Monday, December 30, 2013

ATM Informer 13

It has been some time since I  last blogged. A number of things have happened whereby my thoughts have been elsewhere. I do two newsletters and they take significant time. I also have got involved in some online activities covering the independence of my homeland. 
If you are interested in the UK ATMsued scene and the stamps issued then contact me at Copies are sent as a .pdf file and are free.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

999999 Puzzle

Some research has thrown up some questions regarding two Machin faststamps with this office code that appeared on e-bay during June 2013. One item had the session number 121 and the other 157. However the former had a rather curious service mark. It claimed to be 1st Class up to 20g which does not exist while the second is 1st Class up to 100g. Receipts for neither do not appear to exist.

The e-bay lisiting gave the later item's location before sale as Rhondda in Wales but the ident for the seller is listed by e-bay as being from Devon.

The suggestion was that the source of these items was the Birmingham Office but given that the session numbers are so low (121 and 157) and a report from 7 July 2013 puts the lowest session number for any of the kiosks as 12473, it is highly unlikely that these items originated from this office.

Why was it assumed that Birmingham was the source? The seller assumed that since the kiosk ident was 9 then it could only be from Birmingham. In 2012, the 000000 ident was genuinely reported at William IV Street/Trafalgar Square and at Archway post offices in London.

I would welcome more data on these items and if there are others like them.

Friday, August 30, 2013

999999 Ident

It has been some time since I last posted anything on this blog. It is surprising how much time doing two newsletters take up.

I a recent ATM informer, I included information on a "new" ident 999999 and kiosk 9 item which were reported as being from Birmingham. However, there is no receipt data on the two examples that have appeared for sale on e-bay. 

There are a number of worrying factors surrounding these two items. One example is first class up to 20g which is not an official value. The seller appears to be unsure of the source of his supply and, of course no receipts. Surely, if one had spotted this sort of error, one would have made sure of  a receipt!

Therefore, if readers know anything of these items and source please contact me at

Monday, July 1, 2013



They say that time is relative, that time flies, that time drags and so on. Some people think that they will have plenty of time to do things when they retire. 

I had to give up working to become a carer. With looking after the "Boss", editing two newsletters as well as general day living, time just seems to vanish. Add to all this, my interests in other areas, I  seem to be busier than ever. 

I will try to keep adding material to the blogs when I can. Please be patient.

Issue 7 of the ATM Informer is now available from the website. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wincor Nixdorf and Hytech Scrapbook

I have just started working on another project based on these two kiosks varieties within Britain. To this end, I need lots more information. I need listings of what people have in their collections but in an unidentifiable form for security. What I require is office/date//kiosk/session number/issue data along with any other data on the receipt and office.

Could I have the data in the form:

Office location       ID code      Date      Kiosk   Session      Issue                      Notes
Trafalgar Square    015010     29/2/14      5       09876       Freshwater3           Address in lower case on
                                                                                                                         receipt. Font 1 on stamp

The more data I receive, the better the picture that can be put together on the usage of these kiosks and what they have produced. 

I can handle doc and xls files.


Sunday, May 26, 2013


I have just noticed a reference to my blog on e-bay. I feel that I must clarify that I do not endorse any sale(s) of Wincor-Nixdorf and Hytech material on any site and, therefore the decision to purchase the item depends on whether you are happy with the description. Any data I place on my websites or blogs is based on the information that I have at the time of writing. It is NOT to endorse sales for dealers - professional or amateur. 

Therefore, I take serious exception to any mis-use of data or  information that I publish to make a sale.

My intention in publishing the information that I collect is to ensure that collectors have the best data available to build a representative collection of Wincor-Nixdorf and Hytech material NOT to make money for people. 

The reason that I started to produce the ATM Informer and published the first issue of Wincor-Nixdorf and Hytech ATM Listing is to try to get the best information out to individuals. Both publications are starting to pay dividends and is fostering discussion within this area of collecting.

I do not give advice on what to buy. I do not deal in stamps or any other collectible. I do not endorse others sales. I do not like the mis-use of terms such as "scarce" and similar.

The only real advice that I do give is as follows:
Consider carefully what is on offer and check with other sites/dealers before committing. 
Purchase what interests you.
Always purchase within your budget.

I also recommend the website It is very reputable and worth consulting. It does NOT endorse products but gives quality information in this area.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Thank You

I have had some feed back from those who have received copies of the Wincor-Nixdorf and Hytech book. It has been very positive. 

However, I feel humble at the generosity of you. Some neurological charities have already received donations. There is not much that I can say but