This Check List has been designed to include standard issued stamps,reference is made to premature issues, major print errors and the like, but does not include all software and local print errors.

Similarly, not all listings are made where, in recent times following the introduction of NCR machines, 1st and 2nd class stock are placed in the wrong printer (accidentally or intentionally) but some comments are given and reference is made where known 

Also, the list does not include the Open Value (OV) Faststamps issued from NCR machines since their introduction in 2014.

2008 to 2018

This Check List now covers the period to the end of December 2018, further up-dates to follow.

The information contained within this document is believed to be correct at the time of publication.                                                                    

Details are constantly being reviewed and up-dated and therefore the right is reserved to change anything at any time.   

Faststamps Check List

  • First Day Covers
  • Presentation Packs
  • Collectors Strips


  • Post offices
  • Royal Mail Enquiry Offices
  • National Exhibitions
  • International Exhibitions
  • Local Fairs & Shows
  • British Postal Museum (Formerly BPMA)
  • National Museum of Royal Navy - NMRN
  • Royal Marines Museum - RMM
  • Fleet Air Arm Museum - FAAM
  • Royal Navy Submarine Museum - RNSM
  • National Museum of RN - HMS Trincomalee
  • National Museum of RN - HMS Caroiline
  • Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower
  • Museum of the Great Western Railway                  - STEAM GWR
  • British Forces Post Office (BFPO) HQ                      - RAF Northolt
  • The Shakespeare Centre
  • Royal Signals Museum
  • East Anglian Railway Museum - EARM


  1. Kiosk (or machines) Types
  2. Font Types
  3. Date Codes
  4. Datastrings - Explained and Identified
  5. Kiosk History
  6. Machin Head Colours