Friday, 27 February 2015

Royal Mail March Price Rise

Postman Pat is quite happy, only a small rise this year.

From 30 March, the price of a First Class stamp will increase by 1p to 63p and the price of a Second Class stamp will increase by 1p to 54p.

In addition, the price of a Large Letter First Class stamp up to 100g will rise by 2p to 95p; a Large Letter Second Class stamp will rise by 1p to 74p.

No indication of any new Machin definatives to be released as yet, but I am sure that we can expect them. As soon as we get more news I add it here.

Royal Mail is simplifying and cutting the prices of Second Class Medium Parcels. From 30 March, Second Class Medium Parcels weighing up to 2kg will be priced at £4.89. This represents a saving of up to £3.11,
customers will get more for less.

Currently a Second Class Medium Parcel weighing up to 1kg costs £5.20, while an item weighing 1-2kgs is priced at £8. Following its success, Royal Mail has also decided to maintain prices introduced for Second Class Small Parcels as a Christmas promotion. This means that from 30 March 2015, there will continue to be one single price for Second Class Small Parcels weighing up to 2kg and this will remain unchanged at £2.80.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Jamie wrote to me earlier asking how could he access previous posts without scrolling through every post that has been written in the past eight years.

Well Jamie this is not difficult.

At the top of the blog page you will find a search bar. Type in what it is you are looking for and click on the magnifying glass. This will give you a list of results.

I find by typing the word INDEX this brings up some really great results as there are four index pages in place at the moment 0 - 200, 201 - 300, 301 - 400 and 401  - 500. I am afraid this is where the index pages finish as I have never found the time to add to it, hopefully one day I may find some time to expand on this, up to today we have over 830 pages.


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Royal Mail Makes Us Smile !

Having just released a customised 6 x 1st class mixed booklet (Alice In Wonderland), Royal Mail are to issue another mixed booklet in a few weeks. Purposely released on April Fools day (April 1st) to make us smile. The booklet is entitled Comedy Greats.

The Machins will carry the same code as the Alice booklet and the two special issue stamps will show three of Britain's great comedians in the form of Norman Wisdom and the very funny comedy due Eric Morcome & Ernie Wise. The special issues will have different perforations when compared to the sheet stamps.

Thanks to BFDC for the image.