th November 2012

Stanley Gibbons catalogue number FS56, cat val Used £5.75.




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23 Oct 2021
09:53:58pm
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Are they still using these "Post and GO" labels ?

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Brechinite

24 Oct 2021
07:20:16am

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Aye Charlie these machines are mostly in the larger cities and towns.

They normally issue new sets of 6 a couple of times a year.

Of course for each "stamp" there are several variations. It depends on weight and destination.

The "stamp" or label, as we call them, in question has several variations

1st Class up to 100g
1st Large up to 100g
Europe up to 20g
Euro 20g World 10g
Europe up to 60g
Europe up to 100g
Worldwide up to 10g
Worldwide up to 20g
Worldwide up to 40g
Worldwide up to 60g
Worldwide up to 100g

Since 2012 there has been a reduction in the number of variations but for each set issued if you want each "stamp" to have all the variations you would need 42 or more "Stamps" per set.

When they first appeared I started to collect them but soon stopped as the numerous variations became clear.

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eagc1397

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24 Oct 2021
09:10:21am
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Interesting

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26 Oct 2021
02:38:28am
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" ...When they first appeared I started to collect them
but soon stopped as the numerous variations became clear.
..."

I never liked them from the start, or the similar Irish
labels either. Someday, I may see a comprehensive collection
all mounted and annotated in an auction, and if I am in
a good mood might just bid enough to win the lot. Then I
can just add them to a UK album as an addendum.
Or perhaps an adden-dumb.
I think those labels may have quite a bit to do with the
falling popularity of UK stamps.

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Brechinite

26 Oct 2021
08:22:19pm

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"I think those labels may have quite a bit to do with the
falling popularity of UK stamps."



With the amount of stamps, Mini-sheets, First Day Covers, Presentation Packs, Prestige Stamp Booklets, Post and Go and Horizon Labels being issued and the costs are the main reasons for the decline in collecting Great Britain stamps.

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27 Oct 2021
08:02:16am
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The way I combat the glut of newer stamps by most countries is to impose collection cut off dates.

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27 Oct 2021
08:59:29am
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"With the amount of stamps, Mini-sheets, First Day Covers, Presentation Packs, Prestige Stamp Booklets, Post and Go and Horizon Labels being issued and the costs are the main reasons for the decline in collecting Great Britain stamps."



and with the plethora of new

"stamps, Mini-sheets, First Day Covers, Presentation Packs, Prestige Stamp Booklets, Post and Go and Horizon Labels"

, it's amazing that the POs never seem to have any stamps to affix to a envelope, or so I'm told

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Brechinite

27 Oct 2021
10:10:35am

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"it's amazing that the POs never seem to have any stamps to affix to a envelope, or so I'm told"



There are very few Post Offices left. Now they are all small sub-post offices inside anything from Hardware stores, grocery stores, supermarkets and that ilk.

These small offices have also been told on what and when to use stamps and when they MUST use Labels.

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jmh67

28 Oct 2021
05:40:01am
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"These small offices have also been told on what and when to use stamps and when they MUST use Labels."



... and the rules are so byzantine that it is no wonder the shopkeepers and their assistants always seemed confused. At least, they looked the part a couple of years ago when I still had a suitcase in England, to paraphrase the old song.

But we're getting off track. As for the Post & Go machines, I believe that there were too few of them around, what with the declining number of post offices. There should be one or several in every airport, larger supermarket, major rail and bus station, perhaps with a restricted set of services and some foolproofing (is that a word?). As far as the stamps are concerned, I agree that there are already way too many designs to keep up with.

-jmh

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19 Oct 2021
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Hi,

This is a British "Post & Go" stamp used in Exeter in Devon.

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eagc1397

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21 Oct 2021
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Brechinite

22 Oct 2021
03:52:10pm

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Known as the Christmas Robin, First Issued on 6th November 2012

Stanley Gibbons catalogue number FS56, cat val Used £5.75.




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23 Oct 2021
09:53:58pm

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Are they still using these "Post and GO" labels ?

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Brechinite

24 Oct 2021
07:20:16am

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re: Any Info

Aye Charlie these machines are mostly in the larger cities and towns.

They normally issue new sets of 6 a couple of times a year.

Of course for each "stamp" there are several variations. It depends on weight and destination.

The "stamp" or label, as we call them, in question has several variations

1st Class up to 100g
1st Large up to 100g
Europe up to 20g
Euro 20g World 10g
Europe up to 60g
Europe up to 100g
Worldwide up to 10g
Worldwide up to 20g
Worldwide up to 40g
Worldwide up to 60g
Worldwide up to 100g

Since 2012 there has been a reduction in the number of variations but for each set issued if you want each "stamp" to have all the variations you would need 42 or more "Stamps" per set.

When they first appeared I started to collect them but soon stopped as the numerous variations became clear.

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eagc1397

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24 Oct 2021
09:10:21am

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Interesting

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Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..
26 Oct 2021
02:38:28am

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" ...When they first appeared I started to collect them
but soon stopped as the numerous variations became clear.
..."

I never liked them from the start, or the similar Irish
labels either. Someday, I may see a comprehensive collection
all mounted and annotated in an auction, and if I am in
a good mood might just bid enough to win the lot. Then I
can just add them to a UK album as an addendum.
Or perhaps an adden-dumb.
I think those labels may have quite a bit to do with the
falling popularity of UK stamps.

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".... You may think you understood what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you think you heard is not what I thought I meant. .... "
Brechinite

26 Oct 2021
08:22:19pm

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"I think those labels may have quite a bit to do with the
falling popularity of UK stamps."



With the amount of stamps, Mini-sheets, First Day Covers, Presentation Packs, Prestige Stamp Booklets, Post and Go and Horizon Labels being issued and the costs are the main reasons for the decline in collecting Great Britain stamps.

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"Gonnae no dae that!..........Just gonnae no!"

This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
27 Oct 2021
08:02:16am

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The way I combat the glut of newer stamps by most countries is to impose collection cut off dates.

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27 Oct 2021
08:59:29am

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"With the amount of stamps, Mini-sheets, First Day Covers, Presentation Packs, Prestige Stamp Booklets, Post and Go and Horizon Labels being issued and the costs are the main reasons for the decline in collecting Great Britain stamps."



and with the plethora of new

"stamps, Mini-sheets, First Day Covers, Presentation Packs, Prestige Stamp Booklets, Post and Go and Horizon Labels"

, it's amazing that the POs never seem to have any stamps to affix to a envelope, or so I'm told

.

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"Save the USPS, buy stamps; save the hobby, use commemoratives"

juicyheads.com/link. ...
Brechinite

27 Oct 2021
10:10:35am

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"it's amazing that the POs never seem to have any stamps to affix to a envelope, or so I'm told"



There are very few Post Offices left. Now they are all small sub-post offices inside anything from Hardware stores, grocery stores, supermarkets and that ilk.

These small offices have also been told on what and when to use stamps and when they MUST use Labels.

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jmh67

28 Oct 2021
05:40:01am

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"These small offices have also been told on what and when to use stamps and when they MUST use Labels."



... and the rules are so byzantine that it is no wonder the shopkeepers and their assistants always seemed confused. At least, they looked the part a couple of years ago when I still had a suitcase in England, to paraphrase the old song.

But we're getting off track. As for the Post & Go machines, I believe that there were too few of them around, what with the declining number of post offices. There should be one or several in every airport, larger supermarket, major rail and bus station, perhaps with a restricted set of services and some foolproofing (is that a word?). As far as the stamps are concerned, I agree that there are already way too many designs to keep up with.

-jmh

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