Birds 4 Faststamps - bureau pack of 6 x 1st
Originally issued 16 September 2011 - a fourth series of pictorial Faststamps (issued from Post & Go machines) has been issued by Royal Mail, now at 125 locations around the country.
The set has 6 designs. The labels can be obtained from the machines 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.
Puffin Fratercula arctica
Gannet Morus bassanus
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea