Post & Go - Birds of Britain I

2010 (September 17 2010)

The Garden Birds Post & Go stamps are the first in the Birds of Britain series of stamps issued by Post & Go terminals, a self service facility which allows customers to weigh their letters and packets, and pay for and print postage labels.

Initially the Garden Birds Post & Go stamps will be available from Post & Go terminals in 30 branches with the second set in the Birds of Britain series being available from all Post & Go terminals from 2011.


Designed by Kate Stephens
Size 56mm (h) x 25mm (v)
Printed by Walsall Security Printers
Print Process Gravure
Gum Self Adhesive

Stamps

Post & Go - Birds of Britain I 1st Stamp (2010) Robin

Robin

1st

Erithacus rubecula


Found in woodlands and gardens, robins are easy to spot because of their distinctive orange-red breast. Traditionally associated with Christmas, these birds have round bodies and slim tails.


Post & Go - Birds of Britain I 1st Stamp (2010) Starling

Starling

1st

Sturnus vulgaris


Black at first glance but with a purple and green sheen in the summer and light spots in the winter, starlings breed in urban and rural areas and can be recognised by their confident waddle.


Post & Go - Birds of Britain I 1st Stamp (2010) House Sparrow

House Sparrow

1st

Passer domesticus


Small, noisy and gregarious, house sparrows often nest in buildings and feed on seeds and scraps. Males have a bold black bib and a distinctive grey cap whereas females are buff brown.


Post & Go - Birds of Britain I 1st Stamp (2010) Blue Tit

Blue Tit

1st

Cyanistes caeruleus


Common in gardens, woodlands and along hedgerows, these colourful tits have a blue cap above a black-and-white face and a yellow underside. Remarkably agile, they are frequent visitors to bird feeders.


Post & Go - Birds of Britain I 1st Stamp (2010) Goldfinch

Goldfinch

1st

Carduelis carduelis


Colourful and sociable, goldfinches gather in areas with trees, bushes or tall seed-producing plants. Widely admired for their delightful song, they have a bright yellow wing patch.


Post & Go - Birds of Britain I 1st Stamp (2010) Wood Pigeon

Wood Pigeon

1st

Columba palumbus


Found in woods, fields and city parks, these plump birds are largely grey, with a white neck patch, pink breast and white bars on the wings. They feed on seeds, grains and berries.


Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack Cover

First Day Cover

Pictorial Post & Go - Birds of Britain I

First Day Cover Insert

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