Postage

POSTAGE COSTS FOR STAMPS

The following costs are for the normal “letter” size (up to 240mm x 165mm) and up to 100 grams.

All stamp purchases can be despatched by Royal Mail first class (£0.64). However, see below for the compensation offered by Royal Mail for loss or damage before choosing  this option.

Royal Mail Signed For is £1.74

Royal Mail Special Delivery is £6.45 for delivery up to 1300 the next day.

Any other size letter, large letter, or small parcel would be charged at cost for the actual postage.

Smilers Sheets, for example are sent in a large A4 envelope with Flyweight stiffeners, and costs are  £1.45 first class; £2.55 for Royal Mail Signed For; and £6.95 for Special Delivery – these costs are for packets up to 100 grams. Please ask for costs that are likly to be more than 100 grams

Overseas postage, that is outside of the United Kingdom

There is a standard charge of £2.50 (up to 40 grams) for postage costs outside of the United Kingdom. Smilers Sheets are £5.55 for normal Air Mail. Please contact us for postage costs that are likely to be in excess of 40 grams, or for  any of the Signed/Tracked options..

 

Compensation offered by Royal Mail for loss or damage is as follows:

  • 1st class up to £20.00
  • Signed For up to £50.00
  • Special delivery up to £500.00 (or for additional payments up to £1000.00 or £2500.00).
  • Overseas – normal Airmail up to £20.00
  • Overseas  Signed/Tracked up to £50.00 (or if enhanced compensation has been paid for, up to £250.00)

We will email you a copy of the Royal Mail  “Proof of Posting Certificate” as confirmation that your purchases have been despatched. We will also act on your behalf to try and resolve any dispute with Royal Mail over loss or damage.

 

POSTAGE COSTS FOR TELEPHONES

There is a basic delivery charge of £17.50 for all telephones. Because we only charge postage at cost + £1.00 for packaging, we will offer a partial refund through PayPal if we can deliver a particular model for less than this amount.

Telephones, particularly those made of Bakelite, are both heavy and fragile.  We therefore wrap and pack them appropriately, and our delivery costs include insurance.

We do not envisage despatching telephones outside of the United Kingdom.