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Hello, all collectors from world wide. Welcome to my mini-world of ATMs. Inside this site, you can find some ATM used covers and ATM stamps that I collected, even some articles I studied. Surely not all the articles are correct, that I hope you feedback your rich knowledge to correct my words. Belive this field will benefit all explorers, and attract more friend into ATM world.
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Qatar ATM

Qatar ATM issued for GCC exhibition in 2015, let us see what will happen in the future after key Arabic countries had separated with Qatar.
Thanks Arnie!

Rooster MAX

Posted at July 7th, 2017, the date every Chinese know.

Thanks Lin.

German buildings

Germany ATM with lower shift printing.

Thanks Clemens!

Taiwan RAM ATM - Again Again

End of last month I traveled to Taiwan for biz, and made some covers with local ATM. Basically I want to buy some black bear ATM, but failed like I experienced two years ago, most post office have the Formosa Deer ATM.
It is very interesting, I got the Ram ATM at Da'an post office in Taipei which I got the same issue 2 years ago at this place. I posted this letter at Taisu post office closed to TI office where I visited.

Formosa Deer

Cover with Taiwan ATM sent to Portugal, then sending to Beijing, China when arrival on Portugal, with local new ATM.

Thanks Carlos!

Postage Due Portugal

Macau rooster ATM cover with commemorative stamp (invalid stamp, because issued before Sep. 1, 1999, with Portuguese naming), so it is postage due letter. 
Arriving post office charged insufficient postage and poste restante expense (Euro 0.80).

Thanks Kramer!

Macau VR AR rooster

Macau rooster ATM covers were sent during the operation period, at GPO which is the only post office have VR letter service.
Enclosed RMB cash posted to Portugal.

Thanks Kramer!

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Spain returns

Paused 10 years, Spain return the groups which issue ATM in 2016. It have the same machines like GB, Canada.. used today.
From left to right, up to bottom
Mail Box
Ciebeles Plaza in Madrid
Plaza Mayor in Madrid
Plaza Mayor in Madrid
Old & New buildings 

Invalid Stamp with Monkey

Since Macau returned to China from Portugal, the stamps it issued are out of valid. So customer affixing the old issue (with text PORTUGUESA), the post office will not accept as valid postage, and cancel with 'invalid stamp'.


ATM is from machine in EDMONTON.

Thanks John!

Tourism Development

 Portugal Post issued on 25/5/2017 for Tourism Development: Beach, Field, City.

Thanks Kramer!

Tulip w/ Den Haag

Tulip ATM issued from Holland, with additional text 'Den Haag'.

Thanks Wolf!

Blue Monkey

Taiwan Post used blue printing on monkey ATM at 26/5/2017 for special event, it is the first time to use blue printing on monkey ATM since it issued last year.

Sika Deer

Taiwan Post issued Formosa Sika Deer on 17/5/2017, same day with Macau issuing rooster ATM. It is for Rocupex 2017, with 4 different colors like usual.

Thanks Shaofu!

Macau Rooster - 10 days alive

Macau issue Rooster ATM on 17/5/2017, 10 days later the label is out of order from all the machines.

 Sending the Macau letter to Taiwan, then sending to Beijing w/ Taiwan ATM affixed, both ATM are rooster, interesting. Above ATM is from pier post office, with one line missed.

 Registered letter with other Macau zodiac ATM.


Thanks Jose!

GCC stamp exhibition

It is first time Qatar issue ATM on 29/9/2015, for 20th GCC stamp exhibition.

There two two type labels, definition and special picture for GCC.

Thanks Arnie!

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Maple Returns

 Canada Post restart to issue ATM on end of 2016, since it phased out its first ATM in 2012.


The new issue have 5 motif self adhesive labels,coming from the collection of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, they are Emily Carr’s 1912 Indian War Canoe on Alert Bay; James Edward Hervey MacDonald’s 1928 The Front of Winter; Tom Thomson’s 1915 In the Northland; Albert Henry Robinson’s 1923 Winter, Baie-Saint-Paul; and Arthur Lismer’s 1930 Little Haven, a scene from Nova Scotia.
Printed by Canadian company named Lowe Martin.
On the left side it is grid pattern, and light pink phosphor strip on the right side. In the middle, it is paint artist.

   ’Permanent' - domestic basic
   $1.20’—air mail to US
   $1.80’—domestic oversize letter
   $2.50’—rest of world

The value Permanent have two versions printing regarding the distance to the serial number.

Sometime, printing content will shift upper 1mm, most like happens on the 4th label, and one postage value will shorter than others, for example Permanent

Customers must use debt card or credit card to buy it from the machine, who must buy 5 label each time or 5x, the every 5 label is the same postage value with different motifs, and machine will cut off every 5 labels. 

The SN is 18 bits for the first issue, since 26th Nov. changed to 14 bits.

Receipt Below
The printing time on receipt is second:minute, non sense.
Usually the 3th strip will be printed time later 1 second than before, that means the time of stamp SN is different from the time on receipt.
It charged PST before 15th Dec. Because of wrong program setting. 

This machine is the same Post & Go with machines at GB, JERSEY, HOLLAND. Please refer to the test label, same printer vendor to GB, CUSTOM.biz. Initially it installed two machines at Vancouver concept post office (code: 105341), on Dec. It installs one machine each on Richmond (104965) and Edmonton (105260) post office.

Inquired Jim Philips, director of Canada Philately Service, the machines were installed on Vancouver concept post office at 31th Oct., there are customers to buy the stamps from the machine on that day. Unfortunately the first day issue is not showing on Internet.

Till to 22th Nov., this post office got a opening ceremony event , some key man delivered opening speech. And there is stamp collectors visited and operated it. That is the earliest example of ATM showing on eBay. But it is interesting official department claims there is around 10K pieces sold before opening ceremony day.

Another variable error is short number 11 on the bottom left, only happens on first version before 26th Nov. 

From Jan. 2017, Canada Post Website starts to sell the FDC and set, only value Permanent is available.
The SN is 14bits, showing the issue day is 31th Oct., all have the SN.

The good news is there will be 5 machines deploying in 2017, let us wait and see any more fun.

Thanks Leung!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Return of Tulips

On early of this Jan. Nederland Post returned its automation of post service thru adapting same hytech machine like GB operated today.
The main difference is Holland used vertical alignment SN, while GB used horizontal.

 There are two motifs, blue butterfly and tulip which I liked mostly.

The country name is printed in the middle: NEDERLAND
Letter type : 1, is the only available, including domestic and 'INTERNATIONAL'

SN, For example : C3NL17NL03-0857-002
===C: roll C
===3: printed on March
===NL: Nederland
===17: printed on 2017
===NL03: machine number
===0857: session number
===002: sequence number

Extra text for event, for example : Den Haag

 It is interesting the mark 'PRIORITY' is on 'tulip' only.

 Above is receipt of purchase.

First day cover issued for Hilversum 2017 on 28/01/2017

Thanks Wolf!