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Letters and Parcels


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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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)

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

85p 66p

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

£1.29 96p


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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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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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