first prototypes of self-service postal offices ( 1993 - 1994 )
years 1993 and 1994, and with the purpose of modernizing and offering a
better service to the users, the Spanish Postal services tested in Madrid
( Conde de Peñalver
Post Office ) three prototypes of self-service
postal offices, where the user could obtain
stamps ( klüssendorf type ATMs
) and other postal items, to weigh shipments, to post sending, ... The
machines accepted the payment by coins and banknotes or credit cards and
they printed a receipt.
Used in Madrid from the
November 10, 1993 to the December 3 of the same year. It printed ATMs
type Klüssendorf - Jacobeo
with 4 digits ( the labels with two digits in the face value had two asterisks
in front of the value ) and there are several varieties for the receipt.
was equipped with a specific button for the printed matter postage rate,
that were of 13 pts. in 1993. The short sets would be, for the ATMs coming
from this prototype, of 5 values ( 13, 17, 28, 45 i 65 Pts. ).
was indeed in this prototype in which it appeared a roll with the error
in the Xacobeo's
label, where the eye of the Pelegrín
is crossed by his pilgrim's staff.
Instituto de Engenharia
de Sistemas e Computadores, Portuguese company, created
a computer system that located only one asterisk in front of the first
number of the face value ( despite it had two or three digits ). It was
tested in Madrid from the January 12 to the February 11, 1994.
a key or button for the printed matter, with a face of 14 pts.( 1994's
postage rate ), reason why the short sets is also formed by 5 values (
14, 18, 29, 55, 65 Pts. ).
this case, the printing was not by pressure or blow, but through a 8 pins
IBM. It was used in Madrid from January
31 to the February 11, 1994. It issued stamps or ATMs with 4 digits ( two
asterisks in front of the face values with two digits ). Also it printed
a receipt with a special design.
the short set is of 5 values, because it includes the printed matter postage
value ( 14, 18, 29, 55, 65 Pts. ).