Monday, 31 January 2022

2017. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Shaun The Sheep Lurking On Royal Mail’s New Definitives.


 New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Royal Mail -

1 February 2022 - Machin Head definitive stamps in new colours with barcodes. Printed in gravure by International Security Printers. Self-adhesive. Perforated 15 x 14.5.

2nd Class domestic rate  (‘holly green’) from sheets M22L MAIL

                                          from booklets of 8 code M22L MEIL




1st Class domestic rate (‘plum purple’) - from sheets code M22L MAIL

                                                                 from booklet of 4 M22L MFIL

                                                                 from booklet of 8 M22L MEIL






2nd Class Large domestic rate (‘dark pine green’) - 

   from sheets code M22L MAIL and from booklets of 4 code M22L MFIL




1st Class Large  domestic rate ‘marine turquoise’ - 

  from sheets code M22L MAIL and from booklets of 4 code M22L MFIL




Non-barcoded definitive and Christmas stamps will remain valid for postage only until January 2023.

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14 comments:

  1. Isn't there an issue dedicated to Aardman Animations later in the year?

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    1. Yes there is, interestingly timed to be issued on the occasion of the BBC’s centenary. Interesting isn’t it?

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  2. So, Royal Mail have just announced that all Machins/Christmas without barcodes become invalid in 12 months. I don't see that sitting well with the general public....

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    1. Hello Gene, sorry the date should be January 2023! (See Henry Gilbert’s comment).Everyone gets a year longer to dispose of their soon-to-be useless items.

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  3. Royal Mail Online Shop:

    Transition to Barcoded Stamps
    Non-barcoded stamps will be phased out but will remain usable until 31 January 2023. Customers are encouraged to use their non-barcoded stamps before this date. Alternatively, non-barcoded stamps can be exchanged for the new barcoded version through Royal Mail’s ‘Swap Out’ scheme.

    The ‘Swap Out’ scheme will open on 31 March 2022. Forms will be available via a variety of channels, including local Customer Service Points; the Royal Mail website and via our Customer Experience team. Customers will be able to use a Freepost address. Further details will be announced shortly.

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    1. Thanks for pointing out the date error. I will correct in the text to avoid confusion. To be fair I did take the date from the ITV News internet site which teaches us once again, I suppose, never to believe anything the news media tell us.

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  4. So whilst not satisfied with flooding the market with excessive expensive issues, the Royal Mail now wishes to wipe out the face value of stamp collections by making them invalid for use just like a lot of modern pre Euro issues in a lot of EU countries.

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    1. good point
      very sad if true for all commemorative (not definitive) stamp issues

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  5. Does this just concern NVI machins?

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    1. Non-barcoded Christmas stamps and Machins are said to be involved but not special commemorative issues.

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  6. What is the actual purpose of the barcodes?

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  7. The barcodes allow autotracking of the stamps/letters through the postal system and incidentally cut down significantly the use of forgeries (the main problem) as they would easily be detected. It also opens up a whole last day of use collection!!!

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    1. > last day of use collection

      wow!
      interesting point

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  8. once again - my apologies for my bad nickname
    it was made for another blog
    I should make another one w/o bad connotations probably

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