Post & Go machine
A fully functioning Royal Mail Hytech Post & Go machine was installed at the BPMA on 3 December 2012, and can be found in the foyer of the Royal Mail Archive. The machine produces self-adhesive stamps on demand with a special overprint reading "The B.P.M.A." and the date of issue.
Our Post & Go machine holds two different stamp designs (but see Post & Go+ below), which are changed 3-4 times a year. The machine takes payment by credit and debit cards, and is only available to visitors.
New Post & Go machine
On 24 March 2014, a new A001 Post & Go machine was installed at the British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA). First introduced at Spring Stampex 2014, the A001 has been further developed to be easier to use, ensuring the BPMA can offer the best service to its customers.
Post & Go+
An additional "pod" is being added to A001 ready for the launch of Royal Mail's Poppy stamps on Tuesday 21st October 2014.
At present designs available are the standard Machin and the second class Machin..
21 October - 12 November 2014 - "The B.P.M.A." underprint on standard Machin, 2nd Class Machin, Union Flag and Poppy stamps.
13 November – 23 December 2014 - The Winter Greenery designs will be issued alongside the standard Machin, second class Machin and the Union Flag stamps. The First class reel will feature Butcher’s Broom and Holly images, while Second class will feature Mistletoe and Common Ivy. The text on the under print will read “The B.P.M.A.
Special handstamps and covers
A special handstamp and cover are obtainable at the Royal Mail Archive. You may bring your own cover or purchase a BPMA envelope for 70p from the desk.
To receive the special handstamp reading "The British Postal Museum & Archive" please hand your cover to our staff. Covers are taken to the Special Handstamp Centre once a day in the mid afternoon. This is a free service available to Post & Go visitors.
The BPMA online shop is selling official First Day Covers.