Stamps are the simple way to pay for 1st Class, 2nd Class and international postage. Stamps are available in books, sheets and rolls from our online shop, from the Post Office® and other retail outlets. You can pay for all your regular 1st and 2nd Class and Airmail letters and packets with stamps and Certificates of Posting are available on request when you post your mail from your local Post Office®.
- Portable postage: quick and easy to use
- Stamps can be bought online.
Find the right price for your mail and print postage from your computer.
You can buy stamps in book format, in sheets of 50 or rolls of up to 10,000 from our Online Shop.
Stamps are also available from Royal Mail Direct on 08457 782 677.
Lines are open 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Post Office® Branch
Stamps are available at all Post Office® branches. Find your nearest Post Office®.
Stamps are the simplest and most convenient way of paying for postage.
You can buy stamps from our online shop and at c.11,800 Post Office® branches. You can also buy stamps from thousands of retailers across the country, including all major supermarkets.
You can pay for all your regular 1st Class, 2nd Class and Airmail letters with stamps. 1st and 2nd Class stamps are available in:
- Books of six (1st Class only) or 12 (1st and 2nd Class)
- Books of four Large Letter stamps (1st and 2nd Class)
- Sheets of 50
- Rolls of 10,000 stamps.
- Other denomination stamps from 1p to £5 are available in sheets of 100 from our online shop or individually from Post Office™ branches.
Easy to use
Simply peel and stick and put your mail in a Post Box® or, if you're a business customer, have it collected with the rest of your mail via your Customer Collections.
Stamps are excellent value for money and are available in two formats: 1st and 2nd Class for letters (for mail which is sized C5 or under, up to 100g in weight and less than 5mm thick) and 1st and 2nd Class for large letters (for mail which is sized B4 or under, up to 750g in weight and less than 25mm thick).
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Do stamps have an expiry date?
Stamps without a specified monetary value are described as Non Value Indicator (NVI) and are typically First and Second Class stamps. These do not have an expiry date, therefore can be used regardless of the length of time you've had them. Stamps with a monetary value also do not have an expiry date and can be combined to make up the value of postage required.Back to top
Where can I find out about postcodes?
The use of postcodes on your mail helps your item arrive at its destination as mail is sorted by using postcodes. To confirm a postcode please visit our Postcode Finder.Back to top
Can I send valuable items or money by First or Second Class?
We recommend that you use Special Delivery™ 9.00am or Special Delivery™ Next Day to send valuable items. Please read our guide about sending money.Back to top
How large can an item be?
- The maximum dimensions for rectangular items are 610mm x 460mm x 460mm
- The maximum length for rolled items is 900mm and the length plus twice the item diameter must not exceed 1040mm
- Items over these dimensions should be sent by Standard Parcels or using Parcelforce Worldwide
The weight limit for Second Class items is 1kg and there is no weight limit for 1st Class.
Where can I post items?
If you do not need proof of postage your nearest Post Box® is the obvious choice. Alternatively, if your item is too large for the Post Box® you can visit any Post Office® where you can also secure a Certificate of Posting.
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