Notice Board

General Data Protection Regulations 2018

Please see the Group’s notice and privacy statement here

Current Royal Mail charges on underpaid mail - 2020 update

The current scale of basic fees charged by Royal Mail is set out in their website https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/143/

This comprises:

  • Letters/Large Letters: no postage paid - £2 flat fee
  • Letters/Large Letters: insufficient postage paid - £1.50 flat fee
  • Small Parcel: underpaid/no postage paid - £3.50 flat fee
  • Medium Parcel: underpaid/no postage paid - £1.50 plus incremental postage rounded to the nearest 10 pence

The process for collection and release of underpaid mail is that RM send the addressee an official card, see front view and see verso view, advising of the fee to be paid and how to pay. There are three options: (a) payment online; (b) by affixing stamps to the card and posting it back to the delivery office; or (c) payment in person at the delivery office. For postage due postal historians, option (a) is the obvious one to take as it allows retention of the ‘grey card’ for philatelic posterity. Given this state-of-the-art system for handling postage due fees, the process is a neat combination of ancient and modern.

Underpaid International Mail

Ken Snelson’s major display on GB underpaid airmail up to WWII” is now available to view on this website – see ‘Displays’. This exhibit has been shown twice at National level shows in Canada. In March it was shown at Orapex in Ottawa and won a gold award. In October an augmented version was shown at CANPEX in London, Ontario and won a large gold. The fact that the display has won this awards speaks for itself – it is superb. Many congratulations, Ken.

Book of T

Bob Medland has now acquired a copy, thanks to a contact through the website. So as they say, 'It Pays to Advertise' and you are welcome to put your wants here.

ONE NOT TO MISS

Like many other events, this major stamp exhibition, due to be held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London from Saturday 2 May 2020 until Saturday 9 May 2020, could not take place but it has been re-scheduled for 19th to 26th February 2022. It will be an international competition, granted FIP Patronage, with competitive classes in Championship, Traditional, Postal History, Thematic, Revenue, Postal Stationery, Aerophilately, Open, Picture Postcards, One Frame, Modern, Literature and Youth. It will also be a major stamp fair with over 150 dealers’ stands. For more details see http://www.london2020.co/