FDCs: Royal Mail “Post & Go” – Freshwater Life

The Royal Mail Freshwater Life series are a set of 3 FDCs featuring 18 animals from ponds, lakes, and rivers around the United Kingdom. All the stamps on these covers are Post & Go stamps, which are self-service, self-adhesive stamps.

I left the UK before Post & Go was invented, so I have never used the system, but it looks pretty good. A Post & Go kiosk lets you weigh, pay, affix postage, and send.

I love the design of these stamps, they are colourful and striking. With commemorative cancels.

Freshwater Life I – Ponds

Freshwater Life I - Ponds - UK 2013

Country: United Kingdom
Date: 22nd February 2013

Stamp Details

Left to right, top to bottom

  • Lesser Silver Water Beetle
  • Three-spined Stickleback
  • Smooth Newt
  • Fairy Shrimp
  • Emperor Dragonfly
  • Glutinous Snail

Insert

Insert Freshwater Life I - Ponds - UK 2013

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Freshwater Life II – Lakes

Freshwater Life II - Lakes - UK 2013

Country: United Kingdom
Date: 25th June 2013

Stamp Details

Left to right, top to bottom

  • Perch
  • European Eel
  • Crucian Carp
  • Caddis Fly Larva
  • Arctic Char
  • Common Toad

Insert

Insert Freshwater Life II - Lakes - UK 2013

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Freshwater Life III – Rivers

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2013 Freshwater Life 3

Country: United Kingdom
Date: 20th September 2013

Stamp Details

Left to right, top to bottom

  • Minnow
  • Atlantic Salmon
  • White-Clawed Crayfish
  • River Lamprey
  • Blue-Winged Olive Mayfly Larva
  • Brown Trout

Insert

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2013 Freshwater Life 3

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