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Birds Post & Go - Water Birds Stamps from the Machine
The third in Royal Mail's pictorial Post & Go issue, this set of stamps depicts six water birds that you will most likely have seen on or close to Britain's lakes, rivers and streams: Mallard, Greylag Goose, Kingfisher, Moorhen, Mute Swan and Great Crested Grebe. Featuring our Military Canal, Hythe postmark and the stamps taken directly from the machine, celebrate a piece of postal history with our fantastic first day cover.
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Special Signed Edition
A limited number of these covers have been personally signed by designer of the stamps Robert Gillmor. Robert is an ornithologist, artist, illustrator, author, editor and founder member of Society of Wildlife Artists. He worked with Royal Mail to produce this set of bird stamps which we love!
Bureau of Machine - The Choice is Yours!
This cover features a set of stamps taken directly from the Faststamps machine (which overprints the relevant details onto the stamps). However, a set of these stamps is also available in presentation pack released by the Royal Mail. We have also created a cover featuring the stamps from the presentation pack. Click the image to the right to find out more.
Birds Post & Go Series
The Birds Post & Go stamp issues are an interesting piece of postal history - commemorative stamps issued from machines. The first and second set of stamps of the issue all featured garden birds, which were chosen as a result of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Great Garden Birdwatch, whereas the third set depicts water birds that can be found on or close to Britain's lakes, rivers and streams. Post & Go terminals are a relatively new philatelic inovation, allowing customers to weight their letters and packets, pay for and print postage labels and stamps without the need to visit the counter. Trialed in 2007, there are now over 30 Post & Go machines around the UK, and have helped many people avoid those dreaded queues!
Quick Facts: Birds Post & Go Water Birds Machine Stamps FD is a First-day Cover Issue date : 19th May 2011
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