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, which are changed 3-4 times a year. The machine takes payment by credit and debit cards, and is only available to visitors.
15 September 2014
The Post & Go machine will not be accessible to members of the public. Essential building works to the front of the building will prevent all public access to the Search Room, foyer and shop.
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.
At present designs available are the standard Machin and the Union Flag.
20 August - 20 October 2014 - Inland Airmail underprint on Machin standard design and Machin 2nd class.
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 50p 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.