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Letters and Parcels

Stamps

From the introduction of the Penny Black in 1840, to the special edition stamps of the modern day, postage stamps have helped us keep connected across the UK and overseas.

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Christmas stamps

At a time when keeping in touch is more important than ever, add a bit of extra festive cheer to all your season's greetings with this year's Christmas stamps.

Royal Mail is celebrating with eight new festive designs depicting Nativity scenes from the stained-glass windows of Anglican churches – from All Saints’ in Otley, West Yorkshire to St Andrew’s in East Lexham, Norfolk.

They're available in all branches now. So why not buy early to beat the rush?

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Stamps make sending simple

Available individually, in books or in sheets if you need lots, stamps are the quickest and easiest way to send letters, cards and documents within the UK or abroad.

Buy your stamps from any of our 11,500 Post Office branches and use them whenever and wherever you need them. Pop a stamp on your envelope and post when it suits you – in branch or in one of over 115,000 Royal Mail post boxes around the UK. It’s simple and convenient.

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How much does a stamp cost?

The price of a stamp depends on how quickly you want your mail to arrive and its size and weight.

For additional features like next day delivery, tracking or a signature on delivery you’ll need to ask in branch for Royal Mail Signed For or Special Delivery Guaranteed services.

 

Format and maximum measurements

1st Class
(Aims to deliver the next working day)

2nd Class
(Aims to delivery within 3 working days)

Letter
24cm long, 16.5cm wide, 5mm thick
Up to 100g

76p 65p

Large Letter
35.3cm long, 25cm wide, 2.5cm thick
Up to 100g

£1.15 88p

 

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Posting abroad

Stamps can also be used to post letters and cards abroad or as make up values and are available at all Post Offices in denominations from 1p to £5.

The postage price depends on the size, weight, destination and if you want tracking or need a signature on delivery. Trust our experts in branch to help you find the perfect service.

When posting internationally with Royal Mail:
Items usually reach Europe within 3-5 working days and the rest of the world within 6-7 working days.

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Star Trek Special Stamps

Available in selected branches from 13 November 2020

Star Trek has so far produced more than 700 TV episodes and 13 movies plus books, comics and games – including some of the earliest computer games. Screened globally, it's been a cult phenomenon for decades and among the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.

These new Star Trek Special Stamps and limited-edition collectibles celebrate classic characters from the ground-breaking TV series and big-screen blockbusters. They're great gifts for franchise fans and collectors alike.

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Where to buy commemorative stamps

Commemorative stamps are only available in some of our branches, use this branch finder to find your local branch which stocks collectibles. Please note stock levels vary across branches and Post Office Ltd cannot guarantee your local branch will have the stamps your looking for in stock.

 
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You can buy stamps from our Self Service Kiosks

You can buy stamps for UK & international destinations and most other postage options from our self service kiosks, saving you from queuing up in branch.

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Frequently asked questions about stamps

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