19 May 2011
The third series of pictorial Faststamps (issued from Post & Go machines) has been extended by Post Office Ltd to 120 locations around the country.
The set has 6 designs. The labels can be obtained with 5 different service indicators: 1st class & 1st class Large up to 100gr, Europe up to 20gr, Worldwide up to 10gr and 20gr, singly or in strips of up to 5 of the same value or various values.
The pack produced for sale by Royal Mail's Philatelic Bureau contains 6 x 1st class stamps arranged in two rows of 3 on a backing sheet. The data string is an artificial one not related to machine numbers. The black printing is the same on all packs and was printed at the stamp printers not by a vending machine. These are, therefore, a different printing of both the service indicators and the basic stamps, to the ones on sale at the selected PO branches. .
Mallard – Anas platyrhnchos
Greylag Goose – Anser anser
Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis
Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus
Mute Swan – Cygnus obor
Great Crested Grebe – Podiceps cristatus