Royal Mail to end post and go labels Dec. 31
By David Hartwig
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will end sales of its computer-produced self-adhesive postage labels, known as post & go labels, on Dec. 31.
A spokesperson for Great Britain’s Royal Mail said the decision to stop post and go activities followed a “thorough review.” Post office kiosk operations will not be affected, according to Royal Mail.
The Postal Museum in London houses two post and go machines that will remain operational with labels featuring overprints until Dec. 31, according to a press release from the museum announcing its final schedule of post and go labels.
Some of the available overprints reference the end of the post and go service, which Royal Mail introduced in 2008.
From Nov. 8 to Nov. 31, the museum’s post and go machines offer labels picturing poppies.
From Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, labels will picture winter greenery for first- and second-class rates. An exclusive mail coach museum label is also available.
Three additional labels will be available from Dec. 27 to Dec. 31. Anniversary Machin and Union Flag labels will feature an overprint reading “End of Post & Go at/The Postal Museum.” A first-class Machin label will read “End of Post & Go at/Mail Rail.”
The term Machin refers to the definitive stamps depicting the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin that was used on Britain’s definitive stamps from 1967 through 2022.
The Postal Museum says the overprint wording may change, and the labels’ availability through Dec. 31 is subject to demand.
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