Hytech Kiosks A1, A3 and A4
From 16 November 2012 to 24 December 2012, two new Hytech kiosks will be available for use at a "Pop Up" Post Office at Unit 17A, Stables Market Camden, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH. The kiosks involved are coded A3 and A4.
From data on the net and a visit today (3/12/12), the impression that I am getting is that it is mainly dealers and collectors of this material that are serching out this venue. Apparently, Saturday (1/12/12) was a busy day because the ident changed from ANGB12 to ADGB12.
The desk cancels have as the location "Equipment Team Temporary" and have the codes 32 and 42. I asked if they were associated with the Head Office Model Office who tend to oversee these sort of trials of new machinery but was told that they weren't. They were just volunteers to man the office.
The British Postal Museum and Archive (BPMA) have received Hytech kiosk A1 and the first day of use was Monday 3/12/12. The unit is vending Machins and Robins with the overprint "The B.P.M.A.". This kiosk was used at Autumn Stampex 2012 and Perth 2012. The session numbers continue on from Perth2012. My examples were obtained at 14:19 on 3/12/12 and were from session 746.
After Christmas, the Robin stamp is to be replaced by the flag issue.
There were some teething problems with the kiosk at the BPMA on the first day requiring regular intervention by staff.