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Guernsey to vend Post & Go stamps at Smith Street Post Office
Guernsey Post is delighted to announce that it will vend Post & Go stamps from its Smith Street Post Office in St Peter Port from 21 April until 31 August 2017.
Normally found at exhibitions around the world, Guernsey Post’s GG01 kiosk will arrive in Guernsey on 13 April and will vend Guernsey flag stamp strips with the unique location identifier “Smith Street” overprint, which are available to Guernsey’s Post & Go collectors as part of the bureau’s Post & Go collection from 21 April.
In addition to the Post & Go stamps available to existing collectors, Guernsey Post’s kiosk will also vend its Bailiwick Lighthouses Post & Go stamps specifically for cruise ship tourists visiting the island, in liaison with Visit Guernsey. An underprint message on the stamps will welcome cruise ship passengers to Guernsey’s shores, which will be updated each time a ship arrives into port.
As well as the Smith Street overprint, Post & Go collectors will receive the first Lighthouses underprint, out on 21 April, as an additional standing order item.
Guernsey Post’s head of philatelic, Bridget Yabsley, said that the stamp bureau was confident that that the temporary addition of the exhibition kiosk would prove popular with existing collectors and holidaymakers visiting the island: -
“We have had a great deal of interest in our Post & Go stamps since we launched these products in 2015, including at the recent London exhibition, Stampex, where our kiosk vended Bailiwick Lighthouses Post & Go stamps beautifully illustrated by Robin Carter, which were very popular with our Post & Go collectors.
“We are confident that the addition of a Post & Go machine at Smith Street during the busy summer months will prove popular with existing customers and cruise ship visitors alike. We’re really looking forward to seeing it go live later this month.”
Post & Go is the next generation of self-adhesive stamps overprinted with the postage on demand. Guernsey Post & Go stamps carry unique identification numbers depending on the machine and session number of where and when they were issued.
With the exception of the first cruise ship underprint on 21 April, Guernsey Post & Go Bailiwick Lighthouses strips are not standing order items and are only available to purchase from Smith Street Post Office on the days when the cruise ship is in port.
Images are draft examples only and may differ slightly when printed from the kiosk.