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Julia Lee10/12/2013 10:09:27
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Press release:

 

LONDON, 10 DECEMBER 2013 - The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA) today announced that it will be introducing a new commemorative stamp issue to its Post & Go machine at Freeling House on Wednesday 19 February 2014 to mark the centenary of the introduction of Postage Due labels. These will be available until 5 April.

Both the existing Machin and the Union Flag designs will bear the underprint “The B.P.M.A./ Postage Due 1914” and a limited number of BPMA specific first day covers will be available for purchase both at Freeling House and through the online shop – details to be announced.

Introduced in 1914, Postage Due labels helped to combat the problem of uncollected revenue that had been a source of concern for some time to the Post Office. GB Postage Due labels were designed by George Eve, with the design remaining the same for over 50 years.

The Centenary will also be marked through a small two panel display in the BPMA’s Search Room Foyer at Freeling House, Phoenix Place, WC1X ODL over the same period the commemorative stamp issue will be available. The opening of the display coincides with Spring Stampex 2014, held locally at Islington’s Business Design Centre and will be available for free hire for groups and societies following display at BPMA.

brian sinnott - postagelabelsuk.com12/12/2013 17:47:50
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Posted by Julia Lee on 10/12/2013 10:09:27:

Press release:

 

LONDON, 10 DECEMBER 2013 - The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA) today announced that it will be introducing a new commemorative stamp issue to its Post & Go machine at Freeling House on Wednesday 19 February 2014 to mark the centenary of the introduction of Postage Due labels. These will be available until 5 April.

Both the existing Machin and the Union Flag designs will bear the underprint “The B.P.M.A./ Postage Due 1914” and a limited number of BPMA specific first day covers will be available for purchase both at Freeling House and through the online shop – details to be announced.

Introduced in 1914, Postage Due labels helped to combat the problem of uncollected revenue that had been a source of concern for some time to the Post Office. GB Postage Due labels were designed by George Eve, with the design remaining the same for over 50 years.

The Centenary will also be marked through a small two panel display in the BPMA’s Search Room Foyer at Freeling House, Phoenix Place, WC1X ODL over the same period the commemorative stamp issue will be available. The opening of the display coincides with Spring Stampex 2014, held locally at Islington’s Business Design Centre and will be available for free hire for groups and societies following display at BPMA.

Interesting deveopment.!

Having live Mails items bearing the words 'Postage Due' could well cause confusion for some postal workers and result in a potential surcharge being raised and/ or the items being delayed.

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Julia Lee12/12/2013 17:50:33
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Good point!

However, how many of these will be postally used (the eternal question)?

I suppose some people will want to post their own covers.

Fascinating - if anyone DOES do this, and it gets surcharged, WE WANT TO SEE IT!

Ian Billings23/12/2013 14:22:54
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Why BPMA use the term underprint is totally beyond comprehension. I suppose they are trying to find an alternative to the term 'overprint' which we know it isn't. As described this appears to be a normal caption added to the service indicator and technical detail printed on to the base stamp stock.

If I could have found the press release on the website of BPMA, Royal Mail (.com) or anywhere other than here, I would have asked them. frown

It's clearly a money-making exercise timed to coincide with Stampex as the actual anniversary of the first Due stamp is not until after they have stopped using this caption on their machine!

Julia Lee06/01/2014 10:08:09
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I actually asked this question, of the Curator, and as I understand it, because it's printed by heat and not printed on top of the stamp, it is technically an underprint. But we're allowed to call it an overprint!

Yes, I'm sure we'll be seeing these biannually now.

John McCallum21/02/2014 16:25:35
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Kiosk A1 was vending both Machin and Flag faststamps with the overprint "The B.P.M.A./Postage Due 1914" over two lines. More on the main Post and Go thread.

John McCallum19/03/2014 13:39:26
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A001 to be installed around 24th March. BPMA have put out press release.

 

See Julia's posting on main Post and Go thread.

Edited By John McCallum on 19/03/2014 13:42:55

John McCallum24/03/2014 23:12:17
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See main Post & Go thread. A001 in service 24 March 2014 at BPMA.

John McCallum26/03/2014 15:25:57
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First Days of individual examples from Royal Mail Series 2 unit A001 at the BPMA (24/3/14).

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