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Postal History Research - The Thrills and Frustrations

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Julia Lee24/04/2012 12:46:46
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That's the title of Hugh Feldman's Stuart Rossiter lecture this year.

Nov 2, at the Royal in London.

Free tickets from Rex Dixon. Drop me a line on my email (in my status) and I'll give you the email. (Just because I don't want to splash it around the internet - too much spam!)

Anyway, I thought it would be good to talk about YOUR postal history research thrill and frustrations. Off you go!

John McCallum29/09/2012 14:58:21
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Relative beginner at philatelic research although very experienced in science literature research.

For the last few years, I have been trying to put together information on the use of the Wincor-Nixdorf ATMs. I find useful such sources as Brian Sinnott's UK Postage Labels website and Norphil blog. A third source that I use on occassion is e-bay - but not to buy from it but to extract date information, session number and variety information.

Most of this data that I have put on my website comes from personal observations form visits to Wincor equiped offices and e-mails or letters from PMSC members and even a few examples. A few more e-mails were received after my letter in Stamps. A large amount of the data was generated by writing to individual post offices requesting examples of the faststamps with receipts. ( I always send cash but it does not always arrive!). [A big thank you to all at Royal Mail/Post Office who have assisted].

However, even with "advertising" an e-mail address or having a blog allowing comments doesn't seem to encourage people to reply with info. How about a research forum here? Can anyone forward data on the Wincor-Nixdorfs or even the Fujitsu or other kiosks that were trialed over the last decade or so? Links and e-mail address given on my pmechuk website(s).

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