In the previous two blogs, I mentioned two outings to Wincor equipped offices in the London area and promised to upload some photos and scans of some of the material collected.
On the 9th March, I visited Sutton. The post office is in the St Nicholas centre. The office is shown below.
I purchased a few examples of the faststamps and Post and Go labels. Sutton's office id is 014013. Examples of both are illustrated below along with the corresponding receipts.
On the way back, I visited the New Malden office (id007023).
As previously noted, one item posted here was processed on one of the iLSMs (intelligent Letter Sorting Machines) at the Jubilee Mail Centre. Since the end of January 2012, they have been using ink jet printers in association with these machines. This Mail Centre has been used in the past for trials involving these machines and printers over the last year.
The 12th of March saw me visit a number of offices including the last two in London that I needed examples of. First stop was North Finchley N12 (id 014004) which has one kiosk. It is about a mile from the Woodside Park underground station.
Wood Green post office is about 400 yards from the underground station of the same name. It is in a shopping arcade.
The High Holborn office is about 400 yards from the Holborn underground station. Office id is 004010.
Trafalgar Square/William IV Street office (id 015010) threw up a variety that was reported about a year ago on the UK Postage Labels web site. It is illustrated below. Note the blank printing at the bottom and that the queen's head is shifted upwards. This suggests that the labels were miscut after printing of the background by the manufacturer. The value is printed on the roll by the kiosk.